Mines News

Release Date Friday, September 8, 2023

South Dakota Mines Ready to Celebrate Rocker Days

Rocker Days is a week filled with tradition. The week starts with the Senior Pick Breakfast and Hill Cleanup on Sept. 9 and culminates with the Frosh Run and the formation of the M, seen here, during the homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 16 against Colorado Mesa University.

Homecoming is a time full of tradition, and that’s definitely the case at South Dakota Mines. From Sept. 9-16, the university will celebrate its homecoming, also known as Rocker Days.

The schedule is as listed below:

Sept. 9: Senior Pick Breakfast and Hill Cleanup, Christensen Hall of Fame, 9 a.m.

Sept. 10: Soccer home versus Texas A&M International, Dakota Fields, 11 a.m.

Sept. 10: Senior-Frosh Picnic, Surbeck Ballroom, noon

Sept. 10: Hanging of the M, Campus Arch, immediately after picnic

Sept. 10: Paint the Town, Downtown Rapid City

Sept. 11: Homecoming Royalty Candidate Campaigns, Mahon Plaza, all day

Sept. 11: Introduction to Candidates, Surbeck Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: Free Armadillo’s ice cream for Mines students, Armadillo’s, 4 p.m.

Sept. 12: School Spirit Dorm Storm, Residence Halls and Greek Hill, 8 p.m.

Sept. 13: Street Dance, Campus Quad, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 14: Coronation and Burning of the M, Surbeck Ballroom and King Center parking lot, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15: M Day Picnic and Whitewashing of the M, Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park, noon

Sept. 16: Football game versus Colorado-Mesa, O’Harra Stadium, 1 p.m.

Sept. 16: Frosh Run and Formation of the M, O’Harra Stadium, halftime of the homecoming game

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About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Gray Hughes, 605-394-2554, Gray.Hughes@sdsmt.edu