Mines News

Release Date Friday, May 1, 2020

South Dakota Mines Returns to In-Person Classes in Fall 2020

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is following the direction of the South Dakota Board of Regents and other universities around the nation in returning to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester.

A campus task force that includes faculty, staff, and health experts is developing a plan for the return of students to campus that will utilize best practices and protocols to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.

Some aspects of campus life and experiences may look different going forward. The details on new protocols will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

The communication from the Board of Regents states that it “will be guided by safety, science, and the institutions’ educational mission, with a priority to balance the significant value of on-campus teaching and learning with an equal responsibility to protect community health and safety.”

The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation. South Dakota Mines is prepared to react quickly to any changing circumstances on campus or in the local community.

The university COVID-19 response web page is continually updated with the latest resources, FAQ’s and information.  


About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, Mike.Ray@sdsmt.edu