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 has developed a plan for the return of students to campus that utilizes best practices and protocols to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.  That plan is here.

Some aspects of campus life and experiences will look different going forward. More details on new protocols will be announced in the coming weeks and months. The university is also updating its COVID-19 FAQ on a continual basis.

The communication from the Board of Regents states that the return to campus plan “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 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 2,475 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,150. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.

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