Residence Life: Housing Information for South Dakota Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota Mines! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at South Dakota Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years (per BOR housing policies) and offer upper-class housing and apartments for all students interested in campus living. Please take time to look through our website to learn about our residence life program, the housing options we offer, and much more.

Residence Life Mission

The South Dakota Mines Department of Residence Life is committed to providing impactful and transformative experiences that foster inclusive living-learning communities and prepare responsible members of society.

Our Vision

To offer an innovative and transformative residential experience at South Dakota Mines.

Welcome Home! Information for New, Incoming Students - Fall 2022

Congratulations on your acceptance to South Dakota Mines! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home in August.  Learn more about our Residence Life program, move-in, housing, and much more by visiting our pages. Check-out the New Resident Website. The Fall 2022 housing application is live on February 14 and waiting for your application!  Questions? Feel free to contact us.

Rocker Square Living - Apartments for Upper-class Students

Are you a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student looking for housing for the 2022-2023 academic year?  Live with us in Rocker Square I or Rocker Square II. The online application goes live in March 2022 for these apartments.  Learn more on our Housing Selection Website. Make Rocker Square Apartments your home this upcoming year with your housing billed to your student account, financial aid easily applies, break your contract with no penalty for graduating/going on co-op/studying abroad, live where you study with no commute, plus have easy access to South Dakota Mines resources!

Upcoming Events @ South Dakota Mines


December 16 (Noon) - January 8 (7:30am)
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break
All Halls Close (Including Rocker Square Apartments)
Winter Break Information Page

December 1 - January 18 (4:30pm)
Spring 2022 Meal Plan Changes Available
Housing & Dining Information Page

January 26 
Student Staff Hiring Process Begins
Learn about our employment options

February 14 
Housing Application opens for students new to South Dakota Mines

March 12 (Noon) - March 16 (8am)
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
Rocker Square Apartments Do Not Close

May 7 (Noon)
Residence Halls Close Summer Break
Graduating Seniors can depart until 8th @ 5pm