Residence Life: Housing Information for Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at SD Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years ( per BOR housing policies) and offer upperclass 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

Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. 

New Residents: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Welcome to your new home!  We look forward to your arrival in August -- for now, learn more about residential housing by visiting our New Student website

Fall 2018 Move-In Information

Move-In for new, incoming students is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16 from 8am to 6pm.  New students assigned to Palmerton, Connolly, or Peterson should report directly to their assigned building.  New students assigned to Placer, Rocker Square I, or Rocker Square II should visit the Residence Life Office in Surbeck Center to check-in.  Returning student move-in is scheduled for Aug. 17-19 from 8am to 6pm. All returning students check-in at the Residence Life Office in Surbeck Center.

Upperclass Housing Available: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II apartments are available for new and returning Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students for the 2018-2019 academic year. For complete information, visit our Housing Selection websiteOur campus apartments are your perfect choice -- academic year contracts, billing to your tuition bill, financial aid directly applied to housing, cancel easily for graduation and co-ops, and much more!

Upcoming Events @ Mines




  • Thurs. Aug. 16, 8am-6pm
    New Student Move-In
  • Aug. 17-19, 8am-6pm
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 13, 12noon
    All Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 5, 12noon
    All Housing Opens - Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 2, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break (Rocker I/II remain open)
  • Sun. March 10, 8am
    Residence Halls Re-Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 4, 12noon
    All Housing Closes