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

Welcome Home! Information for New, Incoming Students - Fall 2020

Congratulations on your acceptance to SD Mines -- we look forward to welcoming you to your new home in August.  Learn more about our Residence Life program, housing options, the housing application process, and much more by visiting our New Resident Website.  The 2020-2021 housing application is live ans waiting for your application!  Questions? Feel free to contact us.  

Rocker Square Living - Apartments for Upperclass Students

Are you a Junior, Senior, or Grad Student looking for housing for the 2020-2021 academic year?  Live with us -- in Rocker Square I or Rocker Square II.  The online application goes live April 22 for these apartments.  Learn more on our Housing Selection Website.  Make Rocker Square Apartments your home this upcoming year--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--no commute, plus have easy access to Mines resources!

Housing Selection Information

Our Housing Selection process starts April 14 for returning students required to live on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Visit our Housing Selection Website to learn more about housing options available to you, the selection process, and how to reserve your space for next year. 

Upcoming Events @ Mines


  • Sat. May 9, 12noon
    All Housing Closes - Approved Students Only


  • Thurs. Aug. 20 (8am-6pm)
    New Student Move-In
  • Aug. 21-23 (8am-6pm)
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 17 (12noon)
    Housing Closes for Winter Break
  • Fri. Jan. 8 (12noon)
    Housing Opens for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 6 (12noon)
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
  • Sun. March 14 (8am)
    Residence Halls Open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 8 (12noon)
    Housing Closes for Year