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 New Students!

Welcome to our incoming class of 2019-2020!  All of us in Residence Life are excited for our upcoming year and welcoming you to your new home.  You can learn more about housing options, our residence halls, and your first year experience by visiting our New Student Website.  We look forward to your arrival -- please contact us if you have any questions or concerns before your arrival in August. 

Fall 2019 Move-In Information

Move-In for residential students occurs Aug. 22-25 between 8am-6pm.  On Thursday, Aug. 22 we welcome all new students for move-in.  New students assigned to Palmerton, Peterson, and Connolly should report to their assigned hall for move-in. New students assigned to Rocker Square or Placer should visit the Surbeck Center for move-in.  From Aug. 23-25, we welcome all returning students to move-in starting with a required check-in at Surbeck Center.  

Upcoming Events @ Mines


  • Thurs. Aug. 22, 8am-6pm
    New Student Move-In
  • Aug. 23-25, 8am-6pm
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 19, 12noon
    Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 11, 12noon
    Housing Opens - Winter Break
  • Sat. March 7, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break
    Rocker I/II Remain Open
  • Sun. March 15, 8am
    Residence Halls Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 9, 12noon
    All Housing Closes