Wellness and Recreation Center

Academic Year Hours*

Starting: Wednesday, August 19

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

*The Wellness Center will close if South Dakota Mines Campus closes due to inclement weather.

Reduced hours of operation (including closure) are in effect during semester breaks, university holidays, and other scheduled breaks. Please refer to this website and/or signage posted within the facility for hours of operation.

General Information

The Stephen D. Newlin Family Wellness & Recreation Center is exclusive to all students, faculty, and staff of South Dakota Mines.

It is required before any usage of the facility that all guests must sign a Waiver of Liability located at the front desk of the Wellness Center.  Guests are asked to check-in at the front desk of the Wellness Center upon beginning your workout. 

Rules & Guidelines
Code of Conduct
Policy Manual

About the Stephen D. Newlin Family Student Wellness & Recreation Center

The brand-new Wellness & Recreation Center offers students 34,000 square feet of new or remodeled space to enjoy, including a large fitness and workout area, bouldering wall, two-court gym, locker rooms, squash and racquetball courts, and many other new amenities. 

Spearheaded by a grassroots student initiative, the Stephen D. Newlin Family Student Wellness & Recreation Center was made possible by $6.7 million raised through a student-led activity fee increase and a generous $2 million gift from alumnus Stephen D. Newlin, for whom the facility is named.

The new two-court Harvey Fraser Gym is named for former South Dakota Mines President Harvey Fraser. Generous gifts from South Dakota Mines alumni Bill Brodsky, Larry Pearson, and Doug Beck and their spouses, Judy Brodsky, Linda Pearson, and Leah Beck, combined with more than 400 contributors, completed the $1 million gymnasium naming project.

Hardrocker Intramurals

Find more information and register for teams.

  • Flag Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Coed Wiffle Ball
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Co-ed Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • 5-on-5 Basketball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Dodgeball

Fraser Scholarships

South Dakota Mines alumni Bill Brodsky and Larry Pearson will match contributions up to $250,000 for two scholarship funds, the Fraser Academic Scholarship fund and the Fraser Athletic Scholarship fund, to honor former South Dakota Mines President Harvey Fraser.

New Fraser Gym

Fraser Gym 1 March2015

Fraser Gym 3 March2015

Holiday Hours

Friday, November 10
Veterans Day - 11am - 7pm