Wellness and Recreation Center

Summer Break Hours 

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm & 3:00pm - 6:00pm

CLOSED: May 30, June 20, and July 4

Academic Year Hours*

6:00am - 10:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

*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. Guests are not permitted to use the facility. 

It is required before any usage of the facility that all users must sign a Waiver of Liability located at the front desk of the Wellness Center. All South Dakota Mines users are asked to check-in at the front desk of the Wellness Center with their Mines ID upon beginning your workout. 

Rules & Guidelines
Code of Conduct

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

The Wellness & Recreation Center offers students 34,000 square feet of space to enjoy, including a large fitness and workout area, group exercise studio, bouldering wall, two-court gym, locker rooms, and racquetball courts.  

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 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

Intramural Sports or commonly referred to as IMs are organized sports activities offered to meet the physical, social, and recreational needs of the South Dakota Mines community. The program promotes team and individual competition in leagues or tournament formats. Participation is free and open to current students, faculty, and staff.  

Find more information on events and registration deadlines.

  • Flag Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Coed Wiffle Ball
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Esports
  • Cornhole (Bags)
  • Archery Tag
  • Co-ed Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • 5-on-5 Basketball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Spikeball
  • And More!

The yearly intramural schedule is subject to change. The latest Intramural schedule can be found HERE

Are you fit? Are you HARDROCKER fit?

Fraser Gym

Fraser Gym 1 March2015

Fraser Gym 3 March2015

Locker rentals or Item Retrieval 

We will not be processing new locker rentals until Monday, August 2 for the upcoming fall semester. Individuals currently with a rented locker do not need to empty their locker and can renew over the summer. We are also still holding locker items from the spring of 2020. If you have NOT retrieved your locker items contact  Michael.vanderheyden@sdsmt.edu to schedule a pickup time. Items will be discarded and donated if not claimed by August 30.