2022-2023 Resident Advisor and Residential Peer Mentor Application Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resident Advisor or Residential Peer Mentor! Our application process for the 2022-2023 academic year has completed for the RA roles, but is still open for our RPMs.

Resident Advisor (RA) Application Information & Important Dates

The application period for the 2022-2023 Resident Advisor applications has been completed. 

Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) Application Information & Important Dates

The Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) serves as an important academic resource to their assigned residential community by providing tutoring, mentoring, and academic activities.  The RPM reports to the Residence Life Office and an assigned Director/Area Coordinator. RPMs are assigned to the Connolly/Palmerton community, the Placer community, and the Peterson community.  RPM selection is a competitive process that aims to hire students who are passionate about helping peers succeed and passionate about our University.

Click here to view the 2022-2023 RPM Job Description 

RPM Application Information

  • Essay: The application requires you to answer the following essay question: "What skills do you hope to bring to the RPM position? What do you hope to learn?" We ask that you limit your response to 500 words or less and recommend preparing this essay ahead of time in Word and copy/pasting into your application.
  • References: You must list two references on your application that we may contact.  The first should be a South Dakota Mines faculty reference who can comment on your academic ability. The second should be a personal reference who can comment on your ability to be an RPM and work in Residence Life.

RPM Selection Timeline

  • January 26 & 27: RA and RPM Information Sessions. Unable to make it? View a recorded session here.
  • January 28: RPM Application Available online.
  • March 07: RPM Application and References Due.
  • March 09 - 14: Individual Interview Process. Location and method to be announced.
  • March 16: Hiring Notifications sent out via University email.


Move-In Weekend 
New Students - August 18 (8am-4pm) 
Returning Students - August 19-21 (8am-4pm) 
Details available here

First Day of Classes - August 22

Thanksgiving Break
Residence halls do not close

Winter Break - Halls Close
December 15 - January 7
Details available here

Spring Break - Halls Close
March 11 - March 19
Details available here

May Closing
Halls close at noon on May 6
5pm on May 7th for graduating students