New Student Programs

Welcome to South Dakota Mines!

For first-time and transfer students, there's a lot to absorb. You're in a new place, meeting many new people, getting ready to start "the rest of your life". We try to make this fun and informative for you, with lots of support along the way.

Rocker Ready

Rocker Ready is the orientation program for first-year and transfer students that helps prepare you for the challenges you will face during your academic career here at South Dakota Mines. All new students will need to attend a Rocker Ready session prior to the start of the semester.

ADA Accommodations

South Dakota MinesĀ is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and education for students with disabilities. If you or a family member require an accommodation in order to attend or fully participate in New Student and Family Orientation, please contact Amanda Lopez. For further information regarding accommodations, please visit our website.

South Dakota Mines Inclusion Statement

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed. We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and talents within our community. It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength. Learn more about Inclusion & Diversity at South Dakota Mines.



By providing individualized support that emphasizes academic success, personal development and growth, New Student and Family Programs strives to ensure students and families are successful in their transition to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology