Residence Life: Housing Information for South Dakota Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota Mines! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at South Dakota 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 Home! Information for New, Incoming Students - Fall 2021

Congratulations on your acceptance to South Dakota Mines -- we look forward to welcoming you to your new home in August.  Learn more about our Residence Life program, move-in, housing, and much more by visiting our pages. Check-out the New Resident Website. The Fall 2021 housing application is live on February 14 and waiting for your application!  Questions? Feel free to contact us

Rocker Square Living - Apartments for Upperclass Students

Are you a Junior, Senior, or Grad Student looking for housing for the 2021-2022 academic year?  Live with us -- in Rocker Square I or Rocker Square II.  The online application goes live in March 2021 for these apartments.  Learn more on our Housing Selection Website.  Make Rocker Square Apartments your home this upcoming year--housing billed to your student account, financial aid easily applies, break your contract with no penalty for graduating/going on co-op/studying abroad, live where you study--no commute, plus have easy access to South Dakota Mines resources!

Upcoming Events @ South Dakota Mines


October 18 - October 22
Health & Safety Inspections

November 1
Spring 2022 Semester Housing Application Opens 
Students already in housing need not complete

November 24 - November 28
Thanksgiving Break - Residence Halls Do Not Close

December 16 (Noon) - January 8 (7:30am)
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break
Winter Break Information Page

December 1 - January 18 (4:30pm)
Spring 2022 Meal Plan Changes Available
Housing & Dining Information Page

February 14 
Housing Application opens for students new to Mines

March 12 (Noon) - March 16 (8am)
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
Rocker Square Apartments Do Not Close

May 7 (Noon)
Residence Halls Close Summer Break
Graduating Seniors can depart until 8th @ 5pm