Housing Information

Housing for Students Required to Live On Campus
In accordance with South Dakota Board of Regents policy, all students who graduated from high school in 2022 or 2023 are required to live on-campus during the 2023-2024 academic year and South Dakota Mines commits to providing on-campus housing for each of those students. Please explore this section to learn more about housing options available.

Housing for All Upperclass and Graduate Students
Residence Life offers rooms in Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II for all students who graduated high school prior to 2022 on a first come first served basis. As anticipated, Rocker Square housing is in high demand for the 2023-2024 school year. All upper class students eligible for the Rockers who submit a housing application are automatically added to the waitlist if no space is available. We encourage those students to explore options and resources on out Off-Campus Housing page.  Please explore our housing pages and Rocker Square pages to learn more about upper class housing options.

Find more detailed information on the Housing Selection Information page. 

2022-2023 Important Dates

Spring Break 2023 Information
Campus housing (except the Rocker Square Apartments) closes at noon on Saturday, March 11, 2023. and opens Sunday March 19, 2022 at 8:00am. 

May Move-Out 2023 
Campus Housing closes at noon on Saturday May 6, 2023 or Sunday May 7, 2023 at 5pm for Graduating Seniors.

      2023-2024 IMPORTANT DATES

      Fall 2023 Housing Sign Up
      Student Housing Selection

      Early Arrival Requests
      Early Arrival Requests due by August 7 at 8:00AM
      Application and details available here

      Fall 2023 Move-In Weekend
      New to South Dakota Mines Students
      Thursday, August 17 from 8:00AM-4:00PM
      Returning Students
      Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20 from 8:00AM-4:00PM
      Details available here

      First Day of Fall 2023 Classes
      Monday, August 21

      Thanksgiving Holiday 2023
      November 21 - November 26
      Residence Halls & Apartments Remain Open

      Winter Break 2023-2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments Close
      December 14, 2023 at 12:00PM, noon
      Residence Halls & Apartments Open
      Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00AM
      Details available here

      First Day of Spring 2024 Classes
      Monday, January 8, 2024

      Spring Break 2024
      Residence Halls Close
      Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

      March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
      Details available here

      May Closing 2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments close
      Non-graduating students
      May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
      Eligible graduating students
      May 5, 2024 at 5:00PM