Peterson Hall

Completed in 2004 and updated in 2019, Peterson Hall houses almost 300 first-year and second-year students. Peterson Hall is connected to the Surbeck Student Center. Students who live in Peterson appreciate the fact that they do not have to go outside to go to the dining hall or Miner's Shack. Peterson has a variety of different room styles including doubles, triples, quads, and study quads; all rooms come with beds that can be lofted using the provided lofting kit. Each room has a sink and there are community bathrooms for the residents living in doubles and triples. Residents in quads and study quads have a private bathroom.

Peterson is home to the Peterson Interest Community program which features the following interest communities: Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring Rapid City. These communities are open to all new to South Dakota Mines residents as a housing option on the housing agreement.

Key features of Peterson Hall

  • Various gathering spaces throughout the building including two kitchens, two study rooms, and a TV lounge
  • Grubby Gold laundry room on first floor
  • Connected to Surbeck Student Center
  • Adjacent to March/Dayke Plaza - a seating area with gas BBQ grill
  • Staff of 8-10 Resident Advisors, 1 Residential Tutor, and 1 Assistant Area Coordinator

Peterson Hall Double

Peterson Hall Double

Room: typically 11' x 17'
Note: Some doubles have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Triple

Peterson Hall Triple

Room 11' x 21'
Note: Some triples have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Quad

Peterson Hall Quad

Main room 27' x 18'
Bathroom 7' x 6'
Note: Quads have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Bedroom 13' x 10'
Bathroom 7' x 7'
Study Area (entry) 7' x 19'
Note: Some study-quads have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Take a Tour!

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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

Student Staff Hiring Process
January 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Timeline for hiring here

Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
More information available here
Housing Selection Information Sessions

February 20 - February 21, 2024 (5:00PM MT)
Lottery Numbers Emailed
March 1, 2024
Lottery Application & Exemption Window
March 18, 2024 (7:00AM MT) - March 21, 2024
Lottery Exemptions & Accommodations Due
March 25, 2024 (11:59PM MT)
Housing Application Open for All
March 25, 2024 (7:00AM MT)

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