Summer Housing

Limited summer housing is available to South Dakota Mines & BOR students over the summer sessions in Rocker Square I apartments at an estimated rate of $215 per week (rate approval by the SD Board of Regents occurs mid-spring). Individuals who are not BOR students may review summer offerings on the Summer Conferencing page. All Field Camps are coordinated through Field Camp Faculty and Staff, and will not need need to complete this application unless staying for additional time before/after camp housing dates. 


To apply for our summer housing program, please complete our online application here. Once received, our office will be in touch about availability and placement. Priority placement goes to students taking classes at South Dakota Mines over the summer and student employees working for a campus department over the summer. Students currently living on campus looking to stay late after the fall semester can only stay until May 10, 2023 and can apply on the Late Stay Application


All summer residents will receive roommates assigned to their apartment and roommates may be requested on the application. Students are not guaranteed that they will be able to reside in their current/spring or future/fall housing assignments. Facilities and custodial staff may need to enter the apartment multiple times during the summer to turn over bedrooms for multiple guests if residents are not staying the entire summer. All students staying over summer will be issued a campus mailbox in the Surbeck Center.

Students will be billed for the duration of their reservation at the beginning of the summer session (May). If a reservation is terminated early or extended, students will have their accounts adjusted accordingly. Summer rates apply for on-campus residency between spring semester May Closing and Move-In for the fall semester. Housing will be billed to the students Banner account for any SDBOR enrolled student. 

Moving In and Out
Summer housing for students not already living on campus does not begin until 8am Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Summer housing for students staying in summer housing but not living on campus for Fall 2023 must move out by 11:59pm on August 6, 2023.

Students may check in for summer housing assignments M-F between 8am and 4pm. Arrival dates should be coordinated for one of those days whenever possible. Please connect with us for unique circumstances. 

  • Students staying straight through from spring semester May Closing into Summer Housing:
    • Will need to stay in their spring assignment until the summer room can be cleaned and repairs completed (as needed).
    • Residence life will notify the resident when the summer assignment apartment is ready and keys can be picked up.
    • The student will need to relocate within 3 days to ensure we can turn over the spring room.
  • Students Staying straight through from Summer Housing into fall semester Move-In:
    • To have summer rooms ready for fall occupants, students will be required to move into their Fall assignment well in advance of fall Move-In (estimated 1-2 weeks). 
    • Residence life will notify the resident when the fall assignment is ready and keys/access are ready.
    • The student will need to relocate within 3 days to ensure we can turn over the fall housing assignment.

Bicycles on Campus
All bikes must be relocated for the summer. Bikes left on campus will be removed and donated. Students staying on campus for summer school must move bikes to the Rocker Square bike racks and have their bikes registered with a sticker by May 9 any bikes not in compliance will be removed on or after May 10th. Contact Public Safety for questions on a removed bike that was not relocated prior to the removal date. 


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