Student Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in student positions within Residence Life at South Dakota Mines? For detailed information, feel free to drop by the Residence Life Office in the Surbeck Center or reach out to us at

Join Our Resident Advisors and Residential Tutors Team

As a Residential Tutor (RT) or Resident Advisor (RA), you play a crucial role in our Residence Life team. If you become an RT, you'll provide tutoring, mentoring, and organize academic activities, supporting your peers' academic success. As an RA, your focus will be on fostering positive, healthy living communities where students can live, learn, and flourish.

Both RTs and RAs are integral to the Residence Life Office. RTs are accommodated in single rooms in Connolly, Palmerton, Peterson, or Placer Halls, whereas each living community benefits from the dedicated presence of an RA. Interested in these roles? Discover more on the Residential Education Staff Page.

Summer Crew and Facilities Team Opportunities

Join us at South Dakota Mines for dynamic roles in our Summer Crew and Maintenance & Facilities Teams. Our Summer Crew consists of 8 dedicated staff members who are essential in maintaining and painting residence halls, assisting with Summer Conferencing, and managing the Surbeck Desk during evenings and weekends. This team plays a pivotal role in keeping our campus vibrant and functional during the summer months.

Additionally, we offer opportunities for those interested in facility maintenance during the academic year. As part of our Maintenance and Facilities Team, you can contribute in two key areas. Firstly, as a Student Custodial Staff member, you'll be responsible for the upkeep of the Rocker Square buildings, a crucial role for maintaining our living spaces. Secondly, as a Student Facilities Coordinator, you'll engage in hands-on work across all residential facilities, handling minor repairs, general maintenance, and managing residential work order requests, as well as undertaking general office tasks.

These roles are instrumental in ensuring a comfortable and well-maintained living environment for our students. Find out more about joining the team on the Summer Crew, Maintenance, and Facilities Staff Page.


Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
More information available here
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)

May Closing 2024
Residence Halls & Apartments close
Non-graduating students

May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
Eligible graduating students

May 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, noon
Details available here