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 theĀ Summer Crew, Maintenance, and Facilities Staff Page.


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