Rocker Ready Schedule Information

Welcome to Our South Dakota Mines Family. All new students will need to attend an orientation prior to the start of the semester. Rocker Ready helps prepare you for your academic career here at South Dakota Mines. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun. After orientation, Rocker Launch starts with different, fun and entertaining programs and activities each night!

Spring 2024 Information:

Save the Date! Spring Rocker Ready Orientation will be January 5 and 7, 2024. We are working on the schedule now and it will be posted soon.  Each student will receive their official Orientation schedule via email, and a hard copy will be available at check-in.

Friday, January 5, 2024 (Move-In/Check-In Day/Orientation)

Time   Event:  Location
7:30 am-4:00 pm Campus Offices Open 

Registrar’s: Located main level of O’Harra Bldg

Financial Aid: Located main level of O’Harra Bldg

Cashier’s Office: Located on the main level Surbeck Center

Counseling: Located on the main level Surbeck Center

Accessibility Services: Located 2nd floor Devereaux Library

Rocker Shop (Bookstore) Pick up your textbooks, last-minute supplies, or some Hardrocker Gear! Located on the main level of the Surbeck Center
Various Locations
8:00 am-12:00 pm Move Into Residence Halls Residence Life Office-Main Level of Surbeck Center

1:00 pm

Check-in and Laptop PickupDevereaux Library Main Level
2:00 pmAcademic Program MeetingsVarious Locations
3:00 pmStudent Success Information SessionTransfer Students- Slide Rule- 3rd Floor of Devereaux Library
First-Year Students- Active Learning Area- 3rd Floor of Devereaux Library

Fall 2024 Information Coming Soon!

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Additional Orientation Sessions

Orientation: Parents and Families

Coming Soon!
For a complete list of events visit our Parent Page

Orientation: Athletics

Coming Soon!

Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer
Coming Soon!

Orientation: Veterans

Coming Soon!

Orientation: International Students

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 9am-1:30 pm
Coming Soon!

Office for Inclusion - Pre Orientation

Although this program is geared toward all incoming domestic students of color, including those that self-identify as one or more of the following: American Indian, African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, anyone is welcome to join. *Note Tribal enrollment is not required to attend. *The Office for Inclusion Pre-Orientation does not replace regular Orientation activities. All attendees are required to complete the online Rocker Ready Orientation, and participate in the Rocker Ready in person orientation.  Move-in starts at 9:00 am on Monday, August 14th and program will end at noon on Thursday, August 17th. Contact the Office for Inclusion with questions: or (605) 394-2213 

For additional information contact (605) 394-2336,