Residence Life: Housing Information for Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at SD Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years ( per BOR housing policies) and offer upperclass housing and apartments for all students interested in campus living. Please take time to look through our website to learn about our residence life program, the housing options we offer, and much more.

Residence Life Mission

Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. 

Welcome New (and Returning) Residents - Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 housing application is now live on our website - with a preferred deadline of Dec. 1!  New students can visit our New Resident Website to learn more about our housing options, the Residence Life department, and everything needed to make your transition to Mines smooth.  If you are returning to Mines, submit your housing application as soon as possible (under the Housing Info tab above) to lock in your space today!  Questions about the Spring 2020 housing application?  Contact us for assistance.

Winter Break Closing Information

All residential housing will close at 12noon on Thursday, Dec. 19 for Winter Break. We will re-open at 12noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. For complete information on Winter Break closing and to apply to stay over any part of the break, please visit our Winter Break Website

Upcoming Events @ Mines



RA and RPM Selection is Here!
Learn more and apply online:

ResLife Selection Information

  • Thurs. Dec. 19, 12noon
    Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 11, 12noon
    Housing Opens - Winter Break
  • Sat. March 7, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break
    Rocker I/II Remain Open
  • Sun. March 15, 8am
    Residence Halls Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 9, 12noon
    All Housing Closes