Congratulations on your acceptance to the Graduate School of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
We know that the final decision on where you attend grad school is sometimes a very difficult one. We would love to welcome you into the School of Mines family and are here to assist you in any way possible.
Before you know it, it will be time to start getting ready. We hope to make this the easiest transition as possible for you by providing the information and preparation you need.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance in preparing for this important part of your life.
Mrs. Rachel Howard
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East Saint Joseph Street, PL113
Rapid City, SD 57701
School of Mines Email
For instructions on setting up your School of Mines e-mail account and for information on other student accounts, please go to www.sdsmt.edu/whoami.
In general, campus housing availability is limited for graduate students. Please visit our website at http://reslife.sdsmt.edu. Students who contract for on-campus housing for the upcoming academic year or term may be assigned in available rooms upon early arrival.
New students who require off-campus housing are encouraged to arrive in Rapid City at least one month prior to registration in order to get settled. Temporary summer housing is available at the end of the spring term through August 15. The Residence Life Office posts notices about private rooms, apartments, motels, houses, and so on, available in the Rapid City area on-line at http://reslife.sdsmt.edu. Some information is also posted in Surbeck Center. Information on accommodations in the Rapid City area may also be obtained from area realtors, local newspapers, current students, or the Ivanhoe International Center.
For information on immunization policies and requirements, please visit the immunizations page.
In the beginning of each term the Graduate Education Office offers a new graduate student orientation.
This orientation is mandatory for all incoming graduate students taking courses on campus. International students are also required to attend a mandatory orientation held by the Ivanhoe International Center. Information regarding the orientation sessions will be provided via email to accepted students in advance of the start of the semester.
School of Mines Bookstore
The School of Mines Bookstore is your place for official South Dakota School of Mines & Technology textbooks, gear, and supplies. Buy or sell used and new textbooks, find official South Dakota School of Mines & Technology gear, and purchase software and gifts.
The Bookstore offers two purchase options for you textbooks.
You can order your textbooks online at www.minesbookstore.com. Your books can be shipped to you or you can choose our popular reservation service. With our reservation service, your books are boxed up and waiting for you when you arrive this Fall! With either option, you indicate your preference for new or used books as well as required and optional items (Bookstore will substitute when 1st choice is not available). A credit card/debit check card is required for online orders.
Bookstore staff members will be happy to assist you if you prefer to purchase your textbooks in the store. Please remember to bring your course schedule with you.
Need more information?
Please feel free to contact the Bookstore:
To park your car on the School of Mines campus you will need a parking permit. Students should complete an on-line parking permit request before they get to campus.
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