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Welcome to the Alumni Association webpage

The SDSM&T Alumni Association promotes communication and interaction among alumni, students, faculty and administrators of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with the objective of strengthening the school's academic, research, and service roles. The Alumni Association also maintains an alumni network and support services for SDSM&T graduates and friends throughout the world.

The Alumni Office is located in the Surbeck Center on campus If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us.

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Watch short Alumni videos by clicking on the image above. 

Three Reasons to Give

Our organization relies on your time, talents, and financial support to carry out our purpose and mission.  Here are three projects that need your help today:

  • Area Meetings and events
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions
  • Alumni Networking

2015 All School Reunion Registration:


In Memory of Dr. Howard C. Peterson (1928-2014)

SDSM&T family mourns loss of beloved Howard “Dean Pete” Peterson (GeolE50). 

Mentor,  advocate, alumnus, icon – These  words only begin to describe the man who touched the lives of countless SDSM&T students, faculty, staff,  friends, and most certainly, alumni.  Dr. Howard “Dean Pete” Peterson (GeolE50) served as Dean of Students for 23  years.  However, his legacy at SDSM&T spanned more than five decades.  Howard referred to himself as a ‘true freshman’  n 1946, enrolling upon graduation from Alpena High School; and he often referred to the early days as a student when  walking with alumni.  Dean Pete shared many stories over the years, always with a special word of appreciation, pride, and  joy for the students, alumni, and friends that made-up his special memories.  Howard was also a ‘walking Alumni Directory’ and was uncanny with his recall of students and their families before, during, and after their time at Mines.  His service  truly was a lifetime dedicated to everything related to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, culminated by  earning Professor Emeritus status in Social Sciences SDSM&T.  For any alumni and friends that wish to send stories or  notes of remembrance, please feel free to use and we will be certain they are shared with the family.  The website also has a ‘Guestbook’ available for those that wish to share a note with the family their too.  We will miss you, Dean Pete!



           Alumni Day!            

Saturday November 15 at 1:00pm
The Hardrockers take on Western Oregon in the final homegame of the season.  
All alumni are invited to the game with FREE General Admission seating!  
Get out and support your Hardrockers!  
Also, don't forget your alumni Hardrocker gear in the Rocker Shop (SDSM&T Bookstore) in the Surbek Center.  
See you at the game!


Event Calendar Highlights

“Save the Dates” and watch for more details in the weeks to come:

      • Rapid City, SD - Saturday November 15 - Alumni Appreciation Football Game
      • Sedona, AZ - Wednesday November 22 - Area Alumni Gathering 
      • Pierre, SD - January 10, 2015 -  20th Annual SD Mines Alumni Tailgate Party
      • Denver, CO - February 15, 2015 - SME Annual SD Mines Alumni Social
      • Rapid City, SD  - May 7-9, 2015 - 50 Year Reunion for graduates of 1965!
      • Rapid City, SD – July 8-12, 2015 – 2015 SDSM&T (5-Year) All School Reunion!

For questions or to RSVP to any of these events email us at



  SDSM&T All School Reunion     

July 8-12,2015! We invite you to the 2015 All-School Reunion.  Come back, explore campus, see old friends, join in on the planned activities, and have some FUN!  You can follow along with all of the reunion preparations by liking SDSM&T Alumni Association on Facebook.  We can't wait to see you! Register HERE now.