Welcome to the SD Mines Alumni Association

The SD Mines 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 maintains an alumni network and support services for SD Mines graduates and friends throughout the world.  

Tom Video   

Tom Zeller (ME70), Alumni Association Executive VP, click for a short video.     


Our organization appreciates and relies on the time and talents of our many alumni.  

  • Student recruitment - 40% of SD Mines freshmen first heard about us from an alum.  
  • Area Meetings and events - events all over the country to reminisce and connect.
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions - to connect alumni; July 2020 - 5 Year Reunion.
  • Alumni Networking - aid new graduates in finding employment; help for alumni changing careers; resources for moving to areas; and having fun!

Rocker Days (M-Week) 2017

September 10th-16th

September 15th -

M Week Picnic - Founders Park ( Below M- Hill)- 12 PM

Alumni Dinner - The Rushmore Hotel. 445 Mt Rushmore Rd. Social at 5 PM and Dinner at 6 PM.

September 16th -

M-Day Tailgate - 4 PM - Football Stadium

M-Day Football Game - 6 PM - SD Mines vs Colorado State University - Pueblo

Contact Larry Simonson for more information at 605.484.4147. Registration coming soon check back for more details. 




Rapid City, SD - July 27 - Alumni social gathering at Hay Camp at 601 Kansas City St. from 5-7 PM. For more information and to RSVP please contact Tyler Artz at 605.460.2210.
Sioux Falls, SD - August 1 -“Floatin Farewell” at McKennan Park from 7:30-9PM. A fond farewell to the Sioux Falls students who will be attending SD Mines this fall and an introduction to the SD Mines family. Come enjoy a float and meet these students, their families, and other SD Mines alumni and families. For questions, please contact Chuck Cox at 605.787.2138.
Rapid City, SD - August 17 - Hardrocker Night at Summer Nights at Main Street Square. More information to come!
Rapid City, SD - August 27 - Student and Alumni Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 PM in front of Surbeck.
Sioux Falls, SD - August 28 - “SD Mines goes in the Cage” – Sioux Falls Canaries vs Geary South Shore Railcats – 7:00PM (Gates open at 6:00PM) – Double Deck Reserved -  Please RSVP by August 18. For questions, please contact Chuck Cox at 605.787.2138.
Kansas City (Liberty), KS - August 31 - Join fellow alumni to cheer on the Hardrocker foodball team against William Jewell College! Tailgate will start at 4:30 PM in the Jewell parking lot followed by kick off at 6 PM. For more information please contact Larry Simonson at 605.484.4147.
Rapid City, SD - September 9 - Home opener football game! SD Mines vs Dixie State at 6 PM. Click here to access the entire football game schedule for the 2017 season!

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SD Mines Alumni Association

306 East Saint Joseph St, Ste 100, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605.394.2347 / 800.394.2394