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.  

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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 - August 17 - As part of Hardrocker Night at Main Street Square, the Alumni Association will have a pop up tent near the fountains. Stop by to say hello and gather with fellow Alumni from 6-9 PM.

Rapid City, SD - August 27 -  Student Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Alumni Association from 5 to 7 PM at the lower level patio in front of Surbeck Center. Volunteers are needed to help! If interested please contact Larry Simonson at 605.484.4147.

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 and purchase your tickets directly from the Canaries using the attached flyer (click here) by August 18th. Please contact Blake Glaser (Account Executive for the Canaries) with any questions. SD Mines Coordinator; Chuck Cox (ME 00).

Kansas City (Liberty), MO - August 31 - Join fellow alumni to cheer on the Hardrocker foodball team against William Jewell! Tailgate will start at 4:30 PM in the William 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. Tailgate will at 4 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