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Stay connected with your Hardrocker family through local Area Chapters!

Area Chapters exist across the country to allow you to stay connected, network, socialize and reminisce.Connect with fellow alumni in your area, wherever you live.

Alumni tailgating in Golden, Colorado at a South Dakota Mines vs. Colorado Mines football game

Alumni are proud to be graduates from South Dakota Mines and want to get together with other alumni to have fun, to hear what their friends are doing and to support fellow alumni through networking.

As an alumnus/a of Mines you already belong. You just need to show up to events and enjoy being with other South Dakota Mines alumni.

(Photo of the Rapid City Send-Off for local incoming freshman)

If there is not an active Area Chapter in your local area, get involved and help get one started. Contact South Dakota Mines Alumni Relations office at 605-394-2347 or for help.


Mines Advancement Fund

As the foundation of philanthropy at South Dakota Mines, the Mines Advancement Fund ensures the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement (CARA) remains the focal point of giving, engagement, and alma mater pride. 
With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, CARA’s development team will raise an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. This is the sort of focus, efficiency, and mission-driven mindset that results in South Dakota Mines’ reputation for excellence.
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines. For more information, contact Lucas Lund, Annual Giving Director, at