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Classes of 1970 & 1971 at Grubby’s statue near Surbeck Center

Join us to celebrate the 50-year graduation of the Class of 1972

May 5-7, 2022

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 5

4 - 6 PM - Reception (The Rushmore Hotel)

Friday, May 6

8 AM - Breakfast (Surbeck Center Ballroom)

9 AM - Department Tours

Afternoon - M-Hill (weather permitting)

5 PM - Social (The Rushmore Hotel)

6 PM - Dinner (The Rushmore Hotel)

Saturday, May 7

9 AM - Graduation (The Monument - Ice Arena)

Contact Event Coordinator Larry Simonson (EE 69) for more information including lodging, meals, and graduation ceremony.

Register here

Lodging Information:

The Rushmore Hotel and Suites is offering special rates if you mention “SDSM&T 50-Year Graduation” by calling (605) 348-8300 or sending an e-mail to by April 17, 2022. The room rates of $69 Single / $69 Double / $79 Triple / $89 Quad per night will apply for any of the days from Tuesday (May 3) through Monday (May 9). The Rushmore Hotel is at the corner of Mount Rushmore Rd (8th St) and Main St and has an off-street parking lot on its north side.

Mines Advancement Fund

The Mines Advancement Fund supports the greatest needs of our students and faculty, including scholarships, department resources, facilities updates, industry partnerships, and more. With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement raises an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. 
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines.