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Read The Hardrock magazine & the Hardrock E-News

The easiest way to stay informed is to read the Hardrock E-News which comes out the first Wednesday of the month. If you know an alum who should be recognized in E-News or if you are hosting a local alumni event that you'd like us to promote, please email

The Hardrock is available both in print (spring edition) and in digital. Stay informed about exciting campus updates, learn about what our alumni are up to, feel nastolgic as you read about interesting Mines history tidbits, and read about how our alumni are giving back to the university and today's Hardrockers. 

Network with alumni in your area

If you want to network with alumni in your area, consider joining your local chapter (or starting a chapter if one does not exist!). 

Active Chapters

Black Hills Chapter
International Alumni
Kansas City
Norwegian alumni
Sioux Falls

Stay informed through monthly virtual events

Every month, CARA offers a Digital Lunch & Learn (third Thursday of the month) at 11 a.m. MT. Lunch & Learns are presented by alumni and campus faculty and staff. Topics range from department updates to information on new student support services, as well as general interest topics such as estate planning and cybersecurity. View upcoming digital events and register at Recordings can be viewed on YouTube.


Stream Hardrocker Athletics games online

Cheer on our Hardrockers wherever you are! Livestream athletics avents through the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Network. Schedules can be viewed at


Connect with students on campus

We love it when alumni come back to campus to connect with current students and faculty. Whether it's as a guest speaker in a class, interviewing students during our fall or spring career fair, mentoring junior students, serving on a panel discussion for an event, or writing n encouraging postcard to a first-year student, you can connect with Mines students in meaningful ways. Additionally, if your organization is hiring or open to hosting interns, use Handshake, our free online career portal, to recruit Mines students.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, contact, Director of Alumni Relations.


Attend on-campus events 

Campus has no shortage of opportunities for alumni to be involved! From Rocker Days, to our 5-year Reunion, to sporting events, to art shows, concerts, and more, local alumni or those visiting the area will always have an excuse to visit Mines. To ensure you're receiving information about on-campus and virtual events, be sure your information is up to date


Job hunting?

Alumni can use Handshake, a free career portal through South Dakota Mines, to view and apply for job opportunities.