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2022 Rocker Days: September 19-24

Come back to campus and celebrate your Hardrocker pride during Rocker Days! 

2022 will be an especially memorable Rocker Days - you won’t want to miss our dedication of M Hill after a historic restoration effort this past year; and, we’ll host the first annual Hardrocker Heritage Gala to honor alumni award recipients. 

Schedule of Events

**Register at individual links below**

Friday, September 23  

7 AM - 12:30 PM: Professional Development Training from the Office of Professional Education & Elevate Rapid City: "Ethics, ESG & Reputation Management" - Registration and More Information

10 AM: Hardrocker Golf Classic (Registration starting at 9 AM) - Registration & More Information 

10 AM - Noon (drop-in):

  • CAMP Open House - CAT Lab in the Mechanical/Civil Engineering Building (CAMP = Center for Excellence for Advanced Multidisciplinary Projects)
  • Devereaux Library Open House - Come see the renovations in person!

12 PM: M Day Picnic and M Hill Rededication Remarks (Remarks at 12:30 PM) at Founder's Park - RSVP - Students, alumni and friends of South Dakota Mines have joined together to restore the iconic "M" at the top of M Hill. Join President Jim Rankin (EE 78) for remarks to commemorate the special ocassion!  

2 PM: M Hill Whitewashing - A ribbon cutting will take place at the top of the hill to mark completion of the restoration efforts. All who are able are welcome to walk to the top! 

3:30 PM: Alumni Band Rehearsal (Music Building) - RSVP for the Alumni Band Reunion

5 PM: Hardrocker Heritage Awards Gala in the Surbeck Center Ballroom - RSVP and More Information. All alumni and guests are welcome at this first annual gala to recognize alumni award recipients. This is a semi-formal event with a plated meal. 


Saturday, September 24  

9 AM: Livestream the 2022 South Dakota Mines Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Hardrocker Athletics)

1 PM: Alumni Tailgate (C Ramp under the alumni tent) - RSVP

2 PM: Football vs. New Mexico Highlands University - Buy tickets

4 PM: "Flannel" in concert on the "B" Ramp 

Pictured: Cliff (CE 79) and Debra (EE 78) Bienert and Susan "Booty" Kuhns (GeolE 75).

Greg Hintgen (EE 99), Karen Swindler (ChE 88), Tyler Artz (MinE 15) and Pepper on top of M-Hill (2017)

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.