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September 19-24, 2022

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. Stay tuned for more information!

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Click here to RSVP for the Alumni Band Reunion!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22  

CARA Board Meeting & Social   

Friday, September 23  

TBA – Library building tours

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Town Hall with South Dakota Mines President Dr. Rankin (EE 78) at the Pearson Alumni Center 

12:00 PM – Picnic at Founder's Park *Weather Permitting*

TBA – M Hill Climb/Dedication

3:30 PM - Alumni Band Rehearsal  

5:00 PM – Hardrocker Heritage Awards Gala in the Surbeck Center Ballroom

Saturday, September 24  

TBA – Library building tours

1:30 PM – Alumni Tailgate (C Ramp under the alumni tent)

2:00 PM – Football Game 

4:00 PM –  Join the band Flannel for a Concert on the "B" Ramp after the game

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

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