I'm Kristen Kugler,
    Regional Admissions Counselor for South Dakota Mines. 
    Office: (605) 219-8233
    Text Only: (605) 646-7295

    Kristen has worked for South Dakota Mines since 2014 and was based on campus until 2017. Now she lives and works in Colorado so she can work more directly with local students and families. She also works with freshmen from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.


    I'm accepted for what? 

    Keep an eye on your New Student Checklist!

    Password: birthdate+studentID# (mmddyyyy+studentID#)

    Beginning in November, high school seniors accepted to South Dakota Mines will have an online enrollment checklist to help them prepare for their first semester on campus.

    From the checklist, students will activate important accounts including their new Hardrocker email - which campus offices will start using right away to share information and updates.

    Activate your Self-Service Banner portal to view your course schedule and financial aid. The log in information is the same as your checklist.

    February 1st: You will be able to fill out a survey which will let the Registrar's Office know to create your fall semester schedule.

    March 25th:  The housing application opens for fall housing--be sure to have your housing deposit ready to save your place in line for housing style preference.

    Experience our campus in person. 

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    Attend an open house

    If you're just starting your college search and unsure of what you want to study, an open house is a great tool to discover our campus and degree programs


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    Visit our campus in person

    Our visit options are engineered just for you, whether you're ready to explore South Dakota Mines in person, or want to see South Dakota Mines from the comfort of home.




    Meet on Zoom to ask questions face-to-face.

    *Contact Kristen to schedule a different time than what is available on the calendar.

    Meet in person at a location near you for a Coffee Visit.

    *In-person time slots are available from February 1-February 15, 2024.
    Thursday, February 1Black Rock Coffee Bar4985 Factory Shops BlvdCastle Rock, CO
    Monday, February 5Starbucks1150 Interquest PkwyColorado Springs, CO
    Tuesday, February 6Starbucks9301 East Arapahoe RdGreenwood Village, CO
    Monday, February 12Starbucks4910 Thompson PkwyJohnstown, CO
    Thursday, February 15Starbucks45 East 120th AveThornton, CO


    Register for a visit or event:

    On the calendar below, select an available date to register for a meeting with Kristen. Then click on the location and time that works for you! 

    If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit for a different time or date, please contact Kristen directly.  
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