Information for Students

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Logging On

Logging into Banner, D2L, Email, O365, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams.

Student Email

Student email is hosted by Google G-Suite.

Changing Passwords

Passwords are managed centrally and can be changed when users are connected to the campus network.

Network Connections

The SD Mines campus has two main wireless networks: sdsmtwpa - for campus devices, and sdsmtopn for personal devices, phones, tablets and game systems. When away from campus, students, staff and faculty can access software licenses and library resources through the campus VPN.

Student Laptop Program

Students enrolled in the Laptop Program will receive a laptop computer from ITS for academic and personal use. They are powerful devices designed to run all campus scientific and engineering software as well as storing notes and documents.

The Student Laptop Program is mandatory for all undergraduate students taking six or more credits and who have South Dakota Mines as their home university.

Student laptop computers are leased for four years. After the lease period you will be assigned a new computer for your remaining time at South Dakota Mines.

Semester fees are set by the South Dakota Board of Regents and are calculated into student tuition.

Residence Halls

Students living in campus residence halls have access to campus secured LAN and wireless in their dorm rooms.


Software, Printing, D2L, Zoom and Storage