Suite Style Living
The Yellow Jacket Apartments are the perfect option for students over the age of 19 who need a little more privacy but still want to stay connected to the exciting environment of campus living. Living in the suites does work to fulfill the two year live-on requirement. There is a focus on sustainability at the campus suites our programs promote residents to make eco-friendly choices.
The Set Up:
There are eight buildings (one which is set aside for family housing), each building is comprised of eight suites. Every suite is set-up to house three students: one in the single bedroom and two in the double bedroom. The living room and kitchen area are open to each other giving a spacious feel to the living space. The three roommates share a generous sized bathroom. There is a laundry room located in each building. All suites are furnished with a couch, beds, dressers, an air-conditioner, and a full kitchen. Suites designed for students with disabilities are available.
Each suite has 790 square feet of living space and is heated with thermostatic controlled hot water heat. Rooms are carpeted, except for the kitchen area and bathroom. The single bedroom is approximately 11'3" x 10' with a small closet and the double bedroom is 11' x 12' plus a walk-in closet. The living room is 13'6" wide. Parking spaces are conveniently located. Annual parking permits are required. No boats, campers, trailers, etc. will be allowed in the parking lot.
What to look forward to:
- A community space built with sustainable products in mind. Residents will be able to enjoy: A large screen television with Wii and DVD player, study space, staff office, and comfy seating.
- Block Parties and Community Dinners
- Community Garden
- Outdoor Programming
- Homecoming float/parade prep
- Holiday Extravaganza
Getting to know the Yellow Jacket Apartments:
The Yellow Jacket Apartments provide housing for families of Black Hills State University students and married students. The apartments are unfurnished except for an electric stove, refrigerator and air conditioner. Two apartments for individuals with disabilities are available. Laundry facilities are located on the lower level in each building. Pets are NOT allowed. There is a focus on sustainability at the campus apartments our programs promote residents to make eco-friendly choices.
Each apartment has 790 square feet of living space and is heated with thermostatic controlled hot water heat. Rooms are carpeted, except for the kitchen area and bathroom. Bedroom #1 is approximately 11'3" x 10' and bedroom #2 is 11' x 12'. The living room is 13'6" wide. Parking spaces are conveniently located. Annual parking permits are required. No boats, campers, trailers, etc. will be allowed in the parking lot.
To qualify for an apartment, applicants must complete admission requirements and be enrolled as a full-time student. A completed Apartment Application and security deposit must be sent to the Residence Life office to reserve an apartment.
A security deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve an apartment. $25 of this deposit will be retained for administrative costs, the remainder will be held as long as you are a resident in an apartment to cover damage or forfeiture. If request for cancellation of the apartment is not received 30 days prior to commencement of the lease, the deposit will be forfeited.
Lease agreements are required and all adults are required to sign. In the event there is a change in roommates from the original lease a new lease must be signed. Rent for the first month is due when you check in, and thereafter on the first of each month (for 12-month lease) or on the fifteenth of each month (for 9-month lease). Rent includes heat, electricity, water, sewer, garbage, internet, cable and local phone service. Late fees of $3 per day for unpaid rent is assessed.
Priority for assigning apartments will be for BHSU students who are either a single parent and/or married couples. If married only one of the married couple is required to attend BHSU. All eligibility requirements must be verified prior to the commencement of the lease.
For an application for the apartments please contact: Black Hills State University, Residence Life, 1200 University Street, Unit 9100, Spearfish, SD 57799-9100, 605-642-6464.