Information for Out-of-State Students and Families
All arrivals are to be scheduled on Sunday, July 1st. All departures are to be scheduled on Monday, July 16th. Airport pick-ups/drop-offs will be arranged for all students traveling to either of the following airports, Rapid City, SD Airport or Gillette, WY Airport.
Information on Housing
All Music Academy and Composition Fellowship students are strongly encouraged to stay On-Campus at the Black Hills State University's Bordeaux Residence Hall. Please see Housing & Meals section for more information.
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES for On-Campus Students
All arrivals are to be scheduled on Sunday, July 1st. All departures are to be scheduled on Monday, July 16th. Airport pick-ups/drop-offs will be arranged for all students on those dates only traveling to either of the following airports, Rapid City, SD Airport or Gillette, WY Airport.
If you are considering attending the Music Academy and would like to come as a family or a group, consider the following accommodation options:
- Stay in a local hotel
- Book a vacation home rental through Airbnb
- Stay at the University "Yellow Jacket" Apartments at a reduced rate (~$60/night)
Flights to Denver Airport (6hrs away) may be more affordable, especially when coming as a family. Some of our previous participants have chosen to rent a car to save on flight cost.
For more information on University housing, please contact the BHSU Summer Conference Coordinator:
Things to Do in the Black Hills Area
RMF "Founder Favorites" Destinations:
Keystone/Hill City: 1880 Steam Train (www.1880train.com)
Custer: Jewel Cave (third longest in the world) (http://www.nps.gov/jeca/planyourvisit/index.htm)
Keystone: Mount Rushmore (http://www.nps.gov/MORU/planyourvisit/index.htm)
Rapid City: Pactola Lake (Tubing, Kayaking, Fishing, Boat Rental) (www.pactolalake.com)
The Badlands National Park: (http://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm)
Rapid City: Bear Country U.S.A. Drive-Through Wildlife Park (www.BearCountryUSA.com)
Rapid City: SDSM&T Museum of Geology (http://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Museum-of-Geology/Museum/)