In 1870, Bishop George M. Randall opened the Jarvis Hall Collegiate School in a building just south of the town of Golden. In 1873, Mines opened under the auspices of the Episcopal Church and in 1874 the School of Mines became a territorial institution and has been a state institution since 1876 when Colorado attained statehood.
We get it—you want to solve some of the major problems of our time and change the world. You want to be the next Rosalin Franklin. The next Steve Jobs. But we can do you one better—we can help you become the next you.
At Mines, you can choose from a variety of unique, top-notch programs in engineering and applied science that will take your education to the next level and prepare you to take on the world.
Research at the Colorado School of Mines has always been inspired by the changing needs of society and has driven the creation of new technologies to address those needs.
Because of our historical roots in gold and silver mining, Mines is widely known for our geological and earth resource-related work, but the reality today is far greater.
Finding your professional passion and ideal career path is a journey. You are a unique combination of factors including personality type, individual talents, and your styles of learning, working, and interacting in the world. No matter where your interests lie, the Career Advisors are equipped to help you look at different career paths through exploration and evaluation of your interests, strengths, values, and skills assessment and advisement.
Each September and February, the Career Center sponsors a career fair, open to all students. Recruiters talk about their organizations, projects, and discuss internships, co-ops, as well as full-time career opportunities.
The CASA staff work to individually support students by addressing their individual need(s). Often this academic coaching work includes:
University life is more than academics. It’s about having new experiences; it’s about discovering new educational and social opportunities, and it’s about stepping out on your own as an adult. It’s as much about the way you live as the classes you take. Living on campus will help you make the most of your University experience.
As a part of the Division of Student Life, the Department of Residence Life plays an integral role in our students’ education and development. We support the Colorado School of Mines mission by providing services, policies and programs that enhance academic and social experiences in a safe, friendly and challenging residential community.
The Arthur Lakes Library is the collaborative partner and intellectual nexus that bridges disciplines and communities across the Mines campus.
We foster a rich and responsive information environment that empowers learning, discovery, critical thinking, and knowledge creation for Mines and a sustainable global society.
The purpose of the information infrastructure at Mines is to support and promote the scholarship of students and faculty. The role of Information & Technology Solutions (ITS) is to fulfill this mission through effective design, implementation, delivery, support, and use of computing and networking resources.
The Coulter Student Health Center is located at 1770 Elm Street, across from Elm Hall and next to the Intramurals (IM) fields. It is staffed by nurse practitioners and registered nurses throughout the day. Open to all Mines students regardless of insurance coverage.
Colorado School of Mines’ inclusive, welcoming community provides many opportunities to get involved and make lifelong friends. We want you to feel at home and are committed to supporting a safe and engaging campus environment that allows all students to find success academically and socially.Take advantage of everything Student Life has to offer—choose from 200+ student organizations, join an intercollegiate or intramural sports team, find new ways to use your creativity with several artistic avenues or adventure in the great outdoors and the City of Golden.
Located in the scenic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the City of Golden provides a welcoming and diverse setting for the Mines community to enjoy. There are about a dozen major ski areas within a one- to three-hour drive from campus, and downtown Denver and Boulder are within 20 miles of Mines, offering all the recreational opportunities of a vibrant, metropolitan area.
In addition to 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams, Mines offers 18 competitive clubs, intramurals (over 550 teams in 2016-2017), a state-of-the-art recreation center and an outdoor recreation center with a wide range of outdoor equipment to rent, and one of the nation’s best combinations of facilities with the Clear Creek Athletics Complex.
At Mines, there are countless ways to get involved including the Mines Activities Council (our programming board), 12 Greek Chapters (7 fraternities, 4 sororities, and one culturally based fraternity), and over 220 registered student organizations! You can make friends, develop your leadership and life skills, put your skills to work outside the classroom, work on meaningful projects, advocate for your peers and have fun.
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).