Housing and Dining
As a new First Year Student, you are required to live in the Residence Halls. You get to be part of a community that supports your academic goals and creates lasting friendships. Living in the Residence Halls allows you to participate in many events—bowling night, community service, IM Sports, trips to professional sporting events in Denver, dinner together in the Slate Cafe on campus or at Woody's Pizza in Golden. In addition, Residence Life offers you leadership opportunities. You can apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA), work at the front desk, or be elected as your floor representative to the Residence Hall Association.
You will have several options for freshmen housing in the Residence Halls: the Traditional Halls, Maple Hall, Jones Road Apartments, Weaver Towers and the Residence Halls at Mines Park. All of these options offer wireless and wired internet, convenient proximity to campus facilities, support from Residence Life staff, community lounges, and access to many amenities, including free tutoring, and a meal plan to all dining services on campus. For your safety, all residence halls are secure buildings with key card access required for all exterior doors, and we provide a 24 hour access to the Colorado School of Mines Police.
The Traditional Residence Halls include Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall Halls. The typical layout of a double room is approximately 14'x17' (4m x 5.5m). Bunking or lofting the beds, along with creative re-arranging of the room furniture, can open your space. You will live on a floor with 20 to 30 classmates and share a common restroom/shower facility per floor.
Maple Hall is our newest residence hall and will open August 2011. This 290-bed facility houses 2 and 4 person suites, with single and double bedrooms, and a private bathroom in each suite. Five social lounges, nine study rooms, community kitchen and activity room, central living room with fireplace, music practice room, student storage and workshop space, laundry facilities, vending, mailroom and desk assistant services are available to all residents of Maple Hall.
Jones Road Residence Hall offers apartment style living with residence hall staff support. Two or Three students share one-bedroom apartments equipped with the same amenities of other residence halls, in addition to full kitchens, spacious lving rooms, and laundry facilities located in the ground level.
Weaver Towers varies widely from the Traditional Halls and offers suite-style living. Each suite houses seven to nine students in a collection of four or five double and single rooms, sharing a common living room and two private restrooms.
The Residence Halls at Mines Park are located just off campus. From Mines Park, you'll have a short bike ride or walk into campus (about a half mile.) They feature apartment-style living, typically two-bedroom units with two people sharing each bedroom. You will have a kitchen furnished with a full-size refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. Mines Park also offers community centers for social interaction, studying, mail boxes, laundry facilities and a convenience store for all your basic needs.For more information on freshman housing options and more, visit Residence Life.
The Apartments at Mines Park
In addition to our freshman housing, The Apartments at Mines Park is a complex built to provide convenient, affordable housing for the expanding Mines community. The complex has options for both single students and families.
The apartments are unfurnished. The kitchens are equipped with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, and an oven and range. Each bedroom has a hook-up for expanded basic cable television and wired or wireless connection to the Mines network.
There are two community centers at Mines Park. Both feature laundry facilities, television lounge, study area and kitchen. A convenience store is also featured at one of the community centers.
Quality, variety and flexibility make your dining experience what you need—unique just like you. Everything from restaurant-style dining to our convenience store adds to your program. Plus, we continually offer new great tastes as they come along–traditional American cuisine, ethnic dishes, healthy-eating options.
Our staff strives to make every experience satisfying. Whether you’re eating on campus every day or just a few times a week, you could save money with your meal plan. Numerous options help you choose a plan that offers the best value for your busy schedule. From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can find what you want, where you want, when you want.