All incoming students are assigned an Academic Advising Coordinator in CASA. This Coordinator will advise students until they formally declare their major and transition to a faculty advisor.
How Can My Advisor Help?
Your advisor can help with the following…
- planning upcoming semester’s courseload,
- deciding a new major, minor, or Area of Special Interest,
- assistance with transfer credit,
- assistance with AP/IB credit,
- individual assistance with coursework,
- and much more…
But I'm Already Declared?
Students entering the university HAVE NOT declared a major. Any major noted within your Trailhead Account is merely an interest. Students are encouraged to explore each of the disciplines at Mines.
This interest is helpful in properly planning your projected academic path.
Students will complete a Declaration of Major Form with their academic advisor. Most students will complete this declaration half-way through their sophomore year. Your advisor will assist with this process. Students with many advanced credits or transfer credits may petition to declare early.
How Do I Connect with My Advisor?
So easy! Email, walk in or call our office. And, be on the lookout! Your advisor will plan evening group advising sections.
How Do I Change My Classes in Trailhead?
Follow these instructions to change your classes in Trailhead.
How Do I Receive My PIN to Register?
Students with a CASA advisor may have a Registration PIN. Those who have PINs will be proactively emailed by their academic advisor. Those who do not have PINs are still encouraged to connect with CASA and utilize their numerous advertised advising sessions. This PIN is obtained via your Academic Advisor.
Find your advisor
Amy Argyris Dupont | Students with last names A - C
- BS Psychology – University of Iowa
- MA Higher Education, Concentration in College Student Development – University of Denver
- Advises students with last name: A-C
- Coordination of Faculty in CASA
- CASA Assistant Director
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and am a pretty loyal expat. I love living in Denver, visiting all of the different neighborhoods, exploring restaurants, and riding my bike around town. I realized I wanted to work in higher education while serving as a peer advisor my senior year at the University of Iowa. I am excited to be at Mines doing what I love- working with students and providing academic support. I look forward to hearing about your goals and being here to encourage you as you work toward achieving those goals. My personal interests include cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. I hope to meet you soon!
Blaster the Burro | Students with last names D-J
- (This position is currently vacant. We are in the process of recruiting a replacement. Please call CASA @ 303-384-2600 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.)
- Advises students with last name: D-J
Colorado School of Mines’ world-famous mascot is Blaster the Burro, an oversized miniature burro who serves as an enduring symbol of the determination and work ethic of all Orediggers.
Lisa Anderson | Students with last names K-P
- BS, Petroleum Engineering – Colorado School of Mines
- MA, Leadership, Concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
- Advises students with last name: K-P
- Coordination of Bounce Back and supervision of Bounce Back Peer Coaches
I am a Colorado native and a Mines alumna. I love being back here at Mines helping students through this amazing institution. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, food, naps, craft projects, reading, funny videos, travel and exploring whatever I find interesting. I encourage you to ask questions and explore what your heart pulls you to while you are here. Push beyond your comfort zone a little and try something new. You never know what you may find. I also keep snacks in my office in the cupcake cookie jar on my desk (and candy in my candy dish), so stop in if you need a quick snack!
Erica Barreraz-Mahan | Students with last names Q-Z
- BA, English – Angelo State University
- M.Ed, Educational Leadership, Concentration in Higher Education Administration – University of Texas at San Antionio
- Advises students with last name: Q-Z
- Coordination of CASA academic support services including CASA Tutoring and Core Supplemental Instruction. Coordination of innovative and specialized academic programming.
I am a Texas girl all the way! If you have seen or read Friday Night Lights, then you know my hometown of Odessa, Texas. I moved from San Antonio to Denver with my wiener dog, Woodstock in January of 2018. The city has been good to us, and we are happy to be here soaking up the Colorado sun. From a high school English teacher to a college coach for underrepresented students, education is where my heart is. My service as a Peace Corps Volunteer left me with an appetite for adventure, and I am always looking for a new experience. I am fortunate to work with the Mines community on my next excursion. I look forward to meeting you all and hearing about your own adventures!