Information Technology

Welcome to Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies (CCIT) — the Colorado School of Mines IT department. We’re here to help you with the technology you need to get the job done. Ask us a question via the Mines Help Center “Helpdesk” at or make use of our many online resources here.

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Including FAQfinder


More Services: Many ways to get help.
Service Catalog: Details of specific services and policies — what we provide and don’t provide.
Services A-Z: All the services we offer, in one big alphabetized list.
Other Resources: our services in concise brochures.

Visit or call the CCIT Technology Support Center for hands-on help.


Choose the kind of help you need…

Online: Submit a Helpdesk Service Request

Submit an online support request and an IT professional will reply quickly, usually the same business day. The Helpdesk is great for any IT problem and works best for complex technical inquiries, long-term IT projects, and issues that may require support from multiple CCIT teams.

In Person: Visit the Technology Support Center (TSC)

Walk into the Technology Support Center (CT156, inside the Computer Commons) for issues that can be handled on the spot like laptop configuration, software installation, or trouble with logging in.

Call us: Phone Support

Call TSC phone support directly at (303) 384-2345. If you have a quick-and-simple question or a pressing IT emergency — like classroom technology that malfunctions during a class — this is the fastest way to contact us.

FAQfinder: Frequently-asked tech questions

DIYers: Search our FAQfinder database of frequently-asked computing questions.

Verify Email from CCIT
In order to reduce email fraud and phishing attacks, official emails sent to the campus by CCIT are published on the Email Verification page ( Users should visit the Email Verification page to verify any email that looks like it was sent from CCIT before taking any action. NOTE: CCIT staff will never ask for your MInes login credentials (campus username and password) and will never send email asking for this information. You should never share your login credentials with anyone.
Recommended Hardware

We recommend specific desktops and laptops, Microsoft Surface tablets, and printers for anyone thinking about buying new hardware with school funds. These are systems we know well and support fully. Use our direct links to purchase your new hardware quickly and easily via customized Mines sales portals!

Telecom FAQs

Have questions about Telecommunications? Check out their FAQ page.


New to Mines? Here’s your Getting Started Guide. Check out some other handy guides to computing on campus. And don’t forget the CCIT Service Catalog with details on all the major IT services we provide.

IT Policies

It’s not just a good idea. It’s the law (regarding legal and proper use of IT services on campus).

What other CCIT support options would you like to see? Let us know.

News & Outages

17 May (10 pm) to 18 May (2 am) :: Mines Help Center System Update

Mines Help Center "Helpdesk" ( will be unavailable from 10 pm Friday, May 17 through 2 am Saturday, May 18 for a major system upgrade. (All times are Mountain Time Zone.) Version 10.3 includes enhancements for Service Management, Knowledge...

17 May (5:30 pm)-18 May (5:30 pm) :: Banner Outage

CCIT Enterprise Systems will be applying Banner spring upgrades and patches from 5:30 pm Friday, May 17, through about 5:30 pm Saturday, May 18. Banner 9 Admin, Banner 8 INB, Banner Self-Service through Trailhead, BEIS, BDM, TEM, Workflow, UC4, e~Print and ODS/Cognos...

Much-Requested OrePrint Feature is Almost Here

Coming soon to a printer near you... Tired of running out of cash in your OrePrint account, just when you need it? Sick of walking across campus to manually add funds before you print that overdue term paper? Wish there was an easier way to add dollars to your...

Claim (or upgrade) your Mines Personal Website now

Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies (CCIT) and Mines Communication and Marketing are pleased to announce People (, our new personal-homepage system based on WordPress. Mines faculty, staff, and students have long been...

The new Mines Help Center is here

Same URL, new system The new Mines Help Center is the place for online help with your technology issues, project-management requests, and frequently asked (tech) questions. To access the new Helpdesk, visit to submit a support request or...

OrePrint Quick Facts

Need to print? Unsure how the campuswide OrePrint system works, or where you can find a public printer? Grab our quick guide to OrePrint and get started fast. Or bookmark these OrePrint reference pages: OrePrint:...