Student Resources

On-Campus Information

On-Campus Housing

Residence Life issued its latest guidance to Mines residents on Friday, March 13. You can find that information on the Mines Emergency Update website.

Campus Dining Services

For the safety of students and staff and in keeping with new public health guidance, Mines Market is now take-out only.

Take-out lunch is available for pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. Breakfast will be available as a boxed breakfast option that can be pre-ordered by emailing or calling 303-273-3359 or picked up at dinner the evening before. The boxes may include such items as granola bar, pastry, yogurt parfait, beverage and microwavable breakfast sandwich or burrito.

Arthur Lakes Library

The Arthur Lakes Library is closed until further notice. All library programs and events for the remainder of the semester (Mindful Monday, Pause for Paws, concerts, etc.) are canceled. We have extended loan periods of all items currently checked out. You may still return items via our front entrance book drop.

Your library is still very much open for business, though! While most services for physical library materials are temporarily suspended (including Prospector lending and interlibrary loan services), you can still search for information, access digital resources, consult with librarians, request digital interlibrary loan materials, and more.

Go to the Library website for more information.

Campus Building Access

Starting Thursday, March 19, all exterior doors on campus are locked 24/7, and only those with proper Blastercard access will be able to enter the buildings. Each building’s proctor will be able to grant access. Please do not prop open any doors during this time. Contact your building’s proctor if you currently do not have Blastercard access. 

With the resumption of classes Monday, March 30, all students are expected to stay home and away from campus unless they are:

  • Currently authorized to live in a residence hall or Mines Park
  • Supporting an essential university function
  • Have been identified by a principal investigator to maintain critical research labs, or
  • Require access to internet or other resources to support their online learning

Students with computers and internet access at home should participate in their classes from their homes so that Mines meets the requirements of all state and local health orders, including Jefferson County’s stay-at-home order through April 17. Tutoring, office hours, meetings with faculty or colleagues, and group collaborations should be completed remotely using one of the many tools provided through Mines ITS.

Campus events

Mines has extended its suspension of all campus events and conferences through April 18, including tours and admissions events. All NCAA sports activities including practices and competitions are canceled for the semester, as are club sports and intramurals.

Mines Career Center

The Career Center has moved all operations online, and staff are working remotely Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone and virtual career advising appointments are available now, with information about virtual recruiting and interviews coming soon. DiggerNet is the best source for finding and applying to summer internships, full-time and on-campus jobs and employers are actively posting opportunities. Log in to DiggerNet (Trailhead, Student Resources) to schedule an appointment and see the latest jobs and internships posted.

For assistance during normal working hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

    • Schedule a virtual meeting through DiggerNet.
    • Email
    • Call 303-273-3233 (Leave a message which will be returned within 24 hours).

Ben Parker Student Center

The Student Center is closed to in-person visitors and students until further notice, but access to all essential services remains available to students, faculty/staff and community members during regular business hours.

Please see the websites below to find contact information and additional online service options.

Campus Club Meetings

  • Student organizations are no longer allowed to hold practices, rehearsals, meetings or any other type of activities that require for the member to get together physically. This includes on and off campus meetings as an organization.
  • Student organizations can and are encouraged to meet virtually, create training routines that can be done individually and connect often through virtual environments. Please stay engaged and connected to each other. SAIL is working on different platforms and trainings to assist you in doing this.  

*This information is taken from a March 16, 2020 email to student clubs from SAIL Finance & Operations

Work Study & Student Employment

Please visit the Financial Aid Student Employment page for questions, concerns and resources. Information is updated regularly.

Student Travel & Study Abroad


Until further notice, all non-essential university-affiliated travel to international and out-of-state destinations is suspended. This includes travel for conferences, visits to Mines affiliates or research sites, athletics, alumni and donor events and more.

For questions about what qualifies as essential and non-essential travel, students should contact the Provost’s Office.


Students planning to leave residence halls should move out before any out-of-state travel for Spring Break or prior to March 30. Should you leave the state prior to March 30, your ability to return to campus may be restricted by health officials and/or airlines.

Students staying in the residence halls are strongly asked to restrict their travel over the coming weeks to in-state destinations.

  • All non-essential personal travel to international destinations is strongly discouraged
  • Should you travel through or to a country subject to a Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice from the CDC, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days off campus prior to returning to Mines
  • Travelers returning from any other international destinations are asked to consider self-quarantining off-campus for several days prior to returning to Mines. This will allow time to assess your health situation (and symptoms), as well as emerging information on possible infections connected to your travel destinations, flights and more
  • Mines is strongly advising against cruise ship travel, in line with the CDC’s explicit warningsAnyone who disembarks from a cruise ship will be required to self-quarantine off campus for 14 days following that trip 
  • Mines is requesting that all members of our campus community limit their personal out-of-state travel and avoid the U.S. cities and states currently hardest-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. As of this writing, the CDC is reporting the highest reported infection numbers in the states of California, Washington and New York

Guidance related to spring 2020 and summer 2020 Study Abroad programs is expected shortly. Contact the International Student and Scholar Services office at or 303-273-3210 with questions.