Student Resources

On-Campus Information

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 matthew.timmerman@sodexo.com 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 (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 will be 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
  • Have been explicitly identified by the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer to maintain critical research labs, or
  • Require access to internet or a computer 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 the State of Colorado’s stay-at-home order (through April 26). 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 26, 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 Mines Career Center has moved all operations online and staff are working remotely Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are providing options for telephone and virtual career advising appointments and are offering virtual employer information sessions and interviews. Log into DiggerNet (Trailhead, Student Resources) to schedule an appointment and see the latest jobs and internships posted.

  • Live chat: A Career Center staff member is available each weekday from noon to 2 p.m. A staff member will be available to help you with questions about job and internship searching, resumes, cover letters, interviewing and salary offers.

  • Remote career advising: Have a question about career exploration, internship and job search, or job offers? Need your resume reviewed or cover letter crafted? Would you like to do a practice interview? The Career Center is offering remote appointments. P Please request an appointment in DiggerNet.  

  • Conversations with the Career Center: Each Wednesday at 4 p.m. log into Zoom for a professional development session on timely topics related to navigating a new world of job searching in the era of COVID. Tips on virtual interviews, networking remotely and more. Register in DiggerNet events.

  • Spring Rush DiggerNet Online Job Fair, April 9-15: Connecting students with employers hiring interns for the summer and immediate-hire full-time employees. Log into DiggerNet to see details and start applying for jobs! 
  • Student Assistant On-Campus Job Fair, April 21: Campus departments will be recruiting over live chat. Log into DiggerNet between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to apply for summer and fall positions.
  • DiggerNet, Apply for internships and full-time jobs: All recruiting efforts are being managed through the DiggerNet system, where students can look for full-time positions, internships and co-ops.

  • Career manual: “Tools for Engineering Your Job Search” is a resource offering guidance on selecting a major or career path, navigating the job search and negotiating your offer. Sections include working internationally, business etiquette, building an electronic presence, transitioning to workforce and many resume and cover letter samples. 

  • Interstride: While this interactive career platform is designed to enhance the career exploration and job-search experience for international students, it offers valuable tools for all students.   

  • Graduate outcomes and salaries: Compare your salary offer to those of previous graduates using this Career Center resource. 

  • Have questions? Contact 303-273-3233 or careercenter@mines.edu for your general questions; dyalaz@mines.edu for advising; dbehnfie@mines.edu or jsaulsbury@mines.edu for online events and interviews.
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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

UNIVERSITY TRAVEL

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.

PERSONAL TRAVEL

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 required to abide by the terms of the State of Colorado’s stay-at-home order, which is effective through April 26. This public health order requires Colorado residents to stay in their homes as much as possible and leave only for critical work and essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical care or medication, and engaging in outdoor exercise like walking or running while also following social distancing.

GENERAL GUIDANCE
  • 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
STUDY ABROAD

Contact the International Student and Scholar Services office at abroad@mines.edu or 303-273-3210 with questions.