Welcome to Mines!
The Office of Graduate Studies will host an in-person Orientation on August 15 and August 16, 2023 in the Student Center, Grand Ballroom.
Orientation is expected for all new students and required for those on RA/TA contracts.
Agenda for MS-Thesis and PhD Students
August 15 – Rooms A, B & C
9:30 – Check-In & Coffee/Tea
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Staff Introductions
10:15 – 10:30 Roadmap for Grad School
10:30 – 11:15 Q&A with Current MS Thesis and PHD Graduate Students
11:15 – 12:00 RA/TA Faculty Oath with MAPS Staff
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break (Mines Market Vouchers) & Resource Fair – Student Center & Maple Plaza
1:00 – 2:30 HR Training for New RA/TA Employees
August 16 – Rooms A, B & C
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 RA Orientation/Information Session
9:45 – 11:30 Interactive TA Training Session Led by Trefny Center – Note: please bring a web-enabled device (phone, laptop, or tablet)
11:30 – 12:00 Q&A Panel with Current Mines TA’s
Agenda for MS Non-Thesis and Graduate Certificate Students
August 15 – Rooms D&E
12:00 – 1:00 Resource Fair – Entrance of Student Center & Maple Plaza (Outdoors from Rec Center)
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome and Staff Introductions
1:15 – 1:30 Roadmap for Grad School
1:30 –2:00 Q&A with Current Non-Thesis Graduate Students
A virtual orientation is offered through Canvas. Canvas is a platform used at Colorado School of Mines for academic courses, both face-to-face and online. Mines students use Canvas to access their courses, submit assignments and communicate with instructors and peers. Faculty will use Canvas to grade assignments and communicate with students. Please log into Canvas and then enroll yourself into the Graduate Student Orientation Course.
Additional email communication will be sent out prior to orientation.
Questions or concerns? Please contact Wendy Delesha, 303-384-2551.