Family Support at Mines


 Mines: Supporting families along the way

Mines strives to be a family-friendly campus that stands out nationwide, making us a destination university for faculty and staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and non-traditional undergraduate students who have families. Here you will find listings for family-friendly events, camps, programs, policies, resources and more.


Mines Programs

  • K-12 Student Outreach Program:
    Various science, mathematics, and technology-content-based courses for students in K-12.

  • Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program:
    Science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events for rising high school juniors and seniors.

  • Girls Lead the Way:
    A conference focused on women and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines for Colorado high school girls.



In order to support the wellness and parenting needs of faculty, staff, and students, Colorado School of Mines has dedicated wellness/mothers’ rooms in several campus buildings.

These are private spaces dedicated for the purposes of expressing breast milk, nursing a child, administering medicine, and/or other medically necessary activities.


Each room includes:
A sink, counter, microwave, refrigerator, electrical outlets, and comfortable seating.

Nursing mothers should provide their own breast pumps, attachments, and cleaning supplies. Other amenities may vary by location.

Locations Across Campus

Student Center E264:
Student Life Office, Student Center 234, 8am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri; or
Lisa Goberis, Student Life, 303-273-3230,

Starzer Welcome Center 324:
Jerilin Brewer, Admissions, 303-273-3226,
Annette Schoon, Mines Foundation, 303-273- 3137,

Hill Hall 236:
Nancy Progar, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, 303-273-3660,
Maria Burwell, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, 303-273-3780,

Coors Tek 031:
Barbara Shellenberger, Physics, 303-273-3830,


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Support for Families