Helluva Welcome

August 10-17, 2024

All incoming students will take part in our August orientation program, Helluva Welcome! During this program, students will move into their residence hall, will spend time getting to know campus, and will build connections in the Rocky Mountains at Oredigger Camp as they take their first steps in their Mines journey. Students who are not living on campus will also participate in Helluva Welcome and will receive more specific instructions in the spring.

Helluva Welcome will take place between August 10-17, 2024 and more details will be available on this website in the summer!

To learn more about your Helluva Welcome schedule, click your student type below! 

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Oredigger Camp

Oredigger Camp is a two and a half day program that takes place during Helluva Welcome. During Oredigger Camp, students will be transported to Estes Park, CO to stay at the YMCA of the Rockies, where they will have opportunities to meet their peers, upper-class student leaders, Mines faculty and staff, and Alumni! Oredigger Camp focuses on helping students build connections through engineering and reflection challenges, group time, and a wide range of activities.

Parent & Supporter Information

While Helluva Welcome is intended mainly for incoming students, parents and support systems are encouraged to attend Convocation and the Welcome BBQs on their student’s move in day. After their move in day, students will be busy with orientation programming so we kindly ask that parents and guests say their goodbyes at the conclusion of the Welcome BBQs.

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