NeST Programs

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Blaster Book

This new student and family guide contains all of the steps, resources, and information necessary to begin your journey at Mines

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Welcome Webinars

Explore more information about Mines’ offices, resources, and services

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Helluva Welcome

Gear up for classes by building connections with peers and participating in Mines traditions, including Oredigger Camp

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Spring Orientation

Information for new Orediggers starting their journey in the spring semester

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Learn more about our first-year and transfer seminar courses designed to help you thrive at Mines

All Orientation programs are covered by the mandatory one-time orientation fee, which you will see posted on your first semester bill. For more information about these fees, please visit the Bursar’s Office Fees Website. Please note that this website is based around fees for the 2023-2024 year and will be updated early this summer to reflect the 2024-2025 year.