Student Staff

Creating community, connection and support

The Office of New Student and Transition Services offers multiple student leadership positions all with the common goal of providing new students a smooth and seamless transition into the Colorado School of Mines.



Peer mentors are undergraduate student leaders who act as a support and resource for incoming students at Colorado School of Mines. They guide new students through our orientation programs and also co-teach a section of CSM 101, a First Year Success Seminar course.

Peer Mentor applications are now closed.



Lead Peer mentors work closely with the professional staff in the Office of New Student and Transition Services and assist with the planning, preparation, program design, and implementation of all orientation programs. Additionally, Lead Peer Mentors recruit, hire and guide Peer Mentors.

Lead Peer Mentor applications are now closed.



Camp Counselors guide new students through Oredigger Camp, a three-day extended orientation experience in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. All undergraduate Mines students are eligible to apply for the Camp Counselor position!

Camp Counselor applications are now closed for Summer 2023.



Launch Leaders assist the professional staff in working our summer orientation program, Launch. Specifically, Launch Leaders facilitate peer discussions with new students during the day and help connect with these students throughout the summer.

Launch Leader applications are now closed for Summer 2023.



In the Spotlight

An Excellent Mentor


Willie Konishi

My name is Willie Konishi and I’m an Environmental Engineering student from Scottsdale, AZ (I love the summer heat and dread the winter cold). I love my role as a peer mentor because I get to work with almost a hundred amazing, enthusiastic and accepting students who all care about making the Mines experience one-of-a-kind! I am a third-year peer mentor and have been a lead now for two years. As a lead, I organized a fall service event for over 1200 first-year students last year and am excited to work on Fall Kickoff this year. This program has given me lifelong memories and experiences that will forever change who I am.