The Oredigger Experience
The experience at Mines differs for each student, as each brings unique interests, intentions, abilities and other attributes to our community. But there is a common, thoughtfully engineered and time-tested framework that also supports and shapes every student journey—and makes a Mines experience unlike any other.
This is what we call the Oredigger Experience.
Like Orediggers from generations past, today’s students have a shared experience that pushes and pulls them through their college years at Mines. From extracurricular activities to numerous professional development and entrepreneurial opportunities, from traditions going back generations to top-notch academics, every Oredigger can find their place at Mines and thrive through their years on campus and beyond. The pages that follow name some, but not all, of those common experiences and opportunities—and share student thoughts on each.
What’s Mines all about? You’re about to find out.
Signature Oredigger Life Experiences
Signature Oredigger Academic Experiences
Signature Oredigger Campus Experiences
Signature Experiences Beyond Campus
Paul C. Johnson, President and Professor
“The Mines signature student experience is a well-orchestrated combination of challenging course work, workshops and seminars, self-guided learning, practical experiences and mentoring through which our students develop technical prowess, business acumen, professional skills and a broad understanding of the world within which they operate.”
What you gain from the Oredigger Experience
Being an Oredigger is unlike anything else. With unique opportunities both in and out of the classroom, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that will not only ensure fulfillment and fun during your time at Mines but long after. How will you make the most out of your experience?
- Top-notch technical training
- Hands-on learning in and out of the classroom
- Professional development opportunities
- Global experiences and exposure
- Real-world research participation
- Unique living and learning experiences
- Opportunities to explore entrepreneurship and innovation
- Fun events and engagements throughout the school year
- A community who cares about your mental and physical wellness