Moving in, making friends in a “big but small” community
Living on campus means nearly 24/7 activities, new friends and a home away from home.
There’s a lot to the Oredigger experience, but don’t worry—we’ll bring it all directly to you and make sure you feel part of the community from day one. As soon as you open the door to your room on campus, you’ll be made to feel at home. With theme learning communities, unique events that suit any and all interests, common areas to hang out with friends, you’ll find your place—and your people—at Mines. And keep an eye out for special guests during move-in—we’ve heard rumors that a mascot or two and even a certain university president stops by to lend a hand and welcome you to campus.
What to expect
Become a civically engaged leader in your community
Participate in and create community activities
Become part of a diverse, global Oredigger community
Theme learning communities available for students sharing a common passion
Gender-inclusive housing as a residency option
Sophomore-specific housing with its own perks
All new undergraduate students
At the beginning of the school year
The best way to immerse yourself in the Mines experience? Live on campus! With many inclusive on-campus housing options, you’ll feel at home on campus in no time.
Leah, Mechanical Engineering, Okla.
“I would say living on campus is definitely important to do! It allows you to explore campus more and create lasting friendships with the people you live with!”
Matthew, Computer Science, Berthoud, Colo.
“Just find your people when you move on campus. Greet everyone that you possibly can and just learn about all the different places that Orediggers come from.”
Brenna, Civil Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I lived on campus for five years. I was a freshman resident in Bradford Hall, an RA in Weaver Towers for two years, a CD for Morgan and Thomas Halls for a year and a CD at Mines Park for my graduate school year. Residence Life is such a passionate group of people dedicated to helping residents, and I’m proud to be one of the few that lived on campus for my whole Mines career. The support from RAs is incredible, and living with a group of people your age is such a fun and new experience for most college students. Living in the residence halls helped me grow as a person and learn more about people than any class I took.”
Colleen, Engineering, Cimarron, N.M.
“I lived in Weaver Towers my freshman year and absolutely loved it! I very much enjoy the idea of living on campus and being close to all of the activity. This even inspired me to apply to be an RA, and I was assigned to Elm for the next year. Living on campus is an easy way to meet others and connect with different opportunities on campus. I was able to go rock climbing every day since the Rec Center was only a two-minute walk from my dorm.”
Ellaena, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Irvine, Calif.
“Living on campus was a fun and convenient experience. Being so close to everything was so nice, and it made it easier to make new friends. You got to hang out with people on your floor or even the people in your building. I would recommend reaching out to other people on your floor, because you never know who you are going to need, and if you get in a pinch, there are so many people that can help.”
Adam, Mechanical Engineering, Denver, Colo.
“I loved living in 1750 Jackson—I made some of my best friends there. The ability to walk outside of your room and be immersed in campus is invaluable. I recommend making or joining a group chat for your housing, and one my favorite things to do was “night hiking.” I would highly recommend living on or close to campus.”
Cobi, Civil Engineering, Rochester Hills, Mich.
“Being on campus freshman year is convenient. Everything from your food to classes to recreation are within five-minute walks. Living in the Trads was an easy way to make new friends. Just make sure you have everything you want before moving in.”
Tatum, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Austin, Texas
“My favorite thing about living on campus was just being on campus. You can walk everywhere from your own home and can even go back to it in between classes. I would live on campus even longer if they had more options.”
Isabelle, Chemical Engineering, Arvada, Colo.
“I lived on campus my freshman year, and it was really fun! I loved how everything was a short walk away. I lived in Maple, and me and my best friend at the time used to always go hang out with our friends in the Trads. It was just really nice, and if you needed anything, you could always go back to your room and grab it.”
Philip, Computer Science, Longmont, Colo.
“I loved being 10 minutes away from anywhere I wanted to go on campus, whether it’s the Rec Center, one of the labs, classrooms or events. The Mines campus is beautiful. Spend as much time as you can on it.”