Giving each other a hand and climbing together 

Orediggers help each other succeed with support and mentorship right from the start of the Mines journey. 

Mines is a team sport, meaning Orediggers always climb together—from the time you first set foot on the Mines campus to long after you cross the stage at graduation. Student leaders at Launch events and Oredigger Camp counselors are the first to welcome you into the Mines community. Peer mentors help guide you through the rigors of your undergraduate experience. The entire Mines community comes together through the Oredigger Network to support each other no matter where they are at in their personal and professional journeys. Whether you need a hand or want to reach out to others, an Oredigger will be there to help. 

What to expect


Improve your career prospects


Grow personal and professional connections


Achieve attainable goals

How Orediggers guide and support each other

Launch leaders: Prepare Orediggers for a smooth and successful transition to Mines 

Oredigger Camp counselors: Guide new students through Oredigger Camp and welcome them into the Mines community 

Peer mentors: Provide support for incoming students and serve as a resource through the first year at Mines. 

Oredigger Network participants: Connect Mines students, faculty and staff with each other, as well as business leaders, recruiters and alumni. 

Open to

All Orediggers




Golden, Colo.

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Orediggers know the advantages of working as a team and helping others succeed, whether it’s teaching elementary students the value of math and science or supporting others through life’s challenges.

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Allison, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Spring Hill, Kans.

“I received a mentor through the SWE mentorship program, and she has helped me so much this year. It is so helpful to have someone to talk to that has experienced what I am going through and has already taken the classes I have taken.” 

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Brennon, Mechanical Engineering, Houston, Texas

“I was a peer mentor and an Oredigger Camp counselor. It was extremely rewarding sharing my experiences with incoming students and getting them ready for an amazing time in college.”

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Amanda, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Fullerton, Calif.

“My peer mentors were very nice and helped me feel more comfortable when I first got to Mines.”

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Emily, Environmental Engineering, Clarence, N.Y.

“I have mentored as a graduate mentor to both graduate and undergraduate students in lab and on things like classes, campus life etc. It always feels good to help and to see someone achieve great things!”

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Torin, Computer Science, Grand Junction, Colo.

“I was a peer mentor for two years, a camp counselor for four camps and have had many on-campus mentors. The joy of helping others grow is not something I can directly express, but it’s a truly wonderful feeling. The peer mentor program is also filled with amazing and supportive students and staff, which creates a great experience. For the mentors I had, from upperclassmen to professors and off-campus connections, I am where I am today because of the support and encouragement they gave me. It can be difficult to ask others for mentorship, but most are more open to it than you might imagine. And once you realize how much you grow from the experience, you’ll want mentors for all parts of life.”