Parents and Families: Opportunity Ahead

Achievement. Fulfillment. A comfortable living. Fun times. We all wish such things for our sons and daughters. Yours is on the way to attaining them through a degree from Mines.

Why Mines?

Here, your student will find all the intellectual advantages of a world-class research university on a campus the right size to promote collaboration and community. With more than 220 different student organizations and recreation activities, your student will have the chance to balance academics with the pursuit of diverse personal interests.

And, when it comes time to prepare for life beyond Mines, your student will find ample professional and career-building support.

Read on to discover all that Mines has to offer.

Prospective Oredigger Parents and Families

The college admissions procedure is not the same as it used to be, and for some, this may be the first time you’ve gone through the process. We want to help.

For additional information, please visit:

Current Oredigger Parents

Mines Family Weekend is October 20-22, 2017. Get all the details and Register now
Questions? Please contact SAIL at 303-273-3970.

Signature events

Don’t miss these signature events at Mines!

  • Oredigger Camp // July 31-Aug. 2 or Aug. 2-4
  • Fall Kickoff // Aug. 17-20
  • Convocation // Aug. 17
  • M Climb // Aug. 18
  • Celebration of Mines // Aug. 25
  • Fall Career Day // Sept. 12
  • Homecoming and Kickoff Lecture // Sept. 27-30
  • Family Weekend // Oct. 20-22
  • International Week // November
  • Midyear Continuum // Dec. 13
  • Midyear Commencement // Dec. 15
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week // January
  • #iDigMines Giving Day // Feb. 8
  • Spring Career Day // Feb. 13
  • Helluva Engineer Service Event // Early Spring
  • E-Days // Apr. 13-15
  • High Grade Release Party // April
  • Blaster Awards // May
  • Spring Continuum // May 9
  • Spring Commencement // May 10 and 11
  • Athletics Auction // May

… and more!