Colorado School of Mines

Information About Colorado School of Mines

Before Arriving on Campus

Get started: New hire paperwork

You should receive an email from human resources (HR) to complete the initial hiring paperwork. For additional information please follow this link

Contact HR by email: or phone: 303-273-3250


HR department provides support for benefits to Mines’ employees. As research faculty, all benefits for Postdocs are documented in the faculty handbook. 

Contact Sally Byers in HR for additional information or questions about benefits:

International Postdocs
Information about Golden, CO

Not only a historic community, but Golden is also a launching point for outdoor adventure in the Rocky Mountains. Visit the following links to learn more. Living in Golden combines all the best aspects of life in Colorado and you may find different seasonal events, music festivals in a one-of-a-kind western town.


On-Campus (Mines Park):  There are apartments for postdocs on Mines campus. Applications start every Spring. Please follow this link to apply: Mines Park Application

Off-Campus: Resident life department also maintains an informational resource webpage for off-campus housing


Golden can be accessed by car, bus, or rail. For information on the transportation options in golden, please follow this link

You also have access to on-campus parking.  Parking permits can be purchased online and are fully virtual.

After Arriving on Campus

Visit MAPS Office

Address: Guggenheim Hall, 224. Find a map here.

Meet Your Mentor
Establish open and regular communication Discuss policies and expectations. Discuss career goals.
Postdoctoral Orientations

Mines has an immersive virtual Campus tour. You may contact officers or university for a guided tour. You can also find a campus map here!

Information & Technology Solutions

Set up your email, computer, and more: ITS resources for new employees. Open an IT ticket online. In-person or phone support can be found on the ITS department website.

Off Campus Resources

Convert out-of-state driver’s license & license plate on the Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) website.

Open a bank account: A Chase ATM is located on campus. Other banks having branches in Golden include Bank of the West, US Bank, and Wells Fargo. If you already have an account, we recommend checking with your bank to see whether they have a branch in the Denver area.
Don’t forget to explore nearby open spaces in the surrounding Jefferson country and Colorado!