We believe living on campus fosters student learning, development, and personal growth.

We show dedication to our students by creating experiences and physical spaces that recognize the unique challenges and opportunities of being an Oredigger at Colorado School of Mines.

We are committed to providing intentional learning by facilitating a safe, inclusive, and academically focused environment.

We challenge and encourage students to be critical thinkers and civically-engaged leaders in a diverse global community.

Upcoming Dates
Final Exams
December 8-9, 11-13
Presidents’ Day Break
February 19-20
Campus Open, No Classes
Residence Halls Close
December 15
12:00PM sharp
Mines Park Apartments Application
March 1-3
Winter Break
December 18 – January 8
Spring Break
March 16-24
Residence Halls Reopen
January 7
10:00AM for new residents
12:00PM for returning residents
First-Year Housing Application Opens
April 1
Spring Classes Start
January 9
Summer Housing Application Opens
April 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15
Campus Closed
April 12-14
Campus Open, No Classes
Census Day
January 24
Final Exams
May 3-4, 6-8
Second-Year Housing Info Sessions
January 18, 23, 24
Residence Halls Close
May 10
12:00PM sharp
Career Days
January 30-31
1750 Jackson Street Apartments Close
May 12
12:00PM sharp
Second-Year Housing Application
February 1-4
Mines Park Apartments Vacate
May 31
Mines Park Apartments Renewal Process
February 1-4


What's Happening in Residence Life?

Spring 2024 Housing Applications
Students seeking housing for the Spring 2024 semester may submit their applications in the Housing Portal beginning November 1 at 10:00AM MST. Residence Life is accepting applications for the Residence Halls (first-year students), 1750 Jackson Street (second-year students), and Mines Park Apartments (upper-division students).

  • Residence Halls: First-year students who deferred their enrollment until Spring 2024 are encouraged to apply for an available space in our Residence Halls! Students returning from their First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) should plan to submit their housing application again to ensure that all information is up to date. Residence Life will additionally be in direct communication with the FYSAE cohort via their Mines email.
  • 1750 Jackson Street: There are limited spaces currently available in Jackson for interested second-year students; however, we anticipate a few more options becoming available as students vacate Jackson at the end of December to study abroad in the Spring! Second-year students are encouraged to apply and see what is available!
  • Mines Park Apartments: Limited spaces at Mines Park will be available for the Spring! We anticipate having a few vacancies to fill as students graduate and move out; however, offers will continue to be limited due to the ongoing renovations at Mines Park. It is unlikely that new applicants will be offered renovated units due to the current construction timeline, and students will be required to move units during the Spring semester to accommodate renovations. Please consider the redevelopment project prior to applying! Applications close on November 10 at 11:59PM MST!

Resident Advisor ApplicationsApply to Be a Resident Advisor for the 2024-2025 Academic Year! Applications for the RA position open on November 13th! Information sessions about taking place throughout November and January, so encourage your student to check out our website for more information about this awesome student employment and leadership opportunity!

Winter Closing
Winter Break is coming soon! Throughout November, residents can expect to receive information via email and our website about winter closing!

  • All Residence Halls close for Winter Break on Friday, December 15th at 12:00PM sharp! The Residence Halls will re-open on Sunday, January 7th at 10:00AM for incoming students and at 12:00PM for all returning students.
  • 1750 Jackson Street and Mines Park do not close for Winter Break. Students should still prepare their apartments for extended absences if they have travel plans! Mines Park residents who intend to vacate at the end of the Fall 2023 semester must submit an Intent to Vacate form, which has been sent via email!