Campus Transportation

Freshmen Parking for Fall 2020

Resident freshmen will be allowed to purchase a parking permit for the Fall 2020 semester.

No waiver application is required. For rates, sale dates, and other information please visit Parking Services.

Parking Services

Parking Services

Parking Services at Colorado School of Mines helps visitors, students, faculty and staff with parking permits, daily parking and event parking information. Campus Parking Policies are enforced year-round, including holidays, summers, and semester breaks.

First-year, freshman students living on-campus are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus unless a parking permit is obtained in advance through the waiver process. Freshmen who receive a permit from the waiver system will receive one (1) Resident permit to park exclusively in Lot AA. Campus parking policies are enforced year-round, including holidays, summers and semester breaks.

The Colorado School of Mines is a pay-to-park campus from 7 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday for students, employees and visitors, as well as contractors and visiting professionals. Parking Services will help you understand where you are allowed to park and how to get a parking permit. We ask our visitors and community members to please observe all posted signs and curb markings to reduce the possibility of getting a parking ticket.

Public Transportation

Regional Transportation District (RTD) Services are available to students through CollegePass and RTD Call-n-Ride Service Options.


CollegePass allows students to enjoy unlimited rides on RTD buses and light rails.

RTD Call-n-Ride

Students who wish to use RTD Call-n-Ride services need to secure their own reservations and/or ensure pick-up times by checking the RTD schedules, options and policies prior to when transportation is needed.


There are two cars in the F Lot that are exclusive for Mines Students. Students only need to be 18 years old and the cars can be rented by the hour and by the day. Register on, 24/7. You can reserve the car in as little as an hour or up to 7 days.

Biking on campus

There are bike racks available across campus. Mines Campus Police recommend a U-Lock for all bikes.

Register Your Bike
Bicycle registration is not required but is highly encouraged to assist in the return of lost, impounded, or recovered bicycles. Bikes can be registered at no cost by contacting the Department of Public Safety Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

There are dismount zones on campus. Please observe these zones.

Bike lockers are available for $85.00 per semester and $40.00 for the summer. We do not have a lot of locker space, so first priority will go to folks in triple rooms, through a lottery system. Inquire about renting a bike locker at the front desk of your Residence Hall when you move in.