Frequently Asked Questions
APPLYING FOR HOUSING
When and how do I apply for housing?
Incoming first-year students may apply for housing though the housing poral on Trailhead between April 1 – May 15.
For more information on the new student housing sign-up process, please visit: https://www.mines.edu/residence-life/new-student-housing-sign-up-timelines/
Are the room selection time slots in Mountain Time?
Yes. The room selection time slots are on a 24-hour clock (military time) in the Mountain Time Zone.
Can I choose my suitemates?
When do I choose my meal plan?
GENERAL ROOM & RESIDENCE HALL FAQS
What items are available at the front desk for checkout?
What is the cost to do laundry?
What if I want to switch roommates?
What are the measurements of the room and furniture?
To view Residence Hall measurement information, please visit: https://www.mines.edu/residence-life/residence-halls-measurements/
What is the size of the bed and do I supply my own linens?
Typical mattress size is 36 inches wide, 80 inches long, and 6 inches high. Usually, extra long twin sheets fit the best. You must supply your own mattress pad, sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket, towels, washcloths and toiletries.
Mines partners with a company called OCM to provide a linens service which allows parents and students to find many products including extra long twin sheets, comforters, bath, & storage items. Go to http://www.mines.ocm.com to see the wide selection offered.
How do you loft the beds? Are materials provided? Are rails provided for lofted beds? What is the clearance under the lofted bed when it’s at its maximum?
What electrical items can I use in my room?
Can I bring my own microwave?
Yes, it must be a small portable microwave, preferably 750 to 1000 watts.
Can I bring my own refrigerator?
Yes, it must be a mini-sized refrigerator, less than 3.2 cubic feet. Residence Life works with a company to allow our residents to rent a refrigerator for the year if that works better than purchasing one. Please check out https://www.collegeproducts.com/store/csom/ to learn more and to order a refrigerator or refrigerator/microwave combo. They will be delivered to your residence hall room in the fall and picked up in the spring!
Can students use over the door hooks?
Yes, over door hooks are permitted.
What can I use to hang things on my walls?
We would prefer students not use command strips, we recommend blue painters tape for posters and tacks if they are needed. The command strips tend to not be taken down the way they are meant to and therefore pull paint off with them.
How much are fines for damage to walls? What constitutes “damage” given students are allowed to use push pins?
Damage to walls is considered when a wall needs to be repainted due to large holes, paint pulled off or multiple scratches, holes or any malicious marks in the wall. The cost to repaint a wall is $75.
What is my mailing address?
Colorado School of Mines
Residence Hall, Room number
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Can furniture be moved out of the room?
Is smoking allowed in the Residence Halls?
Is toilet paper provided?
Can personal items be shipped in advance?
Yes. We cannot accept items before August 12, so please be thoughtful when you are shipping to us. When you ship your items, please put your name and building you will be living in on the address.
Is there storage space for boxes and trunks?
How much does it cost to rent a bike locker?
Does the school have gun storage?
Can I bring a vehicle?
First-year 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. Students who demonstrate an exceptional need for a vehicle on campus may complete a First Year Resident Parking Permit Waiver form to request an exception of Section 5.2 of the Vehicle Operation and Parking policy. Students who receive a permit from the waiver system will receive one Resident permit to park exclusively in Lot AA.
First-year students living off campus can automatically receive a parking permit waiver allowing the student to purchase an annual campus permit. Contact Parking Services directly to purchase a permit on this exception basis.
For more information, visit: https://www.mines.edu/parking/freshman-residents/