Frequently Asked Questions
Are the time slots in Mountain Time?
The time slots are on a 24 hour clock (military time) in the Mountain Time Zone.
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.
Can students use over the door hooks?
Yes, over door hooks are permitted.
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 I bring my own microwave?
Yes, it must be a small portable microwave, preferably 750 to 1000 watts.
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.
What are the measurements of the room?
- Typical Triple – approximately 12′ wide x 16′ deep
- Typical Double – approximately 12′ wide x 16′ deep
- Typical Single – approximately 8′ 9″ wide x 16′ deep
Weaver Towers (approximate sizes)
- A Room – 9 x 14 feet ….. double
- B Room – 8 x 10 feet….. single
- C Room – 8 x 10 feet….. single
- D Room – 9.5 x 12 feet….. double
- E Room – 10 x 13 feet….. double
- E Room – 8 x 14 feet….. single
- F Room – 7.5 x 11 feet ….. R.A. room
- Common Area – 13 x 13 feet
All rooms have a desk, desk chair, bed, extra long mattress and closet.
Can I loft the beds in my room?
All bed frames are either loft-able or bunk-able.
How much does it cost to rent a bike locker?
Can personal items be shipped in advance?
Yes. We cannot accept items before August 10, 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.
What is my mailing address?
Colorado School of Mines
Residence Hall, Room number
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401