BlasterCard Office

Your BlasterCard is the official identification card for the Colorado School of Mines and your key to accessing life on campus. From your residence hall room to offices and labs, to dining and more. Your BlasterCard says that you are one of us.

Do you need it?

Short Answer:  Absolutely!

Long Answer: It is the policy of Colorado School of Mines that each student, staff member and faculty member possess a valid identification card. This card must be presented upon request by any Mines official.  The BlasterCard is a multi-function ID card.  It employs both a proximity chip and magnetic stripe technology.  The card can be used in conjunction with the Mines access control system, Mines dining locations, as well as many other functions.

Students

  1. All meal plans (and accompanying “munch money”) that are available through MINES Dining are accessed with proximity chip embedded in BlasterCard.  Each Mines Dining location on campus will use your BlasterCard to track meal swipes or confirm a “munch money” payment.
  2. Students who reside in one of the Residence Life residence halls use the BlasterCard as the “key” that grants admittance to those areas.  The BlasterCard can also be used to gain after-hours entry to certain academic buildings if you have been assigned special access.
  3. Other areas that will require your BlasterCard include Arthur Lakes Library and The Student Recreation Center.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff members will need the BlasterCard for building access and for identification as appropriate.

 

  1.    BlasterCard
    • Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Colorado School of Mines are eligible to receive a BlasterCard (Mines ID)
    • Anyone requesting a BlasterCard will need a currently valid form of state or federal issued photo ID to establish identity. This may include:
      • Passport or Passport Card
      • Driver’s License or State Issued ID Card
      • U.S. Military ID or U.S. Military Dependent ID
    • There is no charge for your first BlasterCard
      • Any defective or damaged BlasterCard will be replaced at no charge IF you turn in the card (or pieces of it).
      • The replacement of a lost BlasterCard will incur a fee of $15 that will be charged to your student account.
  2.    RTD PASS
    • Only MINES students are eligible for RTD Passes
    • You must be a registered student in good standing to be issued an RTD Pass
    • If you currently DO have an RTD Pass that was issued to you by MINES, you do NOT need to have it replaced.  It should continue to work for you as long as you are a registered student at MINES.
    • All RTD passes are active during the Fall and Spring Semesters of each academic year.  They do NOT function during the Summer Sessions.
    • If your RTD pass stops working (during the Fall or Spring semester) come visit us at the CLO and we will replace it at no charge.
    • If you misplace your RTD pass you can receive a replacement at the CLO for a fee (currently $15).
    • If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 303-384-CARD.
  3. Door Access
  4. Dining Services
  5. Other

Location

Campus Living Office – Elm Hall

 

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 am – 6 pm

Bob MaskBob Mask
Director of Campus Card Services
303-384-CARD
rmask@mines.edu

Location
Campus Living Office – Elm Hall

Elm Hall