Housing & Dining


Residence Halls

Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines experience, although no students are required to live on campus. The “Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall halls) house about 380 students in mostly double rooms with a community style restroom/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers has living space for 230 students in suites with single and double rooms, a common living area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. There are a limited number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both single and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms. Maple Hall is our 290-bed facility that houses 2- and 4-person suites, with single and double bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Five social lounges, nine study rooms, community kitchen and activity room, central living room with fireplace, music practice room, student storage and workshop space, laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk assistant services are available to all residents of Maple Hall. Elm Hall is a neighborhood style facility offering space for 205 students in single and double bedrooms with community bathrooms that offer private options on each floor. Located across the street from Maple Hall, Elm Hall offers four social lounges, three study rooms, courtesy phones on each floor, creativity and design workshop, community kitchen and laundry rooms on each floor, central social lounge, and rent-able indoor bike and storage units. 

All residence hall spaces are equipped with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet for each student, as well as wired and wireless internet connections. Streaming Television services are included. The student is responsible for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings, and residents are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.

Additionally, Residence Life offers students an option to live and learn within a theme learning community that is a partnership between Residence Life, administrative departments, and faculty across campus.  Theme Learning Communities consists of intentionally designed living experiences centered around a variety of educational, cultural, organizational, and personal interests.  These communities allow students with common interests and pursuits to live together and support each other through planned activities and informal interactions.  Communities include Adventure Leadership Community (Outdoor Recreation), Oredigger Leadership Community, Visual and Performing Arts, Athleticism and Wellness, Nucleus Scholars, First Year Honors Explore Experience, and Engineering Grand Challenges. For more information, please see the Theme Learning Community Webpage.

For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Housing Rates page.

Mines Dining

Mines Dining operates a main dining hall and four retail dining facilities on campus. Mines Market features all-you-care-to-eat dining, adjacent to Elm Hall. Additional retail dining facilities, including The Periodic Table (featuring Starbucks, WOW Café, and Habañeros) in the Student Center, Subway in the Student Recreation Center, Blaster's Brew in Brown Hall, and Einstein Bros. Bagels in CTLM take student meal plans, as well as cash or credit card. Residence hall students are required to maintain a resident meal plan. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase any one of several commuter meal plans which best meets their individual needs. Dining options are limited during breaks (Thanksgiving, Fall, Winter and Spring Break). For more information and hours, go to Mines Dining

 For rates, please see the Residential Meal Plans page.

Apartment Housing

The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the 6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex houses upperclass undergraduate students, graduate students, and families. Residents must be full-time students. Additionally, residents are provided with student and professional staff that live within the community for any assistance, advice, support, and community building. 

Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study space, and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for apartment housing , go to the Apartment Housing website. Additionally, the Apartment Housing office is located within Community Center 2 for any additional assistance you may need.  

For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Housing Rates page.

Fraternities, Sororities

Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the national Greek organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or Sorority housing after their freshman year. Several of the Greek Houses are owned and operated by the School, while the remaining houses are owned and operated by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students are eligible to join these organizations. For information, go to Greek Life.

Off-Campus Housing

Click here for Off-Campus Housing Resources.