Housing & Dining

Residence Halls

Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines experience. All first year students are required to live on campus in the residence halls, and many upper-class students continue to live in Residence Life housing throughout their time at Mines.

The “Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall halls) house about 380 students in mostly double/triple 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. Maple Hall is a 290-bed suite-style facility with single, double and triple bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Elm Hall is a neighborhood-style facility offering space for 205 students in single, double and triple bedrooms with community bathrooms that offer private options on each floor. Elm Hall also housed our Gender Inclusive Housing program. Aspen Hall is our smallest community, a house, that houses our Nucleus ScholarsTheme Learning Community. Aspen features single, double and one triple room in a house so that students have a home-like environment where they live in community together. 

All residence hall spaces have kitchens, study lounges, social lounges and a front desk to help with mail and to provide some services to our residents. All residence hall bedrooms are equipped with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet for each student, as well as wired and wireless internet connections, streaming cable services and unlimited laundry. 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 upper-class undergraduate students, graduate students, and students with 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, streaming cable television, wired and wireless internet connections, unlimited laundry, and a Mines Park parking pass. 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.