Student Life at the School of Mines
Live on a campus where it's cool to be smart.
At first glance, life at the School of Mines is everything you'd expect at one of the nation's premier science and engineering schools. A place where Quake and Halo tournaments are serious affairs. Where dorm rooms feature self-assembled computers and custom-built music systems. Where it's not uncommon to hear members of the track team arguing over complex scientific equations in the middle of their stretching exercises. Where the idea of a practical joke is to make a gigantic rock, weighing tons, disappear without a trace from outside the Office of the President.
Join a community like no other.
But look closer. You'll find a laid-back yet playful, inspiring yet friendly residential college community like no other. A campus where smart people have fun as they explore all the different things they are interested in; where student organizations and athletic programs flourish. A place where you could run into Academic All-Americans preparing for their next NAIA national tournament appearance; musicians who play with the Jazz Band; cooking club enthusiasts sautéing squid in the dorm kitchen; and pilots who roam the skies as part of the Hardrocker Flying Club, all in one day.
At the School of Mines, you'll quickly realize that some of your most valuable lessons--about teamwork, successful relationships, and leadership--are likely to come from outside the classroom.
Browse through the pages and links in this Life@Mines section to find out more.
Better yet, schedule a campus visit and talk to some of our students and faculty. Discover just how much fun "smart" can be.