150 years of engineering solutions on Earth and beyond

​Time to innovate, educate and celebrate

For a century and a half, Colorado School of Mines has been at the forefront of technological innovation, producing the talent and solutions that shape our world. Today, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering as we break new ground on state-of-the-art facilities, engage a diverse community of students and alumni, and strengthen partnerships with industry. The future is bright and brimming with possibilities. Let’s celebrate what we’ve accomplished and what’s to come.

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Mines at 150 Founders Week

February 5-9, 2024

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February 8

  • #idigmines Giving Day | All-Day Event
  • Coffee at the Library | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    *Join for Mines trivia, coffee and cocoa, memorabilia and more!

February 9

  • Photos with Blaster in front of the Geology Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the Labriola Innovation District starting at 1 p.m.
  • Labriola Innovation District Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening | 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Mines Birthday Party at the Labriola Innovation Hub (with giveaways) | 1 p.m.
  • Rock the Lock Basketball Games in Lockridge Arena | 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

    • Free Woody’s Pizza (first 300 students)
    • T-shirts
    • Prizes (and earn points toward Blaster’s Founders Week Challenge!)
    • Women’s game at 5:30 & men’s game at 7:30
Mines students in a cardboard boat during E-Days


April 12-13, 2024

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Students throwing caps in the air at graduation


May 9-10, 2024

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Get ready for an unforgettable 2024 Commencement at Mines!

As we mark our sesquicentennial anniversary, we’re also planning an extra special celebration with traditions old and new for our graduating seniors, who did not get to experience traditional high school graduation ceremonies back in 2020 due to the pandemic. We’re making it a graduation they’ll remember!

More details to come.

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Helluva Welcome

August 10-17, 2024

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Fireworks at Homecoming


September 26-28, 2024

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