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August 2018

2018 Fall Kickoff

August 16, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Fall Kickoff takes place August 16-19. During Fall Kickoff, students get their first taste of Mines. Convocation marks the start of a student’s career at Mines and the M Climb is a memorable initiation to the Oredigger family where many students quickly memorize The Mining Engineer fight song along the long hike up Mount Zion. They also get to contribute to the Golden community during the Fall Kickoff service event.

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Convocation

Convocation

August 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lockridge Arena, 1651 Elm St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Convocation begins your adventure here at Mines. As a part of Fall Kickoff, Convocation welcomes students and families to the unique character of Mines. It is also a chance for parents to say goodbye to their new Oredigger.

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The M Climb is part of Fall Kickoff

M Climb

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Each fall, incoming freshmen carry a 10-pound rock up to the M and then coat the symbol with fresh whitewash. Freshman are encouraged to bring a rock from their home town if they are able to. Wear closed-toed shoes!  

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October 2018

Parent and Family Weekend

Family Weekend

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018

To help connect parents and families from across the country with the traditions of Mines, we will host a weekend on campus filled with spirited activities from sports to theater to classroom to meeting the president! There will be something for everyone. Registration is now open! REGISTER

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January 2019

2019 Mines Leadership Summit: Navigating the Valleys

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
$5

The Mines Leadership Summit is an opportunity for students to attend a miniature professional development conference on campus. The 2019 Summit theme is Navigating the Valleys, which will focus on resiliency and how to lead and persist when times are hard. The summit will have three speakers who will each share different stories, experiences, and guidance on how to navigate the valleys. The speakers will also each lead their own debriefing activity to help students process through what they’re hearing…

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August 2019

The M Climb

August 16 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
CO United States

It was 111 years ago this year that Colorado School of Mines students and faculty built a monument on Mount Zion, loading a supply train of burros and packing their way up. Now it’s time for the next generation of Oredigger—the class of 2023—to make their own trek up the mountain, carrying 10-pound rocks from their hometowns to whitewash and add to the mountainside M. The 2019 M Climb will be held the morning of Friday, Aug. 16, with faculty and staff joining first-year…

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Celebration of Mines

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Intramural Fields, 1620 Elm St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Celebration of Mines

Celebration of Mines is an annual event that introduces new students to everything that Mines as to offer. Meet representatives from student organizations and academic departments, sample free food and play games.

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