Move-In Guide

We are looking forward to seeing you in August!


Tuesday, August 14th Move in Day for all Theme Learning Community Residents & International students. 
Thursday, August 16th Move in day for all  other first year students*
*Fall Athlete-Please check-in with your coaches on your arrival date.  

Residence Life has strong connections with the Mines Community, making move-in volunteers possible. Having volunteers means that you will have lots of help with the move in process. To aid our volunteers, who will be wearing bright orange shirts, please make sure that your items are labeled really well. Everything should be labeled with at least your last name and your building and room number on it.  For example: "Mines Student, Morgan 208". This will ensure that your things get to you in your room! 

Please utilize our mobile-friendly guide at for the latest on everything that you need to know to move in.  

Keep watching this page and reading your emails for all information about move in. Our goal is to make the move in process an easy one for you and your family so that you can concentrate on getting settled and taking care of the things you need on your first day.



What you should bring...
€ Extra long twin sheets (80x30 and 75x38 ½)
€ Pillows, bedspread or comforter, blankets
€ Towels, washcloths and bathrobe
€ Shower tote, caddy, and shower shoes
€ Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
€ Clothes hangers
€ Cellular phone
€ Surge Protector
€ Laundry basket/ detergent/ fabric softener
€ School supplies/ backpack
€ Alarm clock or clock radio with batteries
€ Refrigerator and microwave
What you may want to bring...
€ Stereo(bookshelf size)
€ Small safe to store valuables
€ TV and DVD Player
€ Computer/laptop/printer (optional due to computer lab in all residence halls)
€ Iron and ironing board
€ Posters and poster putty (no tape or tacks can be used on walls)
€ Camera
€ Fan and/or humidifier
€ Bike and bike lock
€ Flashlight
€ Hand-held vacuum/ carpet sweeper
€ Sports equipment/ skis/ snowboard € Calendar, daily planner and/or PDA
€ Storage bins/ small organizer
€ Desk/floor lamps
€ Full length mirror(Cannot be hung on residence hall doors)
€ Non-perishable food items
€ Coffee maker
Please Don't Bring...
€ Pets, with the exception of fish (with a limit of 25-gallon tanks)
€ Waterbeds or mattress from home
€ Drapes for the windows
€ Hot plates, candles, and incense
€ Halogen or torchiere-style lamps
€ Unapproved materials for hanging, including Scotch, duct, electrical or masking tape, tacks, and nails; anything that might damage walls
€ Candles
€ Valuable possessions you don't really need
€ Alcohol/Drug paraphernalia
$euro; Extension Cords
Items to discuss with your roommate before purchasing
€ T.V.
€ Carpet/rugs
€ Video game console
€ Couch
€ Futon
€ Reclining Chairs

Residence Life

Department of Residence Life & Housing

Residence Life Office
Phone: (303) 869-LIFE(5433)
Toll Free: (800) 446-9488 x5433
Fax: (303) 384-2261
Location: Campus Living Office (Elm Hall)
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 6 pm

Apartments at Mines Park Office
Phone: 303-869-5444
Toll Free: (800) 446-9488 x5444
Location: Community Center 2 at Mines Park
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 7 pm

Addressing mail to students living on campus
First and Last Name
Colorado School of Mines
Name of Residence Hall and Room number
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401