Themed Learning Communities

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Welcome to the Themed Learning Community (TLC) Information page! We invite you to learn about each community to see which one you may be interested in applying to be a part of! The TLCs are a way to enhance your living experience on campus. The TLC experience is what you make of it, meant to make your entire Mines experience better, by supporting you in your academic endeavors, not taking time away from what you need to spend on your work. The TLCs are open to any incoming first-year student. You will apply to the TLC of your choice (yes, you can apply to more than one!) but if you are assigned to a Theme Learning Community, you will only be assigned to that one. You may turn down your involvement in your assigned TLC if you have changed your mind. If you are chosen to live in a TLC you will be sent a welcome letter by email from the Residence Life Coordinator of your Residence Hall. Once you’ve made your roommate selection by contacting the other members of your TLC, you’ll officially be a part of the TLC and you’ll start to hear from the folks who will be running your community!

We look forward to you applying to be a part of these unique experiences and can’t wait to welcome you to Mines!


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.


To provide an educational experience, to supplement the academic one students already face

To create well-rounded students

To further connect students to campus and the local community

Each community will be comprised of about 30 - 50 students living together and an RA(s). The community and your RA(s) will work with the Residence Life Coordinator of the building to plan and develop the programming that makes your community unique. Additionally, each community will partner with at least one Faculty Friend, various campus organizations and offices, and local businesses and non-profits to ensure a well-rounded experience with many opportunities for students to get involved and experience what Mines and Colorado have to offer. Each community will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programming efforts on-campus and in the local community (Golden and Denver).

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