Residence Life Current Events

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Residence Life Current Events

  • Move in information will be coming soon!
  • Webinar for incoming students and their families is set for July 12th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm (MST). We hope you can join us to learn more and get questions answered. An email will be coming to your email address and we will post information here. If you can't make it, we will post the webinar here on our site as well.

Dear new students and families, 

The Department of Residence Life is very excited to welcome you to campus and your new home here in August. My name is Mary Elliott and I serve Mines as the Director of Residence Life and Housing. I will be working this summer to communicate the housing process to you all. As you may have read in the email that I sent out on Monday, the 19th of June, we are making arrangements in the residence halls to accomodate a larger class size this year. This is exciting news and we're so happy to have so many fabulous students coming this fall, it also means that we are working to accomodate this large class into our housing on campus. We are adding a third resident to many of our double rooms in all of our halls so that each student has a place to stay here on campus. All of our first year students received this email and will continue to receive communication from me, via your email address throughout the summer. While these changes in room capacity are necessary, I know that they come with some anxiousness and possibly disappointment if it's not what you were expecting. I hope that you can understand this change is necessary so that every single new Oredigger has a space in our halls.

Each student will get a space in a closet, a dresser (3 drawers), a desk and a place to lay their head. Many of our beds will be bunked in triple rooms, and each of our bed frames allows you the flexibility to move the mattresses around to accomodate more space. 

We know that coming to college is a huge transition. Moving away from your home is an adventure and a challenge. Having three roommates, when you were getting used to the idea of sharing a bedroom with one other person, is a challenge also. My intention is to be as transparent as possible while we work through the process of finding spaces for all of you. If I know Orediggers at all, I know that you are problem solvers, and that you're not afraid of a challenge, and I hope that you can see this as an opportunity to meet more people and build even more relationships with your classmates here at Mines. 

Again, we will do our very best to be as communicative with you as possible and we are grateful for your flexibility and patience as we move through the process of finding all of our students a space.


Mary F. Elliott



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