Experience our Campus

We invite you to visit us in Golden and see all that Colorado School of Mines has to offer! Visiting campus and connecting with our staff is one of the best ways to learn if Mines is the right place for you.

Check out our in-person and virtual daily visit options below.

In-Person Visits

Learn about daily undergraduate and graduate visit opportunities.

Virtual Visits

Explore upcoming virtual programming opportunities and find recordings of past programs.

Preview Days

View our upcoming schedule for large campus open house events.

The College Tour

Check out the Mines episode of Amazon’s college tour series.

Ready to visit?

We can’t wait to connect with you, #FutureOredigger! Visit our registration portal to plan your visit experience today.

Undergraduate VisitsGraduate Visits

Self-Guided Tour

Don’t have time for a full visit? Explore our self-guided tour.

Visitor’s Guide

Explore  things to do and places to go in Golden and beyond!

Golden Info

Learn more about our home in scenic Golden, Colorado.

Mines in Your City

Can’t make it to Golden? Explore when we’ll be in your community.

Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, only 15 miles west of downtown Denver.

The city of Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, is a thriving community of 17,000, offering a small-town atmosphere and convenient access to world-class outdoor destinations for skiing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking as well as big-city attractions with close proximity to Denver.

Colorado School of Mines has some big-name neighbors in Golden, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a frequent research collaborator, and Coors Brewing Company.

History buff? You can learn more about the history of Mines in Mines Magazine.

Starzer Welcome Center

1812 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Advanced registration is required for the majority of our campus visit opportunities. Self-guided tour materials are always available at the Starzer Welcome Center!


If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office of Admissions regarding visit opportunities.

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (303) 384-2027
Email: admissions@mines.edu

Graduate Admissions
Phone: (303) 273-3247
Email: grad-admissions@mines.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Major holidays excepted. Hours subject to change depending on events happening on campus, meetings, and staff travel schedules.