Kafadar Commons is the main “quad” on campus and a popular gathering spot. During the warmer summer, fall and spring days, students will eat lunch, toss a Frisbee or slackline with friends on the green space. Don’t be surprised if you find a glow-in-the-dark Humans vs. Zombies game going on at 2 a.m.

The Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award was established in 1987 by Ahmed D. Kafadar, a 1942 graduate, to honor his late wife. This award is granted each semester to a graduating senior who excelled in humanities and contributed to the cultural life at Mines. The Commons were renamed in 1993 in their honor.

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Kafadar Commons

1500 Illinois Street
Golden CO 80401