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. Kafadar Commons is partially roped off to allow for the construction of the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering. Upon its completion, full access to Kafadar Commons will be restored.

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