Parent and Guest Commencement Information
Reminder: In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, all graduating students must complete their graduation checklist. Undergraduate students can access their checklist here. Graduate students can access their checklist from the Graduate Studies website.
Due to recent events, we are requesting that all graduates and their guests refrain from bringing bags, backpacks, large purses, etc. to the Commencement Ceremony. Please leave these items at home or in your vehicle.
Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to the Lockridge Arena. The number of tickets allotted to each student will be determined prior to the SALUTE event. SALUTE will be the first opportunity for students to obtain their tickets. After SALUTE, undergraduates may bring their completed check-out form to the Student Life Office located in the Student Center, suite E240. Tickets for Commencement will only be issued to graduates once the check-out process has been completed.
The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association partners with several area hotels to guarantee a discounted hotel rate. For a complete list of partner hotels view the Alumni Association website.
Directions to Colorado School of Mines from Denver International Airport
Merge onto I-70 West. Take exit 265 toward Golden/Central City. Take the Washington Ave exit. Turn left onto Washinton Ave. Turn right onto 18th street and follow the signs for parking. Allow approximately one hour driving time from the airport to Colorado School of Mines. If traffic is light, the drive will take less time.
Directions to Colorado School of Mines from Interstates
From the north, take I-25 South to Exit 216B to merge onto I-76 West toward Grand Jct. This will then merge into I-70 West. Take Exit 265 toward Golden/Central City. Take the Washington Ave exit. Turn left onto Washinton Ave. Turn right onto 18th street and follow the signs for parking.
From the south, take I-25 North to Exit 209B for 6th Avenue toward US 6 W/Lakewood. Merge onto 6th Avenue Freeway. Turn right onto 19th street and follow the signs for parking.
Parking & Airport (DIA) Transportation
Parking permits and meter receipts are not required on the day of Commencement.