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 Harold & Patricia Korell Athletics Center/Marv Kay Stadium. 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 218. 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 permits and meter receipts are not required on the day of Commencement.
Shuttle Service - Please review the map for pick-up locations for this service which will shuttle you close to the football field. Shuttle Service will be available on May12th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. On May 13th Shuttle Service will be available from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. Please look for pink' SHUTTLE PICK-UP' signs. There will be signs posted around campus for shuttle pick ups. Pick up locations will be on West Campus Road by Q lot, on Elm & 17th, on 16th by Marquez & the Green Center, and on Maple &13th where you will unload and walk to the stadium. Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking to get you to and from the stadium. The reception is planned to be on the Soccer Field immediately following the Ceremony which is just west of the Football Stadium.
Parking will be problematic. Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and access to the shuttle services.