Parent & Family January 2017

2 Parents & Family Connection Newsletter -Summer 2016
Presenters
Brent Waller
Anne Rusk
Residence Life
Financial Aid
bwaller@mines.edu
arusk@mines.edu
456610121516
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

WELCOME, PARENTS & FAMILIES!
•General Campus Updates
•Student Engagement & Success Opportunities
•Construction Updates
•Bookstore Price Matching
•E-Days Packet
•CARE Resources
•Financial Aid Beyond the 2nd Year
•Housing Sign-Up Process
• Q&A
• Closing Survey
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Student Engagement & Success
• Leadership Summit
• Athletics
• Innovation Week
• Resident Assistant & Community Assistant
Application
• Peer Mentor Application
• Career Fair(February 14th)
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

GENERAL CAMPUS UPDATES
• Parking In Golden
• Construction
• 19th St. & 6 Ave
• http://www.cityofgolden.net/live/linking-lookout/
• Coors Tek
• 18th & Maple St. Plaza

GENERAL CAMPUS UPDATES-18th Street Plaza
Timeline
• March 2017 thru August 2017
• Pedestrian friendly plaza
• Impacts walking to Mines
Market
• Impacts biking from Mines Park
• Impacts to move-out
• Encourage your students to
bring items home during
Spring Break, if possible.

Bookstore Price Match
• Amazon, Bn.com & local competitors
• We price match the exact textbook, same edition, and format including all
accompanying materials
• Title must be in stock on competitors website or store at the time of price match
• Online marketplaces and peer-to-peer price are ineligible
• Rental terms must be the same
• One price match per title(i.e. multiple copies of the same title)
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Order an E-Days Packet Today!
https://commerce.cashnet.com/stuact
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

• Colorado School of Mines is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the members of the campus
community.
• If you find yourself in a state of distress, we encourage you to seek out relevant services for assistance.
• The CARE at Mines website provides information on campus and community resources that are available.
• Goes directly to some of our staff on the Crisis Intervention Team that help reach out to students and provide resources.
• Report, FAQs, and Resources
• Not an emergency website.
• If you need immediate assistance, call Mines PD at 303-273-3333
Care.mines.edu
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Financial Aid for the Sophomore Year
•Now: Do 2017-2018 FAFSA using 2015 taxes
•Use IRS Data Retrieval for smoothest processing
•March: If marital status/income has changed, must
use 2015 taxes on FAFSA and contact Financial Aid
•April 1st: Priority Deadline for maximum aid
•April 15th: Summer Aid application is available online
•May (end): Continuing students are packaged and
scholarship renewals are evaluated after spring
grades are posted
•Sign up for Financial Aid Newsletter finaid.mines.edu
•Questions? Contact our office: finaid@mines.edu
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Returning to Campus
2017-2018
Returning to Campus & Living Off-Campus
2017-2018
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Returning to Campus
2017
Tw
-2018
o Housing Options
How to Apply
1. Residence Halls: Maple Hall
1. Trailhead.mines.edu-Campus
Only
Life Tab-Residence Life Portal
2. Apartments: Mines Park
2. Empower your student
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Disability and Dietary Accommodations
Disability and Dietary Accommodations
Steps to Receive Housing Accommodations:
Steps to Receive Housing

If you have previously registered and
Accommodations(Cont.):
received accommodations for 2016-2017

Once information has been submitted to
both DSS and Residence Life, it will be
you will need to register again by
reviewed in the order received.
January 23rd.

Assignments are made based on

Register with Disability Support
availability of housing and approved
Services(DSS) at Mines. Start the process by
housing accommodations. For students
visiting Disability Support Services or by
living with us in the fall term, requests
made before January 23rd will be given
calling 303-273-3297.
priority. After January 23rd, requests for

Apply for housing online during the open
accommodation will be made as space is
registration period. Students interested in
available.
living in accessible spaces in DRL must fill

To get more information about academic
out the Housing Disability Accommodation
accommodations, visit: Colorado School
of Mines Disability Support Services
Request form in the Housing Portal in
Trailhead.
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Housing Option-
Residence Hall
Housing Option- Residence Hall
Maple Hall
• Sophomore Communities
• All inclusive pricing
• Single Student & Family
Housing
• Gender Inclusive
• Streaming TV & Internet
• Laundry Included
• Residence Life Staff
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Maple Hall Application Lottery Process
• Wednesday, February 1 @ 10:00 am: Application Opens
• Each application requires a $50 application fee.
• Trailhead.mines.edu
• Campus Life  Housing and Residence Life  Residence Life Housing Portal
• Friday, February 3 @ noon: Application Closes
• It does not matter when you apply, just apply between Feb 1-3 for first priority.
• Monday, February 6 by 5pm: Timeslots to select rooms are sent out on a lottery basis (Completed
application & fee paid)
• Room Selection Process
• Once you sign your contract and select your room you are held to the contract and you may not
get out of your Maple Hall room without penalty.
• Waitlist
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Residence Hall Contract Dates
Residence Halls
• Standard Residence Hall Agreement
• August 17, 2017 - May 11, 2018
• Closed during Winter Break
• Cancellation Policies
You may not sign your contract and then request to go to Mines
Park
Feb 1 thru April 30-10% of the Remaining Portion of the
Contract(Entire Academic Year) + 100% Meal Plan+ Application Fee
Starting May 1st- 60% of the Remaining Portion of the Contract(Entire
Academic Year) + 100% Meal Plan+ Application Fee
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Residence Hall FAQs
• Can I select a roommate on my own?
• If you are selected for a Maple Hall room assignment, you can select a
roommate (as long as they have completed an application).
• What are the costs to live on-campus?
• Expect a 3% increase on all 2016-2017 rates
• If I do not receive a room in the Upperclass Residence Hall Community, can I
apply for a Mines Park Apartment?
• Yes. We will work with you on the $50 application fee.
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Housing Option- Mines Park Apartments
• 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Options
• 1 person/bedroom. Two full-time students
can live in a 1 bedroom.
• Single Student & Family Housing
• Gender Inclusive
• Streaming TV, Internet, parking, water,
and trash included
• Laundry Included
• Furniture is not included
• Meal Plan is optional
• Xcel Utilities (Electricity and Gas) not
included
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Mines Park Application Process
• Monday, March 6 @ 4 pm: Application Opens
• Each application requires a $50 application fee.
• Trailhead.mines.edu
• Campus Life  Housing and Residence Life  Residence Life Housing Portal
• Thursday, March 9 @ noon: Application Closes
• It does not matter when you apply, just apply between March 6th- March 10th for first
priority.
• 3 business days to accept online once offered a space. Offers start March 15th.
• Once you sign your contract and accept your room, you are held to the contract and you
may not get out of your Mines Park without penalty.
• Waitlist
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Mines Park Contract Dates
New Leases are 10 months
• Start August 1, 2017 and end May 31, 2018.
Renewal Leases are 12 months
• Start June 1, 2017 and end May 31, 2018.
Cancellation Policies
• Feb 1 thru April 30-10% of the Remaining Portion of
the Contract(Entire Academic Year)+ Application Fee
• Starting May 1st- 60% of the Remaining Portion of the
Contract(Entire Academic Year) + Application Fee
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Mines Park FAQ’s
• What if I am only needing to be here until December 2017?
• You may cancel your contract, with no penalty, if you are graduating, studying
abroad, or withdrawing from the institution.
• If you have signed a contract in the residence halls and a friend gets a Mines Park
Apartment, can I get out of my contract and live at Mines Park with my friend?
• No. Once you have you signed your contract you are held to that specific contract.
• What do I do with my all my “stuff” over the summer?
• You can store it off-campus or take it home.
• Off-Campus Storage: csstorage.com
• What are the costs to live on-campus?
• Expect a 3% increase on all 2016-2017 rates
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

• Housed in Weaver Towers
• May 14th thru August 5th (unless you are living
with us)
• 3-Week Minimum for Mines Students
• Rates include residence hall style housing and
meal plan
• Application is available in Trailhead after
April 1st.

Living Off-Campus
• Where to Live Events
• January & February
• Off-Campus Housing Resource
Webpage
http://residencelife.mines.edu/Off-
Campus-Housing-Resources
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

Housing Contact Information
• Housing@mines.edu or 303-869-5433
• Amy Baccei- Assistant Director of Housing Operations
abaccei@mines.edu
303-273-3982
Campus Living Office
• Jackie Garramone- Housing Assignment Specialist
jgarramo@mines.edu
303-273-3928
Elm Hall, East Side
• Debi Pretz- Mines Park Administrative Coordinator
dpretz@mines.edu
303-384-2576
Mines Park Housing Office, Community Center #2
Parents & Family Webinar - January 2017

CONTACT INFORMATION, Q&A, & SURVEY
Jenn Mazzotta
Carolyn Dennee
David Cillessen
Student Activities
Mines Athletics
Mines Police Department
mazzotta@mines.edu
cdennee@mines.edu
dcilless@mines.edu
http://parentfamily.mines.edu/
Brent Waller
Residence Life
bwaller@mines.edu
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