Services and Support

Academic Services

Tutoring and Academic Advisement

Students can receive academic advisement and tutoring as needed, through the appropriate academic department, research teams, advisor, colleagues, and offerings (where available) in the department.

Writing Center 

The Writing Center at Mines provides free professional one-on-one tutoring to members of the CSM community to assist them with any writing or communication project that is at any stage of the process. Both in-person and online tutoring appointments are available. To visit the Writing Center, please go to our online scheduler.


The Arthur Lakes Library is the collaborative partner and intellectual nexus that bridges disciplines and communities across the Mines campus. As a student at Mines you can receive online library support by accessing LibGuides, Ask a Librarian and FAQs.  


The Bookstore will provide full services to all online students, including but not limited to, course-material procurement and book procurement.

Software Access

The Colorado School of Mines has access to many software titles. That software is available to the Mines community in accordance with the license agreement for each package. The CCIT Software Index was created to organize and catalog software and license information.

Student Services

Disability Support Services

The Colorado School of Mines is committed to providing equal access to university courses, programs, and activities for students with a disability. Disability Support Services staff works with qualified undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to manage the impact of their disability on learning and living at Mines. For more information or to request accommodations, please visit Disability Support Services.

Career Services

Students have access to individual career advisement and counseling and to all Career Center events, job fairs, seminars, and lectures/events. Graduate-level students will have access to all Career Center opportunities for two years (24 months) after graduation.

Veteran Services

Welcome to our military service members from all branches, active duty as well as retired. Mines enrolls approximately 130 students who utilize the various veterans’ and tuition assistance programs. This website is intended to help you find the resources you need to succeed at Mines.

Mobile Apps

Mines Mobile App
The M mobile app provides news, events, sports, maps, social media, dining options, and much more — all in the palm of your hand.The app is now available for iOS and Android.

Canvas Student Mobile App
The Canvas for Student app allows students to view the Canvas activity stream, to do list, course schedules, and course discussions. Students can also create and reply to discussions and check grades. Download the app by visiting iTunes or Google Play.  For more information, please visit the Canvas Community.

Blastercard Card

Students may, by request in-person or online, request that a Student ID (Blastercard) be produced. All online students will be asked to upload current, and verified, photo-IDs via the University ID system.

Student Support

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Compliance, Policy, Enforcement, and Support Office (DOS Office) is responsible for enforcement of student-oriented institutional policies and committed to advocating for student success while providing assistance to students and families, alike.


Mines is dedicated to the well-being of all students. We strive to create a community that cares for one another. The Crisis Assessment, Response, and Education (CARE) Team Team, chaired by the Associate Vice President for Student Life, provides outreach, support, and resources/options for students who are personally, academically, financially, or otherwise struggling.

Counseling Center

Student Life plans to offer web-based self-help tools to all online students. Online students will have access to Therapist Assisted Online (TAO), a web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other common mental health concerns. TAO is heavily recommended or utilized with on-campus students and permits support to online students. Additional.


Students have access to several professional organizations:

  • The Graduate Student Government works to represent and advocate for graduate student concerns and needs for all graduate students, including those who are online.
  • The Mission of the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is to provide support that contributes to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of historically underrepresented students, and to provide professional development for students, staff and faculty at Colorado School of Mines.
  • The Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics mission is to enhance opportunities for women in engineering and applied science careers and to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of women students.  


The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association (CSMAA) is charged with (1) enriching connections between alumni and Mines through various forms of engagement and (2) promoting Mines’ rich tradition of excellence.


Restricted Services

The following resources and services are restricted for online students who do not pay student fees:

  • Mines Health Center and Dental Services
  • Student Recreation Center, Intramural, and Club Sports/Athletics
  • Student Activities and Mines Special Events
  • Student Health Insurance Plan and Regional Transportation District Pass
  • Counseling Center Services Group Therapy and Individual Clinical Therapy

Limited Services

The following resources and services are limited for online students who do not pay student fees:

  • Housing: On a case-by-case basis, full-time online students who wish to live in Mines graduate housing may apply. Priority will be given to on-campus students.
  • Varsity Athletic Events: Online students may attend Varsity Athletic events after paying the appropriate student ticket price. Please contact Athletics for more information, including details on how to purchase tickets.