Dear Class of 2017,
Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines. What an exciting time to be an Oredigger! Mines continues to be one of the premier engineering and applied science schools in the country, and we just keep getting better. There many exciting new facilities, programs, and services available on campus as we continue to fulfill our goal of excellence.
Our focus is now to help you reach your goals. You want to be a part of the next generation of scientists and engineers to address global challenges and opportunities affecting the earth, energy sectors, and the environment. We strongly believe that your education at Mines will give you the skills, knowledge, and attributes you’ll need to realize your goals and dreams. You’ll work harder, reach farther, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and accomplish more in the next four years than you ever thought possible. And the payoff will be confidence in knowing exactly what you’re capable of, what you can achieve, and a whole world of opportunity ahead of you.
In the coming weeks and during your first semester here you’ll learn more about Mines’ academic programs and also about the many ways to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom, such as club sports and intercollegiate athletics, residence halls activities, and student groups. I encourage you to jump in, get involved, and truly embrace Mines as your second home.
You have already enjoyed achievement in your lives, and now you’re ready to take on new challenges. I can’t wait to see what YOU bring to Mines- see you in August!