Just like graduation
symbolizes the end of a student’s university experience, Convocation marks the
beginning of a student’s academic career at Mines. This is an opportunity for
you and your family to participate in your first official event as an
Oredigger. You will hear from faculty, alumni and fellow students about their
Mines experience and learn about the rich traditions of our university.
Due to limited seating in Lockridge Arena, each new Oredigger is allowed two guests at Convocation. We will have an alternate viewing area set up on Kafadar Commons for additional guests. All family and friends are invited to join us at the welcome barbecue on Kafadar Commons immediately following Convocation at 5 p.m. New students do not need a ticket for entry into Lockridge Arena. Students will assemble on the South IM Field at 3:15 p.m. to lineup for the processional into the arena.
Parking on campus is free on Convocation day.