CSM Master Plan Public Meeting @ CSM Student Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Golden School of Mines will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Avery Room at the Student Center, 1200 16th Street, to discuss the Mines Master Plan and provide updates on Mines construction projects.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

Free screening of “Dark Waters” @ Colorado School of Mines Bunker Auditorium
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Colorado School of Mines will host a free screening of the major motion picture, “Dark Waters” on January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Bunker Auditorium on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The public is welcome and tickets are not required.

This free screening is offered in advance of the keynote address and panel hosted on January 29, featuring Rob Bilott, the environmental attorney who inspired the film.

Mines presents: Future of Forever Chemicals in Colorado – Keynote & panel with Rob Bilott @ Colorado School of Mines Bunker Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm

Rob Bilott, the environmental attorney who inspired the movie “Dark Waters” and author of the book “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont,” will speak at the Colorado School of Mines, Bunker Auditorium on January 29 at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The event is free, but tickets are required and available online.

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow immediately after with Chris Higgins, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Tracie White, Mines alumna and state remediation program manager; and other state and national PFAS experts. A poster session featuring Mines researchers and industry partners will kick off the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mines will screen “Dark Waters,” the movie inspired by Bilott, the day before on January 28 at 7 p.m. in Bunker Auditorium. The screening is also free and open to the public.

CSM Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Neighborhood Meeting
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm

Join City Councilors Casey Brown and Bill Fisher for a virtual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and answer questions about a potential Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Colorado School of Mines and the City of Golden.

Register for the meeting in advance.

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Golden Town and Gown Book Club @ Virtual
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Golden Town and Gown Book Club (TGBC) will discuss When Rivers Run Dry, by Fred Pearce in a Zoom meeting on April. Mr. Pearce is an entertaining, British writer, with an international perspective.

The topic of water supply is thought by some to rival climate change in importance to our country. The discussion leader will be Mines Professor of Hydrology Kamini Singha, who was the 2019 Mines Faculty Senate Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of water supply.

The meeting will begin with City Councilor Jim Dale giving a brief encomium to Bill McKee, one of  Colorado’s water experts, who was to lead the discussion of this book.  Bill passed away suddenly in February.

You can join the discussion by registering in advance.

Celebration of Golden: A Commemoration of Resilience @ Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

logos for community celebrationSeveral community organizations have come together to bring a celebration of the spirit and resilience of the Golden community to life. The event will provide a chance for the community to collectively reflect on the experiences of the past year and celebrate those who have supported us through a difficult time.

The event will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad) on Illinois St., and offers an opportunity to:

  • Participate in a community art project to capture collective pandemic experiences
  • Reflect on how the pandemic impacted us and commemorate those who supported us
  • Musical performances, including local band Alibi
  • Visit booths of Mines and community organizations
  • Win prizes from Golden businesses
  • Enjoy kids activities with Mines students
  • Enjoy food and drink from local vendors (including from Bob’s Burgers, Basic Kneads Pizza, Golden Poultry and Meats, the Eddy Hotel, and others)

Take a ride on the new Mines-Golden Downtown automated shuttle.

Featured speakers include:

  • Mayor Laura Weinberg
  • Councilor Bill Fisher
  • School of Mines executive and a student leader
  • Kim Mangle, Director of Non-Profit Executive Director Roundtable
  • Hannah Frey, Undergraduate Student Government President


Mines Park Redevelopment Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees has given formal approval to begin work with a developer, Capstone Development Partners, on a public-private partnership that will reimagine Mines Park student housing and raise the total bed count from 538 to more than 1,000. Construction and renovation will begin in Summer 2022, with the first phase done by Fall 2023 and final completion by Fall 2024.

The project team is hosting the second of three meetings on Jan. 19, 6 to 7 p.m. with current Mines Park residents, Mines students and the surrounding City of Golden community as planning progresses to receive feedback on the vision for Mines Park.

How to Participate


Join the meeting on Zoom with password: 366972.


Dial in for the meeting at 253-215-8782 or 346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 932 0554 2588.
If you are calling from abroad, access international numbers to participate.

H.323/SIP Room System:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)
Meeting ID: 932 0554 2588
Password: 366972
Password: 366972

Mines Park Early Childhood Education Center Neighborhood Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

IGA AgreementsJoin the Colorado School of Mines and the City of Golden for a second Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Neighborhood Meeting on June 8 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The subject of this virtual meeting will be the Early Childhood Education Center at Mines Park.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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