Agata Bogucka

PHOTOS: First day of Fall 2023 semester at Colorado School of Mines

Mines welcomed students back Aug. 21 for the first day of the 2023-24 academic year. Here's what we saw around campus.
Students walk on campus during passing period

After a sleepy summer, the Mines campus was buzzing with energy on the first day of Fall 2023 semester. Students filled the shared pedestrian walkway between Alderson Hall and the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering during one of the morning's passing periods.

Gus Grievel teaching calculus
Mines welcomed about 1,623 first-year and transfer students to campus this fall. For some, their very first class as Orediggers was Calculus for Scientists and Engineers, taught by Gus Grievel, teaching professor of applied mathematics and statistics.
Student poses for photo at NEST booth on first day
The Office of New Student and Transition Services (NeST) set up a photo both on the pedestrian plaza for students to snap a photo on their first day at Mines.
two students sitting in chairs in Marquez
Prime study and collaboration spots on campus, like this one in Marquez Hall, filled up quickly on Monday as students got to work.
Table of students talks to professor during Design I
Students discuss the fundamentals of design with Professor of Practice Garrett Erickson during the first day of Cornerstone Design (Design I) in McNeil Hall.
Chris Coulston in the classroom on first day
Chris Coulston, teaching professor of electrical engineering, walks through the classroom during the first day of his Electronic Devices and Circuits course in Brown Hall.
Three students work problems on the board
Students work problems on the whiteboard during the first day of Dr. Coulston's Electronic Circuits and Devices course.

Agata Bogucka

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Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.