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Campus Parking Policies are enforced year-round, including holidays, summers, and semester breaks.


The Colorado School of Mines is a Pay-to-Park campus from 7:00am until 5:00pm each Monday through Friday for students, employees and visitors, as well as contractors and visiting professionals. Parking Services will help you understand where you are allowed to park and how to get a parking permit. We ask our visitors and community members to please observe all posted signs and curb markings to reduce the possibility of getting a parking ticket. 


Neighboring Residential Areas

The City of Golden has implemented a permit policy in the residential areas surrounding this campus.  Parking by anyone other than residents of these communities will be ticketed by the City of Golden.  These boundary areas are noted on the campus map by heavy black dashed lines.

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Bus parking is available at the north end of Lot Q, in the northwest quadrant of campus. This area is designated exclusively for buses, which are not required to display a permit if parked in this area. For easier access in and out of campus, buses should pick up and drop off along 17th Street, on the south side of the Student Recreation Center, then exit left onto Elm Street and out to 19th.


Although parking permits are not required for guests attending graduation services, observing posted signs and curb markings is expected.  Parking is available in any of the blue colored parking lots shown on the respective maps below.

Spring Commencement MapPDF versionText only version

Fall Commencement MapPDF versionText only version