Greetings from the Director
Dear International Student/Scholar,
On behalf of the International Student & Scholar Services team (ISSS), I would like to welcome you to Colorado School of Mines. You have chosen a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. which has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. We are pleased that you are part of the Mines family. The Mines campus and community provide a variety of resources to ensure that your time here as a student or scholar is productive on both a personal and academic level. Mines is located in one of the most beautiful cities in Colorado, with a vibrant and growing international community. Our 750 international students and scholars enhance the diversity of our community and our campus, and we welcome your important contributions.
The International Student & Scholar Services team is committed to facilitating and enriching your experience before you arrive on campus and while you are here in the U.S. All members of the ISSS team work diligently to provide the best and most useful resources prior to your arrival through a comprehensive pre-arrival information packet. Once you arrive on campus, we welcome you with an immigration orientation in order to inform you of the various visa compliance regulations that you must follow as an international student or scholar in order to maintain your visa status. Our team is responsible for reporting to the federal Government all compliance events relating to our international population through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). For this reason it is important that you check your Mines e-mail regularly, since regulations sometimes change.
It is our goal that you may enjoy every benefit that is afforded to you by your visa status. Whearas, the ISSS team is dedicated to complying with government regulations, providing programming and cultural opportunities, it is our goal to enhance your personal, academic, and professional experiences while you are here as an F-1 or J-1 visa holder. Once again, welcome to Mines. We are happy that you are with us, and we will try to make your stay at Mines as productive as possible. Please contact any member of the ISSS team if you have any questions or concerns. If we do not know the answers to your questions, we will try to find someone who does.
Director, International Student & Scholar Services