Getting Started With Campus Computing

Getting Started icon Welcome to Mines! This page is intended to help new students and faculty get started with campus computing by providing quick access to important account activation links and other resources. Before you begin, be sure to have your username and EKey handy. You'll need them to set up new accounts and connect to the campus network.

Learn more about your campus username
Learn more about your EKey

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff, you will use several different Mines computer systems as part of your job or course work. Most of these systems are divided into three groups:

  • Trailhead Campus Portal
    A variety of administrative and academic services such as your schedule, drop/add, grades, bills, calendar, and other administrative services.
  • MultiPass Account
    Unix, Linux, Lon Capa and other MultiPass services.
  • ADIT (Microsoft Windows)
    Windows lab work stations and offices all around campus

NOTE: If there is a problem with your campus username, please review campus username information and submit a Mines Help Center request ( BEFORE you activate your accounts.

» Activate your Trailhead, MultiPass, and ADIT accounts.

Instructions to set up your email account will follow after your Trailhead, MultiPass, and ADIT accounts are set up.

The Computing & Networking department (CCIT) offers support services to all students and faculty.

The Good Stuff

Setting up accounts is dull, but necessary. Once you're done, here are a few vastly more interesting things you'll be able to do:

Mines Emergency Alert

Mines Emergency Alert (MEA) is an emergency notification system that sends text and voice messages to the Mines community in the event of a declared emergency. To subscribe to MEA alerts, log in to your Trailhead account and navigate to Self Service > Personal Information > Mines Emergency Alert System.

Computing & Networking Security

The Office of Information Security & Privacy works with the Mines community to increase the security of our information infrastructure, including the data network and connected hosts. Read more »

Be Informed 

Mines offers a large number of information resources for the campus community. For computing questions, see the FAQfinder database of frequently asked questions. Events of general interest are found in the Mines Calendar. Campus news is available in the Mines Newsroom or via RSS feed. And if you're looking for information on a mobile device ... there's a (Mines) app for that.







Contact CCIT
CCIT facilities are primarily housed in the east end of the CTLM building (Center for Technology and Learning Media):

Campus Computing, Communications and Information Technologies:
1650 Arapahoe St.
Golden, Co. 80401

Computing Commons Front Desk:
(303) 273-3431
Office: (303) 273-3430
Fax: (303) 273-3475

Business Mailing Address:
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401

About Campus Computing

If you have question or concerns about the content on this page, please submit a request to the Mines Help Center.