There’s a new M on campus

Mines modifies tradition to welcome new students amidst pandemic

Staff Report
Posted 9/1/20

With COVID-19 preventing School of Mines incoming freshman from completing their traditional climb to the M that overlooks Golden, the school instead brought the M to them. On Friday, Aug. 28, the …

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There’s a new M on campus

Mines modifies tradition to welcome new students amidst pandemic

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With COVID-19 preventing School of Mines incoming freshman from completing their traditional climb to the M that overlooks Golden, the school instead brought the M to them.

On Friday, Aug. 28, the school hosted during which students were invited to add the rock each Mines freshman is asked to bring to a campus to a new temporary rock M constructed on campus near the school’s intramural fields.

According to an article produced by the school, the class of 2024 was divided into cohorts of about 30 to 50 students. Each group was then assigned a time to gather to spray paint their hard hats (another Mines tradition) before embarking on a tour of campus with the 10-pound rocks they were asked to bring from home in-hand.

That tour ended at the sight of the new M, where the new Orediggers painted their rocks with cups of whitewash and placed them in the temporary construction where they will stay until they can be relocated to the M on Mount Zion.

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