Graduate Student Resources

Discount Software

(Microsoft Office, Adobe, EndNote, etc.)

Discounted prices for popular software programs/licenses are available to Mines graduate students. Click here to view all products available. If you have an inquiry about a program not shown please contact the CSM Bookstore.

Thesis Formatting Help

GSG provides a dedicated thesis-formatting service to graduate students through the Writing Center. This service is open to all graduate students; whether you are just beginning the thesis-writing process and want to learn good habits, or you are in the last phase of thesis submission. View the weekly schedule, or set up an appointment here.

Business Cards

GSG provides 100 business cards to each graduate student, for each enrolled degree program. Orders are placed at the beginning of the month, September through May, and are typically available before the last week of the month. Complete the GSG Business Card Request Form if you would like to place an order.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Academic Chair: Muthu Vinayak

Reserve a Study Room at the Library

The Arthur Lakes Library has study rooms designated specifically for graduate students, and you are able to reserve these rooms here. The Graduate Student rooms are 320B, 320C, and 320D.

Laptop Computers and Projectors

Mines has several laptop computers and projectors that are available for checkout on a short-term basis. Although meant for short-term use (few hours), exceptions are typically made for students needing a device for longer for official business (conference, workshop, etc.). Reservation details can be found here. Note that the equipment is open to all Mines students and is not exclusive to graduate students.

Unofficial LaTeX Thesis Template

For a number of years, the GSG has maintained an unofficial thesis template using LaTeX. Please click here for more information, or to download, this template. Please also note that template is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the template is with you. Should the template prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

Student Emergency Relief Fund

If you or someone you know may be in need of emergency monetary assistance, please contact Derek Morgan ( for information regarding possible financial assistance. These hardships may include unexpected death of a close family member, property damage due to natural disasters, loss of financial sponsorship for international students, etc.