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

Unofficial LaTeX Thesis Template

Download the Thesis Template here

Download the User Manual here

 For a number of years, the GSG has maintained an unofficial thesis template using LaTeX.  GSG through the support of graduate students has developed a thesis template in LaTeX for the use of graduate students at Mines as per the formatting rules defined by the university. The Thesis Template can be used in Overleaf or other LaTeX editors. A detailed User Manual is available to learn how to use the template. If you have any issues regarding the template please contact the GSG Academic Chair

The LaTeX template was developed through a competition in 2019-2020. The first prize winner was Ms. Claudia Schrama and the second place was Ms. Ming Li (Template).  GSG appreciates their effort in helping fellow graduate students.

Note: 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.


Writing Center

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.


The Writing Center provides free academic support to all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Writing Center can provide assistance with any form of communication including papers, scholarship essays, and presentations at any stage of the process. The tutors in the center are experts in a wide variety of fields including science and technical communication, graduate writing, scholarly publications, and ESL. To schedule and appointment with the Writing center click 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 GSG Academic Chair

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.

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.