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College Blogs and Student News. What it's really like to be a Fort Lewis College student

Do you want to know:

  • What it's like to be an FLC student...
  • What life in Durango is all about...
  • What fun things you can do, on- and off-campus...
  • What kinds of experiences you'll have in the classroom...

Our student ambassadors, who work as tour guides and assistants in the Office of Admission, want to share that information with you. Read on to learn about their adventures, challenges, and growth as Skyhawks!

Student Stories

1000 miles to Durango
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

1000 miles to Durango

I have always loved the mountains. That’s why when I found Fort Lewis College during my junior year of college, I didn’t hesitate at the opportunity to transfer here. When I decided to move here, I sort of knew one person that I had gone to high school with in St. Louis four years before. Other than that, I didn’t know anyone in the town. I couldn’t have imagined how easy it was going to be to make new friends as a transfer student.

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Great classes, nice people, mountains and bluegrass
Friday, March 01, 2013

Great classes, nice people, mountains and bluegrass

I will never stop loving Fridays. Since I moved to Durango there has been an amazing freedom that I feel every Friday. Yesterday my Friday started as most days do: woke up early, made tea, listened to some bluegrass, and sat on my front porch getting some early morning Durango fresh air and sunshine. After breakfast and a chat with my roommates, I walked a few minutes to the bus stop where I waited with a few friends who live near by.

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Why I came to Fort Lewis College
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Why I came to Fort Lewis College

My entire education prior to college was spent in the small town of South Haven, Michigan.  I had lived in the same small town my whole life and finally decided when the time came for my application to college, I wanted to go to a big school and get out of the small town feel, so I applied to Michigan State University, got accepted, and planned on moving there. In the late spring, I got a realization that the small town feel was for me, and a friend encouraged me to go to Fort Lewis, because she loved it so much here.

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Climbing? Climbing!!
Monday, February 25, 2013

Climbing? Climbing!!

I looked out of my dorm window at the snow-covered ground, blue bird sky and frosty trees. The sun was shining, illuminating the snow with brilliant clarity as it sparkled in this early February morning. I smiled at how foreign yet beautiful this wintery landscape was. Gone were the sandy beaches, the 80 degree weather, the rustling palm trees and breaking waves that I had grown up with in Hawai’i. What would I do today?

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The road from history to biochemistry
Friday, February 22, 2013

The road from history to biochemistry

Sitting in a Chemistry 150 lecture at 8:00 am on a summer morning was the last place I thought I would ever find myself. When I started at Fort Lewis College, being a history major, I waited a long time to fulfill this general education requirement, a science with a lab. Despite my apprehension, I found the hands-on problem solving in chemistry invigorating and the panoply of research topics riveting. In the two following semesters, I took chemistry classes “just for fun,” and they led to a life-changing decision.

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