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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

Best mountain biking adventure in Durango
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Best mountain biking adventure in Durango

Engine Creek Ride!

Yes, it is true—most bikes in Durango are worth more than a person’s car. I, myself, am almost guilty of that logic. Mountain bike riding is an amazing experience in Durango, and there are thousands of miles of trails that individuals can ride right outside their backdoor.  I have done a good number of those “in town” rides, but the most epic ride that I have been on so far was a bit north of town. The name of the trail is Engine Creek Trail; a steep climb up Engineer Mountain followed by a techy downhill descent all around the circumference of Engineer Mountain is what makes this trail my favorite trail by far.

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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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