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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

Going beyond the classroom
Friday, March 07, 2014

Going beyond the classroom I have had a lot of amazing opportunities at Fort Lewis College to explore my field of study beyond the classroom. I am an English Communication Major and throughout my time on the campus news magazine The Independent, I have moved through various positions. I started as a Print Reporter and I transitioned to become Online Manager and now for a year and a half I have been Editor in Chief. For three consecutive years I have participated in the Associate Collegiate Press (ACP) Convention; a journalism convention that is held in different cities every year. Read the rest of entry »

Involvement: The key to success
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Involvement: The key to success

Engulfed in the flames of a busy school and work schedule, I asked myself: “What am I getting out of all this?” Doing the bare minimum is an easy habit to form when you are trying to balance your work and school schedule. But after really questioning my decision to be in school, I came to the conclusion that the bare minimum isn’t enough.

I remember telling myself I need to get as much out of my college career as I possibly can, writing “Get Involved” on my hand while looking out the library window as I did my homework.

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Snyder B is the place to be
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snyder B is the place to be It’s not a lie: Snyder B was the place to be. All the residents were always there. Even people who were not residents in Snyder B were always there. We mobbed over to dinner all together, we went camping all together, and we went out on the weekends all together. We had heard legends of Snyder B residents from the past and yearned to be college legends as well. Read the rest of entry »

Housing in Durango
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Housing in Durango

Starting college is more than just beginning classes, making new friends, finding yourself, and growing up. It is also about, for most of us, moving away from home and learning how to live without your family. It is so overwhelming and uncomfortable, yet extraordinarily exciting at the same time. One of the biggest parts of this is figuring out where to live. For your freshman year, the question is: which residence hall do I live in? So let’s start there.

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Academic assistance for all
Friday, February 21, 2014

Academic assistance for all While there are practically limitless ways in which Fort Lewis College is a special place, I have been particularly impressed with how committed Fort Lewis is in ensuring academic resources are abundant. Whether you need help with your advanced differential equations class or you’re trying to unravel what Kant’s categorical imperative is really all about, there are plentiful avenues for academic assistance. And the best part: they’re all totally free! Read the rest of entry »

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