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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

Summertime and the livin’s easy
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Summertime and the livin’s easy

When you think of summer, what are some things that pop into your head? Sunshine? Tanning? Hanging with friends? What about not showering for 10 days at a time? Living outside? Or even the forearm muscles of a champion? If you spend a summer doing trail work, option B will comprise your summer much more accurately. The summer after my freshman year of college, I decided that I wanted to do something different, something that would put me out of my comfort zone. I worked for the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) and blazed trails throughout the Southwest area.

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My home away from home
Monday, April 07, 2014

My home away from home One of the most significant changes when a student comes to college is the transition from living at home to living in a residence hall. First year students typically live with a roommate, must learn how to resolve any conflicts that arise, utilize time management skills so as to not get distracted by all the fun opportunities college has to offer, and choose priorities that may follow them through their entire college career and beyond. Read the rest of entry »

Self-Love is First Love: My experience working with Student Wellness
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Self-Love is First Love: My experience working with Student Wellness College can be a very stressful time in life. It is definitely a challenge balancing school, work, a social life, and still finding time to take care of your health. I’ve had to face this struggle during my time at the Fort and thanks to our Student Wellness services, I’ve been able to educate myself on the importance of balancing my crazy schedule while still making time to take care of myself. Read the rest of entry »

VIDEO: A day in the life of Jake
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

VIDEO: A day in the life of Jake What is it like to be a student at Fort Lewis College? In our "Day in the life" series, we'll explore student life at FLC through the eyes of our students. In this episode, we meet Jake, a senior Biology major who aspires to be a veterinarian. On a typical day, Jake hikes up to campus, meets with his research advisor in the Honors Program, goes to his neurobiology class, and works at a local small animal veterinary clinic. Read the rest of entry »

Go Skyhawk Volleyball!
Monday, March 24, 2014

Go Skyhawk Volleyball!

Adams State. They were ranked first last year in our RMAC conference, and our head coach’s daughter was their starting senior setter. This team gave us so much trouble last year, and had already beaten some of the best teams in our conference.

But the Grizzlies were coming to OUR home court on Saturday. We had worked hard in practice all week, we discussed every player’s tendencies, and the technical strategy we needed to out work them on the court. But still, the record favored Adams for this game.

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