Student Housing

Special Living Options

Adventure House Living-Learning Community (LLC)
The Adventure House is an exciting option which offers residential students the opportunity to live with other students who have common interests and who are similarly invested in having fun and learning together.

Fort Lewis College students hiking engineer mountain
Excursion to nearby Engineer Mountain

Whether you are a life-long outdoor enthusiast or have never ventured off pavement, the Adventure House affords you the opportunity to blend academics, community living and backcountry, human-powered adventure.

Residents are dedicated to learning about and enjoying wilderness related activities. Coordinated through Outdoor Pursuits, staff and faculty will partner with residents to plan a variety of workshops, clinics and trips around favorite activities including rafting, biking, backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, rock and ice climbing, skiing/riding, wilderness safety and ethics, equipment repair and so much more!

Every year residents find new ways to be involved with enjoying and respecting the backcountry.

"The Adventure House helped me make lifelong friends. We lived, learned and played together and it was a great year," - Sarah Hall, Marketing major, Boulder, CO

Faculty in Residence (FIR) Program
Animas Hall offers a Faculty in Residence Program through a collaboration of Academic Affairs and the Department of Student Housing. It fosters a heightened sense of intellectual curiosity, as well as providing a unique dynamic in the residential community, by bringing the student-teacher relationship outside the classroom and into the living environment. Both informal interactions between faculty and students, and engaging purposeful programs will foster dialogue covering broad topical areas such as education, social responsibility, civic engagement and personal growth.

This year's faculty member is Dr. Steven Fenster, an Assistant Professor in the Biology department. He, along with his family, live in an apartment in Animas Hall. 

Family Housing
Fort Lewis College offers family housing in the Centennial Apartment Complex for students who are married or who have legal guardianship of children.  Space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Housing Accommodations
Fort Lewis College recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations, modifications, or auxiliary aids in order to have equal access to the programs and services offered.  In keeping with our commitment to diversity, and in compliance with federal and state law, we provide reasonable accommodations in on-campus housing to students with qualified disabilities.  Students who need accommodations are responsible for requesting these services from and for meeting with the Disabilities Services Office.  Students are encouraged to note the desired accommodation on their Housing Application, and to complete their application and the intake process with Disability Services as early as possible. 

Gender Neutral Housing
The Gender Neutral Housing option is offered on a limited basis for students whom the traditional same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate and are looking for an inclusive environment.  For more information about how Gender Neutral Housing works, please contact the housing office at and we will email you a fact sheet.  You are also welcome to call Laura Latimer at the housing office at 970-247-7503 with questions.  No student will be placed in Gender Neutral Housing without their expressed interest in this living option.