Fall 2020 New Student Orientation

Online Orientation


You’ll receive a course invitation in your FLC email to attend the online part of New Student Orientation in Canvas, our learning management system. Online Orientation becomes available on July 31, and you’ll need to complete it before you arrive on campus, as it includes the Health Awareness Certification—a requirement for returning to campus in compliance with public health COVID-19 response protocols.

In-person Orientation

Sunday, August 23 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., strongly encouraged

New Student Orientation supports you, as a new member of our FLC community in your transitional year. We have carefully developed each and every session of Orientation with your success in mind. We take into account the kinds of challenges that all new students face and prepare you with events and information to have a fantastic first year.

Download your Orientation Schedule

First-year students

As a First-year student, you are automatically registered for New Student Orientation. The other students in your Orientation group are also in your First-year Launch (FYL) course.

Download the Fort Lewis College app to find your Orientation group and schedule. Additionally, you'll use the FLC app for symptom tracking. If you do not have a smartphone capable of running the app, we are offering loaner wifi-only phones for the duration of the semester as part of our Technology Bundles. Get info about Technology Bundles.


Transfer students

Online Transfer Registration has closed.


Concurrent Students

Online Orientation Saturday, August 22, 3:00 - 4:30pm.

Online Orientation will be held on Zoom.

Join Online Orientation on Zoom

Or iPhone one-tap : US: +1-253-215-8782,984 265 8010# or +1-346-248-7799,984 2658 8010#
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Please contact Teresa CastaƱon Fry for more information at 970-903-8741 or concurrent@fortlewis.edu

Arriving on Campus – Check-in

Check in

You’ll receive a check-in time to arrive on campus. This will help us stagger arrivals. You’ll be given your Orientation materials at the drive-through check-in stop in the North Rim Lot (11 West Campus Ct.).

What to expect at the drive-through check-in:

  • Temperature/wellness checks
  • Staff will check to see if you have completed the Health Awareness Certification. You will not be able to move into your residence hall or visit offices on campus until the course is completed.
  • You will receive two face coverings. Masks are required for everyone while they are on campus and in the halls.
  • You will receive all of your orientation materials.

Family Members

Virtual family orientation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FLC has decided to implement a virtual Orientation experience by Zoom for family members. Our aim is to provide you with strong connections to campus staff, faculty, and students and answer questions you may have as your student prepares to arrive on campus. Please join us for all or some of Orientation to engage with FLC colleagues from the Office of Student Affairs, Health Center, Counseling Center, Police Department, Orientation, Career Services, Financial Aid, Billing, and more!

Plus, we’ll have a student panel so you can hear from the real experts! This virtual program will be recorded and made available on our Orientation page for anyone who is unable to attend or wishes to review the content.

Family orientation was held on Monday, August 10, 1:00 - 5:15 p.m. MST.

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Contact us

It is our pleasure to assist you, answer your questions, address your concerns, and learn from you. We believe that orientation is a process, not merely an event. With that in mind, we are your hosts and guides for this next stage in your journey to a successful academic experience.

Elizabeth Calagias
New Student and Family Orientation Coordinator
ercalagias@fortlewis.edu or 970-903-8934

Mark Mastalski
Director, Leadership Center
mastalski_m@fortlewis.edu or 970-247-7452

Fort Lewis College is committed to all programs being accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you are attending Orientation and need disability-related assistance or have questions, please contact Disability Services at 970-247-7383.