Fort Lewis College is offering a comprehensive four-week Summer Bridge Program from July 30 – August 25 designed to help you transition from high school to college. Join your peers for an immersive summer session that will prepare you for the next four years of your college journey. We understand that the last couple years of high school have been challenging, and we want to work with you to build upon your skills and prepare you for the road ahead at FLC.
When: July 30 – August 25
Where: Fort Lewis College & Durango Community
Number of students: 30
Cost: $50 – covers tuition, on-campus housing, all meals, and adventures in Durango!
Note, most Skyhawk Summer Bridge participants have been invited to the program via email. If you didn’t receive an email invitation or have questions about your eligibility for the program, please contact your Admission Counselor for registration details.
For more information, please contact Michelle Bonanno at email@example.com or call 970-247-7183.
Check-in is at 10 a.m. on July 30 at the Skyhawk Station. During Check-in you will be welcomed by FLC staff and students into the Skyhawk Summer Bridge Program. You will get your keys to move-in to your residence hall, your Skycard (campus ID), and complete any outstanding requirements. Once you are checked in, you will move into your residence hall. There will be a cookout for you and your family. At that time, we will get to know each other and go over the program details.
You will be moving into summer bridge housing which might not be your regular housing for the semester. We recommend bringing only what you need for the 4-week program including bed sheets (twin extra-long, pillows blankets) as well as clothes, toiletries, and items to remind you of home (pictures, posters etc.).
We strongly recommend you bring the following items to Summer Bridge:
Some of you may need to bring all your belongings when you first come to campus. No problem! We will have a designated place to store your belongings and store them in a safe location until Orientation.
We strongly discourage participants from going home during the program with the exception of our family weekend Aug 12-13.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the entire program for FREE! During off campus activities food will also be provided for free.
We are planning a host of activities during Skyhawk Summer Bridge for you to experience our beautiful mountain town of Durango. Some examples include rafting down the Animas River, paddle boarding & swimming at Lake Nighthorse, going for a walk in the woods, and going to dinner and a movie downtown.
All students participating in the Summer Bridge Program will be living in the same residence hall on campus.
Your room will get cleaned once a week.
We have laundry facilities in your residence hall.
You can bring your own car to campus for Summer Bridge. During the summer there aren’t any parking fees. However, you will need to purchase a parking permit for fall and spring semesters.
Transportation will be provided for free for all activities off campus
Bring your laptop. If you don’t have access to a laptop, FLC has a TechPack that you can rent. Additional materials, such as course readings/textbooks, will be provided.
Contact Disability Services for support in creating and maintaining equal access and opportunity on campus. We can support you with academic, housing, and other accommodations to remove some of the obstacles that might otherwise inhibit your experience of campus life. Disabilityservices@fortlewis.edu
If a Service Animal will accompany you on campus, we recommend you contact Disability Services to assist in your animal’s transition. If you are living in campus housing, you will need to register your service animal with our office.
If you are interested in applying for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) while attending Fort Lewis, you will need documentation from a licensed mental health provider. Visit the Disability Services site for details.
Yes, you will need to complete your new student check list before arriving to campus. It is required that you fulfill your COVID vaccine, booster, and immunization requirements before attending the program. You will also need to upload a photo for your Skycard before the start of the program.Checklist items can be found in your admission portal.
Yes, Orientation is mandatory for all first-year students. During Orientation you will meet even more friends. Engage in even more programming. And connect with even more resources on campus. You will be automatically registered for Orientation. For more details on the schedule, please go to the orientation website.