El Centro de Muchos Colores

Fridays at the Fort/Latino College Day

Who: 9th through 12th graders from Colorado and all the Four Corners

What: Latino College Day is a fun and easy way to celebrate your Hispanic heritage while learning more about what Fort Lewis College has to offer academically and socially. We also offer a free workshop to help you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! There will be a live performance by Ballet Folklorico de Durango and lots of opportunties for you to personally connect with current students and FLC alumni who identify as Hispano and/or multicultural.

When: Friday, February 12, 2016 *Campus tours are available at any time specifically for Latino students. Registration starts at 10:30 AM with events beginning soon after. Special for Latino College Day is an informational workshop at El Centro and handmade dinner by our student employees.

Where: Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

Why: To benefit Hispanic students in the four corners region and offer a hands on college experience to potential students

How do I register?  Click here to register, choose Friday, February 12th from the "I will attend" field.

Agenda for Fridays at the Fort & Latino College Day 2016    (*details subject to change)


Registration - for Latino College Days 

Student Union




11:30 - 12:00

Workshops for Latino College Day Participants

Networks to Success
Networking is a huge part of your college success. Representatives from financial aid, TRIO programs and El Centro will provide you with tips on how to create your personal network of support services that will be key to your success in College.

College Visit 101
Is this your first visit to a college or university? Students and staff from a variety of different backgrounds will share tips and personal stories about how to make the most of your time at FLC today.


Senate Chambers


Center of Southwest Studies
Lyceym Room 120

11:00 - 12:00 Registration for Friday at the Fort  Student Union 


Getting to know Fort Lewis
This is an informal way to chat with current FLC student ambassadors and representatives from various academic programs and student service division

Student Union Ballroom

1:00 - 1:20

Welcome to Fort Lewis
Welcome Dance by Ballet Folklorico De Durango
Andy Burns, Director of Admission
Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, President

Student Union Ballroom

1:20 - 1:30

Why I teach at Fort Lewis College
Fort Lewis College faculty member

Student Union Ballroom

1:30 - 1:40

My Fort Lewis College Experience
Fort Lewis College student, Senior John Lujan from Santa Fe

Student Union Ballroom

1:40 – 1:55

Applying to Fort Lewis College: the next steps
Fort Lewis College Admission Counselor

Student Union Ballroom

2:15 - 3:00

Breakout Session: Student Life
>> For Parents: Helping your students succeed in college
>> For Students: Common Ground diversity activity and Student Panel of current FLC students

Student Union Ballroom

Noble Hall 130

3:15 - 4:00

Academic Breakout
Meet with faculty in your academic interest

See individual area of interest assignments

4:00 - 5:00

Campus Tours 

Tours meet at the Clocktower

5:00 - 6:30

Dinner - Campus Dining
Dinner - El Centro Dinner and student panel

A handmade meal by El Centro students and staff for you and your families to enjoy in the comfort of our cultural resource center. During our time together, current students and our keynote speaker will share their personal education stories/struggles/successes with prospective students and their families.

Dreamer Information
This session is specifically designed for students, families and counselors who assist students who do not qualify for federal financial aid. Hear from DACA students who are currently enrolled at FLC.