FAMILY WEEKEND 2015

Thursday, October 1 thru Saturday, October 3

Students, parents, and administrators enjoy the gorgeous Colorado weather!
Students, parents, and administrators
enjoy the gorgeous Colorado weather!

We will again combine Homecoming and Family Weekend as this is a great opportunity to take advantage of campus activities while you spend time with your students.

Families are invited to visit their students and experience the campus in full swing when the golden aspen trees are at their best. 

Our schedule is typically informal as we have found our students want time with you to catch up on family news and to introduce you to their friends.  However, we are bringing back the "Family Weekend Hike" on Saturday, and many Faculty have offered "Open Classrooms" for you to visit on Friday as well. The list of available classrooms is posted under "Friday" below.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 1

Details for the Homecoming Dance are still being worked out. Please check back in September. 

Friday, October 2

Classroom visits 
Various faculty members offer their classrooms for visits from family members. Detailed list of Open Classrooms (from Family Weekend 2014)

Women's Soccer vs. Western State
12:30 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field

Men's Soccer vs. Westminster College
3:00 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field

Women's Volleyball vs. Colorado Mines
7:00 p.m. - FLC Whalen Gymnasium

Homecoming Bonfire
7:30 p.m. - FLC Softball Fields
It's probably the biggest bonfire in town.  FLC students and their families, faculty, staff, alumni, community members are invited to enjoy a fall evening in front of a roaring fire.  Free pizza!

Homecoming Fireworks Show
After the Bonfire - The Rim

Saturday, October 3

Family Weekend Hike 
Spend a couple of hours with the staff from Outdoor Pursuits on a local trail enjoying those last warm mornings of fall. Your students are welcome to join in on this or sleep in while you get a little exercise.
Cost: $20 includes transportation, breakfast burritos and coffee and a tour guide. Email dupont_j@fortlewis.edu for details.

Skyhawk Homecoming BBQ
Southeast entrance to football Stadium.

Family members of FLC students eat free when accompanied by their students
Please check in the EAST entrance of the stadium between 11:30  AM and 12:30 PM to get your BBQ and football tickets. (limited number of football tickets)

Homecoming Football Game vs. Western New Mexico University
12:00 p.m. Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Put on your Skyhawk gear and cheer your hearts out!  We will have a limited number of free tickets for the game for family members attending with their student.

Women's Volleyball vs. Colorado Christian
5:00 p.m. - FLC Whalen Gymnasium

Skyhawk Sports Spectacular
6:00 p.m. in the FLC Student Union Ballroom

Homecoming Mudd Football Tournament
Time TBD - Behind Mears Apartments
So muddy we needed the extra "d".  This is a fun one to watch.

Sunday, October 4

Athletics Hall of Fame
9:00 a.m. at the Historic Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., Durango
Women's Soccer - vs UCCA
2:00 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field

 

More events and details will be added by early fall, so please check back here.

  **Family Weekend Lodging: We typically have lodging available for family members during Family Weekend.  However, with an increase in students choosing to live on campus and a multi-million dollar renovation in Student Housing, we will not be able to offer this service for Family Weekend or Commencement this year.