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

Live Music, presented by Student Union Productions
6:00 PM, Student Union Plaza

Friday, October 2

Women's Soccer vs. Western State
12:30 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field
(Free Tickets will be available for parents at the main entrance from 12-1pm)

Men's Soccer vs. Westminster College
3:00 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field
(Free Tickets will be available for parents at the main entrance from 2:30-3:30pm)

SOLD OUT Prohitition Tour with Duane Smith, sponsored by the Alumni Association
5:30pm at Brew in Downtown Durango
This event is for those 21 and older. Please contact Suzanne Connors for more information!

Women's Volleyball vs. Colorado Mines
7:00 p.m. - FLC Whalen Gymnasium
(Free Tickets will be available for parents at the main entrance from 6:30-7:30pm)

Homecoming Bonfire
8 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. 

Homecoming Fireworks Show
After the Bonfire - FLC Softball Fields

Homecoming Dance Party
8:45 p.m. - Student Union Ballroom
Presented by Student Housing & Conference Services 


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. The hiking group will meet at 8am and return to campus at 11:15am. 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. As of Friday, September 25th, the family hike is currently full. Please email Jeff at dupont_j@fortlewis.edu to get put on the waitlist.


Skyhawk Homecoming Brunch, presented by Sodexo
11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, Dennison Field.
Family members of FLC students EAT FREE when accompanied by their students
Please check in the EAST entrance of the stadium between 11AM and 12:30 PM to get your Brunch and football tickets. 

Homecoming Football Game vs. Western New Mexico University
12:00 p.m. Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Please check in the EAST entrance of the stadium between 11AM and 12:30 PM to get your football tickets. 

Women's Volleyball vs. Colorado Christian
5:00 p.m. - FLC Whalen Gymnasium
(Free Tickets will be available for parents at the main entrance from 4:30-5:30pm)

Skyhawk Sports Spectacular
6:00 p.m. in the FLC Student Union Ballroom, presented by FLC Athletics

Sunday, October 4

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
9:00 a.m. at the Historic Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., Durango
Women's Soccer - vs UCCS
1:00 p.m. - FLC Dirks Field
(Free Tickets will be available for parents at the main entrance from 12:30-1:30pm)
**Ride the Train Over Family Weekend: The Durango Silverton Train is offering 20% off for families that would like to ride over Family Weekend. Click here for more information.

 **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.