Housing staff will provide assistance to all residents in each one of their communities and will work with residents to create a vibrant community by providing support and a sense of belonging. Community engagement is the highest priority.
More rooms are designated as singles to reduce density to allow better physical distancing in the residence halls. Gatherings for events and activities are limited to group size governed by Colorado and/or local public health guidance. Virtual programming will be utilized more, as will individual outreach to students.
Sanitation and cleaning protocols, consistent with CDC guidance, are in place for resident safety. Rooms are set aside for quarantine and isolation for students that develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.
The housing contract for the spring semester starts on the day of assigned arrival and runs through May 8, 2021. Rates will remain at those of the 2019-2020 academic year to best support students and help them in their academic endeavors.
We are applying the Housing 2019-2020 academic year rates, rather than the planned rate increase that was previously approved. We hope this makes your academic year a little easier.
We are offering more single rooms and spacing students out more to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The following room rates are per person, per semester.
What are the prevention protocols that will be used in housing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
A number of strategies are in place:
Will my friends be able to come visit my room?
Guests and visitors are restricted in residential buildings. Students are encouraged to meet others in an outside or larger area. Students living in the same building can visit their neighbors as long as mask-wearing and physical distance requirements are met. Lounges and other common areas are available for students of that residential community to study, watch a movie, or play pool.
To reduce the number of people on campus for move-in, each student has been assigned a specific check-in date and time window. It is extremely important that you arrive at your assigned time so we can maintain adequate physical distancing and minimize the risk to everyone’s health. Staff will not be available to do check-ins outside of this time frame.
New students or students with new assignments
Students new to Fort Lewis College, or those moving into a new housing assignment for the Spring 2021 semester, will check in to Student Housing on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Check-in assignments are assigned by the first letter of your last name:
January 24, 20219 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – A to L11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – M to Z
If you are returning to your Fall Housing assignment, please read the information below carefully for housing move-in time/date assignment. If you live in the on-campus apartments and are in your housing already, you must still follow steps below to check in to housing for the spring semester even if you stayed over the Winter Break.
Check-in assignments are assigned by the first letter(s) in your last name:
Monday, January 25, 20218 a.m. to 10 a.m. — A to Bo, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Bp to C12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — D to Gi
Tuesday, January 26, 20218 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Gj to H10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — I to Li12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — LJ to M
Wednesday, January 27, 20218 a.m. to 10 a.m. — N to R10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — S to Ti12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Tj to Z
All students living on campus this spring must check into housing using the steps below. Check-in procedures have been carefully designed to minimize risk and ensure the health and wellness of everyone on campus. Staff will not be available to do check-ins outside of this time frame. Masks are still required in all spaces on campus and must be worn during check in.
Before you arrive, please use the Fort Lewis College App to register for your COVID-19 test during your assigned check in time. Check your email for more information on opening registration times.
Step 1: Track Symptoms in Fort Lewis College app
Step 2: Complete your COVID-19 Testing at the Stadium Parking lot (campus map)
Step 3: Check In to Spring Housing at your Hall Office
Step 4: Move Into your Housing Assignment
Step 5: Get your Skycard and Return Temporary Card (New FLC students only)
I am at increased risk for COVID complications. What are my options?
Consult your doctor first. If you decide to live on or off campus, it is a personal choice. Please do what is best for you. You can utilize Disability Services on campus to help guide you in this decision. We will work with you to tailor your assignment if living on campus is advised. For further questions, please contact the Housing Office directly.
Are first-year students required to live on campus as they normally do?
Yes, the requirement is still in place, however, additional reasons have been added to the list of qualifying factors to be approved for an exemption, including COVID-19 related concerns.
I have a disability. Who should I talk to about accommodations?
Please refer all your accommodation questions or concerns to our Disability Services office. Housing will work with them to make sure your accommodations are met.
What happens if I get sick?
FLC staff are available to assist students who develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. Where possible, those who test positive should arrange to complete their self-isolation at a permanent residence. If not possible, FLC will coordinate an appropriate location for self-isolation. Students requiring more extensive medical care will be treated as appropriate by medical professionals. In order to assist students better and give them the necessary support, students should contact the Health Center at 970-247-7355 and complete the COVID support form.
What happens if my roommate or someone else living near me gets sick?
Students who develop symptoms will isolate at a separate location that will be provided to them, until test results are available. You will be notified only if, through contact tracing done in partnership with our local health department, you have been identified as someone who is at risk and should be monitoring your own symptoms and interactions more carefully. Otherwise, the information about the health status of other students and community members is confidential unless they chose to share it themselves.
Can I cancel my contract without penalty if I get sick?
We are unable to cancel your housing contract due to illness. If this is a concern of yours, we highly suggest you consider getting tuition insurance. Read more about tuition insurance.
For the fastest response to housing-related questions, contact Student Housing directly.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-247-7503. Please leave a message if no one answers your call, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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