Healthy community

Housing staff will continue to 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 will continue to be the highest priority.

Reduce density

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.

Cleaning

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.

Dates & dollars

The housing contract for the fall semester starts on the day of assigned arrival and runs through December 5. Rates will remain at those of the 2019-2020 academic year to best support students and help them in their academic endeavors.

Discounted housing rates

We have decided to use 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 will be 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.

General student housing

  • Single bedroom Suite – (Animas, Bader/Snyder, Cooper) $4,235   
  • Double bedroom Suite – Bader/Snyder, Camp, Cooper, Crofton, Escalante, West $3,344   
  • Single bedroom Traditional – Camp, Crofton, Escalante $3, 344  
  • Double bedroom Traditional – Camp, Crofton, Escalante $2,398  

Family Housing Units 

  • Apartment One Bedroom $3,696 
  • Apartment Two Bedroom $4,235 

For upper-division students 

  • Apartment Centennial One Bedroom $3,344  
  • Apartment Centennial Two Bedroom $2,772  
  • Apartments Mears Two Bedroom $3,696

Q & A

Safety procedures & accommodations

What are the prevention protocols that will be used in housing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?  

A number of strategies will be in place: 

  • All campus residents were tested for COVID-19 upon move in. Testing throughout the term is available to anyone who believes they may have a need to test, and random sampling testing of the FLC population will occur. If you are interested in learning more about testing, please go to the Campus Health section for more information. 
  • Increased common area and bathroom cleaning frequency in compliance with CDC guidelines.   
  • Each room/suite/apartment will receive a disinfectant spray bottle. All students are highly encouraged to use this bottle in their room, as well as use the spray bottles provided in common areas after students are done using the space.   
  • Students are expected to follow CDC and public health guidelines, such as washing their hands consistently and maintaining physical distancing.  
  • Students are expected to wear face coverings when they are outside of their room/apartment. This includes when they leave their building, and while they use common areas in the Residence Hall or their apartment. 
  • Room changes will be limited to extenuating circumstances.   
  • Visitors and guests will not be permitted. 
  • More information about our new policies and guidelines due to COVID-19 is available in the Student Housing Guide. The COVID -19 addendum is on pages 19-20.

Will my friends be able to come visit my room?  

Guests and visitors will be 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 will be available for students of that residential community to study, watch a movie, or play pool.

Getting sick

What happens if I get sick?  

FLC staff will be 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.

Spring 2021 new students/residents

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.

Contact Student Housing

For the fastest response to housing-related questions, contact Student Housing directly.

Email studenthousing@fortlewis.edu 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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