Getting back to campus with our Skyhawk family

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Whether you’re new to FLC, or you’ve been a Skyhawk for a few years, we can’t wait to be back on campus with you this fall. In-person classes will begin August 24, and we’re thrilled to feel the buzz of students on campus again. We will offer some online courses, but most instruction will be in the usual and traditional format, and campus facilities, including classrooms, labs, and other student services will be open. 

Flexible & nimble

We are implementing new policies and procedures considering the need for physical distancing, personal hygiene, and the sanitation of facilities. Though we can’t eliminate all risk, we strive to create the safest learning environment possible using guidance from state and local public health officials. A cornerstone of that strategy is to remain flexible and nimble, responding to unexpected concerns and implementing new protocols as the need arises.

A message from the President

FLC President, Tom Stritikus, recently posted this message about returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.

Adjusted Fall 2020 schedule

This new schedule reduces risk by compressing Orientation into a single day, minimizing exposure during Fall Break, and changing to an online final exam format. Classes will start one week earlier.



  • August 16-23, Staggered move-in to campus housing
  • August 23, New Student Orientation
  • August 23, Last day to withdraw with no academic financial penalty (other fees may still apply)
  • August 24, Classes begin (one week earlier than originally scheduled)


  • September 8, Census date


  • October 16, Midterm grades due from faculty by 3 p.m.
  • October 26, Spring and Summer registration begins for continuing students


  • November 23, Spring and Summer registration begins for new students
  • November 25, Last day of classes (online instructional day)
  • November 26-27, Fall Break 
  • November 30, Course Review Day


  • December 1-4, Final exams online 
  • December 5, Residence halls close
  • December 7, Final grades due from faculty by 3 p.m.
  • Date TBD, Commencement

Spring 2021 dates are pending due to the uncertainty of the virus: View Spring 2021 tentative calendar

Guiding Principles

  • All decisions will be informed by recommendations and guidance from the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and other local, state, and national public health agencies. 
  • Strategies will seek to create the best educational experience possible for students in the context of COVID-19. 
  • Realizing we can’t eliminate all risk, we will seek to create the safest living and learning environments possible at FLC. 
  • To that end, we will establish and promote a culture of caring and respect within the FLC community and beyond. 
  • We will be adaptable, flexible, and responsive as we navigate a shifting situation. 
  • We will operate transparently and keep the FLC community informed.

Campus life

Campus life Fall 2020

While campus life won’t be 100% the same, you will still have many rich and meaningful opportunities to engage with your community. We’re working on providing more updates for the following:

  • Activities & events
  • Athletics
  • Campus services
  • Housing & dining
  • Visits


Learning Fall 2020

We are innovating a new academic model to deliver the same high quality, FLC educational experience to you. We’re adapting course instruction to enhance our experiential offerings and will soon have more information on:

  • Academic delivery options
  • Academic support services
  • Instructional spaces

Campus health

Health Fall 2020

While we protect the academic excellence and student experience at FLC, we will also protect your health. In coordination with public health officials, we’ll update you as soon as possible on the following safety measures for the fall:

  • Testing
  • Mask protocols
  • Physical distancing parameters

Contact us

Do you have questions? We're more than happy to address them.

Continuing students

First-time students