Taking care of our Skyhawk family

Students walking in DurangoThough we realize that we can’t eliminate all risk, we strive to create the safest learning environment possible while following state and local public health guidelines. A cornerstone of that strategy is to remain flexible and nimble, responding to unexpected concerns and implementing new protocols as the need arises.

Whether you’re new to campus, or you’ve been a Skyhawk for a few years, we are all #FLCTogether. 

Keep it up

Ensuring campus safety during in-person instruction is our number one priority, and you’ve shown us it’s yours too. By embodying the Indigenous perspective of K’é, a mutual respect for others and actions that benefit the greater community, we can achieve our goal of quality, uninterrupted in-person and hybrid instruction. Keep doing your part, Skyhawks!

  • Continue to wear your mask both on and off campus.
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowds.
  • Continue to practice physical distancing both on and off campus.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Don't travel unless necessary, and remain vigilant about safety if you have to travel.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

A broadly vaccinated student body provides our best hope for returning to the hands-on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment that we all know and love. FLC takes seriously our role in protecting the health of Durango and surrounding communities, some of which were the hardest-hit by COVID-19. For these reasons, it is vitally important that all our students are vaccinated.

To ensure safe campus interactions, A COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all FLC students enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Free COVID-19 Testing at FLC

Fort Lewis College offers free COVID-19 testing for all students and employees. The testing site is located in the FLC Stadium Parking Lot and is open over Winter Break. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

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Campus Life

Life: Spring '21

While campus life isn’t 100% the same, you still have many rich and meaningful opportunities to engage with your community. Learn more about:

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

Campus Learning

Learning: Spring '21

We have developed a range of academic models to deliver the same high quality, FLC educational experience to you, whether that’s in a classroom, in the field, or on a screen. Learn more about:

  • Online, hybrid, & in-person classes
  • Academic support services
  • Classrooms, labs, & field work

Campus Health

Health: Spring '21

While we protect the academic excellence and student experience at FLC, we also protect your health. Learn more about:

  • Testing
  • Mask protocols
  • Physical distancing parameters

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.


Latest updates from campus leadership

Get campus updates straight from FLC leadership. Check your email often for the latest information on remote learning, technology access, and changes in campus services.

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