Coronavirus Updates and Important Information

Fort Lewis College is actively monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado and taking proactive measures to ensure the health and well-being of each member of our community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Online instruction

Just like we take care of each other as Skyhawks, we need to care for others in our communities and take necessary actions to protect the health of all.

Summer session will be held online. We will hold two five-week sessions, the first from May 4 - June 5, and the second from June 8 - July 10. View our Online Instruction pages to make the most of your online classes.

Spring 2020 Commencement

To celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates during this socially-distant time, we will be hosting a virtual commencement on May 29.

In addition to the virtual commencement, we are in the early planning stages of setting up Commencement for the weekend of August 29-30, as long as it is safe to do so at the time. We will keep all graduating seniors in the loop with details about this special event.

Take care of yourself and your fellow Skyhawks

We understand that this can be an overwhelming time for our students. Take care of your health first. Focus on what you have control over and stay centered in what makes you feel safe and calm.

  • Practice social distancing: Maintain at least six feet distance between yourself and others.
  • Stay home unless you are seeking critical medical care or have essential travel to the grocery store, doctor, or pharmacy.
  • Safely cover your face with a bandana or homemade cotton face covering when in public.
  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

COVID-19 symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Individuals with these symptoms and potential exposure to coronavirus are advised to stay home for 14 days except to get medical care. Call San Juan Basin Public Health at 970-247-5702 for guidance.

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It is important to seek facts, not fear regarding COVID-19. Help communicate accurate information and show your care for each other. Not any one racial or ethnic population is susceptible to illness or is prone to spreading illness.

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