Coronavirus & COVID-19
The local health department has confirmed through testing that COVID-19 is present in La Plata County. It's vital that students remaining in Durango be vigilant in monitoring their health, follow public health orders, and maintain social distance from others.
Visit Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for the most current information on positive cases in Colorado and pertinent public health orders.
No. 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. Read more questions and answers below regarding summer term.
Commencement was postponed. However, we will be holding:
If you're not in the Durango area, follow the directions below to mail your things back to FLC:
For the well-being and safety of our FLC community, summer session 2020 will be held in online distance format. All students who are already registered for summer classes have been registered for the online version of those courses. All students who were registered for summer classes that were cancelled were notified individually by the Registrar's Office.
If you haven't looked recently, check out the summer class offerings! Many new courses have been added to provide even more options for you. Registration is open now! Contact your advising team if you need help choosing the right courses for your degree path or registering for courses.
No. All courses that require field work and/or laboratory space will be scheduled to begin July 6 or later.
Visit the Online Instruction resource.
Students with disabilities should reach out to Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-247-7383 to explore accommodations. Adjustments are in order as the course delivery methods have changed.
The Information Technology department can assist you with the following:
Call for reservations and IT support if you are having problems accessing online coursework or resources. Contact IT at email@example.com or call 970-247-7444. Technical assistance can be offered through the help desk and Canvas 24-hour support.
Some Internet Service Providers (ISP) are providing free internet access to student homes for a limited time. Contact your local ISP to see what they are offering.
For the purpose of facilitating your distance learning, you are welcome to come to campus parking lots to pick up the Wi-Fi. The EBH lot has been boosted with better coverage. Due to the stay-at-home order, and the closure of campus buildings, you are expected to work from your car, refrain from entering campus buildings, and practice proper social distancing at all times. Any other people in the vehicle with you should only be people you currently live with.
Reed Library's physical space is closed but librarians are available for virtual research support. Please use the Library's 24/7 chat function and research appointments function – simply click on the icons provided on the Reed Library homepage. Students can also email librarians directly, as listed on the Reed Library Liaison Program page.
Electronic borrowing and lending will continue. The Library offers a wide range of Ebooks, database articles, and streaming video services.
The AccessText consortium of publishers have made digital versions of their books available for free to anyone with an edu email address. Their digital books are available on RedShelf and VitalSource. Each person can get up to seven digital books for free until May 25.
See the Campus Services tab.
If you have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 situation, we’re here to help. FLC is committed to working with our students to reduce financial stress during this challenging and uncertain time. We are doing this in several ways:
If you have questions about any of these, please contact the Skyhawk Station.
The CARES Act has three main ways of affecting college students:
Get more details about the CARES Act here: https://taxfoundation.org/federal-coronavirus-relief-bill-cares-act/
Students can apply for emergency relief funds online at www.fortlewis.edu/cares-application for any expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. This could include such costs as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
Submit your request by May 12, 2020 for initial consideration. Qualifying students will receive funds within two weeks after this date. You can still submit requests after May 12, 2020 and we will continue to review these requests while funding is available.
A student’s course load does not matter to be considered for funding, but students must be eligible to participate in the Title IV federal aid programs (determined through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)) or be able to verify the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (for male students); a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting; no drug convictions while receiving federal aid and not be in default on a federal loan or owe a grant overpayment.
If you are having trouble paying rent, apply for emergency relief funds online at www.fortlewis.edu/cares-application or get local rental assistance information is Housing Solutions for the Southwest.
If you get a nonpayment of rent notice or any other kind of written notice from your landlord, you can apply to Colorado Legal Services for advice from an attorney.
Mail is available for pick up at the Campus Post Office window 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you would like you mail forwarded to you at your current address, or would like to receive paychecks via the mail, change your mailing address in WebOPUS. Search for "update address" in theFort, then follow the steps in WebOpus.
Note: if your mailing address is an on-campus P.O. Box and you're not currently living on-campus, mail will be forwarded to your permanent address on file.
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, stay home and seek medical advice right away.
Rivergate Pharmacy will make free deliveries within the city of Durango. Campus residents should coordinate delivery with the RD on duty. Contact Rivergate Pharmacy at 970-375-7711 to share prescription and insurance information. Pharmacy hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Student Health Center is collaborating with local lab Cedar Diagnostics to provide COVID-19 tests to our students who have symptoms or would like to be screened. The test is done at the Cedar Diagnostics location.
Free testing is also available at Mercy Regional Medical Center. No appointment or insurance is needed.
all the Student Health Center for more information on testing. Additionally, if you have a POSITIVE test result, call the health center so we can help monitor your condition.
If you were unable to take an ACT or SAT test due to test cancellations, we are able to review your information and make an admission decision based on your high school course work, rigor, and grade trends. You must notify the Admission Office (970-247-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org) that you were not able to take a standardized test in order for us to move forward with your file review. You will also receive consideration for merit-based scholarships based on academic performance.
In-person campus visits are not permitted at this time, but a number of virtual visit options are available, including online info sessions. We also offer one-on-one video meetings with an admission counselor, or opportunities to connect with faculty and other departments online. Contact the Admission Office at 970-247-7184 or email@example.com.
The application deadline for Fall 2020 is now August 1, 2020.
If you have been admitted but haven’t confirmed your enrollment for Fall 2020 yet, please know that your enrollment confirmation and housing fees are fully refundable.
Yes, summer leases began May 2. Residents who remained in on-campus housing for Spring 2020 and have submitted a summer housing application will be approved for housing for the summer term. All others will be approved for housing under adequate physical distancing measures.
Please note, to be eligible to stay in campus housing, it will be expected that all summer residents abide by all local and statewide health advisories and orders, stay in the Durango area, and avoid all travel to other locations to decrease the spread of the virus from one locale to another.
If your plans have changed and you are no longer interested in summer campus housing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to cancel your application with us.
Checkout times have been extended to May 31 for those who have left belongings on campus. We ask you sign up at least 48 hours in advance of your desired checkout time. You can sign up for a time now, or you can do so in the next coming weeks.
All door access through Skycards will only be reactivated on the day you sign up for a checkout. Please note: If you arrive without signing up for a specific date, you will not be able to access to your room.
For students that are unable to retrieve their belongings by May 31, the Housing Department will pack and store residents’ belongings for a fee. Students that choose this option, and are coming back to FLC Housing in the fall will be able to retrieve their belongings anytime between June 1 and Fall 2020 check-in. Students who have not applied for FLC campus housing in the fall need to schedule a time to pick up their belongings by July 1.
On-Campus Storage Pricing:
Pricing will vary based on time, materials and space needed to pack & store belongings.
Belongings will be packed in cardboard boxes and will be placed in a dry & secure location.
Students that choose this option acknowledge that FLC Housing is not liable for any lost or damaged items. Student will need to send an email that they understand this information and release FLC from any obligation to compensate for lost or damaged items.
You may have a friend pack up your belongings and store them for you. If you are having someone other than yourself pack up your belongings, you must send an e-mail to email@example.com giving them authorization to enter your room. We will need your name, room number, telephone number, and the name and telephone number of your designated helper. They will need to show Student Housing a copy of their picture ID to gain access to your room.
If you do not notify Student Housing about your plans before May 31, we will pack and store your belongings for one month (subject to fees mentioned above).
Residents moving out will complete checkout using the following Express Checkout procedure:
Prepare your Space:
For the health and safety of our students, cleaning supplies and vacuums will not be distributed. We ask you leave the space as clean as possible. There will be charges for excessive cleaning and/or trash left.
Finalize your Express Checkout
Please note: Unlike our standard checkout procedure, you do not need to complete your CICO or have a staff member check you out of your space. However, you must return your room key, if applicable, or you will be charged for a lock change. Damages found in your space will be assessed and billed at a later time.
Fort Lewis College will credit your student account a refund for housing, meals, and parking once you have completely moved out of your FLC living space.
We will be using the beginning of Spring Break as the effective date to calculate the refund amount, regardless of when you were able to pick up your belongings and move. For housing and meals, the total credit to your student account depends on what type of accommodation you are in and what meal plan you are on, but is roughly 38% of your original charges for the semester. For parking pass holders, the amount refunded will depend on the type of pass you purchased.
Refunds are not applied automatically, you must follow the sign up procedures explained in the previous FAQ section before a refund will be applied. It may take up to two weeks to process these credits to your accounts. Please be aware that if you have an outstanding balance on your student account, the credit would be applied there first. Any remaining credit will be issued back to you. We strongly urge you to enroll in direct deposit if you have not already done so. This will facilitate the easiest and quickest way to receive your refund.
For anyone not enrolled in direct deposit, checks can be mailed. Please double-check the mailing address we have on file is current: Search for "update address" in theFort, then follow the steps in WebOPUS.
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, stay home and call your provider for medical advice right away.
Call the Student Health Center for guidance and more information on testing.
Yes. With the possibility of the COVID-19 affecting our campus, college staff will focus their cleaning responsibilities on frequently touched surfaces such as desk tops, countertops, chairs, doorknobs, hand rails, light switches, work stations, fitness and recreational equipment and bathroom fixtures.
Cleaning of residences will be the responsibility of the occupants of those spaces.
Mail is available for pick up at the Campus Post Office window 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Note: if your mailing address is an on-campus P.O. Box and you're not currently living on-campus, mail will be forwarded to you permanent address on file.
Any questions specific to housing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for the quickest response. You may also call 970-247-7503 and leave a message. A student housing staff member will return your call.
For anything related to Fort Lewis College and COVID-19, please email email@example.com or call 970-382-6919.
Visit the Faculty & Staff Resources page for information related to the College's COVID-19 response.
If you have further questions, contact your supervisor first, or call HR at 970-247-7428.
Unfortunately, not at this time. The Admission Office is no longer hosting visits to campus.
A number of virtual visit options are in the works including one-on-one video meetings with an Admission Counselor and opportunities to connect with faculty and other departments online.
The Community Concert Hall, Campbell Child & Family Center, and Student Life Center are closed for the time being. Check back for updates.
No. Following CDC guidance, all campus events for the spring are moved online, postponed, or canceled to limit the risk of transmission.
This includes events hosted by Student Organizations, the Concert Hall, Campbell Center, and Student Life Center.
Commencement was postponed, however, we will be holding:
Conference Services is moving forward with plans for summer conferences. We are already implementing various strategies including: upgrading our cleaning agents and increasing our cleaning schedule. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as this public health situation evolves.
If you are an Admission guest wanting to visit campus or change your plans, contact the Admission Office at 970-247-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Email email@example.com for a response to your specific question.
Student services will either be offered virtually or suspended at this time.
Residence Halls remain open for students who do not have other accommodations.
Dining services are not available during the summer.
Reed Library's physical space is closed but librarians are available for virtual research support. Electronic borrowing and lending will continue. Please use the Library's 24/7 chat function and research appointments function – simply click on the icons provided on the Reed Library homepage. Students can also email librarians directly, as listed on the Reed Library Liaison Program page.
The Student Health Center is closed for in-person appointments. Students can still contact staff for assistance and appointments online.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WellPAC is still here for peer support! Sign up for a virtual session with another student who is trained to be there for you without judgment.
The Title IX Office and related services remain prepared to support individuals who are victims and survivors of sexual misconduct.
Closed but online purchasing is available and will ship to purchaser.
Mail is not being delivered to campus departments, but is available for pick up at the Campus Post Office window 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All of our campus tutoring services have moved to distance formats and are open for business. Students will be able to receive ongoing academic support through video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, Discord, etc.), by phone, and by email.
Good Food Collective has compiled nonprofit and institutional ways to get free and reduced cost meals in our region.
The Counseling Center staff remain available as a support for you. Services are now being offered virtually. Please contact our office if you’re in need of support or would like to speak to a Counselor.