Q&A

Is there coronavirus in Durango?

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 and follow public health orders to stay at home and maintain social distance from others.

Visit Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for the most current information on positive cases in Colorado.


Are classes canceled because of coronavirus?

No. Classes are moving to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. All courses have Canvas shells where faculty will be posting information about completing courses.

Online instruction began March 30. We will maintain our academic calendar, with the semester ending May 1.

We are evaluating the courses that do not easily transfer online and are working with faculty on substitutes for the in person, experiential education we all highly value. Thank you for your patience as we work to develop new strategies and coordinate the best option for delivering course material. 


How should I prepare for online classes?

Visit the Online Instruction resource.

Students with disabilities should reach out to Disability Services at disabilityservices@fortlewis.edu or 970-247-7383 to explore accommodations. Adjustments are in order as the course delivery methods have changed. 


What technology support is available for students?

The Information Technology department can assist you with the following:  

  • Loaner laptops and Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots while supplies last
  • IT will be contacting students who have checked out equipment with instructions on how to return it when the semester is over.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) for off campus access to computing on campus
  • Remote access to computer labs – ability to remotely control Windows lab computers and access to the over 80 specialized academic software packages
  • Office365 Teams for collaboration: IT would like to remind all FLC users that Office 365 Teams is available to all Faculty, Students and Staff for collaboration. This includes Chat, Video Calling, Voice Calling.  All FLC accounts are in the directory which makes collaboration easy to use. The Teams application can be used from the web on Office365 via https://thefort.fortlewis.edu/. The Teams application can be installed on Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android devices. This works very well for a secure chat system and network calling to other FLC members.

Call for reservations and IT support if you are having problems accessing online coursework or resources. Contact IT at askit@fortlewis.edu 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.


How will grades work for the Spring 2020 semester? 

  • Grades will take the form of P (Pass), P- (Pass less than C, which is equivalent to a grade in the D range), or NC (No Credit).
  • P/P-/NC will be the default grading unless a student specifically requests a traditional letter grade from the faculty member. Please see instructions below.
  • Please note that, due to accreditation requirements, Physics & Engineering will have simplified default grade of P/NC.
  • The grade of I (Incomplete) will be an option. Incompletes will follow existing policies; students will be responsible for working with faculty to be approved for this option and to agree on coursework to be completed the following semester. Students will submit the Incomplete Grade Request form following usual procedures.
  • The grade of F (Fail) will not be an option. The grade of F is replaced with NC.  If a student requests a letter grade but would receive an F, that student will be given an NC.

How will this affect my GPA?

Courses graded P/P-/NC will be factored into overall credits earned, and all graduation and degree requirements. But they will not be factored into your GPA.

A grade of P- (P-minus) does not fulfill prerequisite requirements (for courses that require a C- or higher), but does fulfill graduation and degree requirements.

If you would prefer your grades to be factored into your GPA, you can request letter grades instead of P/P-/NC.


What if I want to receive letter grades?

Students who wish to be given a letter grade must request this by April 27 of their faculty in each course, which is four days before the semester ends (May 1) and one week before grades are due (May 4); a mechanism for recording this request will be created. Faculty will assign regular letter grades to students who request this option. The most important step is to request a letter grade from your professor. Again, default grading is P/P-/NC. Any student who does not request a letter grade will receive a grade of P/P-/NC.

  • A student can select a “mix” of grading policies across classes, with some classes being graded P/P-/NC and others being traditionally graded A/B/C/D/NC (no F).
  • If a student selects traditional letter grading for a course, those grades are recorded just as they would in a regular semester and they DO count towards GPA.
  • We will create a form for requesting traditional letter grades; the first step is for students to reach out to professors and inform them of that request.

Why might I consider requesting a letter grade versus a P/P-?

For some students, a letter grade will serve them when applying for graduate schools. For others, it may be helpful for improving overall GPA.

Can I withdraw from a class?

Rather than requesting Ws (Withdrawals of any type), students will be given an NC (No Credit). We are discouraging Ws and encouraging students to attempt a P/P- grading.


How do I complete my internship?

Students should not physically return to Internship locations due to COVID-19 restrictions. Alternative work assignments can be created to meet the hours-per-credit requirements of an internship.

Students and professors should work together to agree on a set of academic requirements or alternative activities that can done remotely/online to complete the term. These activities can include assignments such as papers, projects, reflections, research reports, recorded presentations, etc.

Internships can be graded P/P-/NP; an Incomplete can be requested.


How do I complete my Independent Study?

If the Independent Study cannot be completed remotely (because it included work in a laboratory or site-specific work, for example), the Independent Study can be restructured.

Students and professors should work together to agree on a set of academic requirements or alternative activities that can done remotely/online to complete the term. These activities can include assignments such as papers, projects, reflections, research reports, recorded presentations, etc.

Independent Studies can be graded P/P-/NP; an Incomplete can be requested.


How do I access library services?

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. 

All Reed Library materials have updated due dates of May 4 and no fines will be assessed. You can hold on to Reed Library, Prospector, and Inter-Library Loan items until the end of term. SkyStore Bookstore rental books and materials are also not due until the end of the term, and you should continue to utilize those materials for your classes. Options for how to return materials will be shared closer to the end of the term. If you prefer to mail your materials back sooner than the end of the term, please address to either “Reed Library” or “SkyStore Bookstore” at 1000 Rim Drive, Durango CO 81301.

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. 

VitalSource instructions:

  • Go to www.vitalsource.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Log in and click on "My Bookshelf" in top right corner.
  • Then click on Explore in the top left corner.
  • Search for the book you need and add it to your Bookshelf and start reading.

RedShelf instructions:  

  • Go to www.redshelf.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Log in and go to https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds 
  • Scroll down a little and click on the button, "Access Free eBooks"
  • Search for the book you need and 'view details' and then 'Add to My Shelf'

What FLC services are still available to me?

See the Campus Services tab


How is FLC helping students financially?

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: 

  • We are offering Skyhawk Emergency Grants if you need financial assistance. Apply at www.fortlewis.edu/emergencyfund.
  • Student employment has been extended through the end of the academic year.
  • Students will receive pro-rated refunds on housing, meals, and parking permits.
  • Past due balance holds have been lifted so students can register for the summer and fall 2020 terms even if they owe more than $500.
  • Late fees will not be assessed if a student misses the last installment of their payment plan.

If you have questions about any of these, please contact the Skyhawk Station.


How will the CARES Act (Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill) affect me as a college student?

The CARES Act has two main ways of affecting college students: 

  1. Student loan payment suspension. Most students don't pay on their student loans while still enrolled in classes, but graduating students won't have to make payments until Sept 3, 2020. Loan payments are suspended interest-free during this time period.
  2. Stimulus checks. Most Americans who make less than $75,000 annually will receive a check for $1200 to help them through the challenges associated with the pandemic. However, students who are claimed as a dependent by their parents (often students under 24) will not receive a stimulus check. 

Get more details here: https://taxfoundation.org/federal-coronavirus-relief-bill-cares-act/


Where can I go for help if I'm having trouble paying rent?

If you are having trouble paying rent, the best place to go for 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.


What will happen to my student employment?

Student employees will still be paid for hours they would have normally worked on campus through the end of the semester. Supervisors will work with student employees to identify projects that can be accomplished remotely for the hours normally worked during each pay period. Students are expected to stay at home and practice social distancing. The College has a number of ways student employees can contribute, and not all of them may require technology.

Students will need to submit timesheets for hours and are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit if you have not already done so. This will facilitate the easiest and quickest way to receive your paychecks. 

Enroll in Direct Deposit

To sign-up for direct deposit, fill out the direct deposit form. Upload the form with a voided check or documentation from your financial institution to our Secure Website.

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. 


What will happen to mail sent to my FLC address?

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 you permanent address on file.


Will FLC refund tuition?

No. Because classes are still in session, we expect students to complete their courses. 


Will FLC give other institutional refunds?

Course fees and other mandatory student fees will not be adjusted as a result of the move to an online delivery format. Class instruction continues and many of the mandatory fees charged to students support services that remain available with the transition to the online format; for instance, the health and counseling centers.

Further, fees are voted on and approved by past student bodies. Some fees fund or are pledged as security toward debt service payments, such as construction of certain student-facing facilities. As such, these fees represent legal financial obligations of the college.

Finally, the remaining fees not being refunded or rebated pay for services whose benefit has already accrued to the student body, including athletic and art or performance participation fees.

Residents

Residents will receive prorated refunds for housing and meals. See the Residents tab for more information.

Meal Plans

For students with meal plans, FLC will credit your student account an approximate 38% refund, the amount dependent on the type of plan you purchased. We will be using the beginning of Spring Break as the effective date to calculate the refund.

Parking

For parking pass holders, FLC will credit your student account an approximate 38% refund for a semester pass and 18.75% refund for an annual pass, the amount dependent on the type of pass you purchased (motorcycle, vehicle, efficient). We will be using the beginning of Spring Break as the effective date to calculate the refund.

Getting your refund

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. 


How are study abroad students affected by coronavirus?

Students abroad have been contacted individually and decisions for their stay are dependent on their location. Summer abroad decisions are pending.


How does this affect Summer 2020?

The campus leadership continues to look at this and monitor the situation. Check back here for updates.


What do I do if I feel sick?

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, stay home and seek medical advice right away.

  • Call the Health Center at 970-247-7365 if you have COVID-19 exposure, the above symptoms, or need medical guidance.
  • Do not drop in to a doctor’s office or emergency room; call ahead and tell them about your symptoms. 
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not utilize public transportation while sick.

How can I get prescription medication safely?

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.


Where can I get tested for coronavirus?

Call the Student Health Center or San Juan Basin Public Health for guidance. 

  • Student Health Center: 970-247-7355
  • San Juan Basin Public Health: 970-247-5702

Who can I contact at FLC?

  • For questions about campus functions and logistics, call or email our COVID-19 response team, which is connected to Skyhawk Station: 970-382-6919 or covid19-info@fortlewis.edu
  • For questions about specific courses, contact your professor using their email address or your Canvas course communications Inbox.   
  • For questions about living on campus, contact Student Housing at 970-247-7503 or email studenthousing@fortlewis.edu.

Can I still apply to FLC if I am unable to take standardized tests (SAT or ACT) due to coronavirus?

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 admission@fortlewis.edu) 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.

Can I visit campus or learn more about FLC?

In-person campus visits are not permitted at this time, but a number of virtual visit options are available, including online info sessions and a virtual FLC Preview event to be held on Saturday, April 11. 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 admission@fortlewis.edu.

What do I need to know about applying for admission for Fall 2020?

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 $150 confirmation fee will be refundable until July 15.

What should I do if I live on campus?

Students are advised to return to their permanent home. We’re moving to online instruction to minimize the risk of transmission and less residents on campus supports these efforts.

Please note: Colorado Governor Polis issued a law-binding stay-at-home order, effective through April 26. This order requires all Coloradans to stay at home except for critical activities. Trips to retrieve belongings should be postponed until after the order is lifted. The College will not penalize students for leaving belongings on campus longer than previously planned.


When can I come back to move out?

Checkout times are available until May 2 for those who did not move out by March 25. Trips to retrieve belongings should be postponed until after the stay-at-home order order is lifted. You can leave your belongings in your room, and retrieve them at a later date. We only 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.


What are checkout procedures under COVID-19 restrictions?

Residents moving out will complete checkout using the following Express Checkout procedure:

Prepare your Space:

  • Deloft your bed and leave loft kit by bed (if possible).
  • Remove all personal belongings.
  • All department furniture is in room as set up during move in.
  • Wipe down and remove all items from desk, drawers, cabinets, window sills.
  • Remove ALL items from the walls, ceiling, doors, and windows and wipe down.
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Remove ALL trash and recycling, and place in the red dumpsters.
  • Turn off lights and lock door.
  • Suites/ Apartments Only:
    • Keep provided microwaves/fridges plugged
    • Remove ALL items/trash from kitchen and bathroom cabinets, drawers, fridges, microwaves, and showers.
    • Thoroughly clean inside/outside of microwave, fridge, drawers, oven, cabinets, stove, counters in kitchen and bathroom.

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

  1. Make sure your space is prepared for checkout.
  2. Read and fill out the Express Checkout envelope taped to the entry door of your space.
  3. Place your metal room key in the envelope provided. If you live in Bader Snyder skip this step.
  4. Seal the envelope.
  5. Place the Express Checkout Envelope in your residence hall lock box near your hall office.

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.


Will students who need to remain on campus be permitted to stay?

We understand there will be situations in which students might not be able to move out due to extenuating circumstances. This will continue to be your home. You must notify Student Housing at studenthousing@fortlewis.edu if you still need to sign up to stay in housing.

Please note, on campus services are very limited. Computer labs in each residence hall will be accessible with social distancing practices expected. Most faculty and staff are working remotely. All campus buildings are now closed (except for the Student Union during select times). Suite cleaning has stopped and campus dining will be provided but limited.

Guests are not permitted on campus. Campus policies will be strictly enforced in order to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff. Staff will continue to be available for emergencies if needed.

Should it become necessary, FLC may require you to move to another housing assignment to facilitate better social distancing.

You must move out by May 2, which is when your spring housing contract ends (unless registered for summer housing).


Am I allowed to come and go from campus?

Colorado Governor Polis issued a law-binding stay-at-home order effective through April 26. This order requires all Coloradans to stay at home except for critical activities. In accordance with this advisory, you are expected to remain in your rooms/apartments as much as possible and refrain from in-person socializing. No guests are allowed, even if they live down the hall from you. Leaving your living quarters should be limited to essential reasons, such as food or medical needs.

FLC is asking individuals to be vigilant in monitoring their health and consider implications to community health if you travel and visit or return to campus.


What dining options will be available for students remaining on campus?

Dining services will still be available to residents on meal plans and who remain on campus. Food service is available on a grab-and-go basis only. 

Monday – Friday 

Breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m.  

Saturday – Sunday 

Brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m. 

  • Contact: 970-247-7675

What assistance is available for students who are unable to return to campus to pack their belongings and move out?

Rooms must be vacated by May 2 per your housing contract. 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 studenthousing@fortlewis.edu 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.

Off-Site Storage Facilities:

  • ABC Storage Durango Inc.: 800-817-6221
  • Affordable Storage: 970-259-2371
  • Armadillo Storage: 970-259-7867
  • Cubby Hole Storage: 970-247-0789
  • East Animas Road Mini Storage: 970-259-4898

Moving Companies:

  • Green Apple Moving: 970-317-1717
  • Durango Transfer Moving and Storage: 970-247-3387

Will students get a refund for housing and meal plans for the remainder of the semester?

Fort Lewis College will credit your student account a refund for housing, meals, and parking if:

  • You will soon or have already vacated housing.
  • You have left belongings for a later pick up but are not residing on campus.

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.

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. 


What do I do if I feel sick?

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, stay home and call your provider for medical advice right away.

  • Call the Health Center at 970-247-7365 if you have COVID-19 exposure, the above symptoms, or need medical guidance.
  • Call your Residence Director to arrange isolation protocols.
  • Do not drop in to a doctor’s office or emergency room; call ahead and tell them about your symptoms. 
  • Avoid contact with others. 
  • Do not utilize public transportation while sick. 

How can I get prescription medication safely?

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.


Where can I get tested for coronavirus?

Call the Student Health Center or San Juan Basin Public Health for guidance. 

  • Student Health Center: 970-247-7355
  • San Juan Basin Public Health: 970-247-5702

Is the College taking extra measures to clean campus?

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. 


What will happen to mail sent to my FLC address?

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 you permanent address on file.


Is summer housing still occurring?

Decisions affecting summer term are still pending. Please check back here for updates. 


Do we still need a parking permit to park on campus?

No. Parking permit enforcement will not occur until the college resumes in person classes. All other parking regulations will be enforced to ensure traffic lanes remain open for fire department and ambulance access.

Who can I contact at FLC?

Any questions specific to housing should be sent to studenthousing@fortlewis.edu 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 covid19-info@fortlewis.edu 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.

Can I still visit FLC?

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, the chance to connect with faculty and other departments online, and a virtual FLC Preview event to be held on Saturday, April 11. 


Are FLC community services still open?

The Community Concert Hall, Campbell Child & Family Center, and Student Life Center are closed for the time being. Check back for updates.


Are events being held on campus?

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 has been postponed at this time. Information will be shared as soon as possible. 


Are athletics games being held on campus?

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) has cancelled the remainder of all spring sport competition and travel.

This decision affects Fort Lewis College men's golf, men's and women's outdoor track, women’s lacrosse and softball teams. 


Are conferences being held on campus?

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. 


Who can I contact at FLC? 

If you are an Admission guest wanting to visit campus or change your plans, contact the Admission Office at 970-247-7184 or admission@fortlewis.edu 


Who can I talk to if I have a question that isn't answered here? 

Email covid19-info@fortlewis.edu for a response to your specific question.

Are student services still available?

Student services will either be offered virtually or suspended at this time. 

Residence Halls

Residence Halls remain open for students who do not have other accommodations.  

Dining Services

Dining services will still be available to residents on meal plans and who remain on campus. Food service will now be on a grab-and-go basis only. 

Monday – Friday

Breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 

Brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m. 

  • Contact: 970-247-7675

Reed Library

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. 

All Reed Library materials have updated due dates of May 4, 2020. You can hold on to Reed Library, Prospector, and Inter-Library Loan items until the end of term. SkyStore Bookstore rental books and materials are also not due until the end of the term, and you should continue to utilize those materials for your classes. Options for how to return materials will be shared closer to the end of the term. If you prefer to mail your materials back sooner than the end of the term, please address to either “Reed Library” or “SkyStore Bookstore” at 1000 Rim Drive, Durango CO 81301. No fines will be assessed. 

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. 

VitalSource instructions:

  • Go to www.vitalsource.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Log in and click on "My Bookshelf" in top right corner.
  • Then click on Explore in the top left corner.
  • Search for the book you need and add it to your Bookshelf and start reading.

RedShelf instructions:  

  • Go to www.redshelf.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  • Log in and go to https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds 
  • Scroll down a little and click on the button, "Access Free eBooks"
  • Search for the book you need and 'view details' and then 'Add to My Shelf'

Student Health Center

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. 

  • Call 970-247-7355 for usual inquiries and communications.
  • Call 970-247-7365 if you have COVID-19 exposure, possible symptoms, or questions.

Counseling Center

WellPAC

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.

Title IX

The Title IX Office and related services remain prepared to support individuals who are victims and survivors of sexual misconduct.

Skyhawk Station

SkyStore

Closed but online purchasing is available and will ship to purchaser.

IT

Student Success & Advising Office

Post Office

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.

Native American Center

El Centro des Muchos Colores

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Disability Services

Peer Education/Tutoring

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.

Contacts: 


What local food sources are still available?

Good Food Collective has compiled nonprofit and institutional ways to get free and reduced cost meals in our region.


What can I do if I feel anxious or upset?

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.

  • Contact: counselingcenter@fortlewis.edu; 970-247-7212
  • Local Crisis Hotline: 970-247-5245
  • Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255
    National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255) or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ to chat online
  • 911 for emergencies
  1. Separate what is in your control from what is not. There are things you can do, and it’s helpful to focus on those.  Wash your hands. Remind others to wash theirs. Take your vitamins.
  2. Limit your consumption of information. Take a break from social media and news.
  3. As much as possible, preserve daily routines, maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough sleep.
  4. Do what helps you feel a sense of safety. This will be different for everyone, and it’s important not to compare yourself to others.
  5. Maintain social connections while physically distancing. Remember, we're all in this together! Do not isolate. Connect with others while maintaining physical distance.
  6. Get outside in nature. Being outdoors allows us to soak in Vitamin D, provides a sense of perspective, allows for connection to something greater than, and contributes to overall mental and physical well-being.
  7. Challenge yourself to stay in the present. Perhaps your worry is compounding—you are not only thinking about what is currently happening, but also projecting into the future. When you find yourself worrying about something that hasn’t happened, gently bring yourself back to the present moment. Notice the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensory experiences in your immediate moment and name them. Engaging in mindfulness activities is one way to help stay grounded when things feel beyond your control.
  8. Get the facts. It is helpful to adopt a more clinical and curious approach as you follow news reports about the virus. To that end, you will want to find a credible source you can trust. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a webpage dedicated to information on the coronavirus outbreak. You may also find useful information from local or state public health agencies or even your family physician.
  9. Reach out if you need more support. Talk to trusted friends about what you are feeling. If you are feeling particularly anxious or if you are struggling with your mental health, it’s OK to reach out to a mental health professional for support. You don’t have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help. See numbers above.