New Student Orientation

Plan Your Stay

students and professors at convocation 

We are very excited that you will be coming to Durango in August to take part in New Student & Family Orientation.  To help with planning, we are including a few links that will guide you to lodging options in the area, as well as some fun and interesting things to do if you have any free time.


We normally offer affordable on-campus lodging for family members of our new students for Fall Orientation. Unfortunately, this year we will not have that luxury. Two reasons for this are 1) an increase in students choosing to live on campus, and 2) a multi-million dollar renovation in Student Housing.  If this situation changes, we will send an email blast to all who have pre-registered for Family Orientation with instructions for room reservations.

For those family members planning to stay off campus, click here to see a list of local hotels that offer discounts to our Fort Lewis College families. You can also go to or call (800) 409-4818 for more listings.

Durango Weather

As always, if you have specific questions refer to the “Contact Us” link and send an email or call.

Fort Lewis College is committed to all programs being accessible. If you are attending orientation and need accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office, 970-247-7383 by 8/20/15.