Student Affairs - Host Family Program

Host Family Program

We offer the opportunity for new students to be paired with families in the Durango area to help ease the transition to college life. 

Students do not live with host families but can look forward to outings, meals, phone calls, friendship, and having a local resource.  In addition, the program hosts a few events during the year to facilitate the host family connection. We anticipate that many of the relationships that develop will become life-long friendships.

Although new students have priority, there may be opportunities for continuing students to be paired with host families, if they are available.

The deadline for applying to the Host Family Program is August 1st. Students who apply after the deadline are likely to be placed on a waiting list.

To participate, complete the Student Application and you will be notified when you are matched with a host family.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, complete the Family Application and a steering committee member will contact you with more information.

If you have questions about the program, please contact the host family liaison at hostfamilyprogram@fortlewis.edu, (970) 247-7573, or:

Host Family Program
230 Miller Student Services
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

A warm welcome to Fort Lewis College, to Durango and to Southwest Colorado!