Your Campus Visit

Campus Tour


The best way to learn more about Fort Lewis College is to visit our campus!

We offer Information Sessions and Campus Tours, Monday through Friday, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive at Kroeger Hall ten minutes prior to the start of the visit. View our maps and directions to plan your trip.

Use our online form to schedule your campus visit.

To schedule a group tour, contact Mary Shepherd at shepherd_m@fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7176.

Daily Information Session

We offer daily information sessions designed to answer your questions about Fort Lewis College and the application process.

An Admission Counselor will talk about our academic programs, campus life and the benefits of a Fort Lewis College education.

Information Session Details:

  • When:
    Monday-Friday
  • Session Times
    9:30-10 a.m. and 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Campus Tour:
    Guided campus tours immediately follow each information session. Tours generally last for 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes. More information below...

Campus Tour

Join us for a student guided tour of campus. Find out why our campus is unique with its amazing mountain views, clean, safe surroundings and friendly environment.

On the tour, you'll see:

  • Classrooms, labs, lecture halls
  • Our new Student Union
  • Performance and gallery spaces
  • Residence halls*

     

*Residence hall tours are not available on the following dates: November 21-25, December 19-January 8.

Your guide will explain why Fort Lewis College has been ranked as one of the Best in the West by Princeton Review.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Dates: Monday-Friday
Start Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Length: 90 minutes

Skyhawk Sneak Peeks

In Spring 2012, the Office of Admission will be offering special Skyhawk Sneak Peek visits that will include:

  • a 30-minute information session,
  • a campus tour,
  • lunch in our new Student Union,
  • and the opportunity to sit in on a class.

Sneak Peeks are available on:

  • Monday, March 12
  • Friday, March 16
  • Monday, March 19
  • Friday, March 23
  • Monday, March 26
  • Friday, March 30

Registration will be available in Fall 2011.

Skyhawk Saturday

Skyhawk Saturday:
An Open House Event

Skyhawk Saturdays are half-day programs on certain Saturdays throughout the year.

These events provide an in-depth view of Fort Lewis College. You will hear from the different academic units and professors on campus, learn more about financial aid and scholarships and get an overview of the the admission process.

You will also learn more about student organizations, housing and life at Fort Lewis. A current student will lead you on a tour of our beautiful mountain campus.

The event is from 8:30am-1pm on the Saturdays listed here:

January 21 (Denver, CO)
January 28 (Albuquerque, NM)
February 18 (Durango, CO)

Register for a Skyhawk Saturday here.

Fort Lewis Informational Webinars

Please join Fort Lewis College at 7 pm on Thursday, November 17 as we offer this month's edition of our "Journey to College" webinar series. All webinars in the series are free.

Topic: Getting to know Fort Lewis College

Date/Time: 7pm-8pm (Mountain Time) on Thursday, November 17 , 2011

Rachel Shockley, an Admission Counselor at Fort Lewis College, will facilitate this informative webinar. Acquaint yourself with our admissions process, academic facilities, financial aid programs, and student services. Additionally, you will learn about all of the key aspects of applying to Fort Lewis College. Attendees will receive an application fee waiver for the Fall 2012 application cycle.

RSVP: by clicking here.

All log-in information will be sent to you in a confirmation e-mail.

Group Tours

Fort Lewis College offers group tours to high school and middle school groups, community college groups and groups from the community.

To schedule your tour, contact Mary Shepherd at shepherd_m@fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7176.

Dates to avoid

We are closed to campus visits on the following dates:

  • November 23-24, 2011
  • December 26-30, 2011
  • April 12-13, 2012

Students and Faculty will be on break on the following dates; no residence halls will be shown:

  • November 21-25, 2011
  • December 19, 2011-January 8, 2012
  • March 5-9, 2012

There will be no student ambassadors giving tours due to final exams:

  • December 12-16, 2011
  • April 23-27, 2012

Saturdays -- Interviews and tours are usually not available on Saturdays. We will try to accommodate you if you need a Saturday visit.

However, we strongly encourage weekday visits when classes are in session. Residence Hall tours are not available on Saturdays.

Places to Stay

We have arranged discounted rates at these hotels. Please request the Fort Lewis College rate:

Leland House & Rochester Hotel
721 E 2nd Ave
Durango, CO 81301
970.385.1920
15% off room rates

Ferringway Condos
6 Ferringway Circle
Durango, CO 81301
970.247.0441
15% off

Aspen Grove Bed and Breakfast
3935 CR 250
Durango, CO 81301
970.247.1430
10% off room rates

Pine River Lodge
14443 CR 501
Bayfield, CO 81122
970.884.2563
20% off low season

Willowtail Springs Ranch
10451 Road 39
Mancos, CO 81328
800.698.0603
15% off cabin rate

Quality Inn
2930 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
970.259.5373
15% off room rates

Best Western Rio Grande Inn
1.800.245.4466
15% off room rates

Best Western Inn and Suites
21382 US Highway 160 West
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-3251
15% off room rates

Durango Hometown Hostel
723 Goeglein Gulch Road
Durango, CO 81301
970.385.4115
$2 off per person per night

 

For the true Fort Lewis College experience, stay on campus in
Escalante Hall.

Directions to Fort Lewis College

Campus Map

By car: Principal highways to Durango: Hwy 550 & Hwy 160

Driving from the Denver area: From Hwy 285 South, turn right on Hwy 112 heading West to Del Norte. In Del Norte, turn right onto Hwy 160. Follow Hwy 160 West in to Durango. Hwy 160 becomes Hwy 160-550. When it splits, follow Hwy 550 to College Drive. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Fort Lewis Drive. Follow signs to Office of Admission.

Driving from the Grand Junction area: Hwy 50 South to Hwy 550 South to Durango. Hwy 550 becomes Main Avenue. Follow Main Avenue through downtown Durango to 8th Street. Turn left on 8th Street. When it dead-ends, turn left on 8th Avenue. Follow to top of the hill. At the traffic light, turn left and follow signs for the Office of Admission.

Driving from Colorado Springs - Pueblo areas: I-25 South to Hwy 160 West in to Durango. Hwy 160 becomes Hwy 160-550. When it splits, follow Hwy 550 to College Drive. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Fort Lewis Drive. Follow signs for Office of Admission.

Driving from Albuquerque, NM: Hwy 550 North to Durango. Follow 550 North to College Drive. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Fort Lewis Drive. Follow signs for Office of Admission.

Arriving by air: Daily flights arrive at and depart from the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Daily flights from the Denver and Phoenix area are available.

Fort Lewis College is located about 20 minutes from the airport.

When exiting the airport, follow Hwy 172 to Hwy 160 West. Hwy 160 becomes Hwy 160-550.

When it splits, follow Hwy 550 to College Drive. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Fort Lewis Drive.

Follow signs for Office of Admission.

Explore Durango

More Information
For more information about visiting our college, call 970-247-7652 or email us at shepherd_m@fortlewis.edu.