Art & Design Hall
Thanks to clerestory windows and an airy architectural style, natural light floods the 10 studios and classrooms of the Art & Design Hall. Two art galleries serve as a venue for local, regional, and national exhibits, and a place for students to exhibit their professional portfolios.
The original academic building on campus, Berndt Hall currently hosts the President's office and other administrative solutions. Grab a coffee from the café and wander the halls to the state-of-the-art labs of the Biology Wing, where student research decorates the walls and friendly faculty offices invite student questions and ideas.
Center of Southwest Studies
The riches of the Southwest U.S. coalesce at this museum, library, and archive center specializing in the history and cultures of the region. With rotating exhibits, a research library, and community presentations, students have access to hands-on training in collections preservation, while the community enjoys a treasure trove of regional relics.
With a focus on hands-on learning and access to real-world instrumentation, FLC’s Chemistry Department provides students with research opportunities that are typically only reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. Behind classroom and laboratory doors, students are busy collaborating with faculty in projects ranging from environmental sustainability to materials sciences and beyond.
Community Concert Hall
As one of the largest venues in the Four Corners, the Community Concert Hall boasts crystal-clear acoustics in its 600-seat theatre. Throughout the year, students can get discounts to local, regional, and national music concerts, comedy shows, dramas, lectures, dance recitals, and other surprising performances and presenters.
Education Business Hall
A buzz of productivity with a hint of future success is guaranteed on a walk through the halls of EBH. Home of the School of Business Administration and the School of Education, EBH’s smart classrooms provide spaces for students to hone critical thinking, communication, and the hard skills needed beyond graduation.
Health Sciences Center
As host to one of the largest departments on campus, the Health Sciences Center is the epicenter of action for Public Health and Exercise Science programs. With access to real-world communities and the Health & Human Performance Lab, students work with faculty to research wellness methods, optimal performance strategies, nutrition, and more.
It’s not unusual to hear melodic voices, tuning instruments, or the occasional operatic solo drifting through the halls of Jones. Joining the Roshong Recital Hall and Music Department are the honors program and sociology classes. This favorite study spot for students also houses Jones Café.
Home of the humanities, the funky halls of Noble are a great place to get swept up in heady philosophical and literary discussions. Used as an after-hours meeting space for many classes, Noble plays host to presentations, films, and thought-provoking meetings in amphitheater-style classrooms.
While much of their time is spent in the region’s mountains and deserts, Adventure Education students call Pine Hall basecamp. Whether they’re in class at Pine or in al fresco classrooms of the great outdoors, AE students stay busy learning how to facilitate education and growth in a range of adventure settings.
From sun-soaked seating to cozy nooks, the library provides a launching pad for all things academic. Digital resources and research staff are available by day, while the Fish Bowl study area is open 24/7, so students can get all the support they need.
Sitter Family Hall
The home of the Geosciences and Physics & Engineering departments, Sitter Hall features informative aesthetics and regionally relevant decor that evoke a spirit of learning-by-doing. When school’s in session, students work with instruments used in professional settings, enjoy access to a rooftop observatory, and participate in research projects rooted in real-world application.
From musicals to plays and all the dramatic readings between, the Theatre Hall acts as a core of creativity for FLC students, faculty, and visiting artists. Props and costume shops, a set-building facility, and two theatres occupy this innovative space. Current students receive free tickets to programs throughout the school year.
Cycling Team Office
With 24 national championships under their belt, the FLC Cycling team is the gold standard in collegiate cycling. But that’s no reason to be intimidated! The program warmly welcomes anyone who’s interested in riding bikes to strap on a helmet and check out track, mountain bike, cyclocross, BMX, or road rides.
Dennison Memorial Stadium
Since the first game played here in the fall of 1959, spectators have always enjoyed top-notch views from Dennison Memorial Stadium. The mountains, mesas, and Colorado blue skies are enough to inspire not only Skyhawks athletes and fans but our worthy opponents as well.
Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Dirks Field provides one of the not-so-secret weapons for Skyhawks athletes: prime high-altitude training grounds for the men’s and women’s soccer teams and an intimidating place to dominate the competition on gameday.
Smith Sports Complex
Besides serving as a go-to practice locale for some of FLC’s 14 NCAA Division II teams, the Smith Sports Complex also hosts numerous summertime sports camps and soccer tournaments. The four fields feature natural grass surfaces, fenced in to help maintain maximum quality.
When the women’s team isn’t hitting homers in the Softball Complex, Aspen, Birch, and Cedar fields host summer recreational league softball and kickball games. With views of the San Juan Mountains and Raider Ridge, there’s not a bad seat in the house at this beloved community venue.
Beyond NCAA D II basketball and volleyball games, Whalen Gymnasium also plays host to an array of campus events. From commencement and convocation ceremonies to the annual Hozhoni Days Powwow, Whalen holds many memories for Skyhawks athletes, fans, alumni, and community members. If these walls could talk…
Animas Hall was the first LEED certified building on campus. With each suite comprised of four single-occupancy rooms and a shared living room and bathroom, Animas Hall is prime for students looking for both privacy and chances to bond during dessert nights by the fireplace, the Faculty-in-Residence program, cultural events, and more.
With singletrack trails and a disc golf course weaving straight from the dorms, the Bader-Snyder Complex, incuding the Adventure House, never has a dull day. Slacklines and hammocks abound in the quad, while guitar strums and conversations surrounding the next rafting, kayaking, climbing, skiing, riding, backpacking, or other epic pursuits can be heard.
With prime access to the quad for frisbee, barbecues, and snowman building, Camp Hall is a great place to call home in any season. This U-shaped building offers primarily traditional residence hall setups of double-occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. Play pool, join Hall Council, and study with friends in the computer lab or lounge.
Open to upper-division and transfer students, Centennial Complex also hosts Family Housing. One- and two-bedroom units with shared living rooms and kitchens are available in this apartment-style housing. Thanks to the welcoming community and shared lawn, residents typically call Centennial home through graduation.
Affectionately called "The Coop," Cooper Hall is rooted in traditions, including the campus-wide Haunted House fundraiser in the fall and kickball tournaments on the quad. Cooper Hall is entirely double-room, suite-style housing, and is our most recently renovated building, all about fun and friendly community.
Unwind after a day of study in Crofton’s cozy lounge over a game of pool or a movie with friends. Choose from either a traditional residence hall setup or suite-style option for more privacy. As with all campus housing, you're free to browse, request, and confirm roommates as part of the online housing application.
Escalante is a gender inclusive housing option and offers a computer lab, laundry room, and large, centrally located lounge decked with a pool table, television, and microwave. Choose from traditional residence hall setups or suite-style options and jump on board Hall Council to plan fun social gatherings throughout the term.
Our campus apartments are popular options for numerous upper-division and transfer students, with many students choosing to live in these buildings year after year. Apartment-style housing includes a shared living room and kitchen in each one- or two-bedroom unit and access to a sprawling lawn.
West's high-ceiling, double-occupancy, suite-style bedrooms are a popular choice, with the bonus of gorgeous mountain views from many rooms. At the beginning of each semester, residents choose a fun way to customize their respective halls. West Hall Council once chose to create a grilling deck, located right off the main lounge and community kitchen.
As one of the last free-flowing rivers in Colorado, the Animas begins in the San Juan Mountains and winds 126 miles to join the San Juan River and, ultimately, the Colorado River. As a watery park through the town of Durango, kayakers, rafters, and tubers play throughout the summer, while walkers and cyclists enjoy a beautiful commute along the hard-surface Animas River Trail.
As one of the most unique structures on campus, the amphitheater features Native Puebloan architecture and stonework with seats and a stage sculpted into a natural recess in the landscape. This open-air venue is used for musical and dramatic performances, lectures, and a popular place to study or relax.
Campbell Child & Family Center
If ever you’re walking on the north side of campus and catch the sound of squeals and giggles on the breeze, chances are high that you’re near the Campbell Center. While students with young families enjoy access to convenient childcare, research opportunities abound for students in psychology and education programs.
Charles Dale Rea Clocktower
FLC’s most iconic structure rises from the heart of campus, providing a landmark for all kinds of student activities – from social justice marches to Bocce ball and an easy rendezvous point for dates. No matter the season, the clock chimes ensure students will never be late for class…right?
Hesperus Peace Park
A quiet respite from the bustle of campus life awaits at the Hesperus Peace Park. Named in honor of FLC’s former location in Hesperus, Colorado, 15 miles west of Durango, the Peace Park is a welcoming place to wander, meditate, and contemplate universal efforts to promote peace in the world.
McPherson Chapel + Overlook
As one of the oldest buildings on campus, McPherson Chapel also boasts one of the best views on the rim. With vistas of the free-flowing Animas River and sunsets over the La Plata Mountains, this non-denominational place of meditation is also a popular wedding venue for many FLC alumni.
Raider Ridge Overlook
For a bird’s eye view of campus, downtown Durango, and beyond, a hike or bike ride up to Raider Ridge Lookout is worth the heart-pumping effort.
With more than 300 days of sunshine, gorgeous views are almost a guarantee no matter the day or season. When gazing down on the town of Durango, keep in mind it’s just a 10-minute walk or five-minute bike ride, and all students receive a free year-round pass with Durango Transit.
Student Life Center
The Student Life Center provides a motivating, modern space for intramural sports programs, weight and cardio rooms, yoga classes, and clinics at the indoor climbing wall. If you want to adventure in the great outdoors but aren’t sure where to start, the on-campus Outdoor Pursuits program is located here, replete with free gear rentals, workshops, and excursion opportunities.
As the social hub of campus, the Student Union offers a place to gather, eat, sip coffee, and check out clubs presented through the Leadership Center, Native American Center, El Centro, and Environmental Center. The bookstore, post office, and KDUR radio station are also located in this LEED Gold certified building.