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First Year Advising

First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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First Year Advising
Admitted Students
Enrolled Students
Transitioning Students
Parents and Guests

FGCU Main Campus
McTarnaghan Hall Suite 229

Mailing Address
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(800) 590-3428(FGCU)

Main Office
McTarnaghan Hall 229
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
(239) 590-7875
(239) 590-7862 {fax}

South Village Office
Eagle Hall 4001 (4th floor)
Hours: Mon-Thur 8 AM - 7 PM &
  Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
(239) 745-4300
(239) 745-4336 {fax}

Contact Email
*email response time may be up to 1-2 business days.

Preparing for Orientation


Congratulations on your admission to Florida Gulf Coast University!  We are looking forward to working with you as you begin your transition to the university and to your new life as a college student.  This transition begins with your attendance at an Eagle View Orientation program, where you will learn all about the university and the campus resources that exist to help you be successful and achieve your goals.   

During the orientation process, students will participate in three sessions with the staff of First Year Advising:

The Introduction to Academics session teaches students about the components of their degree and the university's General Education Program, introduces students to university policies and procedures, and reviews important academic resources on campus.  

The Preliminary Schedule Building session gives students an opportunity to learn how to search electronic course listings, enabling them to identify a preliminary list of courses and facilitate an understanding of how to create a balanced course schedule for their first semester.

The Advising and Registration session allows students to receive advising from professional advisors and Orientation Leaders as they finalize their course schedules and complete the course registration process.   


Once you have registered for an Eagle View Orientation program date, we encourage you to prepare for the academic components of orientation by taking some time to review the following information:




Assess your Eagle View Orientation Experience here (requires student UIN)


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