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Renaissance Academy

Renaissance Academy


raWelcome to the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. Its
name invokes historical times of great intellectual and creative
energy. Its programs make possible in the present lifelong personal
revitalization through learning, creativity, and social engagement.
Founded in January 2001, the Academy is the University’s and region’s
premier lifelong learning program for adults. It is based on the premise
that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually,
creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates
our lives.

Value and accessibility underlie the excellence of our programs.
Affordable course fees provide access to programs provided at convenient
locations throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. Finally, take
advantage of the opportunity to become a Renaissance Academy Member and
realize significant savings on course fees while reaffirming your
commitment to life-long learning.



Continuing Education News & Events

FGCU Offering Degree Programs for People Working Full-Time

WINK News featured an article on FGCU Complete recently, showing how potential students feel about the possibility of being able to complete their bachelor's degree. Check out the full-length article here and the video below.

FGCU Complete, a Degree Completion Program Comes to FGCU

The Office of Continuing Education presents you with the first Degree Completion program to come to FGCU. The program offers three majors and allows for those who have full-time jobs and other responsibilities to continue their education while maintaining their lifestyle. Information sessions are scheduled and we look forward to seeing you at one. Learn more...

FGCU Complete - Information Session

Carol Jonson donationCarol Jonson, (left) with President Bradshaw and Chris Simoneau, Vice President, University Advancement and Executive Director, FGCU Foundation, is a new art history instructor for the Renaissance Academy in 2015 and has devoted her life to education. After lecturing for us for just one term, she was so thoroughly impressed with our organization that she gifted $30,000 from her estate to be used for future RA scholarships. This will allow those unable to participate in our program for economic reasons to have access. Our sincere thanks goes out to Carol for her thoughtfulness and generosity.