Dear FGCU Student,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). I know you might feel overwhelmed by your new surroundings, but it is my hope that this Student Guidebook will provide you with the tools you need to make a smooth transition. University life will transform the way you think, communicate with others, and interact with your community, so please keep this catalog referencing the departments and programs that can help you reach your academic and career goals. Students come to FGCU for a variety of reasons. Whether you are participating in one of our outstanding degree programs, extending your learning through a single class, or taking one of our many non-credit courses, you will find academic quality and commitment to service to be among the core beliefs at FGCU. Please take a few minutes to look at the University’s mission and guiding principles—they are important to us and we welcome you into the FGCU community. The faculty and staff of FGCU are dedicated to personalizing services to meet the needs of today’s busy and diverse student population.
The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to enhancing your academic experience by providing curricular and co-curricular opportunities and services. Among our many programs and services including on-campus residence life programs, recreation, and intramurals, First Year Advising and Student Health Support, exceptional quality is at the heart of what our division offers at FGCU. As you experience the challenges and joys of university life, remember that our dedicated faculty and staff are here to assist you. Good luck as you embark upon one of the most important milestones of your life.
Dr. J. Michael Rollo
Vice President of Student Affairs