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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU to Welcome News Freshmen, New Transfer Students During Convocation and Reception

FORT MYERS, FL – Freshman and transfer students new to Florida Gulf Coast University will get an official welcome during the FGCU New Student Convocation at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Whitaker Hall Sprint Room.

President William C. Merwin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brad Bartel, and distinguished faculty will offer words of encouragement and wisdom to the new class. New students will have the opportunity to personally greet the President and Provost, and to sign the inaugural FGCU convocation register.

In addition, the University’s symbol, the Eagle, will be passed to representatives of the freshman class by upperclassmen as a welcoming gesture. A reception will immediately follow.

For more information or schedule details, contact Alice Brunner, Director of Freshman Advising Services, at (941) 590-7876 or

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