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Florida Gulf Coast University Student Life

Florida Gulf Coast University is on a 760-acre campus in a suburban setting in Fort Myers, Florida. There are many activities and organizations for Florida Gulf Coast University students to participate in – theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Florida Gulf Coast University also has fraternities and sororities.

Florida Gulf Coast University has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Florida Gulf Coast University include Ignite (Religious Organization), International Club, Martial Arts Club and Physical Therapy Association.

The Florida Gulf Coast University community comes together each year for Nest Fest (annual concert), Fright Night (Halloween party) and Eaglepalooza (campus recreation festival).

Florida Gulf Coast University Housing

Florida Gulf Coast University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Florida Gulf Coast University students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at Florida Gulf Coast University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Florida Gulf Coast University. There are 4,748 spots available in on-campus housing for all 13,826 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,632 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Florida Gulf Coast University offers coed housing and .

Safety at Florida Gulf Coast University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Florida Gulf Coast University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Florida Gulf Coast University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Florida Gulf Coast University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Florida Gulf Coast University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Florida Gulf Coast University, take Interstate 75 to Fort Myers, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Southwest Florida International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Florida Gulf Coast University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Services

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