FGCU has created a one-stop spot to learn all about the hoopla and history surrounding our anniversary celebration.
The interactive 20th anniversary website shows what’s happening when and where as part of the 20th anniversary party. You’ll also learn more about who we are, where we came from and where we’re headed. You’ll find an easy-to-read chronological history of the university — complete with photos and videos — and hear some of FGCU’s first family members share their memories. You’ll even learn how you can share your own recollections.
What started as land and a grand plan more than 20 years ago has evolved into a regional hub that has stayed true to, and greatly transcended, its higher-education focus. We have become, in many ways, the heartbeat of Southwest Florida.
While our students have been learning to become engineers, teachers, business executives, health professionals and other public- and private-sector leaders of impact these past 20 years, they also have been giving 2 million hours of volunteer service to the community and serving the region’s workforce.
While our administrators and faculty have been advocating for and teaching those students for two decades, they also have been expanding academic programs, growing campus infrastructure and extending community outreach — all in explosive fashion.
While our athletes, artists, musicians and resort and hospitality students have been gaining knowledge, maturity and experience, they have been thrilling and entertaining hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors, bringing fame and fortune to the university.
We hope you’re excited to celebrate our first 20 years and to participate in the next 20.