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Staying Informed

Want to have a better understanding of the challenges that new students typically face in their first year of college and learn how you can help your student successfully meet these challenges? Check out our Family Business Newsletter for information on upcoming campus events, important dates and deadlines, and opportunities for campus involvement!

This month we focus on maintaining your students mental and physical health and offer some advise from our First Year Advising staff with regards to preparing your students for the upcoming course registration. To find out how you can assist your student, download our Family Business Newsletter:

FGCU November Family Business Newsletter

If you are not on the New Student Programs electronic distribution list, but would like to receive montly notifications from our office, please fill out the Parent Contact Form and return it to


New Student Programs is on Social Media!

Log on to Facebook and like the New Student Programs page! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @FGCU_NSP. We will post reminders, announcements, and keep you up-to-date with what is going on at FGCU. Please encourage your students to follow us too, so they also receive current information.


Helpful Links for Parents and Family Members:                      Family Business Newsletter Archive:

First Year Advising                                                                             August Newsletter

Center for Academic Acheivement                                                September Newsletter

Career Development Services                                                          October Newsletter 

Student Health Services


                                                   Eagle View Orientation Presentation Archive:

                                            Live Where You Learn: Housing & Residence Life

                                     Commuter Students at FGCU: New Student Programs

                                               Introduction to Academics: First Year Advising

                                                     FGCU Dining, Eagle ID & Bookstore 

                                 Academic Support at FGCU: Center for Academic Achievement

                                              First Year Experience: FGCU Faculty & Staff Panel

                                                  Wellness at FGCU: Student Health Services

                                       Safety & Parking at FGCU: University Police Department

                     Adjusting to Having a Child in College: Dean Michele Yovanovich & Dr. Cinoman