Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Howard Hall, room 137
ACCESSIBILITY AND TRAVEL
All buildings at FGCU are accessible. You may check with OAS for accessible routes and entrances. Information is also available on accessible restrooms and elevators. There are a few places on campus that may have limited accessibility. If you need to use one of these areas, contact OAS for alternatives. If you need to meet with a faculty/staff member that has an office in a limited accessible area, you should call them and arrange to meet in an alternate site.
OAS does not provide ongoing travel assistance. FGCU's Student Government has tram services that provide transportation between the residence halls and main campus. The Lee County bus system provides bus transportation to many places in the Lee County area from campus. Upon request, we will provide assistance to help you plan and learn accessible routes. Contact OAS in advance if you would like assistance.
If you need assistance getting from class to class, you may contact OAS for assistance. If assistance is needed for more than three days, you will need to ask friends, peers, classmates, etc. to help you get from class to class.
In the event of an emergency situation such as wheelchair or scooter breakdown, you may contact OAS or the campus police for assistance in getting to your classes.
There is limited transportation during summer sessions, holidays and academic breaks. If you will need assistance during these times, contact OAS for availability and possible alternatives.
FGCU RESIDENCE HALLS--ACCESSIBILITY
FGCU Residence Halls offer rooms and facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities. A person with a disability may choose from a number of special options to provide the most convenient housing. If you need special housing arrangements because of a disability, you should discuss this need with the Director of OAS. The Director will be able to explain options and recommend the correct procedures to follow. Students must still comply with all University Housing timelines.
Students requesting special housing conditions will need to register with OAS and give permission for OAS to share information with the FGCU Housing staff. All accessible rooms in the residence halls are equipped with flashing and audible emergency devices, pull strings for emergency situations and elevators. Other accommodations are available upon request, i.e. brailing of equipment, removal of furniture, etc.
Single Room Requests
Single rooms may be available for students who have disability documentation that clearly specifies a need for this accommodation. To request a single room, you must indicate the need based on a disability on your housing application. You must also contact the OAS office. If it is determined that a student qualifies for a single room, they will be given priority for a single room. This accommodation does NOT negate the single room fee. Please contact FGCU Housing for additional information on accessible rooms.
All students and employees choosing to park on campus must purchase an FGCU parking permit. Contact the parking office, located in the Campus Support Complex, to purchase a parking pass. All students living in the Residence Halls are not permitted to park on campus. Students with disabilities may be permitted to park on campus if they have a condition that will not allow them to get to campus. Contact OAS for examples of such conditions.
Student Government currently runs a Tram service to and from the residence halls via campus. Students living in the residence halls who cannot park on campus can take advantage of the Tram.
Handicapped Parking Spaces
There are a limited number of handicapped parking spaces located around campus and if you have handicapped license plates/parking card and an FGCU parking permit, you are eligible to use these spaces. Please note: students and employees must still have an FGCU parking permit to use these spaces on a regular basis. Visitors with handicapped license plates/parking card may use these spaces without purchasing an FGCU parking permit.
Temporary Parking Needs
Students needing special parking for a temporary time may obtain a temporary parking permit. Contact OAS for assistance with temporary parking.