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Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

10th Anniversary LogoCome celebrate with us! Florida Gulf Coast University is 10 years old in August 2007 and commemorates this important milestone with a yearlong celebration.

A Community Day Open House is the main event and everyone is invited. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 27, to visit the campus for a day that will feature historical exhibits, live music, mini lectures, art exhibits, dramatic presentations, college admission information, scholarship and financial aid information, academic and athletic competitions, Sesame Street characters and something for everyone.

Visit the campus and meet faculty, deans and students. Expand your knowledge of all the University has to offer and learn how to access resources such as the library, art galleries, speakers, and environmental and other experts. Experience campus life and tour the popular apartment-style campus residences located at lakeside.

President Wilson G. Bradshaw

The history of Florida Gulf Coast University is a success story populated with a nationally recruited and talented faculty and staff, intellectually curious students and a generously supportive community. Collectively we are proud of the University's outstanding progress in its first decade and we invite the community to share the excitement and the joy of our 10th anniversary celebration.

10th Anniversary Events

Welcome Back Celebration

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m., Alico Arena
The Welcome Back event launches the year-long celebration. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Alico Arena, faculty and staff ignite the celebration with a historical video, the president's state of the University address, topped off with a grand birthday party replete with favors and cake for all.

Founding Faculty and Staff Tribute Breakfast

Monday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m., Student Union Ballroom
They developed the initial curriculum and programs,designed labs, smart podiums and other educational facilities; penned policies and best practices; created forms and procedures that established the foundation for the institution. These pioneers will be acknowledged for their contributions to the development of FGCU.

Community Day Open House

Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., FGCU Campus
On Saturday, Oct. 27, FGCU will host its signature event in celebration of the 10th anniversary, an open house for the public. Click here to see or download a printable map and Schedule of Events. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file).


Historical exhibits are on display at the University's library and at the Margaret Sugden Welcome Center.


Special 10th anniversary merchandise is sold in the University Bookstore throughout the year.

Alumni Class Reunions

Friday through Saturday, May 2-4, 2008, FGCU Campus
The inaugural class reunion honoring the Class of '98 is set for May 2-4, 2008. All classes are invited to return to campus and celebrate with an alumni dinner, campus tours, live music, and other family activities.