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Do I need a car on campus?

NO! There are lots of ways to get around. Even if you do bring a car to campus, you will want to check out these wallet friendly options.



Ride2FGCU Ridematching Service


Ride2FGCU is a new dedicated ridesharing system for use only by  Florida Gulf Coast University faculty, staff and students. Register  today using your FGCU e-mail accout to find a carpool partner or a  walking, biking or transit buddy.

In order to support and encourage our employees and students to reduce pollution, increase fuel savings, and decrease traffic on the roads, Environmental Health and Safety has partnered with Student Government to bring you, a secure online rideshare matching system designed to assist you  in finding ridesharing partners who work or study at FGCU.   

You may also use Ride2FGCU to find other biking, walking, and bus commuters; as well as one-time car trips.

The service is for free of charge faculty, staff, and students of FGCU.

Matches are created by those with a similar schedule and by those who live in the same vicinity, or drivers may pick up other commuters along their route to campus.  You can use Ride2FGCU for any traveling, such as one-time trips for events, conferences, vacations, or for making arrangements for class field trips.   Register today to give it a try. No obligation and you can remove yourself from searches whenever you’re not actively looking for ridesharing partners.  For more information, please visit



WeCar Hourly Car Rental is now Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise CarShare

Car sharing is an alternative to car ownership. Membership gives you the convenience of car ownership without the hassle and expense - Plus, it is also easy on the environment! Rentals are available by the hour or by the day.

The Enterprise CarShare vehicles are located near the Cohen Center shuttle stop in Parking lot 5.

Find out more and sign up at




Free Shuttles

  • On campus housing shuttles  operate any day classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters, from 7:00am-10:00pm. The shuttles operate continuously approximately every 15 minutes. North shuttle operates from McTarnaghan Hall to each laundry room in North Lake Village. South shuttle operates from the front of Palmetto Hall to McTarnaghan Hall. By request stop will be made at Music/Arts loop.  Return route to south housing includes a stop at the Music/Arts loop and return to Palmetto Hall. 


  • West Lake Village shuttle operates Monday-Thursday from 7:00am to 10:00pm.  The shuttle will pick-up at the circle in front of the WLV office,  at the top and bottom of the hour. The last shuttle leaving WLV with riders will be at 9:00pm.  Return trips will be from the Student Plaza, and will leave at :15 and :45 past each hour.





Bicycle Commuting

The new FGCU Campus Recreation Pedal Power bike sharing program is designed to decrease traffic & parking congestion, limit pollution & Ghg emissions, and encourage health & physical exercise around campus.

Click on the link to learn how you can sign out a bike!

FGCU Bike Loan

Remember you can find others to cycle with at



Bus Service                                        

Purchase your LeeTran bus passes at the University Bookstore


Public transit services are available Monday through Saturday, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., with limited Sunday service on some routes.













LEED Parking Decal - Annual Permit Discount


To promote the use of low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles, preferred parking and discounted faculty/staff parking permits are available for certain vehicles.  Students, Faculty, and Staff members may check with Parking Services to determine if their vehicle qualifies for the special LEED Parking Decal.  To register a qualified vehicle, please complete the LEED Decal Request Form available at Parking Services.  The form, vehicle, and vehicle registration must be brought to Parking Services for verification and issuance of the LEED Parking Decal.