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Housing Search

Florida Gulf Coast University has partnered with Crew Innovations to provide a centralized website for your housing search - FGCU Real Estate with Honors. Listings available include apartment complexes, houses for sale and/or rent, condos, and short-term furnished housing.

Users can inquire about listings and schedule showings through Web-based forms and even have bird's-eye views of each property through internet 3-D mapping tools.

Helpful Resources for New Residents to Southwest Florida

Change of Address

Changing your address is one important task not to be overlooked when moving. A good place to start is with the United States Post Office. The forwarding of your mail only lasts so long; please be sure to notify the appropriate parties in a timely manner.

Drivers License and Motor Vehicle Registration

Visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles website to make your trip to the DMV quicker. There is information about address changes and applying for your original Florida Driver's License. Within 10 working days of making Florida your permanent residency (i.e.; registering children in school, beginning employment, filing homestead status). If Florida is not to be your permanent residency, autos don't have to be registered. (Migrant workers are exempt). The person whose name appears on the title must be at the office to register, with proper identification. The vehicle must also be at the office. Required documents include: Original title (copies not acceptable) and proof of insurance (at least $10,000 PIP and bodily injury).

http://www.dmvflorida.org/

Voter Registration

Remember to change your voter registration address by filling out the required form at the Division of Elections website -  http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/voter-reg.shtml

Lee County - New Resident information

This website provides a wealth of information to help new residents become acclimated to activities, businesses and services offered in Lee County.

School systems

School District of Lee County

2855 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33966

(239) 334-1102

Student Assignment: (239) 337-8247

Parent Information Center: (2 locations) Ft. Myers & Cape Coral

http://www.leeschools.net/home.aspx

Parents of students "NEW TO THE DISTRICT" or reenrolling should visit one of the Parent Information Centers to complete the student registration and school assignment process

Collier County- New Resident information

This website provides a wealth of information to help new residents become acclimated to activities, businesses and services offered in Collier County.

School systems

Collier County Public Schools

5775 Osceola Trail • Naples, FL 34109

Tel (239) 377-0001• Fax (239) 377-0181

http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/newresidents.asp

FGCU Employee Discount Program

The FGCU Employee Discount Program (EDP) is a free service offered to FGCU employees. Check out the HR Employee Discount webpage for discounts that may be helpful as you establish yourself in the area.

Water Restrictions

Usually, the Lee and Collier areas are under watering restrictions based upon the county. Those restrictions can be found at:

http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/Utilities/Pages/WaterRestrictions.aspx

or

http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=127

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union

FGCU Faculty and Staff are eligible to apply for accounts at the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union.

Hurricane Preparedness

Florida is known to experience hurricanes during the Hurricane Season. You can find information to help your family stay safe during these times and make a family disaster plan at FloridaDisaster.org. The American Red Cross has further information on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.