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FGCU continuously monitors the latest information from health officials and shares details on the Coronavirus Updates website. Get details including helpful FAQs. Students, faculty and staff, remember to complete the FGCU Daily Health Screening App every day before coming to campus (239-590-1206 for technical and other support related to the Screening). COVID-19 rules apply to campus visitors.

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Academy Programs

Learning is a never-ending journey

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU believes that lifelong learning is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you are new to the program or returning for another season, we promise you course selections that are sure to please. We offer courses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties to benefit all of Southwest Florida. 

New every season

Our program guides come out every season.

Open to the public

We offer courses to the public; you do not have to be a member.

Multiple locations

Courses can be taken in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

Interested in teaching others about your passions? Join the Renaissance Academy as one of our instructors.

Human Resources requires all new instructors wishing to lecture for the Renaissance Academy, to visit here and click on “apply for this job” and then create an account if you have never visited Eagle Jobs before.

Once you have completed the application,  email John Guerra, our director, at and to let them know you have completed the application. 

 Course offerings

RA Winter-Spring 2020

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RA Downtown Ft. Myers 2020

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HCC Winter-Spring 2020

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Can I take the same classes in any county?

While we offer programs in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, this does not mean that we will offer the same courses in each county. The courses we provide come from highly skilled individuals who are passionate about what they are teaching. We invite you to explore the different categories of course offerings and register for the classes you are interested in. Questions? Contact us 239-745-4600.

Collier & Lee Categories

We offer courses in Ancient Civilizations, Art, Computer & Technology, Day Trips & Special Events, Photography, Film, Health & Wellness, History, Interior Design and more.

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Charlotte Categories

We offer courses in Archaeology, Art, Biographies, Day Trips, Discussion Groups, Ecology & Environment, Films, Financial Planning, Music, Science, Technology, Writing and more. 

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