First Year Experience


First Year Experience works to create and deliver programs and initiatives designed to help students make the most of their first year and beyond at FGCU. We're here to help you navigate the exciting journey, from academic support to social activities and everything in between, we've got you covered. Lets make your college experience unforgettable! 

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Whitaker-Hall Boardwalk on the FGCU Campus


College is an exciting time, and Eagle View Orientation (EVO, as we call it) provides the gateway to making the most of your FGCU experience. We'll prepare you for the opportunities and responsibilities that await.

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FGCU Campus Beach

Eagles Excel

Immerse yourself in a learning opportunity with your peers to have an unforgettable experience before classes even begin.

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First Year Student Success Programs


Staff Directory

Name Department Email Phone
Ney Arias Senior Director, First Year Experience & Retention Programs 239-590-7111
Autumn Bradley Coordinator, First Year Experience  239-745-4637
Tabitha Dawes Director, Eagle View Orientation  239-590-7744
Maggie Hohne Coordinator II, First Year Experience  239-590-7049
Christina Kreiger Director, Retention & Engagement Programs  239-590-7110
Mason Werksman  Coordinator, First Year Experience  239-745-4026
Niesha Radovanic Coordinator, First Year Experience  239-745-4590
Amber Whitaker Coordinator II, First Year Experience  239-590-7898

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First Year Experience

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965