Eagle Family Weekend

Spring 2023 Eagle Family Weekend 

Save the date! The Eagle Family is getting together for Eagle Family Weekend February 3 - 5, 2023.

Family weekend is designed for the parents, siblings, children, friends, and families of FGCU students to learn more about the university and feel a greater connection to our campus and community. Throughout the weekend there will be activities that give families an opportunity to catch a glimpse of their student's life, envelop themselves in the FGCU and Fort Myers community, and learn more about what it means to be a true Eagle!

Registration is now open for Eagle Family Weekend! 


Tickets must be purchased for each individual who will attend each event, including students.  However, all students who are currently enrolled full-time in classes at FGCU can get into the basketball game free of charge. Please see the FGCU Athletics website for additional information about student game day tickets. 


Register for Eagle Family Weekend Events




Individual tickets will be available to purchase for the following events.
Friday, February 3rd | 6:00 - 8:30pm
FGCU Under the Stars
Ticket Price: $25 per person, Children 6 and under are free
Featuring Nashville Recording Artist, Jay Valor, whether you want to dance the night way or relax as the sun sets and stars come out, enjoy an evening of live music . Your ticket also includes dinner from Southwest Florida's most popular food trucks - Matt's Red Hots (serving Matt's signature hotdogs, burgers, and fries), Brooke's Nugget Wagon (serving award winning nuggets [chicken or cauliflower] sauced and tossed in your favorite flavor, and pulled pork mac and cheese), and Wonderland Cookie Dough and Ice Cream (featuring delicious, edible cookie dough and ice cream).
Saturday, February 4th | 5:00 - 7:00pm
Eagle Family Weekend Tailgate
Ticket Price: $20 per person, Children 6 and under are free
Wings up! Wear your blue and green and join other FGCU families at this pre-game event. Your ticket will include catering from Southwest Florida's favorite BBQ restaurant, Mission BBQ, unlimited stops at the phot booth to capture your Eagle spirit, and spirit items to cheer on FGCU Men's Basketball.
Saturday, February 4th | 7:00pm
Men's Basketball vs. North Alabama
Ticket Price: $15 for reserved seats, $10 for General Admission
Let's go, Eagles! Get your game face on as we cheer FGCU Men's Basketball to victory against the North Alabama Lions.
Sunday, February 5th | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Waterfront Family Brunch
Ticket Price: $15 per person; Children 6 and under are free
The time has come to say F-G-C-U later, but let's do it Southwest Florida style. This indoor/outdoor event will feature a catered breakfast, steel drum band, and our idyllic, waterfront view. The Boardwalk is the perfect place for family photos as we say 'bon voyage' to this year's Eagle Family Weekend.

There are many hotels near the FGCU campus excited to welcome families to Fort Myers for Eagle Family Weekend! 

We have compiled a list of nearby hotels, many of which offer an FGCU Eagle Family Weekend rate.




Parent and Family Programs

McTarnaghan 223
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7875