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Parent and Family Resources

Sending a child to college is a transition for you too

We are excited that you, as parents and family members, are part of the FGCU family, and we look forward to partnering with you as you assist your student during this important part of his/her life. Our goal is to provide you with the resources, insight, and helpful information you need to best support you and your student. 

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Family Orientation Webinar Recordings - Summer 2020 


Did you forget something we went over this summer? Have no fear! Click here to access all of our orientation recordings. 


Recommended Readings


Letting Go
A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
by Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger
When Your Kid Goes to College
A Parents' Survival Guide
by Carol Barkin
You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me)
Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
by Marjorie Savage

Are you concerned about your student?

Parents and family members are often the first people a student calls when they are having difficulties in college. There are situations that arise throughout the academic year, when parents or families need to get involved or seek help for their student. Due to FERPA regulations, it can be difficult to get answers or assistance on behalf of your student.

Student Care Services may work closely with parents and families to determine how best to support students and discuss available campus and community resources. As a parent or family member, you offer a valuable perspective often providing historical information that helps Student Care Services better conceptualize the student’s behaviors, struggles, and how to successfully approach him or her with reasonable options.

You can access their website with details full of information here


Entrance to FGCU with Lutgert Hall

We’re here to answer your questions.

Parent and Family Programs

223 McTarnaghan Hall
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7875