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Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

500Largest Group
3000Overnight Guests
2016 Winner: Best Earth-Friendly Venue

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  • Lutgert HallLutgert Hall
  • Library Library
  • North Village Lakefront BeachNorth Village Lakefront Beach
  • South Village Housing South Village Housing
  • Osprey Hall ClassroomOsprey Hall Classroom
  • Palmetto Hall Multi-purpose RoomPalmetto Hall Multi-purpose Room
  • Biscayne Hall Conference RoomBiscayne Hall Conference Room
  • Osprey Hall Osprey Hall
  • Lutgert Hall Evening ReceptionLutgert Hall Evening Reception
  • Biscayne Hall Multi-purpose Room Biscayne Hall Multi-purpose Room
  • Aerial View of Campus Aerial View of Campus
  • North Village Lakefront WakeboardingNorth Village Lakefront Wakeboarding
  • Sugden BallroomSugden Ballroom
  • Catering Catering
  • Sugden Hall Reception Sugden Hall Reception
  • SoVi Dining Hall SoVi Dining Hall
  • SoVi Dining Hall PatioSoVi Dining Hall Patio
  • FGCU DiningFGCU Dining

  • Presidential GalaPresidential Gala
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Florida Gulf Coast University wants to make your next event in South West Florida something to remember. The campus offers picturesque views, nature trails and preserves, lakes and all within a short distance to all that Fort Myers has to offer.  With its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, FGCU is one of the most exciting educational environments in America.  Campus Venues are able to accommodate your meetings, receptions, and conferences at all times of the year.  Overnight accommodations are available from mid-May thru July.
Eagle Hall:
Eagle Catering:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Naples - 42
Tampa - 127
Ft. Lauderdale - 140
Cape Coral - 13
Sanibel Island - 27
Village of Estero - 3
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Southwest Florida International / 14
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Ballroom, multipurpose spaces, lecture halls, classrooms, and conference rooms are available year-round.
Overnight stay available in the residence halls during the summer months only (mid-May until July).
Room Type(s):
Multipurpose Rooms
Lecture Halls
Conference Rooms
Residence Halls
Reception Venues
Meeting Facilities
Bath Type(s):
Private| Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
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Each classroom is equipped with a multimedia podium and projection system that allow the use of many forms of audio, video, print, and/or computer material. Computer labs, distance learning/video-conferencing, full audio visual services are available. Free wireless high-speed internet connectivity available all throughout campus.
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Food & Beverage:
Exceptional on-site catering that can be customized to your program's needs. An all-you-can-eat dining hall is available throughout the year and during the summer B session. Featured food court options are Blu Sushi, Chik-Fil-A, Subway and Taco Bell.
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Ropes Course / Team Building:
Special Rates and Packages:
Florida Gulf Coast University is happy to offer a 25% discount to all federal and state organizations as well as 501(c)3 certified organizations upon presentation of correct documentation.
FGCU is ACCED-I One Stop Shop Certified. This certification allows for One Contact, One Contract and One Bill. At any given point in the planning process, the planner will have one contact with whom they will work. The planner will sign one contract for all services secured on campus. The planner will receive only one bill for all services received from campus, making the process more efficient and stress free.
Rental Policies:
Florida Gulf Coast University requires a 10% deposit along with the signing of the initial contract, 80% due within two weeks of the beginning of the program, and 10% due within two weeks of the conclusion of your program. We also require that all dining and overnight participant numbers be confirmed within 72 hours of the first date of your program.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Leisure travel
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

ACCED-I 1 Stop Certified

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Cohen Center Ballroom The Cohen Center Ballroom is the largest multipurpose space available on campus that can be divided into two separate meeting venues. There is an indoor gallery that is commonly used for registration and/or catering tables. Also featured is an outdoor terrace that is perfect for outdoor breakout sessions or receptions.

Conference Rooms There are over 40 conference rooms available for use ranging from 6-20 seats. Most conference rooms either have a TV or computer with projector screen and are equipped with Polycom upon request.

Classrooms FGCU has classrooms ranging from 21-70 seats and feature either tablet arm chairs, fixed tables and movable chairs, or traditional desks and chairs. All classrooms on campus have a technology podium with a computer that is connected to a projector screen and speakers throughout.

Lecture Halls FGCU has lecture halls ranging from 71-180 seats and feature either movable chairs and tables, or fixed audience style chairs and tables. All classrooms on campus have a technology podium with a computer that is connected to a projector screen and speakers throughout.

Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center The Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center features two outdoor pools. Our 50 meter, 8-lane lap pool has a movable bulkhead that converts the pool into a 25 yard, 16-lane lap pool. We also have a 25 yard, 8-lane pool that is used mostly as a recreational pool.

Recreation Fields With 4.5 acres of lighted multi-purpose field space, groups can enjoy a little Florida sunshine in our open green space. Our largest field, Recreation Field 1, is located within the main campus loop and includes an adjacent gravel parking lot. Recreation Field 1 is approximately 171 yards by 99 yards. Recreation Field 2, located in South Village is conveniently located next to Biscayne and Palmetto Halls. Recreation Field 2 is approximately 102 yards by 56 yards.

Eagles Landing Located in North Lake Village, Eagles Landing offers a relaxing lakefront view in a lounge setting. Adjacent to Eagles' Landing is the Chiki Hut and bonfire pit.

Recreation Outdoor Complex (ROC) The Recreation Outdoor Complex (The ROC) is located adjacent to the Tennis Courts, Aquatics Center, and Alico Arena, near North Lake Village. The lighted outdoor facility includes 2 basketball courts and 2 beach volleyball courts.

Waterfront The Waterfront is located within North Lake Village and offers a variety of activities including, kayaks, canoes, cornhole, swimming or leisurely enjoying the sunshine. With light refreshments for sale, a gas grill for rent, and picnic tables, the Waterfront is a perfect area to enjoy a group picnic or cookout.

The Eagle Challenge Course The Eagle Challenge Course is located at the Buckingham Center roughly 18 miles north of main campus. Set amongst 10 acres of green fields and pockets of pine uplands and oak hammocks, the Eagle Challenge Course is the perfect outdoor experiential learning laboratory for you and your team! With guidance from our trained staff in a safe and controlled environment, each course will be specifically designed to meet the needs of your group. Through the use of our low and high course, your teams will experience challenging teambuilding activities that: Build Trust Develop Effective Communication Enhance Self Esteem Build Leadership Skills Promote Physical Fitness Encourage Adventure and Risk Taking


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
North Lake Village Apartments 300 apartments 1200 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
South Village (Everglades, Biscayne, and Palmetto) 406 suite and suites w/kitchenettes 900 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
South Village (Osprey and Eagle) Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Eagle Catering
    Our experienced professional staff is ready to assist you with all your catering needs. Attached is the Value Dining Menu for camps and conference who are budget conscious. Allow us to guide you through the world of gourmet catering services with everything imaginable offered, from coffee breaks, meetings and luncheons, to graduation parties, wedding receptions, and evening galas. Our creative menu selections, artful displays of tantalizing dishes, and dedicated professional staff give you the best catering options in town. With that in mind, try something new and let us surprise you with our outstanding service standards. Keep in mind the catering guide is just that, only a guide. We will be happy to consult with you personally to custom-design an event to meet your specific needs. We look forward to helping make your next event an overwhelming success. For more info and to order, contact us at (239) 590-7570 or  
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • FGCU Dining

    FGCU Dining provides a wide variety of convenient dining locations, and an opportunity to connect with friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Our innovative residential restaurant, SoVi (South Village) Dining, offers traditional American cuisine, home-style classics, and a variety of meal options that are continually updated to satisfy the changing needs of the community. Other campus dining locations include popular national brands such as Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros Bagels, Boar's Head, Dunkin Donuts, and Papa Johns.


  • SoVi Dining

    Get what you crave and catch up with friends at our comfortable residential dining options. Watch the preparation of your made-to-order meal at SoVi Dining or venture to one of our multi-stations serving themed dining and home-style entrees.
    SoVi Dining features eight unique stations with market-fresh vegetables, locally-grown fruits and your favorites from the grill and deli. SoVi Dining is conveniently located in South Village Housing.


    >>> menu (PDF)


Audio Visual Services FGCU has plenty of in-house options for your event! Most meeting spaces are equipped with LCD projectors, instructor computer terminals, microphones, as well as other common meeting equipment.

Residence Hall Technology Internet and telephone services are available in every room on campus.

Area Attractions

Gulf Coast Town Center Gulf Coast Town Center is an open-air center in the heart of one of Florida’s most popular and affluent tourist areas. This unique shopping destination features 20 anchor stores including Bass Pro Shops, Costco, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Ross, Best Buy, JCPenney, and more! There are 75 specialty and destination shops such as Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, Dunkin’s Diamonds, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hallmark, Golf Galaxy, Ron Jon Surf Shop and St. John Outlet. Along with all these amazing stores at Gulf Coast Town Center you'll find nearly 30 restaurants and eateries such as Aurelio's Pizza, Bar Louie, Blu Sushi, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Outback Steak House, PF Changs, Vapiano, Miller’s Ale House, Pincher’s Crab Shack and Foster's Grille. You will also find a Courtyard by Marriott and a Regal Cinemas 16 - now with IMAX 3D. Enjoy the FREE Concert Series every Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. in Market Plaza, then grab desert at Kilwin’s Chocolates, Rita’s Italian Ice, Yogen Fruz or Cold Stone Creamery. Gulf Coast Town Center is conveniently located near Florida Gulf Coast University and the Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) off I-75 and Alico Road at Exit 128 in Fort Myers. For information call 239-267-0783 or visit their website.

Miromar Outlets Voted Southwest Florida's "Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center" Twelve Years in a Row! Miromar Outlets offers an unparalleled collection ofmore than 140 top designers and brand name outlets offering savings of up to 70% off retail prices. Mediterranean architecture, majestic fountains, koi ponds and courtyards, lush landscaping and covered walkways provide the perfect Florida environment for a pleasurable shopping experience. A lakeside restaurant piazza offers full service or casual dining indoors or outdoors. There are several other dining options throughout the mall. Services include an ATM, gift cards, complimentary wheelchairs, an on site BP gas station, two on-site banks (Bank of America and Wells Fargo) and Playland, a fun area for children from toddlers to age twelve. Plus, they are "Dog Friendly"!

Germain Arena Germain Arena, located next door to Miromar Outlets, is home to the Florida Everblades hockey team and the Florida Firecats arena football team. The Germain Arena also maintains a full year-round schedule of shows and concerts that has included Elton John, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kenny Rogers, Sting, Luis Miguel, Bob Dylan, Disney on Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Harlem Globetrotters, Boston Pops Orchestra and many more. In addition, Germain Arena hosts ice skating, roller skating, and in-line skating events with competitions throughout the year.

Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club The award-winning Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club offers unique and sophisticated surroundings for all special occasions, assuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With over 700 acres of contiguous aquamarine freshwater lakes, three miles of private, white sandy beach, and “signature” championship golf, all within one luxurious setting, Miromar Lakes can accommodate the most elegant of affairs or provide relaxed comfort for casual events in world-class resort surroundings.


  • "Florida Gulf Coast University is pure Floridian paradise in every sense of the word."| In the top 15 most beautiful coastal college campuses.
    -College of the Atlantic News

  • "Response time was very fast leading up to and during the camp. Everyone was willing to help & deliver exactly what we needed."
    -USA Swimming Nat'l Open Water Select Camp

  • "ALL FGCU staff were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating."
    -FGCU Leadership Academy/SWFL Workforce


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