Renaissance Academy

Engage in lifelong learning through FGCU

The Renaissance Academy's name invokes historical times of great intellectual and creative energy. Its programs make possible in the present lifelong personal revitalization through learning, creativity and social engagement.

Founded in January 2001, the academy is the university’s and region’s premier lifelong learning program for adults. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates our lives.

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  The academy offers a wide range of non-credit courses for lifetime learners.


  We always strive for quality and enjoyment in courses we offer each season.


  Day trips, travel and cruise programs and other special events are available.

Value and accessibility underlie the excellence of our programs. Affordable course fees provide access to programs provided at convenient locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Take advantage of the opportunity to become a Renaissance Academy member and realize significant savings on course fees while reaffirming your commitment to life-long learning.

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Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965