FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Community Impact

 Collaboration is critical to success 

Protecting the future of water resources is a shared, interconnected responsibility

The Water School exemplifies FGCU's tradition of service-learning and civic engagement while building on two decades of proven academic excellence in water-related research and initiatives and in business, health, engineering and outreach expertise. Another key facet: partnership and cooperation across disciplines within the university and beyond campus. We’re committed to maintaining and growing affiliations.

Our regional partners include:

  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Naples Botanical Garden
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab
  • Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Competitive, extramural funding secured by our award-winning faculty


Refereed presentations made by faculty at conferences


Public audiences reached through invited presentations 



Scientific publications produced by faculty


Peer-review editorial boards our staff serves


Local advisory boards/councils we serve