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					FLORIDA GULF COAST
    UNIVERSITY




  GRADUATE STUDENT
     HANDBOOK

     Office of graduate studies
       10501 fgcu blvd. south
        fort myers, fl 33928
             239.590.7988
        graduate@fgcu.edu
      www.fgcu.edu/graduate


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         LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR                                                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                  Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies at
                                                                                         Campus Map & Parking.................................................................................................... 6
                                  Florida Gulf Coast University! FGCU is proud
                                                                                              Campus Map................................................................................................................ 6
                                  to offer a diverse range of graduate degree pro-
                                                                                              Parking Services (Parking Decal Instructions)...................................................... 6
                                  grams through its five colleges, as well as path-
                                                                                         Registration & Calendars................................................................................................ 8
                                  ways for professional certification and continuing
                                                                                              Office of the Registrar............................................................................................... 8
                                  education. Our programs are fully accredited
                                                                                              Gulfline (Registering Online)................................................................................... 9
                                  and have been developed with two goals in mind:
                                                                                              Academic Calendars................................................................................................... 9
                                  to provide the highest quality training and re-
                                                                                              Catalog.......................................................................................................................... 9
                                  sources available in order to ensure individual
                                                                                         Student Email & Angel..................................................................................................... 11
                                  professional success and personal growth; and to
                                                                                              Setting Up Your Student Email................................................................................. 11
                                  address regional needs by equipping tomorrow’s
                                                                                              UsingAngel.................................................................................................................... 11
                                  professionals and leaders with the skills and abili-
                                                                                         University Academic Resources.................................................................................... 13
                                  ties they will need to drive innovation and solve
                                                                                              Office of Graduate Studies....................................................................................... 13
                                  the consequential problems that face us in South-
                                                                                              Graduate Studies Newsletter................................................................................... 13
                                  west Florida. Furthermore, because these needs
                                                                                              Graduate Student Policies and Resources............................................................ 13
                                  are not unique to this region, our graduates are
                                                                                              Accreditation............................................................................................................... 13
                                  competitive wherever they go.
                                                                                              Graduate Student Council........................................................................................ 13
Our graduate faculty are highly trained scholars and professionals in their fields,           Eagle ID Card Office.................................................................................................. 14
many with national and international reputations for their work. Together they                Bookstore..................................................................................................................... 14
have developed rigorous programs that strive for excellence in the classroom and              Testing Center............................................................................................................. 14
that rely on a tradition of one-on-one student mentorship, with faculty members               Adaptive Services....................................................................................................... 15
providing individualized guidance for each of their students. In addition to work-            Technology Assistance............................................................................................... 15
ing closely with their faculty mentors, our graduate students can take advantage of           Computer Labs........................................................................................................... 16
FGCU’s first-rate resources, including its library and online databases, computer             Office of Research & Sponsoered Programs (IRB approval process)............. 16
facilities, field stations, and research laboratories.                                        Library........................................................................................................................... 16
                                                                                              Writing Center............................................................................................................ 17
Here at the Office of Graduate Studies, our goal is to help ensure that your gradu-      Student Life.......................................................................................................................... 19
ate experience is a rewarding and successful one. Our team will work with you to              Living in Southwest Florida....................................................................................... 19
answer your questions and provide you with the information you need, as well as               Student Health Services............................................................................................ 19
direct you to helpful resources to keep your graduate experience on track.                    Campus Police............................................................................................................. 20
                                                                                              Office of Judicial Affairs............................................................................................. 20
We encourage you to feed your curiosity and explore the possibilities for graduate            Career Development Services................................................................................ 21
study at FGCU.                                                                                Childcare...................................................................................................................... 21
                                                                                              Counseling & Psychology Services......................................................................... 22
S. Gregory Tolley, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                                                                                        CAMPUS MAP &
                                                                                                                                          PARKING
     Campus Recreation.................................................................................................... 22
     Campus Dining............................................................................................................ 23
Financing Graduate Education...................................................................................... 25
     Office of Financial Aid................................................................................................ 25
     Tuition & Fees.............................................................................................................. 25
     Office of the Bursar (Cashier’s Office).................................................................. 26
     Graduate Tuition Waivers.......................................................................................... 26
     Graduate Assistantships/Teaching & Research Assistantships........................... 26
Steps to Graduation.......................................................................................................... 28
     Apply to Graduate...................................................................................................... 28
     Thesis Assistance........................................................................................................ 28
     Defending Your Thesis............................................................................................... 28
     Graduation................................................................................................................... 28
Important Contact Information.................................................................................... 30




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                 CAMPUS MAP & PARKING
                                                                                                      REGISTRATION &
                                    CAMPUS MAP
http://www.fgcu.edu/Parking/files/CampusParkingBrochureandMap.pdf                                       CALENDARS
                               PARKING SERVICES
             Campus Support Complex, 239-590-1912, parkingservices@fgcu.edu
                         http://www.fgcu.edu/Parking/index.html

Registering Your Vehicle
Register your vehicle with Parking Services and receive a parking permit (Parking Services is
located at the north end of the Campus Support Complex building near the main entrance to
campus).

Students, Faculty and Staff MUST register their vehicles online via http://gulfline.fgcu.edu. De-
cals and Permits can be obtained at the Parking Services office after registering on Gulfline.You
must bring your permit registration form with you to obtain the permit/decal. Decal and Per-
mit Fraud is a Serious offense and results in a fine of $100.00.

General Parking Regulations
•Reserved and Restricted spaces are enforced 24/7
•Any motor vehicle on University property must be registered with the University and display
a validly issued University parking decal or permit.
•Commuter Students are permitted to park in Lots 2 (North Side only), 6, 7, Parking Garage 1,
Parking Garage 2 , Parking Garage 3 and the Garage Auxiliary Lot.
•Faculty/Staff are permitted to park in Lots 1, 2(South Side only), 3, 5, 7, Parking Garage 1,
Parking Garage 2, Parking Garage 3 and the Garage Auxiliary Lot.
•The parking garages will be closed to all vehicles and persons from midnight to 5:00 a.m. daily.
•Residential students are prohibited from parking in all non-housing parking lots and garages
between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the fall and spring terms.
•Visitor: Anyone who is NOT a member of the campus community.
•A Visitor Pass is REQUIRED to park on campus and may be obtined from the information
booth.Visitors are permitted to park in the designated visitor parking spaces located in Park-
ing Lot 5 in front of McTarnaghan Hall with a visitor parking pass. If those parking spaces are all
taken, visitors may also park in the parking garages and garage auxiliary lot.




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           REGISTRATION & CALENDARS                                                                      Reclassification of Residency
                                                                                                         Students who have attended FGCU for at least one semester and are classified as non-Florida
                                                                                                         can request reclassification through the Office of the Registrar. Reclassification of a student’s
                        OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR                                                          state residency for tuition purposes is not automatic. Supporting, hardcopy documents must be
                                                                                                         submitted with the reclassification form. By state law, requests must be submitted prior to the
                  McTarnaghan Hall, First Floor, (239) 590-7980, orr@fgcu.edu                            last day of late registration of a new term. The reclassification form is available at:
                               http://www.fgcu.edu/registrar                                             http://www.fgcu.edu/registrar/forms.html.

Academic Records                                                                                         Veterans Educational Benefits
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for insuring the confidentiality of all student records       Veterans information can be obtained from the GI Bill Website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
and has been designated by the University as the official student records custodian. The Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 guarantees students the right of protected                            GULFLINE (REGISTERING ONLINE)
information that is not classified as Directory Information as defined by University policy.
FGCU defines Directory Information as any item that can be released to the general public                Logging Into Gulfline
without the consent of the student.                                                                      FGCU’s web-based student information system is referred to as “Gulfline". To use Gulfline,
                                                                                                         students must have a User ID, also known as a UIN (University Identification Number) and a
Grades                                                                                                   PIN (Personal ID Number). Both are provided at the time of admission. Gulfline logon infor-
FGCU does not automatically mail grades. However, grades are available to students through               mation is recognized as an electronic signature; therefore, students are encouraged to protect
GULFLINE. Grades are due from faculty within two days of the end of each semester. Grades                and memorize this information as soon as possible without sharing or writing it down. Gulfline
will be available for viewing approximately one week after the term ends. For additional in-             logon information may be obtained in the following manners:
formation concerning grades, refer to the University Catalog for FGCU’s grading system and               1.) For immediate assistance, students may present a valid photo ID in the Office of the Regis-
policies.                                                                                                trar; or
                                                                                                         2.) If students are unable to come to campus during business hours, the student may mail or
Transcripts                                                                                              fax a written, signed request along with a copy of a valid photo ID (only drivers license or Eagle
Official copies of a student’s FGCU transcripts can be requested through the Office of the               ID cards will be accepted).
Registrar and Gulfline. There is a $10.00 charge for each official transcript requested. Unofficial      When mailing or faxing the request, please note Gulfline logon information will be mailed to
transcripts can be obtained, at no charge, through GULFLINE and the Office of the Registrar. A           your address on record with the University. For security reasons, logon information will not be
PDF transcript request form is available on the website:                                                 mailed to an undocumented address.
http://www.fgcu.edu/registrar/forms.html.                                                                FGCU Office of the Registrar, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965
                                                                                                         Fax: 239-590-7983
GULFLINE provides students with the ability to print a personal web-copy of their transcript
in addition to requesting official and unofficial copies. The personal web-copy is intended for          Registration
your personal use. At this time the web-copy does not display your name or UIN for security              Students are allowed to register for courses during Eagle Registration periods. Eagle Registra-
reasons. The official and unofficial copies are intended for use when providing grade or course          tion ensures students are able to enroll in the classes needed to complete their degree in a
information to a third party person or agency such as an employer, scholarship agency, transfer          timely manner. Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific registration dates. More informa-
institution, etc. Students are also able to request official or unofficial transcripts from the Of-
fice of the Registrar.                                                                                                             ACADEMIC CALENDARS
                                                                                                         For a complete listing of important dates/deadlines, refer to the FGCU Academic Calendar
Please note that official transcripts cannot be released when obligations to FGCU have not been satis-
                                                                                                         located at: http://enrollment.fgcu.edu/registration/academiccalendar.html
fied.

Forms                                                                                                                                            CATALOG
Office of the Registrar forms can be found at: http://www.fgcu.edu/registrar/forms.html.                 To view our online catalog, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/catalog/
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   ANGEL &                      student email & angel
                              SETTING UP YOUR STUDENT EMAIL
STUDENT EMAIL   • Visit the main FGCU website by going to http://www.fgcu.edu
                •Click on the link that says “Email” in the upper right hand corner
                •Click on “Students” on the left
                •Under the section called “First Time Users”, please read the student email policies
                •Under “First Time Users” click the link to activate your account.
                •Enter your UIN, PIN, and the password you would like to use for your EagleMail Account in
                the form.
                •Click the “Go Activate” button.
                •Write down your account information as displayed on the page and put it away for safe keep-
                ing.
                •Click on the “Eagle Webmail Home” link
                •Enter the username from Step 7 and the password you specified in Step 5 in the Username
                and Password box under the “Login” section.
                •Click the “Login” button.

                Once you have activated your account, you can access your EagleMail via the web at http://
                eagle.fgcu.edu.

                Once you have completed the above steps, you should be able to read and send mail using
                FGCU’s EagleMail system. If you experience any problems activating or using your Eagle-
                Mail account, please call Computer Support at (239) 590-1188. Our staff is available Monday
                through Thursday from 8am to 7pm, or Fridays from 8am to 5pm to assist you.

                                                  USING ANGEL
                Most online courses, as well as many on-campus courses, use a Course Management System
                called “ANGEL”. ANGEL uses your email username and password. To access Angel, you must
                have already activated your student email and registered for a course. Instructors will contact
                you via email to communicate information about your courses.

                ANGEL website: http://elearning.fgcu.edu or there is a link on www.fgcu.edu.

                View a demonstration of ANGEL and commonly used features at:
                http://elearning.fgcu.edu/default.asp

                You will find help for using ANGEL on the ANGEL homepage. There is also an online manual
                for ANGEL available at the “HELP” link in the upper right corner of the screen when you are
                on the ANGEL website. For more information about distance learning and online courses, go
                to http://itech.fgcu.edu/distance/.
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                           university academic resources
    university                          OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
academic resources                        Lutgert Hall 2300, 239-590-7988, graduate@fgcu.edu
                                                      http://www.fgcu.edu/graduate
                     The Office of Graduate Studies staff assists you through the admissions process, and with is-
                     sues that may arise during your graduate studies. The office also hosts several student events
                     during the year. You may also visit our website for student and faculty resources, graduate poli-
                     cies, and current news.


                                     GRADUATE STUDIES NEWSLETTER
                     GraduateNEWS is an informational newsletter from the Office of Graduate Studies for Stu-
                     dents, Faculty, and Staff. Published quarterly, GraduateNEWS spotlights faculty, students, and
                     programs. It also features campus resources and activities beneficial to graduate students.
                     Please find current and past issues of our newsletter at the link below:

                     http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/newsletter.html

                       GRADUATE STUDENT POLICIES AND RESOURCES
                     To review graduate student policies, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/policies.html

                     To review graduate student and faculty resources, please visit:
                     http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/studentfacultyinitiatives.html

                                                     ACCREDITATION
                     To review our accreditation, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/Provost/accreditation.html


                                       GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL
                     The Graduate Student Council is a student representative body to improve communication
                     among students, the graduate administrative staff, and graduate program facilitators. The Coun-
                     cil will provide feedback concerning student satisfaction and advice concerning future graduate
                     education policies and practices so that university-wide improvements may be implemented.
                     The Council is an advisory board, rather than a legislative body. Representation from a broad
                     range of graduate programs and academic level will enable us to have a good mix of graduate
                     students. If you are interested in representing your program, please email us at graduate@fgcu.
                     edu. For more information, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/gsc.html

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                                                                                                     •Workshops on Test Anxiety
                           EAGLE ID CARD OFFICE                                                      •Correspondence/Distance Learning Exams
                     McTarnaghan Hall 142, 239-590-7645, smile@fgcu.edu                              •Test Preparation Classes For:
                             http://www.fgcu.edu/EagleID/getit.html                                         oGRE
                                                                                                            oGMAT
On-Campus Students
                                                                                                            oStarting September and January
Visit Room 142 (Eagle ID Card Office) on the first floor of McTarnaghan Hall. Normal office
                                                                                                     •Accommodate Specific Needs for students with documented disabilities (Documentation
hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. A VALID government issued photo ID is
                                                                                                     must be submitted to the Adaptive Services Office)
required to receive an Eagle ID Card
                                                                                                     •And Much More!
Distance Learners
If you live outside the five county area (Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, or Glades), please
                                                                                                                                  ADAPTIVE SERVICES
download and complete the Eagle ID Card Distance User Request form at:
                                                                                                                       First Floor Howard Hall, 239-590-7956, adaptive@fgcu.edu
http://www.fgcu.edu/EagleID/files/Eagle_ID_Distance_User_Request_Form_092409.pdf. Please
                                                                                                                                 http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/adaptive/
mail the completed form and a copy of a VALID government issued photo ID to:
       Eagle ID Card Office McTarnaghan Hall 142                                                     The Office of Adaptive Services (OAS) promotes opportunities for full participation in Univer-
       Florida Gulf Coast University                                                                 sity services by students with disabilities through the provision of accommodations and other
       10501 FGCU Blvd. South                                                                        support services.
       Fort Myers, FL 33965
Once we receive this information, the Eagle ID Card Office will send your Eagle ID card to the       Accommodations include:            Services provided by OAS:
address listed on your form.                                                                         •Extended Time                     •Test Accommodations and Proctoring
                                                                                                     •Note Taker                        •Tuturoing
                                     BOOKSTORE                                                       •Books on Tape                     •Study Skills Instructions
                         Student Union, 239-590-1150, fgcu@bkstr.com                                 •Tape Record Lectures              •Laptops
                                  http://www.fgcu.bkstr.com                                          •Reader/Scribe                     •Voice Synthesized and Voice Dictated Computer Programs
                                                                                                     •Individual Testing                •CCTV & TTY
The Bookstore sells textbooks, course materials, apparel, computer products, school supplies,        •Interpreting Services             •Personal Assistive Devices
and gifts. It also participates in “Cash For Books” where students can sell their books for cash     •And MUCH MORE!                    •And MUCH MORE!
in the bookstore or online.

                                TESTING CENTER                                                                             TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE
                 McTarnaghan Hall Room 204, 239-590-7955, jullman@fgcu.edu                                                        http://www.fgcu.edu/technology.asp
                           http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/Testing/                                  Help Desk
The Testing Center adheres to the highest standards of testing protocol and operates in com-         590-1188 or helpdesk@fgcu.edu
pliance with institutional, state and federal regulations with special regard to test security and   Office Desktop Computing, Next Telephone, E-mail, Resident Housing Network, ...
client confidentiality.
                                                                                                     Instructional Computer Labs/Classrooms
Services:                                                                                            590-7100 or ITsprt@fgcu.edu
We offer 28 workstations containing state-of-the-art computers. Testing is offered at specified      ANGEL, Open (BHG) and Instructional Computing Labs, Classroom Computers, Podiums, ...
times by appointment.
                                                                                                     Library Computing and Technology Systems
•MAT (Miller Analogy Test) on Computer                                                               590-7617 or LibSys@fgcu.edu
•FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exam (Paper and computer-based testing)                         Open Computing Lab, Electronic Resources,Virtual Library, Resources Remote Access, ...
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                                                                                                     System of Florida libraries, FGCU course reserve materials, electronic databases, document
                                 COMPUTER LABS                                                       delivery services, interlibrary loan, research assistance, and links to other useful sites. A library
                                                                                                     staff directory, several request forms, and the latest information about library hours, services,
To view a list of on-campus computer labs, please visit:                                             and workshops are available on the website.
http://www.fgcu.edu/info/computerlabs.asp
                                                                                                     Computer Lab
          OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED                                                           The library computer staff maintains a 117 seat open computer lab in the library that provides
                                                                                                     access to electronic information resources, the World Wide Web, applications software, docu-
           PROGRAMS (IRB APPROVAL PROCESS)                                                           ment scanning, color printing, student email, and removable storage with floppy and zip drives.
              First floor, Engineering Suite 112, 239-590-7020, troberts@fgcu.edu                    The lab is accessible whenever the library is open. To view open library computers, visit: http://
                               http://www.fgcu.edu/ORSP/index.html                                   library.fgcu.edu/CTS/Technology/computer.htm

Research and sponsored programs are integral and essential parts of our teaching mission and         Reference and Research Assistance
play a major role in the educational process at FGCU. The ORSP is a service-oriented office          Librarians and library paraprofessionals provide reference and research consultation services
and is the designated central clearinghouse for all external proposal submissions and related        when they are needed. Reference service is available in the library, by telephone at (239)
research and sponsored program activities. We understand and appreciate the many barriers            590-7630, via email message to libref@fgcu.edu or through the Ask a Question form on the
that are often associated with engaging in research and sponsored programs. In an effort to          library’s website. When more extensive consultation is desired, please make an appointment
combat these barriers we have created an infrastructure that is service oriented, knowledge-         with one of the librarians. To find the subject librarian for your subject area, visit:
able, and eager to work with you. Please visit us to learn more about our numerous programs,         http://library.fgcu.edu/lbs/about/contactus.htm.
explore our funding source library, inquire about our travel awards, or work on a proposal
without interruption. You can count on us to assist you from the beginning to the end of your        Support for Distance Learners
efforts to secure external funding.                                                                  Electronic course reserves, databases, indexing, and abstracting services, and many full-text
                                                                                                     journals are accessible from off-campus locations. Distance learners may use the library web-
For the IRB approval process, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/ORSP/Compliance.html                 site to request books or photocopies of journal articles. Students enrolled in FGCU distance
                                                                                                     learning classes who need materials from the FGCU Library collection should use the Request
                                         LIBRARY                                                     Forms for Distance learning Students on the library web site (http://library.fgcu.edu). Most
                                                                                                     materials are mailed to distance learners at no charge. Students are responsible for return
                                   590-7600, libref@fgcu.edu                                         postage for books. For materials not owned by the library, FGCU distance learners may use
                                     http://library.fgcu.edu                                         Interlibrary Loan forms to obtain materials from other libraries. For reference or research
Library Cards                                                                                        assistance from FGCU, phone the reference desk at (239) 590-7630; send an email message to
The FGCU photo ID card serves as the library card. The card must be presented each time              libref@fgcu.edu; or use the Ask a Question form on the library website.
materials are checked out. It is the responsibility of the cardholder to report immediately the
loss or theft of the FGCU photo ID.
                                                                                                                                     WRITING CENTER
Online Access
                                                                                                                                 Library West Room 202C, 239-590-7141
The library provides online access to a number of restricted information resources for us-
                                                                                                                                    http://www.fgcu.edu/WritingCenter/
ers within the library or to the students, staff, and faculty of the university. To guarantee that
                                                                                                     The FGCU Writing Center assists student writers through free, accessible, learning-based
no unauthorized users are accessing their sites, some database providers require a network
                                                                                                     writing consultations. Our primary goals are to help students improve their abilities to think
username and password, or a 14-digit number. The network username and password are sup
                                                                                                     independently, to write critically, and to learn and implement strategies that will assist them in
plied to staff and faculty upon hiring. Students activate an account through the student ser-
                                                                                                     producing effective writing assignments.
vices website to get a network username and password. The 14-digit number is printed on the
FGCU photo ID card. The library website (http://library.fgcu.edu) is a primary access point for
all library services and resources. The website accesses the catalogs of the State University
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student life                                  student life
                                LIVING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
               Southwest Florida is a beautiful place to live and visit. FGCU is situated in a prime location
               between Ft. Myers and Naples. With our pristine beaches, lush tropical environment, shopping,
               fine dining, & local cultural attractions, there is something for everyone.

               For links and information about the area, please visit http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/localareain-
               fo.html.


                                     STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
                                                Wellness Center, 239-590-7966,
                                        http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/healthservices
               Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) offers a number of health services to its students. Lo-
               cated in the Wellness Center, physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners provide
               services such as immediate triage, basic care, education, and health awareness programs. Stu-
               dent Health Services is committed to ensuring that students are provided timely information
               and education so that they can better care for themselves. Services provided include initial
               care for medical issues that may arise. Referrals are made if necessary. Student Health Ser-
               vices will also assist in the evaluation of medical and immunization records. All medical records
               are confidential. They are not part of the University’s records. Throughout the academic year,
               various wellness activities are planned. If you are interested in becoming a peer educator, please
               let us know.

               Services Provided Free of Charge:
               •Physical Examinations          •Referrals for Specialist Care
               •Health Education               •Female Exam
               •Health Screenings              •Family planning consultations
               •Routine Medical Care           •Nutrition counseling
               •Preventative Medicine

               Services Available for a Nominal Cost Recovery Fee:
               •Immunizations: Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, TB screening, Flu (season), Hepatitis A
               and B Vaccines, Meningitis Vaccine,Varicella Vaccine
               •Laboratory tests: Chemistries, blood count, mono test, cholesterol, urinalysis, pregnancy tests,
               and others.
               •Pap Smears
               •HIV/AIDS counseling and testing
               •Minor surgical procedures
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Health Insurance                                                                                   The Office of Judicial Affairs provides students with information about:
FGCU offers enrolled students the opportunity to purchase health insurance. Health insur-          •Student rights & responsibilities
ance coverage is strongly recommended for FGCU students whether offered through the                •Student Code of Conduct
University or from another source. Students interested in health insurance may pick up appli-      •The Judicial Process
cations at the clinic.                                                                             •Violations and Sanctions
*Distance learning students are excluded*                                                          If you receive a charge letter in the mail, it is important to respond promptly. By responding
                                                                                                   within the allotted time frame, students will avoid additional charges and sanctions. If students
All of the services provided by Student Health Services are funded by the Student Health Fee.      have questions about potential violations, or would like to report a violation, they may do so at
                                                                                                   the Office of Judicial Affairs, located in the Dean’s Office; Student Union, Room 104.

                                 CAMPUS POLICE                                                     The 2006-2007 Student Code of Conduct can be found on the above website and also in the
                                                                                                   Student Guidebook. Students are encouraged to read this document carefully and be familiar
                           Campus Support Complex, 239-590-1900
                                                                                                   with the policies and procedures of the University community.
                                 http://www.fgcu.edu/upd/

The University Police and Safety Department is responsible for law enforcement, security, di-                       CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
saster planning, environmental health and safety, and emergency response at Florida Gulf Coast                     First Floor Howard Hall, 239-590-7946, careercenter@fgcu.edu
University and is located on the north end of the Campus Support Complex.                                                       http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/careers
                                                                                                   Career Development Services offers comprehensive assistance for students and alumni of Flori-
•Calling for Police Assistance
                                                                                                   da Gulf Coast University’s Graduate Programs. Through individual counseling, programs and a li-
The Department provides both routine and emergency services to all persons on campus. If
                                                                                                   brary of resource materials as well as internet resources, the office assists graduate students and
you are in need of routine police service, please dial 590-1900 from any campus telephone ex-
                                                                                                   alumni with career planning and decision-making. We initiate programs and develop links with
cluding pay phones. If you are reporting a crime, or you need emergency assistance, please dial
                                                                                                   employers who seek the skills of our students and alumni. We encourage students to begin using
590-1911 or use the emergency phones located in the parking lots and along walkways. From
                                                                                                   the services of the office early in their graduate careers in order to expand the choices they will
any pay telephone, dial 911 (no coin is needed).
                                                                                                   have upon completion of their degrees.
•Lost and Found
                                                                                                   Career Development Services is committed to helping students in all phases of career planning,
•Lee County Transit System (Lee Tran) services the university. For route scheduling, please
                                                                                                   from exploring careers and gaining experience to developing job search skills and finding a job.
contact Lee Tran directly at 275-8726 or TDD 277-5037.
•Silent Witness Program
                                                                                                   •Networking – For networking tips, visit: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/careers/networking.html
•Drug/Alcohol Education Programs
                                                                                                   •Job Search Strategy Planning
•Victim Advocates
                                                                                                   •College Central Network- http://www.collegecentral.com/fgcu
•Transportation
                                                                                                   •Career Fairs and Special Events
•Crime Prevention
                                                                                                   •Career Tools/Resources
For more information on our Crime Prevention Classes, please call Officer Steve Engle at 590-
                                                                                                   •Internship Experience
1907. Police Dispatch Center at 590-1900.You may also e-mail Officer Engle at:
                                                                                                   •On-Campus Graduate Assistantships – http://www.collegecentral.com/fgcu/
sengle@fgcu.edu.

                                                                                                                                        CHILDCARE
                     OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS
                                                                                                                      Family Resource Center, 239-590-7855, family@fgcu.edu
               Student Union Room 104, 239-590-7904, judicialaffairs@fgcu.edu                                                   http://www.fgcu.edu/frc/index.html
                        http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/judicialaffairs
                                                                                                   The Family Resource Center of Florida Gulf Coast University is a place where a partnership
The Office of Judicial Affairs serves to promote a safe and secure community of civility, integ-
                                                                                                   between family and school creates an optimally safe, nurturing and diverse learning environ
rity, and student learning while treating each student with dignity and respect.
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ment which all children deserve. The attitudes, beliefs, and practices of the Center will inspire
others to provide for children in similar ways through creativity and action.                                                              CAMPUS DINING
                                                                                                                                                      239-590-1226
           COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES                                                                                                    http://www.fgcudining.com
                     Student Union Room 104, 239-590-7904, caps@fgcu.edu                                    Campus dining locations include:
                       http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/Counseling/index.html
The mission of the Counseling and Psychology Services department is to assist all students at               •Eagle Cafe at Howard Hall featuring Subway & Taco Bell
Florida Gulf Coast University in developing themselves emotionally, socially, intellectually, and           •Einstein Bros Bagels
culturally.                                                                                                 •Fresh Food Company
CAPS provides the following services:                                                                       •The Perch at the Student Union
                                                                                                            •Jamba Juice
•Personal Counseling                      •Crisis Intervention                                              •Starbucks
•Career Counseling                        •Outreach Programs
•Consultation and Referral                •Testing and assessment                                           Meal plans are available. For more information, please visit http://www.fgcudining.com
•Smoking Cessation Services               •Victim Assistance
•Psychiatric Consultation                 •Collaborative Services
•Mental Health Screenings

                              CAMPUS RECREATION
                        Fitness Center, 239-590-7935, campusrec@fgcu.edu
                                  http://www.fgcu.edu/campusrec
Campus Recreation, which is housed in Alico Arena, is made up of a dedicated mix of recre-
ation professionals and includes intramurals, fitness center, group fitness, personal training, and
waterfront. Our goal is to meet the recreational needs of a diverse student body, faculty, and
staff, through a wide range of professionally administered recreational activities, and to provide
a healthy environment in which students can develop the leadership, social, and other per-
sonal skills they will need throughout and beyond their years at Florida Gulf Coast University
through participation and employment in the program.

Campus Recreation provides students with the following opportunities:
•Intramural Sports - There are seven different intramural sports including water polo, basket-
ball, volleyball, kickball, dodge ball, men’s flag football, co-ed flag football and softball, we will be
adding soccer and tennis in the upcoming semesters.
•Aerobics classes including Yogalates, Kickboxing, Tush & Abs, Club Step, Pilates, Cycling/Spin-
ning, and Yoga.
•Personal Training




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FINANCING       financing graduate education

 GRADUATE
                                   OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
                         McTarnaghan Hall, Room 114, (239) 590-7920, financialaid@fgcu.edu
                                        http://www.fgcu.edu/as/financialaid

EDUCATION   Grants
            •Need-Based – Complete a FAFSA and submit by FGCU’s priority deadline at: www.fafsa.gov

            Tuition Waivers
            •Awarding criteria varies by College – Submit Tuition Waiver Application and supplemental
            materials to Graduate Studies by advertised deadline at: http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/tuition-
            waivers.html

            Foundation Scholarships
            •Merit, Need-Based, and Leadership – Complete the application by FGCU’s advertised deadline
            at: www.fgcu.edu/scholarships

            Work-Study
            •Need-Based On-Campus Employment Program – Complete a FAFSA and submit by FGCU’s
            priority deadline at: www.fafsa.gov

            Federal Stafford Loans
            •Low interest rate federal student loans – Complete a FAFSA and submit by FGCU’s priority
            deadline at: www.fafsa.gov

            For more information and deadlines, please go to: www.fgcu.edu/as/financialaid

                                             TUITION & FEES
            Students are assessed tuition and fees based on rates and policies established by the State
            Board of Education, the Florida Legislature, and the University Board of Trustees. Tuition, fees,
            and the terms and conditions relating to the payment of tuition and fees, including cancellation
            of classes and requests for refunds, are subject to change without notice.

            Students should review their Gulfline account to verify the accuracy of the information and
            charges. At the time of payment, the student should also review the payment receipt to verify
            that the payment was correctly posted and to verify the accuracy of any outstanding charges
            owed or arrangements noted.

            Tuition & Fees change every academic year, so please visit this website to view current costs:
            http://www.fgcu.edu/Cashiers/tuition-and-fees.html
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       OFFICE OF THE BURSAR (CASHIER’S OFFICE)
              McTarnaghan Hall, First Floor, (239) 590-1213, cashiers@fgcu.edu
                                                                                                     STEPS TO
                                                                                                   GRADUATION
                                   http://fgcu.edu/cashiers
Payments for tuition and fees can be paid in person or may be mailed to our office at the fol-
lowing address: Florida Gulf Coast University
                Attn: Cashiers’ Office
                10501 FGCU Boulevard South
                Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

Please make checks payable to FGCU and make sure to write your University ID number on
the check. Fees may be paid in person at the Cashier’s Office, by mail, or online. Fees paid
must be received by the Cashier’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on or before the published due date.
Student payments may also be dropped off at the night depository box next to the Cashier’s
Office.

To pay via Bill & Payment Center on Gulfline, please follow these steps:
1. Go to Gulfline (https://gulfline.fgcu.edu)
2. Click on “Login to Gulfline”
3. Enter your “User ID” (this is your UIN) and your “PIN”, then click “Login”
4. Click on “Bill & Payment Center”

                    GRADUATE TUITION WAIVERS
                      http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/tuitionwaivers.html
Tuition waivers are awarded by college. Graduate tuition waivers cover only the graduate
matriculation (tuition) fee for in-state or out-of-state students, depending on the residency of
the student. Waivers do not cover undergraduate courses or any additional fees.You must ap-
ply every semester by the deadline to be considered. The awarding of waivers is competitive.
Colleges have limited funds available and therefore have established customized selection crite-
ria.You may be required to submit additional forms or provide additional information to your
program. Please see the website above to see all requirements.

              GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS/
         TEACHING & RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
                         http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/assistantships.html
Graduate assistantships are hourly-waged or stipend employment opportunities. Graduate
assistantships are available through academic departments and administrative units within the
University. Please check with your Academic department for current graduate assistantship
opportunities. Another resource for on-campus and off-campus employment is the College
Central Network service through the Career Development Services website located here:
 http://www.collegecentral.com/fgcu/.
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                   steps to graduation
                                                                                           IMPORTANT
                                                                                            CONTACT
1. Fill out a Graduate Application located here and give it to your advisor:
   http://www.fgcu.edu/Registrar/graduation.html

2. Meet with your advisor to make sure you have completed all degree requirements

3. Complete your thesis, project, or dissertation.                                        INFORMATION
4. Register for Commencement and tickets

5. Order your cap & gown.

For a graduation checklist, please visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/Registrar/gchecklist.html




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 important contact information
Adaptive Services .………….……………….……………………………….. 239-590-7956
Auxiliary Services .………..………………………………………………... 239-590-1196
Bookstore ……………..……………………………………………………. 239-590-1150
Campus Recreation         ..…………….……………………………………... 239-590-7935
Career Development        ……………………………………………………...239-590-7946
Cashier’s Office ……..……………………………………………………. 239-590-1213
College of Arts & Sciences      ……………..…….………………………… 239-590-7150
Lutgert College of Business      …..…….…………………………………... 239-590-7300
College of Education      ……………………………………………………...239-590-7800
College of Health Professions .………...…………………………………… 239-590-7450
College of Professional Studies …………...…………………………………. 239-590-7820
Computer Support          ……………………………………………………...239-590-1188
Counseling & Psychological Support ………....…………………………... 239-590-7950
Financial Aid & Scholarship     ……………………………………………... 239-590-7920
Graduate Studies ……….….………………………………………………. 239-590-7988
Instructional Technology …………………………………………………….. 239-590-7100
Judicial Affairs   ……….…….……………………………………………. 239-590-7904
Library        ……………..……………………………………………………. 239-590-7610
Parking Services …………..………………………………………………. 239-590-1912
Police Emergency ………………………………………………………….. 239-590-1911
Police Non-Emergency .……………………………………………………. 239-590-1900
Registrar’s Office ..………..………………………………………………... 239-590-7980
Student Health Services ….………….……………………………………….239-590-7966
Student Affairs    …………..……………………………………………… 239-590-7900
Testing Center     ….…………..…………………………………………… 239-590-7955




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