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Directions and Parking

University Address
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

General Directions to FGCU Media & Public Relations
From the north (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 south to Alico Road at exit 128. (Tip: stay in right two lanes due to split highway)
  • Go east (left) on Alico Road for half-mile.
  • Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway for 2 miles.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto FGCU Boulevard at the main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument).
  • Continue in the right lane and turn right at the yield sign onto FGCU Boulevard South.
  • Bypass the University Police Station and Campus Support Complex.
  • Take the next left into Parking Lot 7.

From the south (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 north to Corkscrew Road at Exit 123.
  • Go east (right) onto Corkscrew Road for half-mile.
  • Turn north (left) onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway.
  • Drive 3 miles to main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument) and turn right onto FGCU Boulevard.
  • Continue in the right lane and turn right at the yield sign onto FGCU Boulevard South.
  • Bypass the University Police Station and Campus Support Complex.
  • Take the next left into Parking Lot 7.

Campus Map

Parking

Generally, members of the media can park in Lot 7, next to MOD3.

Video and Audio Connectivity

When it comes to long-distance interviews, Florida Gulf Coast University connects faculty, staff and students with most radio and television stations/networks via WGCU, the university-owned PBS and NPR affiliate. The broadcast studio is located on the FGCU campus in the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center and provides live video and audio capability. To schedule interviews, please contact Kyle McCurry at kmccurry@fgcu.edu.

Television
Video interviews are coordinated through LTN Global Communications’ Smartcloud IP video transport service, which provides regular high-quality video transport connections to major broadcast networks. The studio transmits a 1080i, high-definition signal using technology from LTN Global Communications. Other studio features include full HD cameras, a controlled environment for video interviews, Sony lavalier microphones, and single and multi-camera capability.

Radio
High-fidelity audio remote connections are available for live or recorded interviews.  The studio is equipped with ISDN, a Comrex Access, a Tieline Merlin,  5 Audio Technica AT4033A microphones and a 6-line Telos 2×12 phone system. If a connection is not possible at the time of the session, a local-side recording for tape-sync can also be made from a phone interview.

About LTN technology

LTN’s unique, patented technology – SmartCloud solution – was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. It has the ability to deliver HD and SD video content globally and cost-effectively, utilizing a highly redundant and controlled network, designed specifically to provide media content from any place to any number of locations around the world.

The LTN appliance receives media content via a dedicated encoder. A single HD camera with embedded audio will connect to the encoder with a serial digital interface (SDI). The Fujitsu IP-900 HD/SD encoder utilizes advanced H.264 encoding for bandwidth efficient real-time transmission of digital media content over the IP network. The appliance connects to the internet edge and is remotely monitored and managed on a 24/7 basis by LTN. Questions for LTN should be directed to its support line at 1-240-855-0004 or support@ltnglobal.com.

B-roll and Photos

B-roll

Footage (archived or on-demand) will be made available to reporters and media outlets for news stories involving Florida Gulf Coast University. To make a request, please contact Kyle McCurry at kmccurry@fgcu.edu.

Campus Photos

Click each photo for high-res versions. For additional options, please contact Kyle McCurry at kmccurry@fgcu.edu.

The Florida Gulf Coast University main entrance

The Cohen Center

The Library

Campus boardwalk passes through the preserve

The Library Lawn

Alico Arena Eagle sculpture

Lutgert Hall

A student walks near Howard Hall

 

FGCU Fast Facts

Information about FGCU, from enrollment to details about campus property, is available here.

Press Release Archives

For pre-2018 press releases and current meeting notices, visit the press release archive.

Public Records Request

Florida Gulf Coast University has a strong commitment to full compliance with Florida’s Public Records Laws. If you have a public records request, please contact the Office of the General Counsel through one of the options listed below. We ask that the media direct their request(s) to the Office of the Vice President and Chief of Staff.

 email icon  EMAIL publicrecordsrequest@fgcu.edu
 Pinpoint icon  MAILING ADDRESS Office of the General Counsel
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Suite 114
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
 Newspaper icon REQUEST FROM MEDIA
MAILING ADDRESS
Office of the Vice President and Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South, Suite 321
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
 phone icon  PHONE Phone: (239) 590-1101
Fax: (239) 590-7470
 phone icon Complete Public Records Request Form >

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