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On campus vs. off campus

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The first year in college can be a little nervewracking, especially if there are students who haven’t settled on where they’re going to be living. We compiled four residencies that are local to FGCU and listed everything that new students need to know about their prospective homes, whether it be on campus or off.
FGCU South Village
South Village offers students housing in five different halls: Everglades, Biscayne, Palmetto, Osprey and Eagle.
Housing options include three bedroom single suites, two bedroom single suites, three bedroom singles with a kitchen and living room, one bedroom studios, two bedroom singles with a kitchen and living room and one bedroom private suites.
Units include all utilities, cable television, high speed Internet and more.
Private amenities vary according to room style. Public amenities include study rooms, game rooms, computer labs, fitness rooms, community kitchens, laundry facilities and express student shuttles.
Coastal Village
Coastal Village offers four different floor plans for students who need more flexibility in their housing. Students can choose a 12-month lease for $575 per month for Essential, $605 per month for Premium, $630 per month for Elite or $645 per year for Ultimate housing.
Housing units include private bathrooms, walk-in closets, living rooms, full kitchens, washers and dryers and all-inclusive rent with high speed internet, cable package, capped electricity, water and other amenities.
Public amenities include a game room, media center, pool, fitness center, jogging trail and private shuttle bus.
The Reef
The Reef, FGCU students’ newest choice for off-campus housing, offers apartment-style spaces for $705 per month per room, which includes 1405 square feet and four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Spaces are currently sold out, but students can be put on the waitlist.
Housing units include walk-in closets, full sized washer and dryers in all units, luxury kitchens, cable with HBO and ESPN and high speed wired Internet and WiFi.
Amenities include a resort-style pool, hammock lounge, fire pit, 24-hour fitness center, cyber café, private study rooms and shuttle service to FGCU and Gulf Coast Town Center.
FGCU North Lake Village
Students can chose to life a walk away from campus at North Lake Village, FGCU’s apartment and suite-style dorm housing. For a year lease, students can choose from $2,948 per semester four bedroom single housing or $2,410 per semester two bedroom quad housing. Fees can be paid all at once or in four equal installments over the course of the semester.
Units include all utilities, cable television, high speed Internet, fully furnished housing, social and academic programs and maintenance services.
Amenities include a swimming pool, 80-acre recreation lake and lakefront beach, laundry facilities, live-in professional and student staff and express student shuttles.

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    Tobias ArmstrongJun 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I’m always glad to see that there are good options for housing both on campus and off campus. While I was in college, I always preferred off campus, just because I felt like it gave me more privacy away from the mass of students, but I recognize that was a preference. Thanks for taking the time to talk about the good things you can find either place!