FGCU ALMA MATER
The alma mater's unveiling for the first formal University occasion occurred at the May 2000 graduation ceremony. The words and music appeared in the bulletin and the graduating class of 2000 was the first to perform "Where Our Wings Will Take Us." It is now the anthem for every FGCU graduate.

"Where Our Wings Will Take Us" - Audio File

We salute our alma mater
For she gave us wings to fly
We have learned the wind's great secrets
How to soar with our minds

As we wear our colors proudly
Emerald green and royal blue
Here's to friends and to memories
Made at FGCU

(Chorus)
So fly, fly, fly, Eagles
Where our wings will take us
Fly far, fly high
Eagles Fly

Now we face a new horizon
Strong of spirit, keen of eye
As we make our journey onward
We will go with eagle pride

O'er the river of grass
And the gulf's azure glow
We can fly just as far
As our dreams let us go!

(Chorus)

Let us spread our wings proudly
We have learned to soar high
O'er the pines and the palms
Through the glorious sky

Ride the winds of inspiration
O'er this land of green and blue
Ne'er forget our alma mater
Hail to FGCU

(Chorus)


FIGHT SONG

“Follow the Eagle” - Written by: George Krumenacker 
 - Audio File


Follow the Eagle, Follow the Eagle
Soaring through the skies so blue
Fight! Fight! Fight! With integrity and might
Follow the Green and Blue, GO EAGLES!
Follow the Eagle, Follow the Eagle
Lead us on to Victory!

Strive for the goal;
Give heart and soul

Fly on F-G-C-U!

F-G-C-U, FGCU, Fight, Eagles, Fight!

Follow the Eagle, Follow the Eagle
Lead us on to Victory!

Strive for the goal;
Give heart and soul

Fly on F-G-C-U!


COLORS
FGCU’s Founding President Roy McTarnaghan selected emerald green and cobalt blue as symbols of the earth and water, in keeping with FGCU’s environmental mission.

MASCOT
The Eagle was adopted as the official symbol to reflect FGCU’s mission and purpose. The Eagle serves to identify not only the physical environment of Southwest Florida but also the University’s relationship with it. The Eagle embodies the characteristics of freedom, strength, spirit, intelligence, grace and the pursuit of excellence. It is master of its environment but also an integral part of it. It survives and prospers only in balance with the environment.