Hurricane Ian Recovery

Hurricane Ian Recovery

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Our hearts go out to the SWFL community as we all try to piece our lives back together after the destruction of Hurricane Ian.

We are in this together.

The FSW facilities team is working tirelessly with contractors to remove debris and repair damage throughout all FSW locations. Please continue to monitor the latest messages from our local emergency management leaders. We will continue to communicate any campus or operational updates using FSW's official communication channels, FSW ALERT, and

Academic Updates

The college leadership understands that the ability to resume classes will vary for individual students. We will continue to monitor all variables and will adjust protocols and expectations as needed. Our goal right now is to resume fall semester educational access to as many students as possible. 

Check out on- and off-campus resources below to assist you as you resume classes.

ACTION REQUIRED: Course Materials Assistance

Make sure to complete the Hurricane Ian Course Materials Assistance Form sent to you in Canvas to determine eligibility for the following assistance with course materials for fall and future semesters:

  • Extension of codes for digital materials purchased through the bookstore at no cost
  • Replacement of damaged physical materials purchased through the bookstore provided at no cost
  • Freedom from liability and replacement of materials for damages to or loss of materials rented through the bookstore

Resuming Classes & Campus Operations

Collier, Charlotte, & Hendry/Glades

The FSW Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry/Glades campuses resumed on-site and online/remote classes on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Students should proceed to their classes as normal.


The FSW Lee Campus will remain closed. All Lee Campus classes will be delivered via online/remote format beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2022. 


Laptops for Students in Need

Laptops will still be available to students in Building A of the Lee Campus through Friday, October 14.

Wi-Fi Options

Drive-In Wi-Fi

Members of the FSW community are invited to use the FSW Wi-Fi in FSW parking lots.

Public Library Wi-Fi and Computer Access

Students can use the East County, South County, Cape Coral, Northwest Cape Coral, and North Fort Myers public libraries to access classes.

To use a library computer, students need to show a student ID or driver's license. If using a personal device, no ID is necessary.

FSW Knowledge Base

Find answers to questions about the Wi-Fi, Canvas classes, and more in the FSW Knowledge Base.

Call for Donations to Assist the FSW Community

The Hurricane Ian Relief Donation Center at FSW

The FSW family continues to come together and support one another during this difficult time by providing supplies to our students, staff and faculty who are in need. Many continue to struggle with economic challenges due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian. Please consider giving any amount- no gift is too small.

Donate Supplies During This Time:

Mondays from 9:00am-4:00pm, or by appointment. Email to set up a time to bring in items if you cannot make it on a Monday.


Building AA 177, Lee Campus, Fort Myers, Florida To access building AA please enter through the entrance off of College Parkway SW.

Electronic Donations:

Monetary donations may be made through FSW’s Amazon Smile account at

What We Need:

Non-perishable food items, paper products, toiletries, cleaning supplies, new small appliances, new pots and pans, new dishes

When Will We Open to Distribute Supplies?

This will be announced soon.


For questions, donation appointment scheduling, and additional information please email us at

We are truly grateful to the FSW and the southwest Florida communities for pulling together to help those in need!
No storm can stop our mission to #elevate SWFL!

For food and water distribution and official county service announcements:

Lee County

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Lee County EOC 2675 Ortiz Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33905 Phone: (239) 533-0622 

Collier County

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Collier County Emergency 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway Naples, FL  34113 Phone: (239) 252-3600

Charlotte County Fire/EMS 26571 Airport Road Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Phone: (941) 833-5600

Glades County

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Post Office Box 1527 Moore Haven, FL 33471 Phone: (863) 946-6000

Hendry County

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4425 West State Road 80 LaBelle, Florida 33935 Phone: (863) 674-5400

These resources are not affiliated with or provided by Florida SouthWestern State College.

Airbnb Assistance

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 4

Airbnb has launched a special website to help Hurricane Ian Relocation efforts for impacted residents at The page features open (vacant and available for rent) properties that are available to be booked outside of the FEMA Disaster zones. More...

For displaced residents of Lee and Charlotte counties, Airbnb is also working with their nonprofit partners to offer vouchers for temporary housing at Airbnb properties. More...

USACE Blue Roof Program

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 4

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs. The Operation Blue Roof program will begin on Oct. 3 to provide a temporary blue covering with fiber-reinforced sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. More...

LeeTran Services

Updated Thursday, Oct. 6

LeeTran will be reintroducing limited, modified bus services on Friday, Oct. 7, with core North/South, East/West routes that will service major LeeTran transfer hubs. These routes include the 10, 30, 50, 60, 70, 100, 120, 140, 240,110/515 (interlined route).

Bus fares will be waived during this modified service until further notice.

Riders should not use the mobile app as it will not display accurate information until regular service resumes. More...

FSW Location Restoration Progress

Lee Campus Becomes Emergency Operation Center After Hurricane Ian
Lee Campus Hurricane Recovery Process Update (10-6-22)