September  2018
Parent and Family Weekend 
Save the Date for Parent and Family Weekend 2018! 
October 5-7

Parent and Family Weekend is a signature fall program at Florida Atlantic University which allows families and friends of students at FAU to come together and experience campus life. This weekend provides you the opportunity to visit your student and take part in the engaging events and programs that involve the campus community.

Registration is open and space is limited, register today!
Please Note: Registration closes on September 28th at 11:59 p.m. 
F a m i l y  S p o t l i g h t 
Nominate your family today!

A family is an essential support system for students helping them to grow into effective leaders of tomorrow. The Office of Family Engagement presents Family Spotlight. The award recognizes the role that families play in the lives of their students and the university community. Family Spotlight is  hosted during Parent and Family weekend, and the winner would be honored at the FAU football game during the weekend. Now is the time to honor your family by nominating them for the 2018 Family Spotlight. All FAU undergraduate families are welcome to participate. Nominations are now being accepted for Family Spotlight through September 28th. Nominate your family today. 

Details & Criteria:
All FAU undergraduates family members are eligible to nominate their family. All families are eligible for nomination regardless of alumni status or state of residence. Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:

Submission Prompt:
What does "family" mean to you and/or how do you live the family value out every day?
  1. Submit your video and/or a link to your video that answers the submission prompt to owlfamily @fau.edu  or tag us on social media. The video should be no longer than 60 seconds and be of good picture and sound quality.
  2. Submit a photo or a screenshot of a social media post of your family that exemplifies FAU pride. The picture should be a high-resolution photo.
     
Nomination Guidelines:
  • Any member of current FAU students family may  nominate their family.
  • You must complete and submit the nomination form.
  • The awarded family will receive gifts.
  • Your family needs to be registered for Parent and Family Weekend to win
     





J C P e n n e y  S U I T-U P  E V E N T
 S ave the date for the JCPenny  Suit-Up event ! 

September 30, 2018
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The FAU Career Center is proud to announce that JCPenney - Pompano Beach store will be hosting a JCPenney Suit-Up Event for our FAU Owls. Current FAU students and first-year alumni will receive 40% off all professional attire on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Students and alumni will have the opportunity to work with stylists to perfect their professional wardrobe, network with employers, win prizes and more!

To enter the event please use the JCPenney entrance that faces Copans Road. Free transportation will be provided from the FAU Boca Raton campus. For your student to register for the event and to sign up for the bus, please tell them to register on their handshake account.


U n i v e r s i t y   A d v i s i n g   O w l s o m e   C o r n e r
Partners in Student Success
University Advising Services (UAS) helps your student develop and implement an academic plan for success at FAU.  Our advising program is based on the Appreciative Advising model, which is the intentional practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experience and achieve their DREAMS, DESIGN a plan to achieve those dreams, and make necessary changes to ACHIEVE their goals.  The advisee and advisor are partners, and below are a few tips on how you can be an APPRECIATIVE PARTNER with your FAU student.

Suggestions for Being a Parent and Family Partner
  • Discover: Ask open ended questions about classes and college life. You can ask what their favorite classes are, what types of course assignments they've enjoyed doing the most, what has surprised them the most, and how they spend their time outside of class.
  • Remind them of the following fact: First year students can schedule their required meeting with their Academic Advisors! Please encourage your student to meet with their Academic Advisor early, since they have a Freshman Advising Hold and it is in their best interest not to wait until Advance Registration for Spring 2019 begins (October 29th).
Success Network Resources
 
advisingservices@fau.edu  |   www.fau.edu/uas   |   561-297-3064
 Marsha Saddler  |   saddlerm@fau.edu  |  UAS liaison to  Family Engagement
 E v e n t s  i n  S e p t e m b e r  
Here are some events  to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
September 17: Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment
September 17 : Volunteer Fair hosted by Weppner Center for Lead and Service-Learning 
September 24 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Accounting Career Fair 
September 28-30: 11th Annual iLEAD Weekend 
September 23 at 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Painting from Passion:watercolor Explorations 


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