April 2016
In this issue


Parent and Family Conversations

Parent and Family Weekend

Parent Helpline Update

Opportunities for Students

Final Exams

University News

Monthly Tips
Reading days
April  26-27
There will be no classes held on these dates, as it is reserved for students to prepare for final exams. Encourage your student to use this opportunity to get ahead and find a  quiet place to study .

As this academic year comes to a close, have a conversation with your student about their academic year at FAU. Use this time to reflect on your students growth and transformation over the past year and celebrate that development.

Stress Management
As your student begins to prepare for final exams, they may  feel stressed of overwhelmed. Encourage your student to visit Owls Care Health Promotion and request an individual stress management consultation. READ MORE

Quick Links

Parent and Family Conversations

We can hardly believe that we are entering into the final weeks before the semester ends! 

With final exams around the corner, encourage your student to stay focused and motivated. There are many resources on campus to assist students during this time.

FAU is Ranked No. 1 in Florida

Florida Atlantic University is ranked as the top-performing public university in the state by The Florida Board of Governors (BOG), which oversees the State University System.  This No. 1 ranking is based on the BOG's performance-based funding model for the 2016-17 academic year. With 84 out of a possible 100 points earned, FAU tied with the University of Central Florida for first place among the 11 state universities that receive performance-based funding.  READ MORE

Parent and Family Weekend 2016

September 23-25

Registration opens May 25. Space is limited, so register early! 

More information about the schedule and registration will be made available in the coming months. Please continue to visit the   Office of Parent and Family Programs website   throughout the spring and summer as you prepare for a memorable Owls weekend!

Final Exams

Exams take place at the end of the month and continue into May. 

Make sure your student knows where his/her exams are scheduled to take place. READ MORE.

Parent Helpline Update
We have updated the Parent's Helpline number. 

Please feel free to call our toll-free line,  for any FAU related assistance.


Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Opportunities to share with your Student

Become a Residential Career Coach
Become the first touch point to help freshman students living on campus in guiding them on their career path. Application submissions are available now through Wednesday, April 13. Share  this link   with your student to apply. 

Are you looking for an internship this summer?
Looking to land an internship this summer? Have an internship and want to receive academic notation for your experience? Encourage your student to make an appointment with a member of the Internship Team at the FAU Career Center.

Become a Peer Mentor!
Interested in developing your mentoring skills? Come learn about the Connections mentoring initiative and find out what being a Peer Mentor is all about at our upcoming information session. Share the RSVP link with your student. L earn more about Peer Mentors here.  

Important Upcoming Dates
April 25: Last day of classes.
April 26-27: Reading Days (No classes)
April 28-May 4: Final Examinations 
May 5: Spring 2016 Commencement
May 6: Spring 2016 Commencement
May 6: Last day to move out of Residence Hall
May 30: Memorial Day (Offices closed, No classes)

University News Updates

FAU's OwlThon Raises Record Amount for Charity
Florida Atlantic University's annual Dance Marathon fundraiser raised a record $188,234.16 for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN). READ MORE.

FAU Students Showcase Findings at Research Symposium
Florida Atlantic University's Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) hosted the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. READ MORE.

FAU Publishes Book to Honor 100 Women of Distinction
The contributions to FAU by 100 women are celebrated in "Legacymakers: 100 Women of Distinction at Florida Atlantic University."  READ MORE.