April 2020
Families we encourage you to stay updated on whats going on campus regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click on the link below
Other Important Dates in April

Some events to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
  • Friday, April 10: Last Day to Drop without receiving an "F"
  • Monday, April 27: Classes End
  • Tuesday, April 28: Reading Days Begin
  • Wednesday, April 29: Reading Days End
  • Thursday, April 30: Final Exam Begin


Owl Health Tips

Owls Care is (virtually) open for students! In an effort to support our students, we have moved many of our services online. We still offer one-on-one consultations to improve personal wellness as well as some ongoing and new virtual programs. See below for a list of programs available to students during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Consultations: Available by appointment. Students can contact us at wellness@health.fau.edu .


  • Healthy Lifestyle: During a healthy lifestyle consultation, students will assess their current lifestyle, clarify their health goals and learn strategies for successful behavior change. These consultations encourage students to begin where they are and explore small changes that they can make to create healthy, sustainable habits for long-term health. This is done over the course of 2 appointments.

  • Stress Management: Students can learn various stress management techniques with professional guidance. Sessions involve recommendations for technology, troubleshooting, tips, and setting a realistic and attainable goal for stress management. This is done over the course of 3 appointments.

  • Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS): This is for students who want to explore their alcohol use in a judgement-free environment. It takes two sessions, typically 2 weeks apart, to complete the BASICS program.

  • Cannabis Screening & Intervention for College Students (CASICS): is a program for students who want to explore their cannabis use in a judgement-free environment. It takes two sessions, typically 2 weeks apart, to complete the CASICS program.


Self-Guided: Access click here


  • eCheck-Up To Go Alcohol: An interactive web survey that allows you to enter information about your drinking patterns and receive feedback about your use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. Optional follow-up consultation available by appointment.
  • eCheck-Up To Go Cannabis: An interactive web survey that is a brief marijuana-specific assessment and feedback tool. It provides you with insight about your marijuana behavior and risk factors. The assessment takes about 10 minutes and is self-guided making it quick, confidential, and flexible to your schedule. Optional follow-up consultation available by appointment.

 
Weekly Discussions

Join us for our weekly women and gender discussion on Instagram Live! Each week we will discuss a new topic that is related to how gender impacts our everyday lives. Follow us @fauowlscare every Tuesday at 3pm.
Virtual Hoot Loot: Instagram (@fauowlscare); Facebook (FAU Owls Care Health Promotion); Twitter (fauwe

What is it? Hoot Loot is our office currency that students can earn from attending events and can use them to buy useful wellness items. Some examples of items in our catalog include resistance bands, water bottles, t-shirts, lunch boxes, art supplies, etc. Students can visit the link (linktr.ee/ochpwellness) to access our online Hoot Loot catalog. Link is also available through our social media. Students can get an automatic $5 when they sign up ahead of time at the same link. Please note that Hoot Loot is not legal USD currency.

How to get it : Opportunities to earn Hoot Loot will be available at varying times of the week. Students simply have to engage with a social media live event (i.e. Instagram Live) or complete a challenge posted on our social media. All challenges and events help students to improve and maintain their wellness.

How to redeem : Students simply visit the link again and indicate they are ready to redeem their Hoot Loot. They can then choose from the catalog what they would like and it will be shipped directly to them. 
University Advising Corner

Advisors are in this with you and your students!

  •  Remote advising is available for your students! Current students will maintain regular coaching/advising by phone, or other preferred video software such as Skype or Microsoft TEAMS by signing into the Success Network and scheduling a remote appointment.

  • If needed, the following link is to a video that can assist students in scheduling an appointment.

  • We’re asking students not to call the office or leave voice messages at this time. Voice messages will be checked but response times will be much slower than email. Consequently, please allow additional time for responses to email as well.
  • Summer and fall registration began during the week of March 23rd – March 27th and will continue to be open for current students through the first week of classes.
  • We encourage students to check their holds in MyFAU/Self-Service.
  • Additional information about the registration process may be reviewed at the following website




Marsha Saddler, University Advising Services Liaison to Families
advisingservices@fau.edu | www.fau.edu/uas  | 561-297-3064


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