August   2018
O w l   F a m i l y    W e e k e n d 
Save the Date for Owl Family Weekend 2018! 
October 5-7, 2018

Owl 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 engaged 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. 
H O W  2  F A U 
August 16-19

HOW 2 FAU events are important next steps (after New Student Orientation) in your transition to Florida Atlantic University. HOW 2 FAU is required for all first-year, first-time, freshmen in the class of 2022; and transfer students in the class of 2020 attending FAU.

HOW 2 FAU provides a great opportunity for students to learn to navigate campus, meet friends and connect to various communities within. FAU Students who attend HOW 2 FAU events can expect to build greater confidence in their abilities to successfully access and utilize academic, leadership development and career readiness resources.

All days of HOW 2 FAU are required programs and attendance is integral to your transition to the University. Students will swipe into events with their FAU Owl Card and the Office of the Dean of Students will track attendance.

 REGISTER NOW  for Family  Success  Conference 
Free of Charge and Space is limited! 
August 17, 2018 at 1:30 - 5 p.m.

The How2FAU Family Success Conference is for incoming families interested in learning how to be of support to their college student. As a student begins their collegiate journey, families find that the change from parent to guide/mentor becomes challenging. This program aims to provide additional support to families who are interested in learning how to best assist their college student. 
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
  • Disarm your students and continue to BE THERE for them!Proactively keep your student in the loop of what's going on at home, and find ways to stay connected in their transition to college life.
  • Remind them of the following fact: First year students may schedule their required meeting with their Academic Advisor starting September 3rd - Labor Day! Please encourage your student to meet with their Academic Advisor early, since it is in their best interest not to wait until Advance Registration for Spring 2019 begins (October 29th).
Success Network Resource  |   |   561-297-3064
 Marsha Saddler  |  |  UAS liaison to  Family Engagement
I m p o r t a n t   D a t e s 
August 15: Housing - Residential Learning Community Move-in
August 16: Move-In for new first-year Students 
August 17: Move-In for Upperclassman and Transfer Students 
August 18: Classes Begin 
August 24: Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add course without consequences 
August 27: Last day to pay tuition & fees 

 E v e n t s  i n  A u g u s t 
Here are some events  to encourage your students to participate in:  
August 16 at 6 p.m. Welcome Back Bash Located on the hosing Lawn 
August 17 at 8 p.m. Roller Rave Located at the Recreation and Fitness Center 
August 18  Leaders  Get Jobs Located in the Student Union 
August 19 at 6 p.m. COSO Welcome Back BBQ Located at the Burrow Student Union
August 22 at 11:30 a.m. Get Hired: Meet the Career Center
August 24 at 1 p.m. Student Media Fall Open House
August 25 at  9 a.m.  14th Annual WOW Day of Service
August 31  at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. College Colors Day

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