August 2016
In this issue


Parent and Family Weekend

Staying Connected

Opportunities for Students

Important Upcoming Dates

University News


Did You Know?
Students can become Peer Mentors for OURI

CLASS Tutoring Services provides FREE small group tutoring by peer tutors in content area courses.

LEAD & Service-Learning  offers a Leadership Library, which contains a variety of books on leadership including topics such as leadership theory and styles, motivation, delegation, networking, publicity, management, diversity, relationship-building and other relevant topics.

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Parent and Family Conversations
Sending your student off to college is a milestone. Sometimes there are feelings of fear as change provides uncertainty. Many families fear that as they drive away from move-in day that their relationship with their student will be lost. It is important to remember how your relationship will improve and change over the next four years. Some families may not be aware of the fondness their student feels towards them. As your student heads off to college set up a weekly phone call tradition to reconnect and catch up. This traditional weekly phone call will allow you to have conversations free of distractions. Spend this time listening to your student speak about their experience in college thus far. The friends they have made, the places they enjoy visiting, and the things they have learned. When you visit in September for Parent and Family Weekend, you will have time to see their favorite locations in Boca and meet their new friends. 

Parent and Family Weekend 2016

Registration is OPEN! 

Parent and Family Weekend will be held September 23-25. Space is limited, so register now! 

Notes from Home

The Office of Parent and Family Programs offers a Notes from Home program that provides a personalized note from home to be sent to your students' on-campus or off-campus living.

Live Chats

The Office of Parent and Family Programs is excited to announce the launch of Live Chats! Feel free to visit our website to chat us regarding any FAU related question. We are also offering Live Chat events. If you have a question pertaining to a specific topic below, we encourage you to join us on these days to receive a live response from the Office of Parent and Family Programs. 

All chats occur from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. EST

August 11: Move-In Day at FAU
August 22: Understanding Fraternity and Sorority Life
August 23: Commuting to FAU
August 30: Registering for Parent and Family Weekend
September 8: Going Home
September 13: Getting Involved
September 15: Understanding Advising
September 20: Parent and Family Weekend Questions

Opportunities to Share with your Student

Weeks of Welcome August 15- September 3
Ready to take flight? Weeks of Welcome at Florida Atlantic University will help you begin to paint your Owl story. You will connect with other students, become familiar with campus, and get acquainted with the many resources available to you. We want to help prepare you for a successful academic and social experience. In addition to many fun activities, we have planned educational sessions and workshops that connect you with campus partners.

Does Your Student Commute to Campus?
FAU Commuter Life  strives to meet the needs of our commuter student population, as well as encourages student involvement in the many opportunities available. We are excited to offer a variety of programs and services such as the Commuter Check-In, Lunch and Learn series, Wake Up Wednesdays, and more!

iLead Student Conference.
The 9th annual iLead Student Leadership Conference is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 17 from approximately 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This day long leadership experience is a catalyst for students to become change agents! At this conference, Lead & Serve will host over 850 students who have a desire to learn how to strengthen their leadership skills. The framework used to build the conference is the Student Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner. Registration opened August 1.

Important Upcoming Dates
August 1:  iLead Registration Opens
August 15: Weeks of Welcome Begins
August 18: Freshman Move-in Day
August 19: Passport to Success Conference 
August 21: Freshman Convocation
August 22:  Classes Begin
August 26: L ast day at 5 p.m. to drop/add classes without consequences.

University News

Daymond John of ABC's 'Shark Tank' to Speak at FAU Sept. 8
Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC's "Shark Tank," will speak at Florida Atlantic University on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, FAU Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces Fall Schedule
Florida Atlantic University has announced the Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 10.

Series of Courses in Entrepreneurship Open to Public in Fall
FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a special topic series of courses this fall in entrepreneurship, open to FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the public.