July   2018
      M a j o r   A n n o u n c e m e n t !
Excited to be writing you all today to inform you of some enhancements to the Parent and Family Programs office and the Owl Parent Association. My name is Dr. Katie Burke and I am the director of New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Services, and Family Engagement.  Writing you in concert with my colleague Allison Hackett, assistant director for Admissions Events and Family Connections.
We wanted to reach out to (re)introduce ourselves and update you regarding transitions and changes in our areas. To elaborate on this change, Family Connections is the Recruitment and Admissions component. We are finding more of our students have family members(parents, grandparents,aunts, uncles, legal guardians,etc.. )  who are interested in learning out more about the institution and developing an initial relationship. This is where Allison's role comes in. Family Engagement is now the entity on campus to deepen the partnership with our families for student success and involve them in programs, such as Parent and Family Weekend.
The Owl Parent Association has served an incredible purpose and is now being re-envisioned to the new Family Advisory Board which is being introduced to advocate for family concerns and serve as a sounding board to inform FAU on how we best support families and our students.

We will be distributing the Owl Family Newsletter once a month and eager for your feedback which we request below.
All the best,
Katie G. Burke, Ph.D.  
New Student Orientation & Transfer Student Services

Office of Family Engagement 
New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Services, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Managment
Parent and Family Helpline: 1-888-328-8411
I t  S t a r t s  W i t h  H a n d s h a k e  
Handshake is FAU's centralized online job search portal. Handshake is available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students and recruiting employers. Handshake is a  one-stop-shop for launching their career. Handshake offers new features, enabling your student to:
  • Access personalized job recommendations based on their major and interests
  • Report their internship and experiences
  • Register for Career Fairs
  • Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Schedule appointments with their career counselors
Encourage your students to claim their account. To login in your student should use their FAU NET ID and password. From there they will complete their profile, and include information they want employers to see. 
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 now open. Space is limited, register early!
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 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.

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
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.
Success Network Resource
advisingservices@fau.edu  |   www.fau.edu/uas   |   561-297-3064
 Marsha Saddler  |   saddlerm@fau.edu  |  UAS liaison to  Family Engagement
I m p o r t a n t   D a t e s 
July 2: Last day to pay summer 3 tuition  & fees
July 4: Independence day (No Classes, Offices Closed) 
July 30: Last day to drop summer 3 course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in each course
Y o u r  O p i n i o n  M a t t e r s !
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