March 2016
In this issue


Parent and Family Weekend

2016 Commencement

Opportunities for Students

Important Upcoming Dates


University News

Did You Know?
Learning Communities help students make a fast, smooth, and easy transition to FAU! 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.

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

Quick Links

Save The Date

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!

Spring 2016 Graduation Commencement 

Spring 2016 Commencement for Florida Atlantic University will be held May 5-6. If your student is graduating, we encourage you to begin reviewing the information below.

Grad Fair:  Be sure to visit the Boca Raton Bookstore for the Spring 2016 Graduation Fair from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22. While there, you can purchase your cap, gown, and all other graduation items, including FAU's official class ring.

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 Housing Contract is available.   

Housing and Residential Life is currently accepting summer and fall housing contracts for returning students and incoming first year students. 

Placement is based on the date the contract is completed. 

Complete your  housing contract and be a part of the campus community, live in the heart of campus life.

Opportunities to share with your Student

FAU Making a Difference Through Mentoring
Florida Atlantic University launches the Mentoring Project to offer students extra support.  READ MORE.

N ew Tool Shows Available Computers in Wimberly Library
Florida Atlantic University has a new tool that displays the availability of the Wimberly Library's more than 230 student computers. 

Students can Register Now for LeaderShape
The LeaderShape Institute® is a six day leadership experience that challenges participants to lead with integrity ™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants - benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.
Please direct your student to the following link, REGISTER

Math Learning Center Now Open Sundays
Is your student is struggling with math classes? The Math Learning Center is a free, on-campus, resource to help your student excel in math. For more information: CLICK HERE .

Important Upcoming Dates
May 30: Memorial Day (Offices closed, No classes)
April 8: Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in the course.
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

University News Updates

OWLs Racing Takes First Place at Formula South Invitational
Florida Atlantic University's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Racing Team recently finished first place overall at the fourth annual Formula South Invitational in Marietta, Ga.  READ MORE.

FAU Celebrates National Engineers Week
The annual week of events is designed to increase awareness of the engineering profession and recognize the accomplishments and contributions engineers make to society.  READ MORE.