March 2020
Owl Families,

We are rolling into the lucky month of March! We hope that your semester is full of joy and success. Don't forget that our office of New Student Transition and Family Engagement can assist you with any questions you may have!

All the best,
FAU New Student Transition and Family Engagement
Family Helpline: 1-888-328-8411
owlfamily@fau.edu
Summer Classes at FAU
Families, encourage your student to consider enrolling in a summer class or two or three. Florida Atlantic University is committed to helping students progress through their degree and graduate on time or early. The Summer 2020 schedule offers a large selection of on and off campus options including over 350 online, 700+ on campus in Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter, as well as faculty led study abroad and internships.

Summer courses taken early in a student’s academic career have a positive impact:
• Lightens the load later in a more intense semester
• Decreases the time to graduation
• Decreases the overall cost of education
• Helps a student focus on a difficult subject
• Broadens global awareness in faculty-led studies abroad 
• Helps students meet the state summer enrollment requirement*

Financial Aid is available in summer to eligible students. The Pell Grant program, Florida Pre-paid and Bright Future Scholarships can be used to pay for summer credits!

Housing – Housing contracts are available for the full or half summer starting March 1.

Registration opens: March 23, 2020
For more information visit: FAU.edu/summer

* Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.016 –Students entering a university in the State University System with fewer than 60 semester hours are required to earn a minimum of nine credit hours in one or more summer sessions at one of the state universities in Florida before graduation. 
Owls Health Tips
Body Image is comprised of our thoughts, perceptions, and attitudes about our bodies. Having positive or negative body image can affect our mental and physical health. Modelling positive body image, where we see ourselves as we are and accept our bodies, can be a great influence on our students.

Try these steps to model better body image for your student:

  •  Encourage critical thinking: What we see in the media may not always be true. Often, companies are trying to sell a product by making us feel insecure about ourselves. Recognizing this and speaking out about it are important steps. Try following positive influences on social media.

  • Demonstrate a healthy relationship with food and exercise: We all need to eat and move in order to enjoy our bodies. Dieting and exercising to lose weight can harm the relationship we have with our bodies and diminish our own body image. Eating and moving mindfully are great ways to improve our own relationships with these.

  • Build Self-esteem: Setting goals and achieving them helps to build our own self esteem. Encourage your student to strive for their goals and support them along the way. Showing your student that they are loved and supported will have a positive impact in times of higher stress. 
University Advising Corner

Prepare for Success!

  At this point, students should have met, or should be scheduled to meet, with their academic advisors to prepare for summer and fall registration.     Students can schedule an appointment with their academic advisors through the Success Network/Starfish system .

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

Summer and fall registration begins during the week of March 23 rd – March 27 th . The specific date and time that students may register is based on their number of earned credit hours (not including credit hours that they are currently taking this semester). You and your students may view the Registration Schedule for Intersession, Summer, and Fall 2020 at the following website .

  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

JCPenny Suit Up

Hello Families! We have an exciting event coming up.
Our career center is presenting the 'JCPenny Suit Up Event'.

Students have the opportunity to receive up to 60% off for select men and women's business attire on March 22nd from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

As well as receiving discounted prices, students and alumni will have the ability to work with a stylist, meet up with Sephora and the JCPenny salon, win prizes, and have a chance to receive a $100 gift card.

Transportation from the Boca Raton campus to the event will be provided, but sign up is required.

Please feel free to advise your students to attend the event!
Career Fairs
  • Thursday, March 4 from 4-6 p.m. Careers in Marketing and Communication Mixer.
Families please inform your students to save the dates for this months Career Fair. Let them know to please RSVP on Handshake and reach out to the Career Center if they have any questions.
FAU Career Center
561-297-3533
career@fau.edu
Other Important Dates in March
Here are some events to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
  • Wednesday, March 4: Personal Library Tours from Noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Monday, March 16: Race and Rights presentation at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19: Doughnuts with the Dean from 10-11 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 21: FAU Palm Beach Book Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 26: FAU Jazz orchestra Tribute to the Greats from 7-9 p.m.


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