March 2017
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Notes From Home

Opportunities for Students

University News

Did You Know?
The Beyond Food Program is a holistic program that utilizes the expertise of various on and off campus resources in assisting FAU students in need to raise their food security level to persist toward academic success.

OWL CareerLink is FAU's centralized online job search portal. OWL CareerLink is available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students, registered alum, recruiting employers, FAU faculty/staff, and profession mentors.

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Greetings from the Office of Parent Family Programs!

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 student's on-campus or off-campus living.
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Opportunities to Share with your Student

Lead and Serve Banquet Award Nomination Form Available
Know someone who is an exceptional leader? Nominate a student and/or faculty member for one of our Lead and Serve Banquet Awards. Nominations deadline: Monday, March 13. Lead and Serve Banquet will be held on Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Visit for more information. 

Department of Exceptional Student Education 4th Annual Graduate Mixer
Students interested in learning about our doctoral program are invited.  Delicious refreshments, fun activities, and prizes galore!
When:  Friday, March 24  5:30-7:30 pm
WhereFAU Boca/Parliament Hall/Room 137
Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 21 2017 to Denise Prescott:
FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces Spring Course Schedule
Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Wednesday, March 15.

Enjoy The Weekend! 
Jump into the FAU experience. Each weekend will feature various events to keep students engaged and connected with FAU.

Safe Ride Program 
The TrOWLley is a program that runs Thursday through Sunday offering a safe ride for students to off-campus locations such as the beach, Fifth Ave Shops, Mizner Park and Town Center Mall. Schedule and stops can be found by visiting

Important Upcoming Dates
April 7:   Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in each course.
April 24 : Last day of classes
April 25-26: Reading Day
A pril 27-May 3: Final Exams
May 4-5: Commencement Ceremonies

University News

Respected and Successful Florida Policymaker Will Join FAU
Jeff Atwater, member of the Governor's cabinet with years of experience in public and private finance, will become FAU's vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer.

'FAU Day' Celebrated at the Florida Capitol
Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated "FAU Day" at the Florida Capitol.

FAU Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
FAU has received federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, which only is awarded to colleges and universities with enrollment of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students of at least 25 percent.

Free Flu Shots 
Free flu shots are available to all registered FAU students while supplies last. FAU students should go to the Student Health Services clinic on the Boca Raton, Davie, or Jupiter campuses to get their free flu shots or call  561-297-3512 for more information.