November 2016
In This Issue...

Parent's Academy

Fall 2016 Commencement


Famiyl Day

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.

The RISE Program is d esigned as an educational enhancement program that promotes academic success and personal growth for first-generation and traditionally underserved students. The RISE Program provides access to academic, social, cultural, and leadership opportunities that impact traditionally under represented student populations.

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Parent's Academy
*Registration required. Space is limited, Registration will close when event is filled.

Fall 2016 Commencement 

The ceremonies will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 9am, 1pm, 5pm and Friday, December 16th at 9am and 1pm.

Degree candidates should report to the Live Oak Pavilion one hour before the beginning of the ceremony.


Housing and Residential Life announces Room Selection for the 2017-2018 academic year Nov. 1 - Dec. 5

Housing and Residential Life offers priority room selection to residents and current students who complete their Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 housing contract between November 1 - December 5. During this time students can self-select their own space and roommate. Please encourage your student to attend an information session, a list of dates is available on our website.  

For additional information about on-campus living, please contact the main housing office at 561-297-2880, visit, or email  housing@fau.eduCLICK HERE for information on the recontracting process.

Family Day

Registration opens December 5, 2016
Opportunities to Share with your Student

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 on Thursday nights and weekends, offering a safe ride for students to off campus locations such as the beach, 5th Ave Soppes, Mizner Park and Town Center Mall. Schedule and stops can be found by visiting

2016 Business Plan Competition - Apply by Jan. 31!
Registration is open for the 2016 Business Plan Competition, which offers an opportunity to test business ideas while competing for cash and prizes.

Important Upcoming Dates
November 24: No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 25: No School, Thanksgiving Break 
December 6: Last Day of Classes
December 7: Reading Day
December 8: Final Exams Begin
December 14: Final Exams End
December 15: Fall Commencement
December 16: Fall Commencement 
December 16: Semester Ends
University News

Math Learning Center Now Open On Sundays 
Beginning in the Spring 2016 semester, the Math Learning Center will be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. 

FAU Students Support Haiti with Relief Effort
The FAU community came together to start a Help for Haiti relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.