October 2016
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Notes from Home

Opportunities for Students

University News

Did You Know?
The Urban Male Inititive Scholars Program prepares urban male students, who have earned 60-90 credit hours, to face a challenging and ever changing post-graduate workforce.

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

Student Media provides students with a chance to gain real world experience in print journalism, television, an radio broadcast production. 

Quick Links

Parent and Family Conversations
If he or she has not yet done so, parents can expect students will be meeting their advisors to set up their spring schedule within the next few weeks. It is important to speak with your student about their goals for the spring and discuss any challenges he or she may be experiencing. Each semester is filled with excitement and changes so your student may continue to find out what worked well for them, as well as things they need to focus on next semester. 

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 fau.edu/housing, or email  housing@fau.eduCLICK HERE for information on the recontracting process.

2017-18 FAFSA Application
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2017-18 academic year is available now. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study. Apply early and use IRS Data Retrieval to reduce chances of being selected for verification and increase accuracy of application.
  • First priority deadline: January 1, 2017
  • Second priority deadline: March 1, 2017
For detailed information, visit the  FAFSA website.

Notes from Home
Your student lives in Boca Raton, which may be hundreds of miles away from home. We strive to keep you connected with your student while they live on campus at FAU. The Office of Parent and Family Programs offers a Letters from Home program that provides a personalized note from home to be sent to your students' on-campus or off-campus living.

Opportunities to Share with your Student

The Certified Student Leader Program
The Certified Student Leader program is certification available to students at Florida Atlantic University interested in enhancing their leadership knowledge, application, and skills through a variety of leadership opportunities.

New Student Orientation Recruitment
New Student Orientation is excited to begin the recruitment process for the 2017 Orientation Leader team. The Orientation Leader position is one of the most prestigious student leader positions at Florida Atlantic University. 

Owls Up Rewards
Attention all FAU students. Why not get rewarded for attending events that you are already planning on going to? Check-in on the "Owls Up Rewards" Student Loyalty. 

Important Upcoming Dates
October 18: Career Fair (All Majors and S.T.E.M)
October 19: Wake Up Wednesday (Commuter Life Event)
October 22-29:  Homecoming Week 
October 31: Spring semester registration begins 
University News

Hospitality Management Program Ranked Among Top 30 in U.S.
Florida Atlantic University's Hospitality & Tourism Management program is among the top 30 in the United States, according to the latest rankings published by The Best Schools Magazine.

FAU to Host Events for Disability Awareness Month
Florida Atlantic University will be hosting events at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Davie campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October.