October 2019

Owl Families,

Thank you to all who were able to join us for this year's Owl Family Weekend! We enjoyed a memorable experience that included Friday Kickoff, Family Tailgate (with a special visit from FAU President John Kelly), and a Sunday Brunch with our Residential Housing team. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,
FAU New Student Transitions and Family Engagement 
Family Helpline: 1-888-328-8411

Transfer Appreciation Week

Save the date for Transfer Appreciation Week 2019! 
October 21-25, 2019

Families remind your students to celebrate Transfer Appreciation Week by attending some special events exclusive to transfer students! For event descriptions please click below.

  • Monday, October 21: Swag Bag Giveaway and Map Your Journey
  • Tuesday, October 22: Transfer Action Plan (TAP) Showcase
  • Wednesday, October 23: Paint Your Own Owl
  • Thursday, October 24: Financial Literacy Workshop + Pizza
  • Friday, October 25, Explore the FAU Preserve
  • Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27: Transfer Student Outdoor Adventure Trip

2020 Orientation Leader

Families, does your student have a knack for working with others? Do they have school pride and want to make a difference in the lives of other students and their families? Look no further! New Student Transitions and Family Engagement are now recruiting the 2020 Orientation Leaders. Applications close Friday, Nov. 8. Application is accessible here.
Financial Aid Assistants 

Families, please let your students know to join the Financial Aid office at one of the upcoming  FAFSA  Lab Days. The Financial Aid Office is here to assist and help your students complete their application! For more information, please click here contact 561-297-3000. For more important Financial Aid dates please check out the Financial Aid Calendar here.
On-Campus Housing 

Families, starting Nov. 1, current FAU residents enrolled in classes during the Fall 2019 semester will be able to complete a housing contract for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Once a housing contract is successfully submitted, students may self-select their space during the room selection process. To select your space, log into the  Housing Self Service Portal  on or after Nov. 5 and self-select your room for the 2020-21 academic year. Follow the dates available for room selection on the  room selection timeline page .

Current FAU students who submit their housing contract after the recontracting priority timeline for academic year fall 2020 - spring 2021 will be assigned housing by Housing and Residential Education staff based on availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Newly admitted first time to college students and transfer students for summer 2020 and fall 2021 may complete a housing contract starting December 1.

We encourage all students to sign up early for on-campus housing. Housing does fill up quickly. The contract date is a consideration in the housing assignment process.
University Advising Services

Peer Academic Coaching 

This month, we are excited to spotlight the Peer Academic Coaching program at FAU. Their mission is to support the academic and personal transition of students through individualized coaching and small group discussions.

A Peer Academic Coach (PAC) is either an undergraduate or a graduate student who has been academically successful at FAU. PACs are available to offer student-to-student, FAU specific tips and advice on how to be successful. They work to connect with individual students and help them realize their full potential.

The Peer Academic Coaching program is a part of our larger Coaching Center and is located in the SU-80 Building, Suite 227. Please encourage your student to stop by the center. They can meet with a PAC regularly throughout the semester or just stop in with any questions. You can meet the coaches and find out more about the program by visiting our website at fau.edu/academicsuccess/peer-academic-coaching/.

Marsha Saddler, University Advising Services Liaison to Families
advisingservices@fau.edu  |  www.fau.edu/uas   |  561-297-3064

 Other Important Dates in October 
Here are some events to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
  • October 10: Healthy Campus Expo at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • October 25: Last Day to Drop w/out receivi ng an "F"  
  • October 10: Student Alumni Association Beat Bash- Housing Lawn
  • October 11: Drag Show- Student Union
  • October 11: Italian Film: "Tale of Tales"- PA 101
  • October 12: FAU vs. Middle Tenn. at 4 p.m.
  • October 14: Homecoming Comedy Show- Student Union
  • October 17: Owlfest Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m.-Student Union
  • October 18: FAU vs. Marshall 
  • October 20: Fitness 101 at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.- Recreation and Fitness Center
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