September 2019
Owl Families, we are full speed into the semester. The first couple of weeks can be exciting with everything happening on campus and this is a perfect check-in point to hear about all the transitions happening with our students. Remember, we are available to answer any  questions or concerns you may have.  

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

Save the date for Owl Family Weekend 2019! 
September 20-22, 2019

Owl Family Weekend is a signature fall program at Florida Atlantic University which allows families and friends of students to come together and experience campus life. This weekend provides you the opportunity to visit your student and take part in the events and programs that involve the campus community.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Office of Family Engagement at 1-888-328-8411 or
Registration is open and space is limited.
Please Note: Registration closes on September 13th.

Family Spotlight

The Office of Family Engagement presents this year's Family Spotlight. An award that recognizes the role families play in the success of their students and the university community. The winner will be honored during the football game for Owl Family Weekend. Nominate and Register your family today!  Nominations are now being accepted for Family Spotlight through Friday, Sept. 16 
Nomination Guidelines:
  • Any member of current FAU students may nominate their family.
  • You must complete and submit the nomination form.
  • The awarded family will receive a prize from the Hilton.
Details & Criteria:
  • Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria: Content, Originality and Creativity. All families are eligible for nomination regardless of alumni status or state of residence. 
Submission Prompt:
  1. Why is family important and what makes your family so great? 
    • Submit your video and/or a link to your video that answers the submission prompt to or tag us on social media. The video should be no longer than 60 seconds and be of good picture (all videos must be at least 720p quality) and good sound quality.
JCPenney Suit-Up Event   

Sunday, September 22  6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
JCPenney Pompano Beach Citi Centre 

The FAU Career Center is proud to announce that JCPenney - Pompano Beach store will be hosting a JCPenney Suit-Up Event for our FAU OWLs.

Current FAU students and first-year alumni will receive up to 60% off men's and women's professional dress attire, shoes and accessories. 

Students and alumni will have the opportunity to work with stylists to perfect their professional wardrobe, network with employers, win prizes and more!

Transportation will be provided from the Boca Raton campus.
To enter the event, please use the JCPenney entrance that faces Copans Road.

University Advising Services

Academic Advising Appointments are Underway! 

LABOR DAY has another meaning for FAU students, outside of being the first holiday of the academic year in which FAU has no classes.  It's a day that should have initiated a very important action:

L - Let's 
A - All
B - Begin
O - Our
R - Registration Advising
  • It is important for students to see their advisor at least once a semester, especially to verify the course options that would be best for them to register to take in the upcoming semester(s).
  • First year students will have a Freshman Advising Hold on their account until they schedule and attend their required meeting with an Academic Advisor!  
  • If a student's assigned advisor does not have open appointment times that work with a student's schedule, a student may schedule an appointment with a different advisor in order to accommodate the student need.
  • Please encourage your student to meet with their Academic Advisor early, since it is in their best interest not to wait until Advance Registration for Spring 2020 begins (in late October).
  • If a student is interested in changing their major , it is very important to meet with an advisor as soon as possible.
  • The Career Center is a great place to help students at any stage of their major and career journey: .
  • The Academic Calendar is a helpful resource for students & families:
  • Families and support persons of students may ask open ended questions about classes and college life during this month.   You can ask what their favorite classes are, what types of course assignments they've enjoyed doing the most, what has surprised them the most, and how they spend their time outside of class.  

Marsha Saddler, University Advising Services Liaison to Families  |   |  561-297-3064

 Other Important Dates in September 
Here are some events to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
  • September 2: Labor Day (University closed) 
  • September 16: Last day to drop w/25% Tuition Adjustment
  • September 7: FAU Football vs. UCF  at 7 p.m. 
  • September 19: Graduate Open House at 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 
  • September 20-22: OWL Family Weekend
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