Campus guidance and services
July 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Students are encouraged to check the Testing Center’s website at fau.edu/testing for updates.
A.D. Henderson University School
The A.D. Henderson University School will begin the school year on August 17, 2020, with virtual instruction. Additional information is available on the school’s website.
All facilities are closed until further notice.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is holding campus tours for potential applicants for the 2021 application cycle. All tours will require advanced registration and compliance with the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing guidelines.
All classes will remain online through at least Summer Session III, which begins June 27 and runs through August 7. Professors are providing information to students about their individual classes. The Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses is now finalized. Students should refer to the detailed email shared with them by the Office of the Registrar on July 6 to reference the full list of instructional methods (the mode in which the instructor will be facilitating the curriculum) that will be associated with each course for the semester. Students should log in to MyFAU to carefully review their schedules. Students who do not know who their academic advisor is should access their personalized Success Network through fau.edu/successnetwork. Students should visit the Keep Learning website if they are struggling with remote learning challenges.
A deep cleaning project and schedule began on all campuses when FAU transitioned to online instruction and remote work. This includes detail cleaning of all office and classroom spaces, disinfectant of all flat surface/floors and commonly touched areas (such as door handles), and dusting of all surfaces. Classrooms are being locked after cleaning. Restrooms are being deep cleaned and restocked as required. More information is available in the Cleaning and Disinfecting plan.
The State University System of Florida Board of Governors has directed all universities to develop alternate plans for summer commencement ceremonies. Plans are in development to hold virtual ceremonies the week of August 10. More information will be shared when it is available.
On the Boca Raton campus, the all-night study area (LY 201) remains open. This lab is above the Jewish Student Life Center and is accessible to all students with card swipe. In Jupiter, the study space (room LIB 105A) adjacent to the John D. MacArthur Campus Library is available 24 hours a day via card swipe. On the Davie campus, the Student Union computer lab (room SD 101F) is open as follows: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. In Fort Lauderdale, the FAU/BC Higher Education Complex is closed to students. At FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, the study space in Link 108G is available from 6 a.m. - midnight seven days a week via card access only.
Links for information on testing in various counties can be found on the Campus Safety page of this website.
Dining services hours are available here.
Face coverings are required. Do not overcrowd.
All in-person student events are canceled until further notice. Other gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people. Larger gatherings are prohibited.
Face coverings are required on campuses at all times, indoors and out. The only exceptions are when alone in a personal vehicle or when alone and behind closed doors inside a private office or dorm room. Handmade face coverings, such as those fashioned from a scarf, bandana or handkerchief, should fit tightly over the nose and mouth. Keep face coverings with you at all times. Students who need special accommodations regarding face covering should contact Student Accessibility Services. Employees should contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.
The "FAU Cares Emergency Fund" is for currently registered, degree-seeking students who are experiencing financial hardship.
Federal CARES Act
Federal CARES Act emergency relief funds are now available to eligible FAU students who apply. Cash grants will be disbursed for as long as funds are available, assuming documented financial impact due to COVID-19.
Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid department via phone, email or live chat. Documents may be securely uploaded at owlfiles.fau.edu. Contact Information, additional updates, resources, and live chat are available at fau.edu/finaid.
All are closed until further notice.
FAU has placed 100 additional hand sanitizer dispensers on campuses. Another 500 dispensers and two pallets of replacement cartridges have been ordered to support increased use by employees and students.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), see your health care provider immediately. More information is available on the Health Guidance section of this website.
If you are not feeling well, stay home. Employees should contact their supervisors as needed. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider.
Leave Donation Plan
The Leave Donation Plan allows qualified employees to donate accrued leave (annual leave or sick leave) into a pool for use by leave-earning employees adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FAU library facilities in Boca Raton, Jupiter and HBOI are currently closed. However, library staff is providing expert assistance, remote resources and services to support teaching, learning and research. Information for the FAU/Broward College joint-use facility is available here.
In-person meetings are discouraged. Continue to use phone or teleconferencing applications whenever possible.
Offices and Labs
All offices and labs should operate at reduced personnel levels while maintaining day-to-day or limited services as required. Personnel in office spaces are responsible for disinfecting their own spaces and common areas. It is encouraged to disinfect high-touch areas (such as printers or common work stations) every two hours. Consult with your leadership for policies governing respective office suites.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. If necessary, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow and then wash your hands.
Maintain a distance of at least six feet from others whenever possible. Employees working on campus should not visit other offices, labs or spend time in common areas (such as conference rooms) unless absolutely necessary.
Visit FAU’s self-quarantine page for detailed information
Employees should continue to work remotely whenever possible. FAU Human Resources offers information on remote work for all employees and supervisors. The Keep Teaching website has information and resources for faculty.
Visit the Division of Research’s FAQ webpage for detailed information.
Students who need residential accommodations should contact the Housing and Residential Education office at 561-297-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who departed from campus during the spring semester and left belongings in their residential facility have received information through their FAU email on how to safely return to campus in order to retrieve those items. Questions can be directed per the above information.
Face coverings are required. Do not overcrowd.
The on-campus Boca Raton shuttle bus that services various campus parking lots is currently suspended until further notice. The FAU-operated shuttle bus between the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses is operating its normal schedule. Face coverings are required on FAU transportation. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for additional information.
Slattery Educational Research Center
The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development has been closed for the foreseeable future. As a of the mandated closure due to the COVID-19 virus, and subsequent operating constraints, the center can no longer safely, financially or operationally open. The center will continue to monitor the situation to determine if there is an opportunity to safely and viably operate at some point; however, the timeframe for the closure is uncertain.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is operating regular hours, but please call ahead to confirm. The number is 561-297-3512 (after hours, please select option 3). Counseling and Psychological Services are operating regular hours. Again, please call ahead. The number for these services is 561-297-3540 (24 hours daily).
The current hours for FAU’s student unions are as follows:
Davie (Computer Lab Only)
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
Jupiter (The Burrow)
All summer study abroad programs are canceled.
Talent Share Program
The Department of Human Resources has launched a Talent Share Program that is designed to assist the FAU community in connecting eligible and available FAU talent affected by the reduction in work, with FAU colleges and units that have temporary projects or assignments.
All non-essential FAU travel is prohibited. Essential domestic travel requires pre-approval by the appropriate vice president or dean. Additional information is available on the Travel Guidance webpage. It is encouraged for employees to share personal travel details with their supervisors. Individuals traveling outside Florida might be subject to self-quarantine upon return based upon state, local and national guidelines.
All services through the University Center for Excellence in Writing, Math Learning Center, CLASS, and the Science Learning Center have shifted to online delivery and students are strongly encouraged to seek online support. Links to full tutoring schedules and scheduling information is available at fau.edu/ctl and each center’s website.
All vulnerable individuals (those 60 years and older or suffering from underlying health conditions) should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments, they expose themselves, and those with whom they live, to COVID-19.
Fall 2020 Semester Plans
Questions and Requests for Assistance can be directed to a Member of the COVID-19 Team at FAUCOVID19@fau.edu.
Residential Students (including off-campus hotel)
Non-Residential Students (contact the Office of the Dean of Students)