Fall 2013 Orientation
August 20-25, 2013 (Attendance is Mandatory)
The Honors College Student Orientation prepares you for a successful start to your academic career at Florida Atlantic University. By attending the Honors College
Orientation program, you will learn about unique requirements and services that are available as we welcome you to the HC family. It is a time to meet new students
as well as learn from current students, faculty and administrators. Find out what the HC community life is all about and what you need to succeed! Orientation is
your opportunity to develop lasting relationships, acclimate to the HC campus, and embark on experiences that become lifelong memories.
The mandatory orientation program will introduce you to the HC community, faculty staff, and students. Social and informative activities are scheduled to help
ease your transition into college life. There are fees for both the student and their parents/guests.
Move-in for new students will take place between 8 a.m. and noon on Tuesday August 20th, with a Welcome Session beginning at 1pm. Special orientation sessions for parents will be held following the Welcome Session. Check back here for further details.
Students register for Orientation online; instructions are available at: http://www.fau.edu/orientation/components/HowDoISignup.php. If you have further questions about registering for orientation, you may phone 561-297-2733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A checklist of all of the things incoming students need to do is available online.
Early Registration for Fall 2013
As part of orientation you will have an advising session with your assigned faculty advisor at which time you will discuss your fall course schedule,
transfer work (AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment) and any academic questions you may have. After this appointment you will be able to register for classes.
New students entering in Fall 2013 have the option of preliminarily registering during the summer for their fall schedule prior to attending the mandatory
orientation in August. Please note that it is NOT NECESSARY to enroll prior to the August orientation. We go out of our way to make sure that every Honors College student gets into the courses they need to graduate on time. Keep in mind that even if you choose this option, orientation and the one-on-one advising session with your faculty advisor that is part of it
are still mandatory. During this advising session in August, your faculty advisor will review your course selection and ensure it best fits your needs. If you do not
attend orientation and the advising session you may be administratively dropped from your early registration courses.
If you would like to get a head start on the registration process you may contact the Director of Academic Support Services at email@example.com. Prior to doing so,
make sure you read through the information and links below and at the 'Registration Instructions' tab, and include in the email your Z number and your intended concentration if you already know it, or indicate that you are undecided. Once we have approved your schedule
submitted on the form we provide, you will be given the permission to register for your fall courses. In order to do so, you must not have any registration holds
other than Orientation holds (OR/OT) which we will release once your schedule is approved, so make sure to log on to MyFAU and check for holds
(here is a list of common registration holds).
For more information click on the links below and go to the 'Registration Instructions' Tab at the top of this page.
Owl Card: Contact Leigh Clay, 561-799-8440,
to make sure that someone who can make your OWL card will be here for you.