Opening Day/Move-in – August 19, 2010

Move-In Day marks the beginning of college life for many students. Our goal is to make this day as easy and as enjoyable as possible for everyone. Your first step will be to check-in at the residence hall or community to which you have been assigned. We are looking forward to your arrival on campus!

Special note for parents: We recognize that this is a significant day for your student and for you. You are welcome to say as long as you like, but try to keep in mind that your student will want time on their own to make new friends, explore, get acquainted with a roommate, etc. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family!

Schedule of Events:

  August 18, 2010:

7:00 p.m.          Owl Parent Association Meet and Greet     

OWL Parent Association will be hosting a meet and greet table at the Fairfield Inn for those parents staying at this location.

August 19, 2010:

8:30-4:30 p.m.    Housing Check-in

Resident Students check-in to their Assigned Areas.  Please see the Move-In Guide. Those students living on even floors may check in between 8:30 and noon.  Those living on odd numbered floors will check in between 1 and 4:30 p.m.

                        Survival of Arrival Tent

Hospitality for family members will be available on the Housing Lawn. Mingle with other parents and enjoy the companionship of fellow families. Refresh and refuel while your student finishes unpacking and settling into their new home. Pick up free information and goodies while you are there. 

4:30-5:30 p.m.   Opening Day Reception

                        Sponsored by the Owl Parent’s Association

The Owl Parent Association will host an Opening Day Reception for all Parents.  If you are a member of the Owl Parent Association the reception is free to you.  If you are not a member, please click here to join.   If you don’t wish to become a member but still want to come to the Opening Day Reception the fee is $15 per person.  To register to attend the Opening Day Reception (for members and non-members) please CLICK HERE.

5:30 p.m.        Opening Day Dinner

Join other students and families at the Opening Day Dinner Party in the Centre Marketplace.  Meet FAU Faculty and Staff while you are there. 

Local Accommodations

Fairfield Inn and Suites- (561) 417-8585 or (800) 228-2800

3400 Airport Road

Boca Raton, FL  33431

-FAU Discounted Rates:  -Closest hotel to FAU Campus

Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet

Getting the most out of your visit

Seeing and experiencing the University first-hand is the best way to familiarize yourself with all that we have to offer, and to feel comfortable about your student ’s new “home away from home.”  We suggest some of the following activities to help everyone feel at ease:

-Bring your camera, take pictures!

 -Drink lots of water, and get plenty of rest.

-Visit the Survival of Arrival Tent on the Housing Lawn

-Join another student and their family to take a walk around the campus and locate some of the offices, and/or classrooms, your student will be going to during the upcoming semester.

-Venture off-campus to a local store or restaurant to learn about the Boca Raton area.

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
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