Message From the President


To the Students of Florida Atlantic University:

Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D. President of Florida Atlantic University

Welcome to Florida Atlantic University! Over the course of a half-century, FAU has been dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals. Today and always, the mission of the University is to give students a college experience that provides a solid foundation for success. More than 125,000 men and women hold FAU degrees, and we take great pride in all of them.

The Division of Student Affairs strives to deliver services of value to you, and this Student Handbook has been produced in that spirit. It contains a wealth of information covering a broad range of topics, including resources that are available to help you advance academically, an overview of the many offices that are here to serve you, links to the 250 student organizations that invite your participation, and much more.

Please note that current and past FAU catalogs are accessible via the University Catalog link  on the Student Handbook website. This is a tremendous convenience when you want to get general information about the University, check out a course description or find out the requirements for a particular major.

The information in this Student Handbook will help you in a multitude of ways, and I hope that you will make frequent use of it. Have a wonderful year at FAU!


Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D.




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
 Last Modified 8/26/12