FAU PROFILE: Campuses & Facilities

Florida Atlantic University is comprised of seven campuses and sites along South Florida's Atlantic coast. The University also operates a number of other facilities, including the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex and the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp.

FAU Boca Raton, the University's first and largest campus, occupies more than 850 acres just east of I-95. The campus has all the features of a modern university, including state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, suite-style housing for students plus athletic and recreational facilities. It is also home to the Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for pre-school-age children, the A.D. Henderson University School for K-8 students, FAU High School and the FAU Research Park.

FAU Dania Beach, also known as SeaTech, is the center of research and education for programs in ocean engineering. It is also headquarters for the Center of Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology and the Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology.

FAU's second-largest campus, FAU Davie, offers more than 40 "2+2" programs in partnership with Broward College, which is literally just next door. FAU Davie hosts the innovative Teaching and Leadership Center and is the base of operations for FAU's Everglades research and restoration efforts in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Located in a downtown, urban setting, FAU Fort Lauderdale is home to a mix of professional and design-oriented programs, including architecture, business, computer animation, graphic design, public administration and urban planning.

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) in Fort Pierce is dedicated to exploring the world's oceans -- integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind. HBOI is involved in research and education in the marine sciences; the biological, chemical and environmental sciences; the marine biomedical sciences; marine mammal conservation; aquaculture; and ocean engineering.

Located in the Abacoa planned community, the rapidly growing John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers degree programs in disciplines that include education, criminal justice, social work, psychology and the arts and humanities. FAU Jupiter is also the home of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and hosts two preeminent research organizations, Scripps Florida and Max Planck Florida.

FAU Treasure Coast shares a campus in Port St. Lucie with Indian River State College -- a 2+2 partnership. Several upper-division and master's degree programs are offered for transfer and graduate students, with business, education and nursing the most popular areas of study.

Florida Atlantic University is proud to be setting the pace for environmental sustainability in South Florida, from the extensive recycling program that has been under way for some time to the energy-efficient buildings meeting the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards that have arisen on FAU's campuses in recent years. FAU launched the University's Mission Green campaign in August 2007 when the University became a signatory to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment addressing global warming issues. More information can be accessed at www.fau.edu/missiongreen .

Major new LEED-certified facilities include the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building, which achieved the gold level of certification and also incorporates the principles of the Chinese tradition of Feng Shui, and the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, which achieved the silver level, and its companion K-5 school, Florida's first "green" public elementary school. Also, a new College of Engineering building currently under construction on the Boca Raton campus is being designed to achieve Platinum LEED certification -- the highest level in the LEED Green Building Rating System. This living/learning laboratory and showcase for green practices and technologies is providing the foundation for our University's efforts to promote awareness of sustainability throughout the multiple communities FAU serves. More information can be accessed at www.eng.fau.edu .

FAU is utilizing the power of partnerships to go green, becoming the first university in South Florida to use photovoltaic technology with the installation of a solar roof atop a University building in Fort Lauderdale. The project brings together University, private sources and public utilities, and a portion of the building's utility bill savings will be used to provide a Sun Fund Scholarship for one graduate student each year. This is believed to be the only scholarship in existence that is funded totally by the sun.

Currently, in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters complex on the Boca Raton campus, the Culture and Society Building is under construction. This unique addition to campus life will house four state-of-the-art, all-digital movie theaters and a cafe, as well as classrooms, conference rooms and office space.

The Eleanor R. Baldwin House is an event and reception facility as well as a private residence for the University President and his or her family. The house provides a gracious setting for the University to extend its hospitality and to celebrate its achievements. It hosts a number of events throughout the year, including gatherings for faculty, students and alumni, recognition of donors, academic milestones and volunteer appreciation.

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