FAU Student News
Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.
HOW 2 FAU Begins This Week
HOW 2 FAU events are important next steps (after New Student Orientation) in your transition to Florida Atlantic University. The events will provide a great opportunity for students to learn to navigate campus, meet friends and connect to various communities within the institution. HOW 2 FAU is for all first-year, first-time, freshmen in the class of 2021, and transfer students in the class of 2019 attending FAU.
Freshman Convocation This Sunday
On Sunday, Aug. 20, starting at 1p.m., Florida Atlantic University will host its eleventh annual Freshman Convocation in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus to welcome the incoming class of 2021. The convocation is your official welcome from the university community as you begin your academic career. From the colorful processional of faculty, staff, and administrators to the eloquent words of advice from the Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Freshman Convocation promises to be a memorable and exciting start for FAU’s undergraduate students. All freshmen in attendance will receive a blue and silver academic cord at the end of the ceremony. The cord represents a commitment to achieving academic excellence and success and the beginning of a life-long connection to Florida Atlantic University. Freshmen will wear their cord at graduation four years from now.
For more information please contact Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126 or visit the website.
WOW Day of Service Registration Open
WOW Day of Service is a university-wide program (Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses) that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join us to give back to the surrounding South Florida area as new and returning students of Florida Atlantic University. We will focus on multiple social issues and work with different community agencies. Details for each social issue and service agency are below. Please note registration for all sites are first-come, first-serve. All registrants will receive a confirmation email with more details and day of logistics.
RISE Program Applications Due Soon
Are you interested in meeting new people and having exciting new experiences? Are you ready to get involved and start creating your legacy? Do you want FREE books for getting involved on campus? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the RISE program is for you!
By participation in the program, you get an opportunity to build FAU memories, meet new people, and earn up to three free books for the semester. Applications are due Friday, Aug. 25.
Weeks of Welcome Starts Next Week!
With the start of each Fall and Spring semester comes Weeks of Welcome (WOW). These weeks are jam packed with events geared toward welcoming new and returning students into the owl Spirit. Learn more about the events making up WOW, by visiting our website.
WOW Reunion Familia
Come by the Davie Student Union on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from noon - 2 p.m. for live Latin music by Elston Torres. It will be a family reunion of students, faculty, and staff with Latin food, music, and information from departments.
Join the Band at FAU!
Students from all majors participate in the widely-acclaimed band program at FAU, and there is a place for you this semester! The Marching Owls, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band are open to woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians from across the campus, from any major. To get involved, contact Kyle Prescott, Director of Bands, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-3826. Be a part of something special!