Welcome to OwlNation

A Place of Your Own . . . Where Someone's Always around to Help

Imagine a place where you live on your own. You make your own choices and decisions, and every friendship you have was forged by you. You select your own courses and can attend those classes at any time of the day (or night). These are the most exciting aspects of college life for many students, and we are looking forward to helping you navigate the wide variety of academic choices that will be available to you.


Freshman Residency Requirement

 Freshmen Residency

All full-time freshmen are required to reside in University Housing. Any freshman who wishes to receive an exemption must complete a Housing Exemption Request Form. This form is available at www.fau.edu/housing or by calling the Department of Housing and Residential Life at (561) 297-2880. Exemption requests must be received and approved before August 1. Freshman student residency will be verified for compliance at the start of each semester. 

Exemptions from this policy are made for students who: 

  • Are 21 or older by the first day of class
  • Reside with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 30-mile radius of the Boca Raton campus
  • Are married


Student Programming and Involvement Opportunities

Living on campus provides you with more than just a place to live. We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved in the Housing and campus communities. There are always programs and activities to attend many of our students even help in the planning of events that are of particular interest to them. In addition, there are various organizations in which you can participate. Several of these groups serve as a representative voice for the residents of Housing and also plan various social and community service events.

The Resident Student Association (RSA) and area Community Council provide you the opportunity to become involved in planning events for students and providing input on decisions made by University Housing. RSA is your voice to Student Government and both the Housing and University administrative staff. RSA is open to all residents and gives students the chance to organize, support and participate in Housing and campus activities.  The National Residence Hall Honorary recognizes those student leaders on campus who are in the top 1%.  NRHH is involved in countless community service opportunities throughout the year.


 Last Modified 10/30/14