University Advising Services’ (UAS) primary focus is first and second year students. UAS will provide a safety net for any student not sure where to go for help. In support of this mission, the UAS office will offer a broad, comprehensive array of services aimed at aiding students in developing and implementing an appropriate and meaningful education plan.
The academic advising program is based on the Appreciative Advising model. It is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experience and achieve their dreams, goals and potential. The advisee and advisor, as partners, work together to discover the student’s passions and dreams, design a plan to achieve those dreams, deliver on that plan, and make changes as necessary to achieve their goals.
UAS will work with any student who walks through the door, listen to their needs and provide advising, resources, information, and referrals to the appropriate office and individuals as needed.
University Advising Serivces will be closed for the winter holiday, December 24, 2015 after 5pm through January 1, 2016. We will reopen January 4, 2016. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and New Year!
After your OARS form is reviewed and approved by your personal advisor, you can register for courses through MyFAU after all holds have been cleared. Click the following link for information regarding Registration Holds: http://www.fau.edu/uas/registration.php (STEP 1). Don’t forget to sign up for Orientation if you haven’t done so already, submit your Immunization Form, and pay your Tuition Deposit.
You must have registered for your courses through MyFAU before attending Orientation. The OARS process is NOT meant to replace face-to-face academic advising. It is a tool that is only used with students before they come to campus. Once you arrive at FAU, please follow up with your personal OARS advisor or another academic advisor in University Advising Services with any questions or changes that are needed.
Please note : The University will be closed December 24, 2015 through January 1, 2016 and no OARS forms will be processed during this time. The University will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2016. Therefore it is in your best interest to complete your online advising as soon as possible!
Starting March 9, 2015, UAS will be open Monday - Thursday 8AM - 6PM and Friday from 8AM - 5PM. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 561-297-3064.
Starting Jan. 5, 2015, FAU will open the “garage doors” to offer a unique service aimed toward commuter and evening students called Get Wise: Advising On the Go! This one stop shop will be located in the security buildings of student parking garages 1 and 2. Parking Garage 1 will be staffed Mondays from 5 - 7 p.m. and Parking Garage 2 will be staffed Thursdays from 5 -7 p.m. Hours for the rest of the semester will be based on need and interest.