First steps to becoming an FAU OWL
Apply for Housing and Meal Plans
All first year to college students from a distances greater than 30 miles are required to live in University Housing and purchase a meal plan their first year. Transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are also required to live in University Housing their first year. Exceptions may apply – contract housing for details. Apply for on-campus housing at www.fau.edu/housing
Apply for Housing
Register for Orientation
Orientation is designed to make the transition to Florida Atlantic University as smooth as possible for you and your family members. The mandatory program promotes student development and accountability, and will provide you with information needed for a successful start to your academic career. Orientation is offered over the summer months for students enrolling in the summer and fall semesters, it is offered in November and January for students enrolling in the spring semester. Register at www.fau.edu/orientation
Visit the Orientation Office
Seek Advising and Register
Freshmen students will be advised online using OARS, the Online Advising Resource System at www.fau.edu/uas/oars.php. OARS offers students early access to academic advisors and allows students to register for classes prior to Orientation. Students will be assigned an advisor through the OARS process and will be given their advisors picture and contact information.
Transfer Students with 30 or more credit hours can seek advising during the orientation program by each college. Visit the appropriate college's website for details regarding individual advising appointments.
All undeclared/exploratory students regardless of credit hours are advised through the Office of University Advising Services. Exploratory/undecided students are encouraged to check out the Owl Nation Exploration www.fau.edu/uas/one.php
Visit Freshman Academic Advising Services
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Visit Math Placement at FAU