Orientation for whc students starting fall 2019

WELCOME! Your FAU adventure awaits at the Wilkes Honors College (WHC)! Read on for everything you need to know to launch your journey as a New Owl…

For first-year students (less than 30 credits earned after high school):

  1. WHC SOAR (Student Orientation, Academics, and Registration): June 28-29, 2019 OR July 19-20, 2019
  2. AND WHC First-Year How to FAU: August 14-18, 2019  

For transfer students (30 post secondary credits and above):

  1. WHC Transfer SOAR (Student Orientation, Academics, and Registration): August 14
  2. AND WHC Transfer How to FAU: August 15-17, 2019



WHC SOAR – June 28-29, 2019 OR  July 19-20, 2019 | Transfer WHC SOAR - August 14

FAU’s SOAR program aims to get incoming Owls off to a strong start. WHC SOAR is a holistic experience that introduces you to the Wilkes Honors College faculty, staff, and students. You will attend informational sessions, participate in activities, and meet fellow incoming students. You will also have an opportunity to meet with an  advisor and sign up for your Fall semester courses and meet with your specific Financial Aid advisor to assist with your “Path to Pay”.

Head to the OwlDone portal to reserve your space.

In addition to the SOAR program, your successful transition to WHC includes How to FAU.

WHC First-Year How to FAU: August 14-18, 2019 for first-year (less than 30 credits earned after high school)

WHC Transfer How to FAU: August 15-17, 2019 (students with 30 post secondary credits and above):

HOOT HOOT!  WHC How to FAU prepares you for a successful start to your academic career at Florida Atlantic University. By attending the How to FAU program, you will learn about unique requirements and services that are available as we welcome you to the WHC family. It is a time to develop relationships with other new students as well as learn from current students, faculty and administrators. Find out what the WHC community life is all about and what you need to succeed! How to FAU is your opportunity to develop lasting relationships, acclimate to the WHC campus, and embark on experiences that become lifelong memories.

The required How to FAU program will also include social and informative activities to help ease your transition into college life. An additional reservation for How to FAU is NOT required.

As part of WHC How to FAU in August, you will have also have an individual advising session with your assigned faculty advisor at which time you will review yourfall course schedule you set up at SOAR, transfer work (AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, or a previous college) and any academic questions you may have.

First-Year Students:

Move-in will take place on Wednesday starting at 8 a.m., August 14, with a social event hosted by Housing and Residential Education at 5 p.m.
Following move-in, families will be able to depart campus. There will also be an opportunity on Wednesday, August 14th for families to participate in the Family Success Conference should they be interested. Email owlfamily@fau.edu for more information.

Transfer Students:

Transfer students have three required days for WHC How to FAU, Thursday (starting at 5 p.m.), Friday, and Saturday, August 15-17. These days combine transfer specific experiences to build on the SOAR program and help you further connect to the WHC and Florida Atlantic University.

If you have any questions about signing up for SOAR or Orientation, please contact the Associate Director of New Student Transitions, Ashley Haynie, by phone at 561.297.2733 or email ahaynie@fau.edu.

Sign Up for SOAR today!



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