STAR (Summer Transition Advising and Registration): June 22 or July 27, 2018;
Fall Orientation: August 14-19, 2018

WELCOME! Your FAU adventure awaits at the Wilkes Honors College and starts with STAR and Fall Orientation! Read on for everything you need to know to launch your journey as a New Owl…

NOTE: Students are required to reserve a spot for both STAR and Fall Orientation together via  OwlDone , where further information is available. Students must attend BOTH the STAR one-day event, AND Fall orientation.

STAR (Summer Transition Advising and Registration) – June 22 or July 27, for new and transfer students: FAU’s STAR program aims to get incoming Owls off to a strong start. STAR and the Fall Wilkes Honors College Orientation 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 your advisor and sign up for your Fall semester courses. PLEASE NOTE – The STAR Program and Orientation are required and you must attend all STAR program sessions on the day you chose as well as each day of Fall Orientation.  

Fall Orientation – 2018 August 14-19, for new and transfer Students: HOOT HOOT! Orientation at the WHC prepares you for a successful start to your academic career at Florida Atlantic University. By attending the WHC Orientation 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 meet 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! Orientation is your opportunity to develop lasting relationships, acclimate to the WHC campus, and embark on experiences that become lifelong memories.

The required Orientation program will introduce you to the WHC community, faculty staff, and students. Social and informative activities are scheduled to help ease your transition into college life. There are fees for both the student and their parents/family/guests. Head to the OwlDone site for details.

As part of Fall Orientation in August, you will have also have an individual advising session with your assigned faculty advisor at which time you will review your fall course schedule you set up at STAR, transfer work (AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment) and any academic questions you may have.


New Students:

Move-in will take place between 8 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, August 14, with a Welcome Session beginning at 1pm. New off-campus students should arrive on campus by 11 a.m. on Tuesday.  Special orientation sessions for parents/family will be held following the Welcome Session. 

Transfer Students:

You are “owlways” welcome to attend the entire orientation but have two required days, Wednesday and Thursday, August 15-16. These days combine transfer specific experiences to build on the STAR program and help you further connect to the WHC and Florida Atlantic University.

All Students:

Please reserve a spot in one of the STAR dates and Fall Orientation together via OwlDone. Be sure to register for the STAR program and the Wilkes Honors College Fall Orientation in Jupiter and not one of the orientations at the Boca campus.

How 2 FAU – August 17-19

HOW 2 FAU events are important next steps in your transition to Florida Atlantic University and to the Wilkes Honors College after New Student Orientation. HOW 2 FAU is for all first-year/first-time in the class of 2022; and transfer students in the class of 2020 attending FAU. WHC students will participate in HOW 2 FAU on the Boca Campus to provide them with a great opportunity for continued bonding with fellow WHC students, meet other students, learn more about the resources available, and strengthen their connection with FAU. You can expect to build greater confidence in your ability to successfully access and utilize academic, leadership development and career readiness resources.


Information for Parents/family:

A number of activities are designed for parents on Tuesday. Following move-in from 8 am to noon there will be a welcome ceremony at 1pm, and several informative sessions specially designed for parents on topics including academics, safety, health and counseling, financial aid, and housing, and many opportunities to ask questions from staff and administrators. Orientation concludes for parents with a wrap up prior to dinner on Tuesday.


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

Sign Up for STAR and Fall Orientation today!



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