Residential Curriculum

RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION MODEL

As a member of the Housing and Residential Education community, we encourage all of our residents to get involved within your FAU and residential community. We want you to gain valuable skills that you can use during your college experience and after you graduate. In an effort to help you get involved and gain those skills, your RA and staff in your building will get you connected to campus resources, provide programs and opportunities to engage in all that FAU has to offer. Our Residential Education Model has four focus areas, they are:

STRENGTHEN

Become academically successful through the use of available academic and career resources. Students will gain an understanding of how their coursework, as well as direct and transferable skills, relate to career opportunities and professional goals.

During their time as a resident, students will put themselves on an academic track to graduation and successful post-graduation life.

ENGAGE

Learn to appreciate the value of being an FAU student and recognize they are part of many communities. Through participating in their communities, students will learn to take responsibility for their actions and understand how their actions affect their community.

During their time as a resident, students will find a connection at FAU.

DEVELOP

Learn aspects of identity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to individual, community, and societal interactions. Students will examine current events in the local, national, and international level. Through interpersonal and cross-cultural conversations, students will develop skills to properly advocate for others and themselves.

During their time as a resident, students will learn the skills to become global citizens.

EXPLORE

Explore their values and beliefs through learning about self-management including financial, physical, and emotional well-being. Students will evaluate and refine their decision-making process to implement healthy habits.

During their time as a resident, students will reflect on past experiences to inform their future.


THIS IS HOW OWLS DO IT...

OWL Chats

Individual Conversations

OWL Traditions

Weekly engagement events

Building Wide Programs

Three large scale events during each semester

Floor Meetings

Three times
a semester


We will be offering incentives for you to get and stay involved in the Residential Education Model (REM). At the end of each semester we will be doing giveaways for students that participate in REM. Examples of ways to get involved in REM are attend convocation, go to a floor dinner, attend an athletic event, and attend an internship fair! Make sure that you sign up in Owl Central (fau.edu/getinvolved) and talk to your RA for more details.



Residential Education...

offers an unparalleled level of access to the FAU experience. Our staff provides individualized engagement through peer-to-peer interactions so that each resident will be supported through an expanded network leading to graduation.

Leadership Opportunities

  • Resident Assistants
  • Community Councils
  • Resident Student Association
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Residential Educational Programming Specialists (REPS)

Safety

  • 24/7 Main Desk operations
  • Swipe access only entrances, some with floor only swipe access
  • Three layers of on-call emergency response system

Resources

  • Get Wise!
  • Academic Outreach
  • Resident Assistants
  • Residential Student Scholars
  • Florida Connect
  • Career Coaches
  • Career Living Communities
  • Business and Professional Woman’s Scholarship House
  • Residential Learning Communities
  • Faculty in Residence
  • Advisor in Residence