Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to attend Orientation?
Yes, ALL new degree seeking undergraduate students must complete orientation prior to starting at FAU. Your orientation experience is designed to help you with your transition to the FAU community. We're excited to have you here!
Freshman students, First-Time-In-College students, 2018 high school graduates, and lower-level transfers with less than 30 credits post-high school must attend a two-day First-Year Orientation program.
Degree seeking undergraduate students admitted as a Transfer with 30 credits or more earned post high school graduation must attend Transfer Orientation, which is a one-day program that includes group academic advising and registration.
Graduate students, students earning a second bachelor's degree, transient students, or other non-degree seeking students are not required to complete orientation.
I attended an Open House/Campus Day/Campus Tour. Do I still need to attend orientation?
Yes! We are excited to have you attend your orientation session. Orientation is not the same as a campus visit or tour (although we do have tours at orientation.) The orientation program is required for all new students, so plan to attend.
Do I register for my classes at orientation?
Transfer students - Yes, you can register for your classes once all your holds have been removed.
First-Year students - You must complete online advising and submit your immunization records before registering for classes. This must be completed BEFORE attending orientation.
Can I bring a parent or guest with me?
Yes! You can bring a parent/guest with you to your orientation. Just be sure to add them to your reservation and submit the payment.
Please note that parents and guests attending Transfer Orientation are unable to attend student advising sessions.If I register for orientation and decide to cancel my admission to FAU, can I get a refund?
All orientation fees are nonrefundable. Deciding not to attend Florida Atlantic University or having your admission rescinded, does not qualify you to receive a refund of orientation fees. If you decide you no longer want to attend FAU, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Office of Admissions at 561-297-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my family member registers and decides not to attend orientation, can I get a refund?
No, just as with student fees – all family/guest fees are nonrefundable.
If I have done orientation in a previous semester, do I need to do it again?
Once you have completed your orientation, the hold will be removed. If you decide to change your term of entry, orientation is valid for 12 months from participation. If you change your term of entry beyond 12 months, you will need to reapply to FAU and register for another orientation.
What if I require accommodation during my Orientation?
New Student Orientation wishes to make Orientation sessions accessible to people of all abilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in any of these events, please contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at 561-297-3880 or 711 TTY Relay Station. Please make your sure to register for accommodations 10 business days prior to the orientation date to allow sufficient time for accommodations. You can find the online application at http://www.fau.edu/sas/future/index.php
Can I change my orientation date?
You can change your orientation date up to two business days before your scheduled orientation.
To make any changes to your Orientation Reservation Form, please log into myfau.fau.edu, click on the "Students" tab, and select the "Orientation Reservation Forms" link.