Freshman Orientation Checklist

Parent Orientation Checklist

For new first year students, orientation is a two-day program with a mandatory overnight stay. Participation in the orientation program is a requirement for all incoming students.  

Each session has limited space available, and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Orientation session dates closed once they reach full capacity.  Reservations close for within two (2) business days of a session.  Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have completed your reservation and have received a confirmation email to your FAU email account.

Please plan two full days for your orientation session. Check-in will begin at 7:00am on the first day, and end around 5:00pm on the second day.  Students must be in attendance for the full two-day session in order to meet the orientation requirement. 

 Reservations will become available beginning mid-February 2015.  Log in to your MyFAU account in February to sign up.

First-Year Student Dates

Freshman Entering Summer or Fall 2015 Semester and Jump Start Program Students                                                   
May 27-28 Wed-Thu

June 1-2

June 4-5 Thu-Fri
June 9-10 Tues-Wed
June 12-13 Fri-Sat
June 15-16 Mon-Tue
June 18-19 Thu-Fri
June 24-25 Wed-Thu
July 10-11 Fri-Sat
July 14-15 Tue-Wed
July 20-21 Mon-Tue
July 24-25 Fri-Sat
July 29-30 Wed-Thu
Aug 13-14 - Out-of-State & International Orientation
August 11-16 - Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Orientation Tue-Sat



Orientation Fees & Costs

The orientation fee for freshman students is $82. Students must submit a payment to complete the reservation.  Part of the two-day program requires a mandatory overnight stay in the residence halls, which is a $35 fee per night*.  The total cost for a freshman orientation session is $117.


Guests may also attend the Parent & Family Orientation program with the student. The cost for a guest is $60. Parents and guests must make their own accommodations for the overnight stay, as only FAU students may reside in the residence halls.



Optional Add-ons
The student may add optional items to their orientation reservation.  Student may choose to stay an additional night the evening before their orientation reservation.  This option has an additional $35 charge.

Students may also add-on membership to the Student Alumni Association.  Membership costs $25, and you may pick up your membership materials at your orientation session.

Additionally, parents may add membership to the Owl Parent Association.  This lifetime membership is $62.50 per family. 

These add-ons are optional and may be removed from your orientation reservation if you wish. 


How Do I Sign Up?

Orientation reservations must be made through your MyFAU account. Click here for step by step instructions on how to sign up.


Refund Policy

All refund requests must be submitted in writing ten (10) business days prior to the reserved orientation session. Please contact our office at 561-297-2733 to begin the refund request process. Requests sent after this deadline will not be considered. The orientation fee is non-refundable and non-transferable after this deadline. No refunds are processed for students or guests who are no shows to orientation.


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 Last Modified 1/29/15