Welcome to the Office of

Parent and Family Programs & Student Affairs Development


Welcome to Florida Atlantic University! The Office of Parent and Family Programs & Student Affairs Development is here to assist you during your student's journey at FAU. We foster the relationship between the university and the parents of our students while supporting student success. We provide parent and family education, programs, and resources to assist with developing the necessary skills to become effective coaches and mentors to your student.

The Office of Parent and Family Programs has had the opportunity to partner with hundreds of families, while their student strives for achievement and success at FAU. When you student becomes a part of the Florida Atlantic University community, so do you and your family. While our office provides services and events to keep you engaged with your student, the Owl Parent Association also provides opportunities to volunteer, stay connected with other parents and families, and assist with university events and initiatives. We encourage parents and families to stay connected with your student and the FAU community!

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Sending Your Student Off to College

Sending your student off to college is a milestone. Sometimes there are feelings of fear as change provides uncertainty. Many parents fear that as they drive away from move-in day that their relationship with their student will be lost. It is important to remember how your relationship will improve and change over the next four years. Some parents may not be aware of the fondness their student feels towards them. As your student heads off to college set up a weekly phone call tradition to reconnect and catch up. This traditional weekly phone call will allow you to have conversations free of distractions. Spend this time listening to your student speak about their experience in college thus far. The friends they have made, the places they enjoy visiting, and the things they have learned. When you visit in September for Parent and Family Weekend, you will have time to see their favorite locations in Boca and meet their new friends.

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 Last Modified 11/8/16