FAQ

FAU Parent and Family Weekend is September 23-25, 2016.
Yes, registering allows FAU to plan for your arrival to ensure the best weekend possible, as well as provide you with necessary items such as a parking permit.
Registration will go live on May 25,2016 at 9:00 a.m. You are able to register for Parent and Family Weekend by visiting the following site: http://fau.edu/parents/Parents_Weekend/registration.php
Registration for Parent and Family Weekend is only available online until September 18th at 11:59 p.m. We do not offer on-site registration.
The cost is $115.00 per person. The cost of an FAU student is $80.00
The cost for non-OPA members is $177.50 for the first parent/guest ($115.00 plus cost of membership at $62.50). The cost for every guest after the first is $115.00. The cost for an FAU student is $80.00
Included in your registration fee is:
  • Parking permit that allows you access to Blue parking lots on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25
  • Fitness pass for the Campus Recreation
  • Entry into all scheduled Parent and Family Weekend Events; including
    • Welcome Reception- Wine and Hors d'oeuvre
    • Family Tailgate- BBQ Tailgate
    • Brunch with the Deans- Sunday Breakfast
  • Football ticket to the September 24th FAU Owls vs. Ball State game
  • Transportation to the American Association Heart Walk
  • Parent and Family Weekend T-Shirt for Parents and Guests
Yes, everyone is welcome to attend Parent and Family Weekend! Parent and Family Weekend is for the entire family. Many families bring siblings of all ages, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Please keep in mind that all family members must be registered in order to participate in the scheduled events.
One family is able to purchase up to five guest tickets and 1 student ticket. If you need to purchase more than 5 guest tickets, please call out office at 1-888-FAU-8411. We can accommodate families of any size.
No, registering for the whole weekend is the only option available.
We will provide a schedule of events occurring around campus that parents can attend (many of them free of charge).This option won’t be as robust as the registered guests’ option. In addition, you will have to purchase your football tickets directly from athletics at 1-866-FAU-OWLS. Cost will vary depending on ticket purchased.
You can find an electronic schedule of events here (PDF). This document gets updated regularly so check back frequently for updates. You can also locate the schedule of events on the Owl Guides application, which can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play store.
No, please feel free to pick and choose the events that you want to attend with or without your student. This weekend is yours to spend with your student and enjoy at Florida Atlantic University.
Your parking permit will be included in your registration packet once you are on campus. Parking is included for Friday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 25th.
Yes, if you are able to attend check-in for the weekend, your student can pick up your package in the Student Union Lobby during check-in hours.
FAU students receive free admission to the football games to sit in the designated student section. If you are interested in sitting with your student at the game, when you are registering for the weekend there is an option to purchase a separate student football ticket. This is a $10 additional charge that will allow you student to sit with your family in the Parent and Family Weekend section.
No, you won’t be required to register a baby. Children under the age of 3 do not need to be registered.
Parents and Families whose students are on the Jupiter campus will still register for Parent and Family Weekend. Each campus (Jupiter and Boca) will have events for registered guests on Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday’s events will take place on the Boca Raton Campus (therefore you must travel to the Boca Raton Campus).
Families are encouraged to arrive Friday morning so they can get settled, spend some time with their student and enjoy events planned for Friday. Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so plan to stay for the entire weekend, if you can!
Parent and Family Weekend check-in will be available on Saturday for your convenience.
All Parent and Family Weekend purchases are non-refundable as the programmatic events that are planned are based off of the number of reservations made.
Please feel free to call 1-888-FAU-8411. You can also email owlparents@fau.edu.
You can find an electronic schedule of events here (PDF). This document gets updated regularly so check back frequently for updates. You can also locate the schedule of events on the Owl Guides application, which can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play store.
 Last Modified 11/8/16