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Student Services and Activities

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS) Program
Athletics (Intercollegiate)
Business Services

Campus Recreation
Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)
Center for Teaching and Learning
Child Care, Boca Raton
Community or State College Honor Society
Counseling and Psychological Services
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Education Abroad
FAU Career Center
Fee Payment Drop Box
Financial Aid
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Graduate and Professional Student Association
International Services
Mail Services
Math Learning Center
The Mentoring Project
Military and Veterans Affairs

New Student Orientation
Owls Care Health Promotion
Parent and Family Programs
Parking and Transportation Services
Pre-Collegiate Programs
Student Accessibility Services
Student Activities and Involvement
Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence
Student Conduct, Office of
Student Employment
Student Government
Student Health Services
Student Media
Student Union
Testing and Evaluation
Transfer Student Services
Tuition and Billing Services
Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Office of
United Campus Ministries
University Center for Excellence in Writing
University Police
Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning (Lead and Serve)

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is responsible for matters of general student welfare and student activities. It is the leader in providing comprehensive and integrated campus life programs and services with a vision to cultivate a student-centered environment that contributes to students becoming socially responsible global citizens with an enduring connection to the University.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management coordinates the overall operation, which includes the following departments: Campus Recreation, Dean of Students Office, FAU Career Center/Cooperative Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Family Engagement, Student Health Services, Housing and Residential Life, International Services, Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Owls Care Health Promotion, Student Government, Student Involvement, Student Accessibility Services, Student Media, Student Union, United Campus Ministries, Upward Bound and Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning (Lead and Serve).

Vice President's Office
The Vice President is the chief administrative officer for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management throughout the University. Student success is at the heart of every program and resource this office offers. All of its programs, services and facilities are built around students, with the goal of helping them become active participants on campus and beyond. For additional information or help, visit the Student Affairs website.

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is located on the second floor of the breezeway (SS 8), above the food court, in Room 226 and is open to any student seeking general advice, counsel and/or information about the University. The Dean of Students Office encompasses the Office of Student Conduct, Victim Services, and Student Care/Case Management Services. This office facilitates a variety of student services, including student conduct, exceptional circumstance withdrawals (medical withdrawals), and assistance for students in crisis.

Student Care/Case Management Services
The Student Care/Case Management team is housed in the Dean of Students Office and provides advocacy and coordination of resources (both on campus and in the surrounding community) to students in need. The team assists students with navigating and understanding the services, processes and policies of the University. The student care/case managers work with the exceptional circumstance withdrawal process, work to help homeless and foster care students succeed academically, offer advice to students dealing with academic issues in the classroom, serve as contact for the Beyond Food program, and function as the starting point for students dealing with a host of other issues. Feel free to arrange an appointment by calling 561-297-3542. 

Should students need help concerning personal, academic or social problems, the Dean of Students Office is ready to provide assistance. For information, call 561-297-3542 or visit While the Dean of Students Office is physically located at the Boca Raton campus, staff members are available to travel to the Broward and Northern campuses to meet with students as needed.

Victim Services
Victim Services is located in FAU’s Wimberly Library (LY-3). The Victim Services staff is available to assist any student who may identify as a victim, whether the incident occurred recently, in the past, on or off campus. The staff is trained to provide students with information about appropriate resources and procedures.


Broward Campuses Student Affairs
Broward Student Affairs enhances the overall educational experiences of students by providing purposeful and holistic programs and services that promote learning and development. Relevant and desirable outcomes include: knowledge acquisition, intrapersonal development, interpersonal competence, humanitarianism and civic engagement and practical competence. The Office of Campus Life on the Broward campuses provides administrative oversight for the following departments. For more information, visit

Campus Life
• Director of Campus Life, Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236

• Broward Campuses Student Government, Student Union, Room 218 , 954-236-1158 and 1241

• Campus Recreation, Student Wellness Center, Room 103, 954-236-1018

• Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Student Union, Room 219, 954-236-1467

• New Student Orientation (Broward Campuses), Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236

• Student Conduct, Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236

• Student Government, Student Union, Room 218, 954-236-1158

• Student Activities and Involvement, Student Union, Room 214A, 954-236-1001

• Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1332

• Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning (Lead and Serve), Student Union, Room 219, 954-236-1467

Student Services
• Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1210

• FAU Career Center, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1214

• International Services, Boca Campus, 561-297-3049

• Military and Veterans Affairs, Students Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236

• Owls Care Health Promotion, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1115

• Student Health Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1556

• Students with Disabilities, Liberal Arts, Room 203, 954-236-1222

Davie campus office hours: Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jupiter Campus Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs facilitates student learning and development by providing opportunities that enrich the educational experience of all students on the Jupiter and Harbor Branch campuses. The Office of Campus Life on the Northern Campuses provides a range of services and programs that support and enhance the student experience. For more information, visit the website.

Campus Life
Campus Life Office, SR 108, 561-799-8521

  • New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Services
  • Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • Student Involvement
  • Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning

• Burrow, Student Union SR 146, 561-799-8681
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-12 midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m-8 p.m.

  • Student Government
  • Campus Recreation
  • Student Media

Student Services

  • Counseling and Psychological Services, SR 111
  • FAU Career Center, SR 108
  • International Services, SR 108
  • Owls Care Health Promotion, SR 112
  • Students Accessibility Services, SR 111
  • Student Health Services, SR 106


Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS)

The ACCESS Program and coaching center is a branch of University Advising Services (UAS) and provides eligible first- and second-year students with academic coaching/advising, tutoring and major/career counseling. Services include regular meetings with an ACCESS academic coach/advisor to review progress in their courses; participation in time-management, study skills, test taking and special topics workshops conducted by ACCESS academic coaches/advisors; connection to academic support such as tutoring and supplemental instruction; participation in faculty and peer mentoring; and enrollment in SLS 1301: Career and Life Planning, designed for students with major and career indecision. For additional information visit:

Florida Atlantic University Athletics comprises 21 intercollegiate teams involving more than 450 student-athletes who compete in baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball. The Owls are an NCAA Division I (FBS) institution and since fall 2013, compete in Conference USA.

FAU teams won more than 25 conference championships within the Sun Belt Conference and before that in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Owls have been competing in football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games, making the FAU Owls the youngest start-up program to earn a berth to a bowl game, let alone two. Cheer and dance also are part of the Athletic Department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community. FAU teams are not only recognized for their athletic achievements, but also for the academic excellence of their student-athletes.

For the latest news on FAU Athletics, follow the Owls at, on Twitter: @FAUOwlAthletics or on Facebook: @FAUAthletics.

Business Services

This office offers many services to the University community, including those below. For complete information, visit its website.

Banking Services
The Boca Raton campus has five ATMs located in the following locations: the lobby of the Student Union, the lobby of the Administration Building, the Breezeway Food Court, the lobby of the University Village Apartments, and the FAU football stadium. The Davie and Jupiter campuses each have an ATM in their student lounges.

The University Bookstore on the Boca Raton campus is located on the Breezeway. For more information, call 561-297-3720. In Broward, call 954-236-1950. In Jupiter, call 561-799-8538.

Campus Copy
Campus Copy is a full- and self-service copy center. It provides self-service coin- and card-operated copiers and offers complete, full-service copying, binding and finishing services. Color copies, transparencies, spiral binding, two computer work stations and a cash-to-card machine are just a few of the other services available. For more information, call 561-297-3508.

Copy Services
Copy Services offers self-service coin- and card-operated convenience copiers throughout the campus. In addition to coin- and card-operated copiers, Copy Services provides copiers to meet departmental needs, billed by either auditron codes or meter readings.

Food Services
FAU offers a dining program that includes residential dining, catering and popular-branded concepts. The well-balanced food services program creates the ideal campus dining experience to meet the needs of the diverse University community. Venues on the Boca Raton campus include Atlantic Dining Hall, the Breezeway Food Court, the Burrow Bar and Grill, Chick Fil A, Dunkin' Donuts, the FAU Club, Outtakes convenience stores, Starbucks, and Subway. Venues on FAU's partner campuses are also available. Visit the Dining Services website for more information.

Owl Card Center
Business Services administers the issuance of student Owl Cards. The Owl Card is the official picture identification and debit card for Florida Atlantic University students. The Owl Card is required of all students and is available to faculty and staff. An Owl Card may be obtained by presenting an official, government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID), a current tuition payment receipt, or proof of financial aid, scholarship or loan (award letter). The Owl Card is also the student's library card, meal plan card, Owl Bucks and Flex Bucks card and building access card for certain campus residence halls, computer labs and classrooms.

The Owl Card Center (561-297-2700) is located on the Boca Raton campus. Additional Owl Card Center services include full fax service, passport photos, Palm Tran Bus passes, visitor cards and laminating service.

For Owl Card information on the Davie campus, 954-236-1549; Fort Lauderdale campus, 954-762-5353; Jupiter campus, 561-799-8690.


Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program
The Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program utilizes a student's University ID and the most current technology available in off-line debit card systems. Card holders may put money on their cards in either the Owl Card Center or in cash-to-card machines located throughout campus. Owl Cards may then be used to pay for purchases at Campus Copy, computer labs (pay for print), select vending machines and washers and dryers in the residence halls.

Owl Card Online Program (Owl Bucks)
Florida Atlantic University's online declining balance account, better known as Owl Bucks, is a convenient, prepaid account designed for students, faculty and staff. Owl Bucks allows account holders to make purchases everywhere that Owl Bucks are accepted.

Anyone with an Owl Card may open an Owl Bucks account. Owl Bucks give spending flexibility at participating campus locations, including Atlantic Dining Hall, Breezeway Food Court, Outtakes, The Burrow Bar and Grill, Starbucks, FAU Bookstore and FAU Pharmacy.

Palm Tran Bus Passes
Business Services has a relationship with the Board of County Commissioners for the sale of Palm Tran Bus Passes. They are available for purchase in the Owl Card Center.

Palm Tran:
Tri-Rail Information:

Student Purchases with Office Depot and Corporate Express
Business Services manages the contract with Office Depot and Corporate Express for University purchases. The contract and contract pricing are also extended to students. Students can go online and place orders with Office Depot and Corporate Express at discounted prices. Orders are delivered to the Business Services Office and can be picked up at the Owl Card Center. Most orders are delivered the next day. To place an order or to obtain information, visit Business Services.

Administrative Offices - Business Services
For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact 561-297-2041 or The Office of Business Services is located in the Boca Raton Student Union, Suite 204.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation creates movement and engagement opportunities to enhance the social and physical well-being of the FAU Community. All facilities and programs are available to FAU students with a valid Owl Card and also to Campus Recreation members. For more information about Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services, visit its website or call 561-297-4512.

Boca Raton Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs
Recreation and Fitness Center
The FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility where students, faculty, staff and alumni can meet, workout, relax and enjoy being part of FAU campus life. Located on the Boca Raton campus at the northeast entrance of the Breezeway along University Drive, the FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a modern, 77,000-square-foot facility offering:

• A 13,000-square-foot fitness center with more than 60 pieces of cardio equipment, two circuit-training units and a free-weight area;

• Two multipurpose rooms designed for group fitness and sport club practices;

• Cycling studio;

• Three multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and badminton;

• An outdoor leisure and lap pool with zero-depth entry, three 25-yard lap lanes and outdoor lounge;

• Men’s and women’s health-club-style locker rooms;

• Social corridor with group seating, activity viewing, WiFi and more.

Intramural Sports
The Intramural Sports program provides students and Rec Members an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports leagues, tournaments and special events. Create or join a team and check the Campus Recreation website for season start dates and registration information. Available sports vary but may include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Club Sports
The Club Sports program promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities. Nearly 30 student organizations are considered sports clubs. Check the Campus Recreation website for current clubs, president contact information and practice schedules. Sport clubs may be highly competitive, such as surf and rugby, or instructional, such as Tae Kwon Do.

Group Fitness
The Group Fitness program offers a variety of fitness class options to meet different schedules and styles. The motivating and educated instructors strive to provide safe and effective workouts to assist all participants in reaching their fitness goals. Typical classes include yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, strength, cycling and more. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website.

Personal Training
Personal trainers act as expert guides and consultants who assist clients in reaching individually selected fitness goals. This is accomplished by teaching the client how to perform exercises correctly and effectively through individual program design and one-on-one training. For package options and pricing, visit the Campus Recreation website.

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures serves students, faculty, staff and community members. Outdoor Adventures comprises gear rentals, adventure trips, challenge course programming, a climbing center and freshmen outdoor programs. The program is committed to offering adventure-based experiential education opportunities that promote personal growth, leadership development and respect for others and the natural world. View trip information on the Campus Recreation website.
Additional Boca Raton Campus Recreation Facilities
Track and Field Complex: Includes a synthetic turf field for student recreation use at designated times and an eight-lane performance track.

Henderson Fields Complex: The 6.5-acre home of Intramural Sports and Club Sports, the Henderson fields may be reserved by student organizations for special functions.

Outdoor Basketball and Tennis Courts: Six lighted tennis courts and four lighted basketball courts available for open recreation.

Challenge Course and Climbing Center
FAU is home to the most comprehensive Challenge Course in South Florida. The course is located just north of the track and field complex and can be easily recognized by the 40-foot tower. With more than 30 low and high elements and numerous portables, the course can be customized to provide an experiential-based program for local organizations. Both FAU and the surrounding communities may book programming at the course. For more information, visit the Challenge Course page on the Campus Recreation website.

Davie Campus and Jupiter Campus Recreation
The Student Wellness Center is located on the west side of the Davie campus. The center is a 3,400 square-foot, fully functional workout facility equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, showers and lockers. It also offers exercise programs, fitness evaluations, group fitness classes and fitness resources. The department provides opportunities for students to engage in recreational activities off campus, including waterparks, sporting events and various outdoor activities. All currently enrolled FAU students have a free membership. Memberships for faculty, staff, family and alumni are also available. For more information about recreation services on the Broward campuses, contact 954-236-1018, or visit

Campus Recreation on the Jupiter campus includes open recreation, intramural sports, outdoor programming and a limited number of gym memberships available at a local gym. To connect with Campus Recreation on the Jupiter campus, visit Jupiter Campus Recreation or call 561-799-8696.

Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS)

As part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) is available to assist all undergraduate students throughout their academic journey. CLASS cultivates student success and academic excellence by developing academic support and engagement programs that guide students to a future of lifelong learning.

CLASS, under the Division of Undergraduate Studies, coordinates:

1. Learning Communities (LC): The Learning Community program on the Boca Raton campus offers incoming freshmen the unique and engaging opportunity to enroll in courses with 20-24 incoming freshmen with similar academic goals and interests. Being a part of an LC will make the most of students' FAU experience by making an easier transition into college life, meeting new people and succeeding at FAU. LC students can live on or off the Boca Campus.

2. Supplemental Instruction (SI): A series of weekly study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance is voluntary. SI is a chance to get together with people in the class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying and learning the subject and to test themselves before the professor does. At each SI session, students are guided through course material by an SI leader who has previously taken the course and earned an "A."

3. Tutoring programs: CLASS Tutoring Services provides free group tutoring by peer tutors in content-area courses. Peer tutors help improve performance in a difficult course by modeling effective study techniques and breaking down difficult concepts. Peer tutors are successful students who have earned at least an "A-" in the courses they tutor, have been recommended by their professors and have been trained in tutoring techniques through the tutor training program. Their goal is to help students review course content through the use of interactive learning strategies. Students can schedule appointments, but pending availability drop-in sessions are offered each week for many courses. CLASS also offers students the opportunity to become volunteer tutors through its Owl to-Owl (OtO) Volunteer Tutoring program. Through this program, OtO tutors build upon their leadership skills, receive training and gain experience providing their peers with academic support, while earning volunteer hours.

4. eLearning: The eLearning academic support services provides students with resources to facilitate a successful online learning experience. The focus is to assist students with the integration of technology into fully online courses.

CLASS is located within the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South (GS-2, room 223). The CLASS Office is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit the CLASS website, call 561-297-0906 or email

Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Florida Atlantic University is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing faculty the necessary tools and resources to excel in teaching. CTL’s ultimate goal is the creation of a culture of engagement where students become fully engaged in the learning process, both with their instructors and with their peers, and where faculty from diverse disciplines can engage one another in the pedagogy of teaching, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning.

Located on the second floor of General Classroom South, CTL provides a variety of support services to help students to engage, achieve and excel. CTL houses the following divisions:

The Math Learning Center provides free math tutoring for students on a drop-in basis, by appointment for one-on-one tutoring and online via eTutoring.

The University Center for Excellence in Writing provides appointment-based support on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses and online to help all members of the University community enhance their writing.

The Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) provides free Supplemental Instruction, tutoring and other support to students in courses throughout the Boca Raton and Broward campuses. Online support is available as well. CLASS also provides a variety of programs to support students in their academic journey, from learning community programs to success workshops.

The Scholarship of Teaching Office offers support and professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance their teaching. Scholarship of Teaching also engages faculty across all campuses on a variety of topics regarding pedagogy through Faculty learning communities, collaboration with eLearning and a Master Teacher program.

The Office for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) provides support to students from all colleges and campuses interested in participating in research, scholarship and creative activities. OURI offers opportunities for undergraduate students to get funded, published, showcased, recognized and involved.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) coordinates international education activities for FAU, including study abroad, exchanges, international agreements, university and college internationalization efforts and international education strategic planning.

The Mentoring Project connects undergraduate FAU students with faculty, staff, graduate students or peer mentors. Returning students can also be mentored or serve as peer mentors through more than 20 mentoring opportunities sponsored by academic departments, student affairs or community service programs. Visit the website.

Stop by the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South or visit its website.


Child Care, Boca Raton Campus
The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development

The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development is a lab school for children from birth to five years of age. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Karen Slattery Center serves approximately 100 children and follows NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate practices, based on current research and theory in child development and curriculum. Additionally, the Karen Slattery Center has been awarded a 4-Star Rating in Palm Beach County's Quality Improvement System.

The Center's staff works as a collaborative team, continuously revising and creating an enriched "project approach" integrated curriculum. Classroom projects are designed to enrich each group's developmental levels and interests. Curriculum projects empower children to become independent thinkers and creative problem solvers and to learn academic and social skills through investigation and discovery. The "project approach" correlates with the latest research on brain development and early literacy learning. Classroom projects meet children's needs through group and individualized activities and outdoor and indoor experiences, which stimulate investigation in the areas of language and literature, music and movement, expressive arts, block building, dramatic play, science, woodworking and cooking. The program incorporates the Florida Sunshine Standards and is carefully structured to enhance children's self-esteem and to develop pre-reading and pre-mathematics skills.

As a lab school for the College of Education, the Karen Slattery Center is a demonstration and fieldwork site for students enrolled in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. FAU faculty, students and teachers also conduct research at the center to advance scholarship and innovation in early childhood education and related fields of study. 

The Center provides diverse learning opportunities by maintaining an equal balance of boys and girls from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Priority enrollment is given to FAU students, faculty, staff and Research Development Park employees. Visit its website to register online or call 561-297-2342.

Community or State College Honor Society

Students who were members of Phi Theta Kappa at a community or state college are invited to join Alpha of Florida, the Phi Theta Kappa alumni association at Florida Atlantic University. Students can share their transfer experience, receive transfer information or learn how to continue their involvement with Phi Theta Kappa by calling Angel Nevin at 561-297-3962 or emailing Please be advised the chapter is currently inactive, but inquiries are welcome.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to provide FAU students with quality, individualized, timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being; therefore, meeting their educational, personal, emotional and psychological goals. CAPS offers individual, relationship and group counseling, psychiatric services, referral to the community, crisis intervention, consultations and an after-hours crisis line to currently enrolled FAU students. Its professionally trained multidisciplinary staff is dedicated to assisting students with a wide range of personal concerns through identification and development of healthy coping skills. The staff at CAPS provides a warm and caring office atmosphere in which students are treated with sensitivity and dignity. Records and information at CAPS are confidential and separate from all other University records. Information about students receiving services cannot be disclosed without their written permission and is confidential except when disclosure is required by law.

To make an appointment at the Boca Raton campus, call 561-297-3540; at the Davie campus, call 954-236-1210; at the Jupiter campus, call 561-799-8635.

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) welcomes new and returning Owls to Florida Atlantic University. Its motto is “Diversity Matters,” where diversity on FAU campuses is celebrated with students representing all walks of life, from the entire nation to across the world. ODMA promotes multiculturalism in a positive and effective manner and encourages students to get involved in a myriad of activities, programs and events hosted by ODMA and other student organizations.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs promotes the academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students. The office collaborates with the campus community to create an institutional and community climate of social justice. ODMA promotes access and equity in higher education and offer programs that educate the campus about diversity. In addition, it incorporates student learning and development; enhances student overall educational experiences; provides access to academic, social, cultural, recreational and other group activities; and provides opportunities for intentional interaction, engagement and integration.

Programs and services provided include:

1. RISE Program (Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment): Provides access to academic, social, cultural and leadership opportunities for first-generation, low socioeconomic status and traditionally underrepresented student populations.

2. Pride Resource Center: Strives to provide resources related to LGBTQ+ issues by offering information to members of the FAU community who are seeking to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, the center seeks to encourage a supportive campus environment for LGBTQ+ students by developing student, faculty and staff allies.

3. Serenity Room: A space where students can engage in quiet mediation, reflection and/or prayer. Supplies are available to students who wish to wash prior to meditation/prayer.

4. Social Justice and Cultural Competence: ODMA provides a number of cultural competence learning opportunities. “A Campus of Difference” anti-bias diversity training is available to all students. SafeZone LGBTQ+ Ally Training is available for students, faculty and staff. Specialized training is offered by request through the ODMA website. Trainings and programs are intended to deepen students' understanding of self and others.  

5. "Real Talk" Discussions: Student-initiated, facilitated discussions where students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences. Real Talks promote a better understanding of topical issues that impact society.

6. Cultural Clubs and Organizations: ODMA advises cultural clubs and organizations and assists students interested in starting a cultural club or organization. 

7. Leadership and Internship opportunities: The office encourages students to participate in the various leadership and internship opportunities on- and off-campus. Such opportunities include leadership training, national conferences, leadership symposiums, and lunch and learn sessions.

While the office seeks to serve as a voice for underrepresented student populations, all students are welcome and encouraged to participate. For information on specific programs contact the specific campus ODMA or visit the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs website.

Boca Raton Campus: 561-297-3959
Broward Campuses: 954-236-1467
Jupiter Campus: 561-799-8591


Education Abroad

The Education Abroad Office, part of the Center for Global Engagement, provides services and leadership to strengthen the international dimensions of academic programs at Florida Atlantic University. Education Abroad is responsible for establishing, supporting and coordinating international learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. These include:

1. Developing, managing and overseeing international academic programs, including study abroad and student exchange programs;

2. Developing and managing international cooperation agreements with academic institutions around the world;

3. Facilitating greater internationalization of the University and Colleges;

4. Serving as a liaison to state, regional, national and international education organizations and consortia.

The Education Abroad Office provides comprehensive services and support to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study abroad. It also encourages and assists faculty in developing new educational programs abroad and to enhance existing programs. Education Abroad also maintains information on the general scholarships and postgraduate fellowship opportunities that are available. It serves as the FAU office for the Fulbright Student Program and Gilman and Boren study abroad award programs. For detailed information on the office's Study Abroad Programs, see the Programs for Enrichment and Specialization section of this catalog or visit its website.

FAU Career Center

Explore, Envision, Succeed
FAU's Career Center is a centralized operation geared toward connecting students and alumni with meaningful employment, internship and graduate school opportunities through career readiness programming and career advising. The center presents educational programs and services aimed at providing students with the skills and tools necessary for lifelong career development. The FAU Career Center has three functional areas that interact to bring more effective, efficient and result-oriented career programs: 1) Career Advising, Counseling and Education, 2) Internships and Co-ops and 3) Employer Relations and Recruitment Services.

The FAU Career Center has professionally trained and nationally certified career counselors and internship specialists available to meet with students at the following campuses: Boca Raton, SU 220, 561-297-3533; Davie, LA 109, 954-236-1214; and Jupiter, SR 225 (Student Services Office), 954-236-1214. For more information, visit the FAU Career Center's website.

Career Advising, Counseling and Education
The goal of this area is to assist students in understanding their own skills, values, interests and goals in relation to choosing a major, learning about careers and transitioning into an internship opportunity or the world of work. This is done by providing a number of services, including career counseling, career assessment inventories, occupational information, career workshops, an alumni mentor program and web-based resources. Assistance is also provided for résumé building, LinkedIn development, practice interviewing, job search skills, and identification of transferable skills based on national standards.

Major KnOWLedge
With so many possibilities available and a lifetime of work ahead, the FAU Career Center encourages all students to invest in planning their academic and career success. This is why the Center recommends that students start the career planning process by completing Major KnOWLedge.

Major KnOWLedge is an online resource developed by career counselors at the FAU Career Center that helps students identify personal interests and their relationships to FAU majors as well as occupations.

FAU students have access to this wonderful resource 24/7. By completing the Major KnOWLedge program, students will be one step closer to deciding on a major and/or career!

Internships/Cooperative Education
The FAU Career Center assists students in researching and securing professional experience outside of the classroom. Opportunities exist both on campus and off campus, and students register for either the Professional Internship course (IDS 3949) or a cooperative education course to receive transcript notation (please see the course catalog for more information). Students develop their career readiness expertise by fine tuning their soft skills and applying concepts learned in the classroom to "real world" work environments. To learn more about internships and co-ops, students should contact an Internship Specialist at 561-297-3533 or via email at

Professional Internship (IDS 3949) 0-1 credits
Prerequisites: Students must have completed one semester at FAU as evidenced by having an FAU GPA on record and permission of instructor
This 0-1 credit course offers students the opportunity to gain “real-world” exposure and supervised experience related to their major, specific field of study or career interests. Students integrate theories learned in the classroom with experiential activities acquired through direct involvement in on/off campus internship opportunities. Students develop marketable skills in preparation for future employment or graduate school studies.

Employer Relations and Recruitment Services
Services for conducting a successful job search include individual counseling, workshops on interviewing, résumé writing, designing a curriculum vitae, academic or non-academic job search, salary negotiations, on-campus recruiting, employer and student panel presentations, career fairs, professional/graduate school information day and etiquette dining seminars. These services are exclusively for degree-seeking FAU students and alumni. Networking events are provided throughout the year through the Employment/Education Networking and Internship divisions of the FAU Career Center. Students are encouraged to use the Perfect Interview online tool to enhance their interviewing skills. Students may also improve their interviewing skills through the Center's Mock Interview Day. Mock Interview Day is a program that allows students to practice their interviewing skills with participating companies while also providing employers the opportunity to meet potential candidates for future or current job openings.

OWL CareerLink
OWL CareerLink is an online job employment and internship portal with a variety of features. OWL CareerLink includes employment listings, on-campus interviewing, co-op and internship opportunities and part-time, full-time, externship and job shadow positions as well as listings seeking experienced hires for graduate students and alumni. The FAU Career Center's OWL CareerLink database is a great way to locate potential career opportunities through employer postings at many levels. In addition, students may access the Professional Mentor Program by viewing mentor profiles.

To take a tour of OWL CareerLink or to learn about setting up a profile and uploading a résumé, contact the FAU Career Center for assistance. OWL CareerLink provides centralized access to job employment and internship listings for all FAU students on all campuses.


Fee Payment Drop Box
The Boca Raton campus is the only campus location that provides the convenience of a drop box. The drop box is available in the Student Support Services Building (SU, 80). If the amount of fees due is known, students are encouraged to put checks in the drop box. Please write the Student ID number on the check. Do not deposit cash in the drop box. No envelopes are required. NOTE: By depositing check payments in the drop box, you are authorizing FAU to electronically process your check. The electronic debit to your checking account may be on the same day your check payment is processed.

Financial Aid

FAU's financial aid program is administered by the Student Financial Aid Office. In Boca Raton, call 561-297-3530; in Broward, call 954-236-1229; in Jupiter, call 561-799-8697. For information about financial aid, read the section on Financial Assistance Opportunities in this catalog or visit the Financial Aid website.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The FAU campus provides a wide range of academic, social and community service activities for students, and membership in a fraternity or sorority is a great first step toward enjoying all the benefits that FAU has to offer.  Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus, and they have all made the commitment to doing more and being more; to having an experience that develops them as better, more ethical men and women. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life encourages students to fully explore the non-committal opportunity offered to understand what makes FAU's fraternity and sorority community so impactful.   

The best resource for more information about the FAU fraternity and sorority community is, where you can find more information about individual chapters and the overall experience here at FAU. 

Graduate and Professional Student Association
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is the official voice and advocate for the graduate and professional student population. Co-advised by professionals in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Graduate College, GPSA strives to provide graduate-centric experiences, which develop students scholastically and professionally. Examples of such experiences are social programming, workshops, conference travel funding networking opportunities, academic and nonacademic support resources and graduate and professional student organizations (GPSOs). GPSA also acts as a conduit for the resolution of the needs and concerns unique to FAU graduate and professional students by serving on the Graduate Council in the Graduate College.

Visit the GPSA website for information. Email or connect in person at the Boca Raton campus UN 234; Davie campus, SD 203; and Jupiter campus, SR 151.


Off-Campus Housing
Student Outreach & Diversity/Commuter Affairs sponsors the Off-Campus Housing Service, a computerized list of area rooms, apartments and houses for rent. For information, call 561-297-3735 or visit the website.

On-Campus HousingHousing and Residential Education
Boca Raton Campus
Approximately 4,200 students live in FAU Housing. Applications for FAU Housing are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with first-year students receiving preference in the residence hall communities. Students are encouraged to apply early—by April 1. Space is not available for married students or students with families.

All full-time first-year students whose permanent address is greater than 30 miles from the Boca Raton campus are required to reside in FAU Housing at Boca Raton, space permitting. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following reasons:

1. Students are at least 21 years of age;

2. Students are married;

3. Students have a dependent child; or

4. Students are U.S. military veterans, returning from a tour of duty.

Students who wish to be exempt must apply by July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester (spring for spring-only admitted students).

The University offers two basic styles of housing accommodation: suite-style residence halls, primarily for first-year students and other undergraduate students, and apartments for upper-division and graduate students. All facilities are air-conditioned and include standard furnishings, utilities, cable TV service, wireless Internet access, laundry facilities and community lounges.

A number of student staff and full-time professional staff members are available throughout FAU Housing to assist with student needs. The Residential Education staff connect students to purposeful experiences and resources that support their academic success, personal development and community engagement as they progress toward graduation; advise students about the Resident Student Association and community-council groups in FAU Housing; and assist students in transitioning from home to on-campus life.

Jupiter Campus
Approximately 280 students live in two suite-style residence halls on the Jupiter campus. All full-time, first-year admitted students at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first and second year. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following reasons:

1. Students are at least 24 years of age;

2. Students are married;

3. Students have a dependent child; or

4. Students are U.S. military veterans, returning from a tour of duty.

Non-Honors College students who attend the Jupiter campus can apply for housing also, but are not required to live on campus. Priority is given to Honors College students.

Click here for additional information about on-campus housing or contact:

Boca Raton Campus
Fax: 561-297-2881

Florida Atlantic University
Department of Housing and Residential Education
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Jupiter Campus
Fax: 561-799-8826

FAU Jupiter/John D. MacArthur Campus
Department of Housing and Residential Education

5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458


International Services
The International Services Office provides comprehensive programs and services for international students and scholars enrolled at the University or otherwise engaged in research and other academic pursuits. The office collaborates across the University to advance the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of international students. Key programs and services include: compliance, reporting and record maintenance for the F and J visa program under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS); pre-arrival, visa documentation and orientation services for newly admitted international students; international student advising and workshops/seminars on topics of interest for current international students; and academic/social/cultural integration support through the International Integration Initiative (I3@FAU). Signature events include International Education Week and the Festival of nations.

International students with F and J status have two visa-specific registration holds that must be cleared prior to registration for courses: the IS hold (removed after the student obtains the form I-20 or DS-2019 and confirms that the appropriate F or J visa has been granted), and the MM hold (removed after the student provides proof of appropriate health insurance coverage in compliance with Florida Board of Governors statutes and University policies).

International students complete a mandatory immigration check-in process upon arrival to the University. Students must report to International Services and present their passport, visa, form I-20/DS-2019, and the arrival/departure record (which can be downloaded at after arrival in the United States). Additionally, international students must report a local physical U.S. address to International Services within 10 days of arrival in the United States.

Annual medical insurance for all F and J students is required for 52 continuing weeks beginning in August of each academic year. Additionally, J-2 visa holders (dependents of J-1 students/scholars) are also required to purchase medical insurance in compliance with federal requirements for the J Exchange Visitor Program. F and J visa holders must purchase the University-approved insurance plan or provide an acceptable alternate insurance plan by submitting the Alternate Insurance Compliance Form. Contact the International Services by email, phone (561-297-3049) or visit the website.


Mail Services

The Mail Center processes all University-related mail and shipments. This includes the internal University mail to and from all campuses, incoming and outgoing courier mail to and from other state agencies, all incoming and outgoing U.S. mail, and shipments handled by other carriers such as UPS, FedEx, Airborne and DHL. The Mail Center is the point of contact for all bulk mailings. Mail directed to resident students is handled by the Housing Department. For information on Mail Services, contact 561-297-3172.

For the convenience of students, faculty and staff, a self-service postal kiosk is located in Campus Copy. This kiosk offers self-service functions including books of stamps, express and priority mail and other USPS functions. There is no surcharge for any of the mail services offered.

Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center (MLC), located in GS211, assists FAU students in developing their math problem solving skills. The MLC is staffed by highly qualified graduate students (most are also instructors) in the Mathematics master’s or Ph.D. program at FAU. All graduate students attend extensive tutor training and are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association.

The MLC provides the following academic support services to FAU students for free:

Drop-in tutoring during all hours of operation;
One-on-one tutoring by appointment;
eTutoring (see;
Review sessions;
Succeed At Math (see your SAM specialist at the MLC).

Visit the Math Learning Center's webpage for further information, including hours of operation.

The Mentoring Project

The Mentoring Project connects undergraduate FAU students with faculty, staff, graduate students or peer mentors. Students who are new to FAU can request a "Connections" mentor any time during their first two terms of enrollment. Returning students serve as peer mentors or may be mentored through more than 20 mentoring opportunities offered through academic departments, Student Affairs or community service programs.

The Mentoring Project is a collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and is housed within the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South (GCS 225). Additional information about mentoring at FAU can be found by visiting GCS 225 or on the website.

Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs oversees the Military and Veterans Student Success Center and acts as the administrative function for veterans, military and dependent students. The Office provides processing for: GI Bill/, Out of State Waivers/, Purple Heart Waivers, Voc Rehab, Tuition Assistance, Educational Dollars for Duty, Emergency Withdrawal-received Military Orders; manages the Transition Assistance Program; and supports programs that enhance academic success for military, veteran and eligible dependent students. Visit the website for processes and online forms for waivers, GI Bill and other administrative functions. Phone: 561-297-4725. Email:

Benefits are determined by the Veterans Administration and Florida Atlantic University certification according to VA rules and regulations. To remain eligible for veteran benefits, veteran students may not be on academic probation for more than two consecutive terms. Lack of satisfactory progress will be reported to the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits will be terminated for failure to achieve satisfactory progress.

Check list:

• Attend the Military, Veterans, and Eligible Dependents Orientation Brief: Students learn all they need to know.

• GI Bill: submit online the Certification EVERY Semester (bottom of page).

• If a student completes an Add/ Drop or changes a class, he or she MUST resubmit a new VA certification request form.

• All VA Certification request forms are due 30 days prior to start of semester. If not submitted on time, the VA cannot guarantee on-time payment.

• Out-of-State Tuition waiver: MUST be submitted online every semester with supporting documents (bottom of page).

• If a student is a National Guard or in the Reserves and being activated, please contact the office with the orders for the emergency withdrawal process (ECW).

Military and Veterans Student Success Center
The Military and Veterans Student Success Center is located in the Boca Raton campus Student Union and serves as a one-stop shop for military, veterans and dependent students. The center is a resource for veterans who are seeking mentorship, advisement on benefits, tutoring, consultation by a Veteran Service Officer or fellowship with other veterans. In addition, the center is home to the FAU – TAP Program and is equipped with a kitchenette, student conference room, computers, printing stations and a common area.

Military and Veterans Student Success Center
UN 31 Room 131
Boca Raton Campus
Hours: 0800-1800
Phone: 561-297-4725 Email: or visit the website.

New Student Orientation

Orientation is a required University-wide program for all new undergraduate students (first-time-in-college and transfer students). The purpose of the New Student Orientation Office is to provide programs and services that facilitate the transition of new students into the University, to prepare new students for the University's educational opportunities and to integrate students into the campus community.

A comprehensive orientation is offered at each of the University's locations where student services are provided. Included are freshman and transfer (more than 30 credit hours) programs at the Boca Raton campus and transfer programs at the Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter campuses. Orientation for Wilkes Honors College students is also held at the Jupiter campus.

Each location employs and trains student leaders to conduct the programs and sessions offered during orientation. Orientation leaders are dedicated, spirited and highly trained individuals who ease the transition for incoming students and their families. By sharing their knowledge of campus resources and experiences at FAU, they ensure a smooth transition for new FAU students.

The New Student Orientation Office is located on the Boca Raton campus and may be reached at 561-297-2733. Orientation at the Broward locations is coordinated through the Broward Campus Life Office, 954-236-1219 (Davie and Fort Lauderdale). At the Jupiter campus, orientation is handled by the director of Campus Life, 561-799-8521. For information about Wilkes Honors College Orientation, call 561-799-8690. For more information about orientation on all campuses, visit or send an email to

Since family involvement can be very important in determining student success, parents and guests are welcome to register as guests and attend orientation.


Owls Care Health Promotion
Owls Care Health Promotion empowers students to be healthy, responsible and successful! It helps students reach their full potential by inspiring them to care for themselves, others and the University community while encouraging lifelong learning in a healthy and inclusive environment. The office provides an array of free programs, services, events and opportunities for students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy, including individual consultations, interactive workshops, campus outreach activities, educational group programs, HIV testing, health promotion items and student leadership opportunities. Owls Care Health Promotion works to prevent campus health problems in many areas including stress management, healthy lifestyle, sexual health and well-being, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, healthy relationships and much more.

On the Boca Raton campus, the office is located in the Student Services Building, SS8, Room 222 (above the Breezeway Food Court). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the Davie campus, the office is located in the Davie Student Union, SD-BC 54, Room 206. Office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Jupiter campus, the office is located in the Student Resource Building, SR-MC03, Room 112. Office hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Owls Care Leaders
Owls Care Leaders are student employees who serve as representatives for the Owls Care Health Promotion, providing presentations on topics including stress management, nutrition, bystander intervention and conflict resolution. For information on how to become an Owls Care Leader, call 561-297-1048 or visit the Owls Care Health Promotion website.

The Peer Education Team
The Peer Education Team (PET) is a student organization that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for the FAU community. PET members are trained by Owls Care Health Promotion staff members and assist in planning, organizing and hosting Breezeway events, awareness days and many other activities. PET members come from all backgrounds and majors. They receive invaluable experiences and volunteer hours that impact future personal, educational and career endeavors. New PET members are always welcome. For information, call 561-297-1048.

Parent and Family Programs
The Office of Family Engagement assists parents during their student's journey at Florida Atlantic University. It fosters the relationship between the University and the parents of FAU students while supporting student success. The Office of Family Engagement Programs also provides education, programs and resources to assist parents with developing the necessary skills to become effective coaches and mentors to their students. Some of the programs and resources include Fall Parent and Family Weekends, Parent and Family Helpline, Parent Success Conference and much more. Parents can stay informed with the monthly Owl Family e-newsletter and social media updates. Parents who wish to be more involved are invited to join the Owl Parent Association. Visit for information, contact the office at 561-297-2733 or email

Parking and Transportation Services
Parking and Transportation Services is responsible for managing the parking program in the interest of providing safe, convenient and well-designed parking facilities for more than 30,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors. To properly manage the parking facilities, the department administers a vehicle registration program and corresponding sale of decals, plans and develops parking lots, administers the appeals process, enforces the parking rules and maintains financial accountability.

University traffic patrollers provide a constant presence within the lots and are available to answer questions regarding parking procedures and regulations. On the Davie campus, parking regulations are enforced by FAU and Broward College officials. On the Fort Lauderdale campus, parking rules in the public garage are enforced by the City of Fort Lauderdale. Parking and Transportation Services can be reached at 561-297-2771. For additional information and to purchase a decal, visit

Pre-Collegiate Programs
Pre-Collegiate Programs enhance the educational experiences of students by providing programs and services that are holistic and based on theories of learning and human development. The office's Upward Bound Program provides several services that promote entry in and completion of a postsecondary education. Additional services include:

1. Advice and assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection;

2. Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations and completing college admission applications;

3. Information on the full range of federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships;

4. Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid;

5. Guidance and assistance in secondary school re-entry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to the receipt of a regular secondary school diploma; entry into general educational development (GED) programs; or entry into postsecondary education;

6.  Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students' parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education;

7. Advocacy for underrepresented students;

8. Training in leadership skills; assessments of students' educational goals and individual needs;

9. Instruction in Mathematics through Pre-Calculus, Laboratory Science, Foreign Language, Composition and Literature.

For further information on the programs and services offered within Pre-Collegiate Programs, call 561-297-1185 or visit its website.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of students with disabilities. FAU is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities to all academic, social, cultural and recreational programs. SAS is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The mission of SAS is to support students with documented disabilities in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. SAS works with FAU faculty and staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to students, including an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom setting and access to all areas of FAU campuses. SAS fosters student self-advocacy and the development of compensatory skills that support independent learning.

Numerous support services are available to students with disabilities, including:

• Disability consultation and support;
• Classroom accommodations;
• Note-taking services;
• Testing accommodations;
• Sign language/C-Print services;
• Assistive technology training and access;
• Learning strategies;
• Active student organization;
• Volunteer opportunities;

Self-identification and registration with SAS is at the student's option and is not mandatory. However, in order to receive authorized academic accommodations from FAU due to a disability, the student must register with SAS. Information on registering with SAS can be found on the SAS website. Academic accommodations are based on self-report of the disability, effective prior accommodations, observation and interaction with the SAS consultant, as well as disability documentation submitted by the student. These accommodations are provided to support students in achieving academic success at the University as well as to assist them in developing the necessary compensatory skills they will need to be successful after graduation. All disability-related records are confidential and are released only with the student's written permission.

The SAS Office for the Boca Raton campus is located in SU 133. Call 561-297-3880 (voice) or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

The SAS Office for the Broward campuses is located at the Davie campus in LA
131. Call 954-236-1222 (voice) or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The SAS Office for the Jupiter campus is located in SR
111F. Call 561-799-8585 (voice) or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Student Activities and Involvement
As a part of the total educational experience at Florida Atlantic University, student activities and involvement opportunities are regularly revised and updated to meet the needs and preferences of the student body.

The Student Activities and Involvement Office is in charge of four main areas: Registered Student Organizations, Student Government and Campus Activities. Student Activities and Involvement offers over 300 registered student organizations and a multitude of ways for students to connected at FAU. For a complete list of all organizations and student organization events, click here.

Student Activities and Involvement is a resource for all students to stay engaged while at FAU. Students can get involved in Homecoming, events, internships, research, volunteer opportunities, media, Student Government, club sports and much more. For more information, call 561-297-3735 (Boca), 561-799-8724 (Jupiter) or 954-236-1001 (Broward) or visit this website.

Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence

The Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence provides assistance to the more than 450 student-athletes at FAU as they strive to reach their educational goals while they compete in intercollegiate athletics. Academic counselors work closely with coaches, faculty and a variety of campus resources to help facilitate students' academic progress and personal development throughout college life. This is accomplished by instituting academic and social support programs, including, but not limited to, Academic Enhancement, Tutorial Services, Counseling, Secondary Advising, Study Hall, Eligibility Tracking, Career Development and Life Skills. The major emphasis with each of these programs is to provide students with the resources and fundamental skills that will foster academic achievement and promote the holistic development of the student-athlete population.

The Student-Athlete Center is located in the Oxley Center on the Boca Raton campus. For information, call 561-297-2297.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is a department within the Office of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students/Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The purpose of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of Florida Atlantic University by administering the Student Code of Conduct, described in University Regulation 4.007, and serving as a resource to the University community and beyond.

The University’s Student Code of Conduct is an integral part of the educational mission of the University. It emphasizes the development of each individual’s acceptance of his or her own personal and social responsibilities, ensuring fairness in the implementation of the procedural requirements described in this regulation for all students.

The University’s Student Code of Conduct is designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University Community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other remedies fail. The University, however, recognizes its responsibilities to all members of the University community, and the protection of personal, institutional rights and property is a primary focus of the process in Regulation 4.007.


Student Employment

The Student Employment Office provides information on both on-campus and off-campus jobs to degree-seeking students, regardless of financial need. The office maintains "Get a Job!," a current online job database available to students and employers. Call 561-297-6156 for details or visit the Student Employment website.

Student Government

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Student Government (SG) is the official voice and governing body of the student population. Modeled after the federal and state governments, FAU SG has three branches - Executive, Legislative and Judicial - serving students University wide and campus specific at the Boca Raton campus, Broward campuses and the Jupiter campus. In addition to being the student governing body, SG serves as one of the largest on-campus opportunities for student leadership, legislative action, lobbying and advocacy for the student experience.

The Executive Branch consists of the Student Body President, Vice President, Boca Raton Governor,
Broward Campuses Governor, and Jupiter Campus Governor and their Administrative Cabinets. The President represents the student body University wide to FAU administration, Florida Legislature and nationally. It is the responsibility of the executive branch to work on initiatives that improve campus life. The Student Body President, Vice President and Campus Governors are elected in the spring for one-year terms.

The Legislative Branch reflects students from three areas: Boca Raton campus, Broward campuses and Jupiter campus. There is a University-wide student senate and three campus-based houses of representatives. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch to maintain SG statutes that enable self-governance, allocate funding from the activity and service fee budget and provide a check and balance for executive programs. Legislators are elected each fall for one-year terms.

The Judicial Branch is composed of the Chief Justice and three campus-based Associate Justices. The Student Court interprets the law. The Student Court may hear cases regarding Student Body Constitution, statutory due process and violations. It also reviews SG statutes for legislation that may be unconstitutional according to the SG Constitution. Members of the Student Court are also trained hearing officers of the Student Affairs Student Conduct Board.

SG works closely with the departments of Activity & Service Accounting and Budget Office (ASAB) and Student Activities and Involvement to support student-centered activities and services.

Professional staff and faculty members support SG. The advisors are full-time administrators with advanced degrees in higher education administration, leadership and accounting who advise and support SG by assisting with the student coordination of University-wide and campus-based initiatives, providing training and advisement.

Visit the SG
website for information. Email or connect in person at the Boca Raton campus, UN 234; Davie campus, SD 214; and Jupiter campus, SR 151.


Student Health Services

FAU Student Health Services (SHS) supports student success through the delivery of high quality primary care and public health services. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Staff includes experienced and highly qualified board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing staff, dental staff, pharmacy staff, and administrative and support staff.

SHS offers services at the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. Primary medical services include, but are not limited to, common acute illnesses and injuries, women’s and men’s healthcare, preventive healthcare services and immunizations. Primary dental services, including consultation, oral exams, x-rays and cleaning, are available at the Boca Raton campus clinic. All registered FAU students are eligible for services at any SHS location. 

FAU Pharmacy
The FAU Pharmacy is located in the Student Union, Room 129, on the Boca Raton campus. Student-centered professional staff members are available to fill prescriptions from SHS providers or the student’s personal provider and are able to accept most commercial pharmacy benefit plans. In addition, the Pharmacy stocks a wide array of over-the-counter medications and health-related products. 

Health Insurance
State of Florida policies require that all international students have health insurance. For complete information on these requirements, see the Office of International Services entry in this catalog section. A Student Accident and Sickness Health Insurance Policy is also available for FAU students, international and domestic, who may wish to enroll. For more information about the student health insurance plan, visit the website.

SHS also supports the campus community with public health services, including oversight of the Florida State University System Board of Governors immunization program requirements. Visit the website for a complete list of requirements and the immunization form that must be completed, signed and submitted before a student may register for classes at FAU for the first time.

SHS Website
Visit the SHS website for hours of operation, contact information and building locations for all services. The SHS website also has information on after-hours services available near all FAU campus locations, including hospitals and urgent care centers. In addition, the website provides information on the 24/7 nurse care and information line available to all FAU students.

Student Media
The Department of Student Media provides learning opportunities in media that promote student participation and enrichment through the practice of newspaper, television and radio journalism.

The Department of Student Media plays an integral role at Florida Atlantic University by covering its wide-ranging events and programs, providing entertainment and giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in print journalism, television and radio broadcast production. Led by professional advisors, students involved in student media gain hands-on experience that can’t be found in a classroom. In addition to building résumés, student media offer a wide range of paid and volunteer positions that allow students to focus on their academics while also committing time to producing materials and building portfolios. The Department of Student Media is located on the Boca Raton campus, Building 31 (UN), Room 207. For more information, call 561-297-0448 or visit

Student Union, Boca Raton Campus

The FAU Student Union (Boca Raton) serves as a student-centered organization and facility providing a focal point for campus activities and programs for FAU's culturally diverse student body.  Visit the Student Union for the following services:

• Student Offices including Student Organization Club House, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Student Government, Student Government Programming, SAVI, Night Owls and Student Media—University Press, Owl TV and Owl Radio

• University Offices including Student Union Administration/Event Planning, New Student Orientation, Student Involvement, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Pharmacy, Student Veteran Resource Center

• Food Service Venues (Outtakes Convenience Store, Atlantic Dining Hall, The Burrow Bar & Grill)

• Retail Services (Student Union Box Office, Tech-U Computer Store, New Era for Her)

• Computer Lab

• Owl Card ID Center

• Video and Traditional Gaming

• Meeting and Events Space

• ATM Machine

• Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium - seating 2,385 individuals for concerts, lectures, comedy shows and movie nights

• Outdoor Stage

The Student Union is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. During the fall and spring semesters. Hours vary based on special events and holidays and during the summer semester. For information, call 561-297-3730 or visit the Student Union website.


Student Union, Davie Campus
Located on the Davie campus in Broward County, the 20,000-square-foot Student Union houses offices for Student Government and advisors, a student lounge with a computer room, a large multipurpose room for events, health and counseling services, Steve's Espresso Café and a 5,800-square-foot University bookstore. The Davie Student Union is also the place for students to get their Owl Cards, reserve study rooms, rent laptops/tablets or purchase a snack from vending machines. The Union is the center of campus life where students can gather, talk, relax or engage in various university activities and programs.

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Direct inquiries to 954-236-1332. For further information, including upcoming events, call the building coordinator at 954-236-1314.

Testing and Evaluation
The Office of Testing and Evaluation provides testing services for FAU students, faculty, staff and the community.

Florida Atlantic University is a national, state and university test center. National tests include ACCUPLACER, ACT, CLEP, LSAT, MAT, PRAXIS and TOEFL. State and university tests include TEAS and other academic and professional tests. In addition, FAU is a Prometric test center. To view a listing of tests offered by Prometric, visit Individuals may also schedule appointments to have correspondence tests proctored. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made available in coordination with Student Accessibility Services. For details, visit its website.

Services for faculty include makeup testing on a limited basis, scoring multiple-choice tests and providing a computer analysis of the results via email. The Student Perception of Teaching forms are now completed online each semester. The results are available online through the FAU website.

Contact the office for testing hours and services at, or 561-297-3160 on the Boca Raton campus, 954-236-1220 on the Davie campus and 561-799-8694 on the Jupiter campus. For more information, visit the Testing and Evaluation website.

Transfer Student Services

The Transfer Student Services Center provides a streamlined onboarding process for transfer students through:

• Comprehensive transfer admissions services;
• Pre-admission and transition academic advising;
• Facilitating student connection to on-campus resources.

In addition, Transfer Student Services publishes Transition Guides for students who are planning on transferring to FAU. The guides include transferrable lower-division courses for all undergraduate majors at FAU. They are designed to assist students navigate a smooth transfer.

For additional resources offered by Transfer Student Services, visit its website or reach out at 561-297- 2733 or

Tuition and Billing Services
Student Financial Services, part of the Controller's Office, is responsible for the collection of all funds due to the University, student account billing, Financial Aid refunds and collection of delinquent accounts. For detailed information on such topics as payment deadlines, installment plans, direct deposit, Florida Prepaid, online payment and many more topics, please visit its website.

Boca Raton Campus, Student Services Building, SU-80, Room 130
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 561-297-6101
Fax: 561-297-0683


Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Students are invited to distinguish their FAU education by participating in the process of discovery through undergraduate research and creative activity! FAU offers a wealth of resources for students to engage in these opportunities through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI). OURI provides students the unique opportunity to collaborate with faculty and fellow students on scholarly research and inquiry projects and provides a variety of resources to support undergraduate students. These include: undergraduate research grants and summer undergraduate research fellowships (SURFs) that fund undergraduate research projects; the Undergraduate Research Symposium that showcases student projects on three campuses; and the Undergraduate Research Journal, which publishes original creative projects and scholarly papers. OURI also offers a variety of workshops designed to guide students through the process of finding a mentor, engaging in research, and communicating findings, and a process for faculty to designate their courses as research intensive. Interested students may also join the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (CSI), OURI's student organization, and/or share their knowledge by serving as a Peer Mentor. FAU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry is located in GS 209. For more information about undergraduate research and inquiry opportunities at FAU, visit or reach the office at or 561-297-OURI (6874).

United Campus Ministries

United Campus Ministries (UCM) exists at Florida Atlantic University to assist the University in its mission of educating the whole person. Campus ministry seeks to create an atmosphere in which individuals at the University are engaged in the active pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths. It seeks to enhance the quality of community and individual life on and off campus by being available to provide necessary services. It also provides a structure for coordinating respective ministries on campus.

These ministries include Alpha Nu Omega, Baptist Campus Ministries, Catch the Fire, Chabad (Orthodox Jews), Chi Alpha, FAUND Christian Fellowship, Fellowship Christian Athletes (FCA), Hillel, Helping International Students, Muslim Student Organization, Newman Club, Tree of Life and Victory Bible Club.

The Director of UCM is available in the Breezeway on the Boca Raton campus Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University Center for Excellence in Writing

The University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW) is a free service for all members of the FAU community-undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars alike. Its services are devoted to the support and promotion of writing. Trained writing center consultants help writers at any stage of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising) with papers for courses, senior or master's theses, dissertations, job or graduate school applications, articles for publication, grant proposals and other documents. Consultants provide writing assistance rather than editing or proofreading services.

The UCEW provides a range of other services, including support for computer-facilitated teaching and learning for writing classes and hosting brown-bag discussions, workshops and presentations by guest speakers for FAU and the local community. The center also serves as the campus clearinghouse for research in literacy, pedagogy and computer-facilitated teaching of writing and for the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Writers are encouraged to take advantage of this free service, interact with other writers, gain perspective on their own work and develop additional strategies in reading and writing for all writing projects.

The main branch of the University Center for Excellence in Writing is on the Boca Raton campus in GS 215. For a list of all sites and hours of operation and to register for services and schedule an appointment, visit the UCEW website.


University Police

The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Police are also present daytime hours on the other campuses. The FAU Police Department operates in accordance with the Police Standards and Training Commission in the state of Florida. Officers are fully trained professionals who are committed to assisting the University community in all of its public safety needs.

Some services provided by the University Police include vehicle, motorcycle, foot and bicycle patrol, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, fingerprinting, accident investigation, special events management, crime prevention programs and victim advocacy.

The Victim Advocacy Program is for all students, faculty and staff who may become the victim of crime either off or on any FAU campus. The victim advocate can help with information about options in cases of rape, sexual harassment, stalking, cyber-stalking, domestic/relationship violence, assault, battery and other crimes. Information is available concerning victim compensation, obtaining an injunction (restraining order), reporting to the Dean of Students and referrals to campus and community resources. Individuals DO NOT have to file a police report to utilize the services of the victim advocate. Individuals may remain anonymous when talking to the advocate.

For information, call 561-297-0500 (after hours, this number is routed to Police dispatch), email, or visit The Victim Services Office is located on the Boca Raton campus in the Wimberly Library, Room 156.

Campus Crime Statistics are available online through The current police blotter, dates of upcoming self-defense classes (RAD) and educational information are also available at this website. Timely warnings or crime alerts will be posted to this site.

Crime Prevention Programs provide information on safety and security precautions to students, faculty and staff members through seminars, bulletins, brochures and the website. University police personnel conduct training and provide crime prevention information each semester on these and other topics:

Acquaintance Rape Programs for women and men
Personal Safety - reduce your risk of becoming a victim
Drugs and Alcohol
Relationship Violence, Healthy Relationships
Resident Housing Safety
Burglary/Theft Prevention

University Police personnel are available to provide any additional crime prevention programming that may be needed to address an ongoing problem or special situation.

The Police Department encourages all members of the campus community to become involved in crime prevention. The department operates an Anonymous Crime-Reporting Program. Contact 561-297-3500 for more information.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training is a self-defense class offered to women only. These three-meeting classes are conducted on different campuses at different times of the year. Schedule information and registration are available on the Police website. The FAU Police Department Central Police dispatch can provide more information at 561-297-3500.

The department operates an Anonymous Crime Reporting Program called "Silent Witness." Individuals can provide information through the Police website.

Also available is the "Tips" line: a voice mail system that allows individuals to leave information for law enforcement concerning crime. The Tips line number is 561-297-4636. In emergencies, call 911.


Campus theft can be a serious problem. Resident halls, personal items and vehicles should be secured at all times. Make note of the serial numbers of all electronic items and check to see if these are covered by insurance. When parking, valuables should be placed in the trunk of the vehicle out of sight and the vehicle should be locked. Textbooks should be marked with the owner's name or an identifying mark somewhere on an inside page for proof of ownership so the books can be returned if recovered. Register bicycles with University Police in person at the Police station. Registration serves as a theft deterrent and aids in the recovery of bicycles.

The Community Service Officer (CSO) Program was initiated in 1997. This program employs students in a security capacity on the Boca Raton campus. The objectives of the CSO Program are to provide a safer living and working environment for the campus community by augmenting law enforcement presence and providing FAU students with campus safety information. All CSO employees are provided with basic security and first aid training and are in direct communication with Police dispatch.

Students, faculty and staff who are on the Boca Raton campus in the evening may call the Night Owls Campus Escort Service (561-297-6695) to accompany them safely to all locations on campus. These escorts work from dusk to the early hours of the morning when classes are in session.

"Code Blue" emergency telephones are located throughout the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Students should locate the telephones in the area where they normally park. These phones feature safety lighting and ring directly to emergency providers.

Remember when calling 911 from cellular phones, give the location first so that dispatchers can transfer the call to the closest police agency.

Campus phones: dial 911 for emergency police, fire and medical response on all campuses. Central Dispatch for all FAU campuses is 561-297-3500.

Police Services by Campus:
Dania Beach/SeaTech Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The on-campus number is 954-924-7000 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central Police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Davie Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. On-campus number: 954-236-1140 (24 hours). The FAU Police Department central Police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Fort Lauderdale Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. On-campus numbers are Higher Education Complex Security Desk: 954-201-7636 (24 hours) and Askew Tower: 954-201-7949 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central Police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Harbor Branch Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department central policy dispatch is available at 561-297-3500. On-campus number: 772-528-5729 (business hours).

Jupiter Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department central Police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500. The FAU Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter. To ensure safety, it is suggested that staff members inform Campus Police when working alone late at night. The police officer on duty can be reached at anytime by calling the cellular phone number 561-339-0015 or office number 561-799-8700.

More information about the FAU Police Department on all FAU campuses is available at the following:

Main Dispatch: 561-297-3500



Additional information is available on the Florida Atlantic University website at Visit FAU's website to learn more about the University, its programs and its services.

Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning (Lead and Serve)

The Daniel B. Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning, also known as Lead and Serve, invests in students to become change agents. The office is located on the Boca Raton campus with members of the team on the Broward and Jupiter campuses. The Weppner Center is committed to providing an atmosphere that fosters learning, personal growth and exploration of individual and group leadership and service skills. These ideals are consistent to those of the University's mission.

Lead and Serve offers many opportunities to enhance a student’s experience both in and out of the classroom. From first-year students to graduate students, the Center has a program for any student at every stage of their academic journey and development. Lead and Serve’s core values are empowerment, learning, leadership, service and community.

Lead and Serve has partnerships with Academic Affairs through academic service-learning, The Mentoring Project, and the Leadership Studies Minor with related courses, such as LDR 2010, Introduction to Leadership. Volunteer hours served at any nonprofit agency while an FAU student is currently enrolled can be recorded on the student's transcript through NobleHour, the University's official tracking system. Additionally, faculty and students have the opportunity to combine coursework with the needs of the community and practice leadership through action by engaging in academic service-learning courses. These courses are designed to enrich the learning experience through hands-on activity and by teaching civic responsibility. Through the integration of instruction, servant leadership and reflection, learning becomes more personally meaningful.

The Center's co-curricular opportunities consist of many programs for a student to learn outside of the classroom, such as the iLead Student Leadership Conference, Days of Service, the Elite Owl Leadership and Service Ambassadors, the Red Jacket program, Institutes, LeaderShape, Reading Circles, Owl Breaks (Alternative Breaks), the Certified Student Leader Program, customized workshops for student and non-students, mentoring and more. 

For more information, contact the Weppner Center for your campus, email or

Boca Raton campus: 561-297-3607
Broward campuses: 954-236-1467
Jupiter campus: 561-799-8724

Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
The Student Government agency Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) provides community service and leadership opportunities to all interested students. SAVI maintains an independent budget from the Weppner Center and offers students the opportunity to coordinate volunteer and fundraising events to support the community. SAVI also assists clubs and other student organizations in their community service efforts. SAVI is based on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.

Contact SAVI for your campus:

Boca Raton campus: 561-297-3607
Broward campuses: 954-236-1183
Jupiter campus: 561-799-8724