Campus guidance and services

June 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Academic Testing

Students are encouraged to check the Testing Center’s website at fau.edu/testing for updates.

A.D. Henderson University School

The A.D. Henderson University School has not yet announced specific plans for the 2020-21 academic year. Additional information is available on the school’s website.

Advising

Students can schedule virtual advising appointments through the Success Network button found on MyFAU or by visiting fau.edu/successnetwork. Contact information can be found at fau.edu/advising

Campus Recreation

All facilities are closed until at least July 1.

Campus Tours

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions plans to resume campus tours in mid-July. All tours will require advanced registration and compliance with the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing guidelines.

Classes

All classes will remain online through at least Summer Session III, which begins June 27 and runs through August 7. Professors are providing information to students about their individual classes.

Cleaning

A deep cleaning project and schedule began on all campuses when FAU transitioned to online instruction and remote work. This includes detail cleaning of all office and classroom spaces, disinfectant of all flat surface/floors and commonly touched areas (such as door handles), and dusting of all surfaces. Classrooms are being locked after cleaning. Restrooms are being deep cleaned and restocked as required.

Commencement

The State University System of Florida Board of Governors has directed all universities to develop alternate plans for summer commencement ceremonies. Plans are in development and information will be communicated when it’s available.

Computer Labs

On the Boca Raton campus, the all-night study area (LY 201) remains open. This lab is above the Jewish Student Life Center and is accessible to all students with card swipe. In Jupiter, the study space (room LIB 105A) adjacent to the John D. MacArthur Campus Library is available 24 hours a day via card swipe. On the Davie campus, the Student Union computer lab (room SD 101F) is open as follows: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. In Fort Lauderdale, the FAU/BC Higher Education Complex is closed to students. At FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, the study space in Link 108G is available from 6 a.m. - midnight seven days a week via card access only.

COVID-19 Testing

Links for information on testing in various counties can be found on the Campus Safety page of this website.

Dining Services

Dining services hours are available here.

Elevators

Face coverings are required. Do not overcrowd.

Events

All in-person student events are canceled through at least July 1. Other gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people. Larger gatherings are prohibited.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required when physical distancing is not possible, as well as in restrooms, elevators and on FAU transportation. Handmade face coverings, such as those fashioned from a scarf, bandana or handkerchief, should fit tightly over the nose and mouth. Keep face coverings with you at all times.

FAU Cares

The "FAU Cares Emergency Fund" is for currently registered, degree-seeking students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Federal CARES Act

Federal CARES Act emergency relief funds are now available to eligible FAU students who apply. Cash grants will be disbursed for as long as funds are available, assuming documented financial impact due to COVID-19.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid department via phone, email or live chat. Documents may be securely uploaded at owlfiles.fau.edu. Contact Information, additional updates, resources, and live chat are available at fau.edu/finaid.

Galleries/Museums

All are closed until further notice.

Hand Sanitizer

FAU has placed 100 additional hand sanitizer dispensers on campuses. Another 500 dispensers and two pallets of replacement cartridges have been ordered to support increased use by employees and students.

Health Guidance

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), see your health care provider immediately. More information is available on the Health Guidance section of this website.

Illnesses/Symptons

If you are not feeling well, stay home. Employees should contact their supervisors as needed. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider.

Leave Donation Plan

The Leave Donation Plan allows qualified employees to donate accrued leave (annual leave or sick leave) into a pool for use by leave-earning employees adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Library

The FAU library facilities in Boca Raton, Jupiter and HBOI are currently closed. However, library staff is providing expert assistance, remote resources and services to support teaching, learning and research. Information for the FAU/Broward College joint-use facility is available here.

Meetings

In-person meetings are discouraged. Continue to use phone or teleconferencing applications whenever possible.

Offices and Labs

All offices and labs should operate at reduced personnel levels while maintaining day-to-day or limited services as required. Personnel in office spaces are responsible for disinfecting their own spaces and common areas. It is encouraged to disinfect high-touch areas (such as printers or common work stations) every two hours. Consult with your leadership for policies governing respective office suites.

Personal Hygiene

Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. If necessary, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow and then wash your hands.

Physical Distancing

Maintain a distance of at least six feet from others whenever possible. Employees working on campus should not visit other offices, labs or spend time in common areas (such as conference rooms) unless absolutely necessary.

Quarantine

Visit FAU’s self-quarantine page for detailed information

Remote Work

Employees should continue to work remotely whenever possible. FAU Human Resources offers information on remote work for all employees and supervisors. The Keep Teaching website has information and resources for faculty.

Research

Visit the Division of Research’s FAQ webpage for detailed information.

Residence Halls/Housing

Students who need residential accommodations should contact the Housing and Residential Education office at 561-297-2880 or housing@fau.edu. Students who departed from campus during the spring semester and left belongings in their residential facility have received information through their FAU email on how to safely return to campus in order to retrieve those items. Questions can be directed per the above information.

Restrooms

Face coverings are required. Do not overcrowd.

Shuttle Bus

The on-campus Boca Raton shuttle bus that services various campus parking lots is currently suspended until further notice. The FAU-operated shuttle bus between the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses is operating its normal schedule. Face coverings are required on FAU transportation. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for additional information.

Slattery Educational Research Center

The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development is closed.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is operating regular hours, but please call ahead to confirm. The number is 561-297-3512 (after hours, please select option 3). Counseling and Psychological Services are operating regular hours. Again, please call ahead. The number for these services is 561-297-3540 (24 hours daily).

Student Union

The current hours for FAU’s student unions are as follows:

  • Boca Raton
    Closed
  • Davie (Computer Lab Only)
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Jupiter (The Burrow)
    Closed

Study Abroad

All summer study abroad programs are canceled.

Talent Share Program

The Department of Human Resources has launched a Talent Share Program that is designed to assist the FAU community in connecting eligible and available FAU talent affected by the reduction in work, with FAU colleges and units that have temporary projects or assignments.

Travel

All non-essential FAU travel is prohibited. Essential domestic travel requires pre-approval by the appropriate vice president or dean. Additional information is available on the Travel Guidance webpage. It is encouraged for employees to share personal travel details with their supervisors. Individuals traveling outside Florida might be subject to self-quarantine upon return based upon state, local and national guidelines.

Tutoring

All services through the University Center for Excellence in Writing, Math Learning Center, CLASS, and the Science Learning Center have shifted to online delivery and students are strongly encouraged to seek online support. Links to full tutoring schedules and scheduling information is available at fau.edu/ctl and each center’s website.

Vulnerable Individuals

All vulnerable individuals (those 60 years and older or suffering from underlying health conditions) should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments, they expose themselves, and those with whom they live, to COVID-19.

 

 

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Contacts


Questions and Requests for Assistance can be directed to a Member of the COVID-19 Team at FAUCOVID19@fau.edu.

Residential Students (including off-campus hotel)

Non-Residential Students (contact the Office of the Dean of Students)

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