Residential Curriculum


As a member of the Housing and Residential Education community, we encourage all of our residents to get involved within your FAU and residential community. We want you to gain valuable skills that you can use during your college experience and after you graduate. In an effort to help you get involved and gain those skills, your RA and staff in your building will get you connected to campus resources, provide programs and opportunities to engage in all that FAU has to offer. Our Residential Education Model has four focus areas, they are:


Become academically successful through the use of available academic and career resources. Students will gain an understanding of how their coursework, as well as direct and transferable skills, relate to career opportunities and professional goals.

During their time as a resident, students will put themselves on an academic track to graduation and successful post-graduation life.


Learn to appreciate the value of being an FAU student and recognize they are part of many communities. Through participating in their communities, students will learn to take responsibility for their actions and understand how their actions affect their community.

During their time as a resident, students will find a connection at FAU.


Explore their values and beliefs through learning about self-management including financial, physical, and emotional well-being. Students will evaluate and refine their decision-making process to implement healthy habits.

During their time as a resident, students will reflect on past experiences to inform their future.


Learn aspects of identity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to individual, community, and societal interactions. Students will examine current events in the local, national, and international level. Through interpersonal and cross-cultural conversations, students will develop skills to properly advocate for others and themselves.

During their time as a resident, students will learn the skills to become global citizens.