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Office of Family Engagement

New Student Transitions and Family Engagement

New Student Transitions and Family Engagement at Florida Atlantic University provides personalized assistance to new students and their families from admission to graduation. Our Team works with the community to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' ability to achieve their dreams, goals and optimize their potential.

In order to select which Orientation you'd be attending, please read the following brief descriptions:

First-Year SOAR
First-Time in College students and Transfer students with less than 30 credits post secondary will need to attend First-Year SOAR.

Transfer SOAR
Transfer students with 30 or more credits post secondary.

Wilkes Honors College SOAR
Students admitted to the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter.

Extended Orientation
Click this area to learn more about our extended Orientation program.

Orientation Leaders
Click this area to learn more about our 2022 Orientation Leaders.

  Center Offices

Hours and Location
777 Glades Road
Student Support Services (SU80), Room 214
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email or call 561-297-2733 to reach any of the members of our team below (unless another number is listed)."

New Student Orientation
Transfer Student Services
Family Engagement
Mentoring Project


Katie Burke

Dr. Katie Burke

Executive Director

Jordan Dipentima

Jordan DiPentima

Interim Associate Director

Dr. Dax Boatwright

Dr. Dax Boatwright

Assistant Director

Nelson Barahona

Nelson Barahona


Gabby Gibson

Gabby Gibson

Operations Coordinator