Students starting in the spring will complete Orientation through a three-phase process:
Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete Self-Directed First-Year Virtual Orientation course through Canvas starting October 18. You must score 100% on all quizzes to satisfy the orientation requirement, and we encourage you to work on this as soon as possible. The deadline to complete the Canvas course and to avoid withdrawal from your courses is January 7 at 9 a.m.
Phase 2 - Orientation Day: Live Virtual Session or In-Person SessionFirst-Year students have options for their live Orientation Session. Review your options in the reservation system (opening October 11).
Phase 3 - How to FAU: January 8 How to FAU will fill in the gaps on everything else, providing “just in time” information you need to know to get started at FAU! Plan to attend How to FAU on January 8 (extended Orientation program). Check your FAU email for more information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. You will need to log in to OwlDone.fau.edu and sign up for SOAR. If you have already reserved to attend one of our SOAR sessions, you will be automatically enrolled in our Canvas course and receive information via your FAU email regarding the phase process.
No. Students must only reserve Orientation through the OwlDone Portal. Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with steps to complete the different phases of the experience.
The SOAR Experience is required for all incoming students. Please email email@example.com if your enrollment plans have changed.
Yes. As a family member with a summer or fall starting student, you will:
Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete Virtual Family Orientation session through Canvas.Students must complete their Virtual Orientation course on Canvas by January 7. Families have the option to partake in a Virtual Canvas Course (request via a sign up process to be shared soon).
Phase 2 – Orientation Day
First-Year students starting in the spring will have two options for their Orientation Day - Virtual or In-Person.
100% Virtual: $35 for students, $50 for families
In-Person Experience: $110 for students, $75 for families
Phase 3 - Family Success Conference at How to FAU on January 8How to FAU will fill in the gaps on everything your student needs to know to get started at FAU! Families are encouraged to attend the Family Success Conference that occurs during How to FAU.
Family member(s) will receive more information via the email provided in the Guests Section of the reservation form about Family Orientation.