Student Orientation, Academics, and ReSOURCES (SOAR) Fees & Costs

    1. First-Year students starting in the summer will complete the Basic Experience: 
      1. Basic Experience is 100% virtual and costs $35 for students and $50 for families.
    2. First-Year students starting in the fall will have two options for their Orientation Day(s) - Basic or Premium:
      1. Basic Experience is 100% virtual and costs $35 per student and $50 for families.
      2. Premium Experience is a two day in-person experience and costs $110 for students and $75 per family member. Students are encouraged to make an additional payment for pre-event (day prior to Day 1 of orientation) and overnight (night of Day 1) accommodations at $35 per night to experience staying in a residence hall.
        • Individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (including older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions) are encouraged to avoid in-person events and gatherings and participate in the virtual experience.

 

What do I receive with my fee? 

The Basic Experience is 100% virtual. For $35, students will receive access to the Self-Directed Orientation in Canvas and synchronous virtual Orientation Day and attend our How to FAU conference on Saturday, June 26 (virtually) and Saturday, August 21 (in-person). 

The Premium Experience is an in-person experience. For $110, students will receive access to the Self-Directed Orientation in Canvas and attend a two-day in-person experience on the Boca Raton Campus. Students will also attend How to FAU on Saturday, August 21 (in-person). 

 
Please email orientme@fau.edu for more information regarding any cost concerns. 

 

Refund Policy
All orientation fees, including guest fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please review your orientation reservation page carefully before submitting payment.