Freshman Orientation Schedule

For new first-year students, Freshman Orientation is a required two-day program.  Participation in the orientation program is a requirement for all incoming students.

The Office of New Student Orientation is excited for you to attend your Freshman Orientation session. It's an exciting time to join the Owl Family, and the orientation program is designed to help you make this transition. Get ready for a fun and informative two days to help you prepare to be a successful FAU student.

Transfer Student Services (link to: is available to help you if you have any questions or concerns regarding your transfer experience. Dani Iannelli, Coordinator for Transfer Student Services, can help you navigate university departments and procedures. You can reach her via email at or by phone at (561) 297-2733.

Check-in begins on your first day of Freshman Orientation at 7:30 a.m. After you have reserved your spot, read through your confirmation email at your FAU email account for more check-in details. Be sure to accomplish all your checklist items before  attending orientation.

Throughout your orientation program, you will interact with several university departments and resources, along with a chance to meet your fellow Class of 2021 classmates. Here are a few things you'll do during your two days at orientation:

  • Meet with University Advising to start building your Owl Flight Plan.
  • Work with Financial Aid and Tuition & Billing Services to manage your tuition & fees.
  • Learn how to get involved and connected on campus.
  • Take a tour of student life on campus.
  • Learn about FAU traditions.
  • Make new friends, including your Orientation Leader!


The orientation program ends on the second day of orientation at 5:00 p.m. There is time built into the afternoon of the second day of orientation to take care of any business, like meet with an academic advisor or follow up with Financial Aid.

 Last Modified 2/22/18