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How to FAU

FAU Boca Raton Campus | January 9, 2021

 

What is How to FAU?


Students who attend How to FAU can expect to build greater confidence in their abilities to successfully access and utilize university resources in academic, personal development, and career readiness areas. How to FAU attendance is required for all first-time, first-year students and recommended for transfer students during their first semester at FAU. How to FAU is the last phase of the orientation experience. 


How to FAU Schedule:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021

How to FAU Conference
Noon - 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: To be announced

 An email was sent to your FAU email address with more details about your How to FAU experience.

 

Family Success Conference
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Register for the virtual event for free today!

 

Your How to FAU Experience

Students entering in the spring: 

Is How to FAU required?

The short answer: Yes.

The How to FAU Conference is a required program and attendance is integral to your transition to the University. Summer starting students will login to the virtual event with their Name and FAU email using the WebEx Event Link sent to their FAU email address. New Student Transitions & Family Engagement will track attendance.

The choice to attend is similar to the decisions you make every day of your undergraduate career—whether to attend class or not, whether to meet with your academic advisor or not, or whether to get involved in student activities.

What are the phases of the new Student Orientation, Academics, & Resources (SOAR) experience?

Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete First-Year Virtual Orientation session through Canvas.
Students should complete the Virtual Orientation course on Canvas at least five business days before their Orientation Day (Phase 3). You will receive a separate email with instructions on logging into Canvas to complete it.

Phase 2 - Get OwlDone: Please complete any remaining onboarding tasks in the Owldone portal. We will be in touch on December 8 to assist in Onboarding Assistance.

Phase 3 – Orientation Day: Live Virtual Session or In-Person Session
Students can select to attend either a virtual or in-person Orientation Experience. Your options will be listed on the Dates page in the reservation form. Be sure to login to https://owldone.fau.edu/ and visit the SOAR module to reserve your spot now!

Phase 4 - How to FAU: Virtual Sessions
How to FAU will fill in the gaps on everything you need to know to get started at FAU! Spring starting students join us on January 9. These sessions will be held virtually. Families are encouraged to attend the Family Success Conference that occurs during How to FAU.

 

Do I have to register for the How to FAU experience?


No.  Spring starting students will login to the virtual event webpage. Breakout sessions will be facilitated on the Zoom platform.. 

 

Do I have to register for each phase of the new SOAR experience?


No.  Students must only complete register for the SOAR experience through the OwlDone portal. Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with steps to complete the different phases of the experience. Families will need to register to attend Family Success Conference here.  

 

 

Can my family member attend the new SOAR experience?

Yes.  As a family member with a summer start student, you will:

As a family member with a spring start student, you can participate in a four-phase experience:

Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete First-Year Virtual Orientation session through Canvas.
Students should complete their Virtual Orientation course on Canvas at least five business days before their Orientation Day (Phase 3). Families also have the option to partake in a Virtual Canvas Course.

Phase 2 – Orientation Day: Live Virtual Session or In-Person Session
Families can select to attend either a virtual or in-person Orientation Experience with their student. Students will reserve their guests on the Guests page in the reservation form. Ensure your student logs in to https://owldone.fau.edu/ and visits the SOAR module to reserve their spot now!

Phase 3 - How to FAU: Virtual Sessions
How to FAU will fill in the gaps on everything your student needs to know to get started at FAU! Spring starting students join us on January 9. These sessions will be held virtually. Families are encouraged to register for Family Success Conference here.

 

Will my family members receive this information?

Family member(s) will receive more information via the email provided in the guest reservation form about the Family SOAR experience.