Life at FAU

How to FAU

FAU Boca Raton Campus | Saturday, August 21, 2021

FAU Jupiter Campus | August 19-22, 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 for Spring Starting First-Year Students:

SATURDAY, January 8, 2022

How to FAU Conference
In-Person: Student Union, FAU Boca Raton Campus
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

 

Family Success Conference
Student Union, FAU Boca Raton Campus

 

 

Your How to FAU Experience

Students entering in the summer/fall 2021: 

Spring 2022 information TBA soon.

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. 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?

As a summer or fall starting student, you will participate in a three-phase experience:

Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete First-Year Self-Directed Virtual Orientation session through Canvas starting March 29. You will need to complete the Canvas course at least five bu siness days before your Orientation Day (Phase 2). The deadline, to complete the course and to avoid withdrawal from your courses, is June 25 at 9 a.m. for students starting Summer III. For students starting in the fall, the deadline to complete the Canvas course is August 20 at 9 a.m.

Phase 2 - Orientation Day(s)

Attend your Live Virtual or In-Person Orientation Day(s). You will receive program information via your FAU email account two to three business days prior to your session.

Phase 3 - How to FAU: June 26 (virtual) and August 21 ( virtual or in-person TBD )

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! For students starting in summer 3, you are required to attend two sessions: Virtual How to FAU on June 26 and How to FAU on August 21. For students starting in fall, you are required to attend How to FAU on August 21. How to FAU is mandatory as it serves as your required, extended Orientation program. Check your FAU email for more information from howtofau@fau.edu as this date approaches. If this date has already passed, please contact us at howtofau@fau.edu to receive a make-up assignment. Families encouraged to attend the Family Success Conference that occurs during How to FAU by registering here when the link becomes available.

 

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


The short answer: No. 

Summer starting students will login to the June 26 Virtual How to FAU Conference via the event webpage. Breakout sessions will be facilitated on the Zoom platform. Summer and fall starting students are required to attend the August 21 How to FAU Conference at the Student Union, FAU Boca Raton Campus. 

  

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


The short answer: 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?

The short answer: Yes. 

As a family member with a summer or fall starting student, you will participate in a three-phase experience:

Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete Family Self-Directed Virtual Orientation through Canvas

You may complete the virtual course using one account at https://canvas.fau.edu/login/canvas . You will be emailed login information once available starting March 29 to access the family orientation course. 

Phase 2 - Orientation Day(s)

Attend a Live Virtual or In-Person Orientation Day(s).  You will receive program information via your FAU email account two to three business days prior to your session.

Phase 3 - Family Success Conference: June 26 (virtual) and August 21 ( in-person )

Families encouraged to attend the Family Success Conference that occurs during How to FAU by registering here when the link becomes available.

 

Will my family members receive this information?

The short answer: Yes. 

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