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How to FAU

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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 Summer Starting First-Year Students:

Summer 2022

Information for Group Placement will be shared via FAU email

Group 1
Check-in at the Student Union at 9 a.m.
Welcome at 9:30 a.m. 
Students will select two sessions to attend during the following times: 
10:10 – 10:40 a.m. 
10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
End with a Campus Scavenger Hunt 11:30 a.m.


Group 2
Check-in at the Student Union at 11 a.m.
Welcome at 11:30 a.m. 
Students will select two sessions to attend during the following times: 
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. 
12:30 – 1 p.m.
End with a Campus Scavenger Hunt 1:10 p.m.

Fall 2022

First Saturday in Paradise - August 20, 2022

INFORMATION COMING SOON

 

 

Your How to FAU Experience

Students entering in Summer 2022: 

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 student starting in the spring, you will participate in a three-phase experience:

Phase 1 - Virtual Orientation: Complete First-Year Self-Directed Virtual Orientation session through Canvas . You will need to complete the Canvas course at least five bu siness days before your Orientation Day (Phase 2).

Phase 2 - Orientation Day(s)

Attend your Live Virtual 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: Summer 2022

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! 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 .

 

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


The short answer: No. 

Please arrive to the Live Oak Pavilion outside of the Student Union to check-in at 12:30 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Commuter Students may park in Parking Garage 1.

  

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 spring starting student, you will participate in a three-phase experience:

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

Phase 2 - Orientation Day(s)

Attend a Live Virtual Orientation Day.  You will receive program information via your FAU email account two to three business days prior to your session.

Phase 3 - Family Success Conference: Summer 2022

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

 

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.