FAU Student News

Monday, May  3, 2021
Vol. 10  |  Issue 18

FAU Student News

Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.

Here for You


While you’re taking classes online, we want you to know that we are here for you. There are a number of events, programs and services online so we can stay connected, because you’re online and so are we. To view the list of events, visit the FAU Here For You webpage.

FCC Emergency Broadband Program for Pell Grant Recipients to Launch May 12

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a May 12 start date for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. The program, first established in February, will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device). The agency is urging students to familiarize themselves with the registration process so that, come May 12, they’ll be able to enroll and work through the FCC verification process as soon as the program is live.

COVID-19 testing for FAU students and employees

COVID-19 testing for FAU students and employees is offered on the Boca Raton campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8-11am and 12-3pm in the Nations MultiPurpose Room (SH-46, Room 109) and the Sean Stein Pavilion (BU-86). There is no cost for testing and no appointment is necessary. Walk-up testing is no longer being held in Bldg. 8, Room 222A (the classroom across the Breezeway from Student Health Services).

For testing times and locations on other campuses or for more information, please see https://www.fau.edu/shs/services/covid-testing.php. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call FAU SHS at 561-297-3512.

Breezeway Dialogues at FAU

FAU is creating a series of events entitled “Breezeway Dialogues at FAU” for students and faculty to debate controversial topics and to present diversity of views. This is a great opportunity for you to think critically and attend debates that present opposing views in a respectful and professional manner.

This is a link https://fau.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8DoL22f49JPXHTg for a brief survey that will take you 2 minutes to complete and help us create a meaningful experience for you.

Need Money To Buy Books?

The SUMMER 2021 Short-Term Advance Application will be available on MyFAU (click on Money Matters tile) on April 26 2021. If ALL eligibility criteria are met, (see www.fau.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/books.php):

  • Short-Term Advances for students starting Summer 2021 classes on May 8, 2021 will begin to disburse May 4th 2021.
  • Short-Term Advances for students starting Summer 2021 classes on May 15, 2021 will begin to disburse May 11th 2021
  • Short-Term Advances for students starting Summer 2021 classes on June 26, 2021 will begin to disburse June 22nd 2021

Learn More: www.fau.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/books.php

Scholarship opportunity for male students

The FAU Fraternity & Sorority Community is thrilled to be welcoming Beta Theta Pi fraternity back to campus in Fall 2021. In preparation for their return, Beta Theta Pi is offering $1,000 in scholarships designated for non-Greek male students at Florida Atlantic University. Applications are due May 16, 2021.

Learn More: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YjR0JRhfCrtTcRsRR2t0vuIPgWkpe_5U/view?usp=sharing

Upcoming Test Prep Classes

Upcoming Test Prep Classes Starting Soon: GMAT: Starts 5/26, GK Math: Starts 4/29, MCAT: Starts 6/1

Summer Classes have been added! See more prep options at fau.edu/testprep.

Register for the Summer Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep Course

This continuing education course is a test preparation course intended for students to “challenge” the CNA exam. This exam preparation course is not affiliated with any certifying boards.

Be prepared to “challenge” the CNA exam. The first summer session will run from May 1 through May 8. Learn more and register: http://www.science.fau.edu/student_services/cna.php.

FREE Summer HIV Testing!

Know your status in just 15 minutes! Join Owls Care in the Schmidt Family Complex (across the street from Campus Recreation) for FREE HIV testing on the first Tuesday of the month between 9am and 1pm. Register now!