FAU Student News

Monday, October  18, 2021
Vol. 11  |  Issue 11

FAU Student News

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

FAU Transfer Week

National Transfer Student Week

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students designates one week in October each year as “National Transfer Student Week”. At FAU, we host a week of events (starting Oct. 18) specific to FAU’s Transfer student population.

Visit the Transfer webpage for more information and be sure to stop by our Open House on Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. to learn more!

FAU HOMECOMING 2021 - 60 Years in Paradise

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate 60 years in Paradise beginning Friday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 30, on FAU’s Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses. FAU Homecoming is open to FAU faculty, staff, and students unless otherwise noted.

For more information on upcoming events, click below:
FAU Homecoming website

2022 Orientation Leader Application

Passionate students wanting to become more involved with the university, enhance their leadership skills, and be a part of a legacy here at FAU are encouraged to apply! The application is available on the Become An OL page on the Orientation website.

For students looking for more information, please direct them to our FAQs up on the same website link, our social media (@fauorientation) and/or any of our info sessions (RSVP available in application):

Boca Raton Campus

  • Thursday, Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in General South (GS) 101
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. in Undergraduate Admissions Theatre (SU-80)
  • Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. via Zoom (link to be shared for those who select this option in the application)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Fleming (FL) 429
Wilkes Honors College
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 15 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 5:30 p.m. via Zoom (link to be shared)
  • Monday, Oct. 25 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3 5 p.m.
If you have questions, email orientme@fau.edu or call 561.297.2733.

Roadmap to a Traditional MBA Program

This program has dual functions as it provides undergrads with information about our graduate degrees and provides the current student with insight about how to leverage their degree in the workforce.

This event will take place on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit fau.libcal.com/event/8328195
zoom id: 878 7549 5047
zoom password: MBA21OWLs

Submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA Online!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022–2023 academic year is available online at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs, and is the essential first step in receiving financial aid from federal, state and private sources. Apply early for a better chance of receiving the maximum amount of funds for which you may be eligible. The FAU priority deadline: January 1, 2022.

The FAFSA Website has been redesigned and is now mobile-friendly so the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device (desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone). Also available is the myStudentAid mobile app featuring the myFAFSA component, which can also be used to complete the FAFSA form. For detailed information, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/finaid/getting-started/returning-student.php

Discover Your Passion - MeetSparX

An FAU platform connecting you to research – MeetSparX. Faculty submit a project. Students find a project. Collaborate now. No deadline, sign in anytime to search for projects catered to your niche.

Graduate Open House

Explore 100+ nationally ranked Master's, Specialist, and Doctorate graduate programs with - flexible options for evening, weekend, and online courses - Interact with distinguished faculty and admissions representatives - Learn about fellowships, assistantships, and financial aid - Learn about graduate student services and support.

This event will take place on Oct.21 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information please visit https://www.fau.edu/graduate/openhouse/

2021-22 Technology Fee Proposals

The University Technology Fee Proposal website will be open for submissions on Oct. 8, 2021. All FAU constituents (i.e. students, student organizations, faculty, colleges, departments, partner campuses, administrative staff) may apply for revenues generated from the Technology Fee through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which includes a comprehensive review of each submission by the Technology Fee Oversight Committee. Submission instructions are posted on the website.

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Form Opens (Oct. 8, 2021)
Final Submissions (Nov. 8, 2021)
Final Completed Approvals (Nov. 19, 2021)
Awards Announced (by February/March 2022)

Questions can be directed to Eileen Viera via email viera@fau.edu or phone (561-297-3542)

FAU Government and Social Services Career Fair - Fall 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 3 - 6 p.m. Meet with employers who have career opportunities in Government and Social Services related fields. Please RSVP through Handshake. If you have any questions, please contact the FAU Career Center at 561-297-3533 or at career@fau.edu.

For more information visit

Burrow 2.0

Join us for a night filled with singing, laughter, free food, prizes, AND games! Boca Raton Student Government is hosting a night you won't forget: Burrow 2.0 The Burrow Bar & Grille, previously located where the eSports Arena is now, was a hot spot for food, fun, and more. We would like to bring those feel-good vibes back to you! Join the Throwback Thursday fun on October 21st from 7 - 10 p.m. in the Union. It's a brand-new experience for some and a sense of nostalgia for others! Go OWLS!

For more information visit the FAU Calendar

Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic

FAU Student Health Services will hold a walk-in no-cost flu vaccine clinic for FAU students on Monday, October 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. in Bldg 8, Room 222A (south end of the Boca Breezeway above the Food Court).

There is no charge for the vaccine, but we would ask that you please bring your Owl Card and insurance card (if you have one). No appointment necessary! For more information or to schedule an appointment for an alternate time, please call 561-297-3512.