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Commuter Student Services

Build community by connecting with FAU services, programs, and engagement opportunities!


How to Ease Your Commute to Campus:


The Family Engagement Office offers a Family Helpline, Newsletter and other resources to designed to assist families with their student(s) college career(s). They are available as your one-stop-shop for all questions or concerns at 561-297-2733.

Office of Family Engagement

At FAU, “family” is defined as anyone our ֱ feel impacts their lives, through trust, love, and support. Families play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of their ֱ. Through the Office of Family Engagement, Florida Atlantic University provides support to families throughout a student’s collegiate experience.

The Family connection is the Official Source for Florida Atlantic Family Information. It acts as a one stop shop to:

  • Access to important campus news and deadlines
  • Personalized newsletters on your schedule
  • Announcements via email
  • Sharing of updates with friends and family


Family SOAR provides an opportunity to see and learn about FAU in a deeper way and make connections with university staff and other families. It also provides families with the tools to be of support to their new FAU student(s). As a family member with a Summer and Fall student, you can participate in a three-phase experience. You will also receive access to our Owl Family Newsletter hot off the press! The Newsletter is only directly emailed to our incoming Owl Families.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should my commuter do in between classes?

Our Beautiful campus has many amenities for commuter ֱ to take advantage of. Whether your student wants to grab lunch in the breezeway, hang out on the quad, hit the gym, join a club or study in the library, there are a lot of ways your student can spend free time in between classes. We highly recommend your student take advantage of the engagement opportunities offered on campus.

Is my Student Safe?

Your student’s safety is a top priority here at FAU. It is common for commuter families to worry about their ֱ while they are on campus. FAU has many systems in place to ensure your commuter student is safe. FAU Police patrols our campus 24/7 365 days a year, ensuring campus safety. Additionally, our campus is equipped with a Blue Light system that allows your student to get an in person FAU Police response with the press of a button. Blue lights are strategically placed around campus, including in commuter parking lots, to ensure your student can call for help should they ever need it. Should your student ever feel unsafe walking on campus your student can request and escort through FAUs Night owls, or Community Service Officers, who offer rides and escorts around campus. For more information about general safety on campus, visit our Campus Safety Page.

How long will my commuter student be on campus each day?

College schedules are significantly different than that of a high school student. Your FAU Owl may have classes or extracurricular activities well into the late evening. We recommend you communicate with your student about what their class and extracurricular schedule look like. Engagement on campus is important for your student to make friends and build community while in college, so expect your student to stay on campus to take advantage of FAU amenities, events and activities.

Question Not Listed?

Submit your questions to the Office of Family Engagement:
Office: 561-297-2733
Helpline: 1-888-FAU-8411


As a Commuter student, you may spend a lot of time on campus between classes. These resources will help you find spaces to hang out and eat meals when on campus.

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The Student Union

Home of the E-Sports Arena and full of spaces for ֱ to relax, study, or host events.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Florida Atlantic University is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and to providing faculty the necessary tools and resources to excel in teaching.

The Library

The S.E. Wimberly Library offers a place to study or relax, including the availability of computer labs and printing services.


The Breezeway is located in the middle of campus and includes dining services and even an on-campus barber shop. Breezeway Dining also offers microwaves for ֱ to heat up their own meals on campus.

Atlantic Dining Hall

The Atlantic Dining Hall is Florida Atlantic University’s all-you-can-eat Dining Hall. A student favorite, the Atlantic Dining Hall is open to the entire FAU community and visitors. Students must pay to enter the Atlantic Dining Hall. Click the button to review Commuter Student meal plan options and to purchase a plan for the Atlantic Dining Hall.

Commuter Student Services

Want to talk to someone in-person about all things Commuter Students? Come see us.

Rec Center

FAU Campus Recreation's mission is to create movement and engagement opportunities to enhance the social and physical wellbeing of the FAU community. They inspire all Owls to live an active, healthy lifestyle.