Florida Atlantic Student News

Monday,July 22,2024

Florida Atlantic Student News

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

Tips for a Safer Summer

Have a safe Summer, Owls!

We're excited for our owls to be prepared to take on a Florida Summer.

Whether you're a Florida native or new to the state, there are a lot of things to take into account when you live in paradise. Be sure to check out our special feature on MyFAU!


  • Our sun safety tips
  • Read up on our Medical Amnesty Policy
  • Learn about our local marine life
  • Prepare for hurricane season
  • Learn about what beach flags mean, rip currents, and how to escape one
  • And more!

Check it out here:

Showtimes Available Starting Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 28

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Nominated for the Tony ֱ for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical in 2008, Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats.

Location: Marleen Forkas Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus

Wednesday, July 31, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Join the AI/ML club on July 31 in person in Room 202 at FAU College of Nursing or on Zoom. The club is open to all Florida Atlantic ֱ, faculty, and staff. For more information, email David Newman at dnewma14@health.fau.edu.

Click here to join online:

Self-Enroll in the AI/ML Club Canvas site at the button below:


Friday, August 16, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Your Academic Journey Begins

Welcome Freshmen, Class of 2028

The Freshman Convocation welcomes the incoming class of 2028 to Florida Atlantic University. From the welcome by FAU's administrators to the eloquent words of advice from the Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Freshman Convocation promises to be a memorable and exciting start for Florida Atlantic University undergraduate ֱ.

Location: Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus

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Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5 - 7:15 p.m.

Are you ready to earn $100 per game? Over $35,000 a year?

Are you passionate about baseball? Florida Atlantic's exciting Professional Baseball Umpire Course will offer you an immediate path to an exciting vocation, a gateway to an exhilarating career in the sport you love!

IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT: Earn your certification within weeks- immediate job placement, ensuring you can start your umpiring career at the high school level right away, no matter where you live or relocate.

Come out to FAU's EVENT DAY, Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5 - 7:15 p.m. Details and Early Registration Tuition available now at the link below:

Disclaimer: Clicking on this link will redirect you to an external website that is not affiliated with Florida Atlantic University.

Student Talon ֱ - Open Submission for Nominations

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 30 at Noon

Homecoming Week 2024 will be held Oct. 25 - Nov. 1. As the week rapidly approaches, the Homecoming Committee wants to extend an opportunity to recognize exceptional student leaders within the Florida Atlantic community. The Student Talon Award, bestowed annually at the Homecoming Talon ֱ Reception, is given to a student who exemplifies exceptional leadership and service to the University.

A selection committee inclusive of faculty, staff, ֱ, and alumni will evaluate nominees within a broad framework of leadership, looking specifically at contributions to the FAU community. Any Florida Atlantic University student in good academic and social standing with the University, has a minimum of a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and has completed community service hours (40 undergraduate/ 20 graduate) is eligible to receive this award.

Nominators can be anyone from the Florida Atlantic community, including ֱ and self-nominations. The nominator must have the following at the time of submission:

  • Nominee’s Name and FAU Email
  • Letter of Recommendation from a FAU professional
  • An Impact Statement from Nominee (no more than 750 words)
  • Brief Bio of the Nominee (no more than 250 words)
  • Nominee’s professional photo

To nominate a student, please click and fill out the nomination form at the link below by Friday, August 30 at noon:

The winner of the Student Talon Award will be announced at the Talon ֱ Reception on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Florida Atlantic University Recreation & Fitness Center, MAC Gym on the Boca Raton Campus. If you have any questions regarding the Talon ֱ, do not hesitate to contact the Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning at leadandserve@fau.edu or 561.297.3735 Thank you in advance for your nominations!

Tickets Now Available for Owl Family Weekend 2024!

Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29

Owl Family Weekend 2024 consists of a themed 3-day weekend starting with Owl Family Weekend check-in on Friday afternoon. Each of the days will be themed around our Division of Student Affairs priorities: Health & Wellness, Sense of Belonging and Career Readiness.

FAU ֱ are eligible to receive a discount when registering for Owl Family Weekend! At checkout, please enter your z-number to opt in to the offer (example: Z12345678). Z-Numbers can only be used once. Multiple z-numbers cannot be applied to the same order.

To participate in the Tailgate, you must purchase an Owl Family Weekend ticket ahead of time. We will not be taking any walk-ins. Please note, tickets to Saturday's football game vs. Wagner are sold separately and not included with registration to Family Weekend. A link to purchase football tickets can be found on the registration page.

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Hey Owls! On behalf of the office of Student Activities & Involvement, we hope you are having a great summer! As we prepare to welcome you back in the Fall semester, please review the important information at the link below. If you have any questions, please email involvement@fau.edu. Topics include:

  • Annual Re-Registration Requirements for RSOs
  • Sport Club Council Meeting Information
  • Owl Involved
  • Sign-Up to Volunteer for Residential Move-In 2024

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. SPOT results are presented to the faculty in summary form after the end of the semester. Individual SPOT responses are completely anonymous and remain anonymous. The faculty has no way of linking a SPOT to a particular student.

To participate in SPOT or learn more about SPOT, please go to:

Fall Registration is Open

Why Register Early?

  • Get the classes you want at the times you want!
  • Find out what textbooks and course materials you need before they are out of stock.
  • Get into early to see course content and syllabi in advance.
  • Reduce your stress at the beginning of the semester.
  • If you register early you will receive priority consideration for financial aid (continuing ֱ only).

Learn More and Register Now!

$$ Need Money to Buy Books? $$

Are you short of funds to buy textbooks? Do you need emergency funds because of unanticipated living expenses? Apply for the Short Term Advance online!

The Short Term Advance is a University monetary advance available to assist degree-seeking ֱ enrolled at least half-time with:

  • Purchasing textbooks
  • Emergency funds relating to educational expenses
  • Unanticipated living expenses

The FALL 2024 Short Term Advance Application from the Office of Student Financial Aid will open on July 22. The application will be available on the Money Matters tab of MyFAU. Students may borrow up to $750 for purchasing textbooks, other educational expenses, or unanticipated living expenses.

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Breezeway Food Court Summer Announcement

This summer’s SOAR (Student Orientation, Academic, and Resources) experience, as well as various summer camps, will be utilizing the Breezeway Food Court to provide lunch to attendees. The service will be sectioned off and access granted only to those who have opted into dining as part of those programs.

While certain Food Court retail outlets and dining options will remain open throughout the summer, due to limited capacity Florida Atlantic faculty, staff and ֱ are asked to consider other dining options on the following SOAR dates:

  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Monday, July 29
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Friday, Aug. 8
  • Friday, Aug. 15

Information on dining services, locations, and hours of operation is available on the Office of Business Services website at the link below.

Questions can be directed to the Office of New Student Transitions and Family Engagement at Orientme@fau.edu or 561-297-2733.

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Offices Relocating Over the Summer for Renovation

Attention campus community! The following departments are temporarily relocating for the summer for renovation:

  • Counseling & Psychological Services

    • We are temporarily located in the Utilities building (UT-5) in Room 121, behind the S.E. Wimberly Library. For more information, click here or call us at 561-297-2277.
  • Women's Resource and Community Connection

    • Our temporary space can be found in the Schmidt Family Complex (SF-107 Rm #158A). For more information, click here or call us at 561-297-1048.
  • Dean of Students

    • The Dean of Students office will be offering remote services for the Summer 2024 semester. For information regarding available services, please visit our website or call our office at 561-297-3542.

Construction breaking ground is scheduled to start on Monday, April 29, 2024 and tentatively will be 100% completed on /or/ before Friday, August 16, 2024. Parking lots #16 & #18 will be completely closed for that period of time. These lots most directly serve the Student Support Services Building (Building #80).

Drug Free Campus Annual Notice 2024-2025

Florida Atlantic is committed to providing a campus environment free from alcohol abuse and the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. FAU has adopted and implemented that seek to prevent the illicit use of drugs and alcohol abuse by university community members.

Florida Atlantic distributes a semesterly notification to all ֱ, faculty and staff on the policies related to alcohol, other drugs and weapons. It can be found here. This notification contains important and helpful information on the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse, as well as contact information to get help.

View the Notice

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