Global Engagement in 2020 and Beyond

The Center for Global Engagement will host Part II of the Global Engagement in 2020 and Beyond webinar series via Webex on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This session is open to all FAU faculty, staff, and students.

Join the discussion on expanding and adapting global engagement opportunities:

  • Fulbright Initiative
  • Global Virtual Exchange and online global learning
  • Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program
  • Academic pathways @ Intensive English Institute
  • Sponsored Students

For more information, contact us at 561-297-3048 or at


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A Message from the President – COVID-19 Update #19

I hope everyone is staying well during this continued time of uncertainty. Today, I’d like to once again emphasize the need for all members of our university community to wear face coverings on campus, and in public places throughout the communities.

It is important we all quickly adjust to this new way of living to help protect the health and safety of those around us. Individual actions, such as face coverings and effective physical distancing, will go a long way to help prevent the continued spread of COVID-19.

On July 1, Palm Beach County issued an order on face coverings, Martin County and St. Lucie County recently did the same, and Broward County has been under such an order since mid-April. Please familiarize yourself with these directives and follow them.

Face coverings are required on our campuses when entering and exiting buildings and while inside public spaces in all buildings, including restrooms, elevators and stairwells, classrooms, and on FAU transportation. In addition, the face coverings should be worn outside when close proximity to others is possible.  Face coverings can be handmade and should be kept with you at all times.

Students who need special accommodations regarding face covering should contact Student Accessibility Services. Employees should contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.

Remember, Protect Your Owl Family is the theme of our health and safety efforts. Do not overcrowd spaces, stay six feet apart from other people, wipe down work stations, and wash your hands or use hand sanitzer regularly. If you are feeling unwell, stay home. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately.


The dedicated COVID-19 website remains the best source of FAU-specific information and our Health and Safety and Cleaning and Disinfecting plans are available for review. The Campus Safety page of the site has detailed information about current policies and protocols, health and prevention practices, self-quarantine procedures, university travel, and more. The Guidance and Services page features an “A-Z” listing of items from around the university. New information is added to the pages as we confirm changes in our operations.

As information changes, we know there are many questions from our students, faculty and staff. We welcome your thoughts and questions via email to All feedback will be shared with applicable departments across our campuses to ensure we make adjustments as necessary.

Finally, I hope all members of our university community have taken time to review the Re-Opening Plan for the Fall 2020 Semester that was approved June 23. It is a fluid document that can be adapted as the world around us shifts and every day brings new information regarding the COVID-19 situation.

Best Regards,


John Kelly



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Fit First Year for Student Success

As part of our commitment to your success, FAU provides engaging educational tutorials to help you with your transition to college. Areas that may present challenges revolve around alcohol, and your personal health and safety. We are pleased to introduce you FAU Fit First Year for Student Success, our online educational program, to help you take a closer look at these issues in college.

All social media images are held by SAEM Marketing and Communications – Tiffany Burnett is the graphic designer

As a member of the FAU community you are expected to complete the AlcoholEdu for College Primary, Sexual Assault Prevention and Kognito: Mental Health online trainings. Failure to do so may affect your ability to register for classes next semester. All information that you provide is confidential.


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Call for First-Year Connections Mentors

Mentoring makes a difference for new students.
Here at FAU, students paired with a mentor had almost a 7% higher retention rate than students without a mentor.

The Mentoring Project is seeking faculty, staff, and graduate students on the Boca, Jupiter, and Davie campuses who are willing to mentor a new first-year or transfer student. After filling out a brief profile, we match you with a student based on shared academic interests, activities, and goals.

Not sure you have the experience?
Previous mentees identified “an ability to listen” as the most important quality in a mentor. We seek mentors who have finished a bachelor’s degree – the goal that our undergraduates are working towards.

Not sure that you have the time?
Mentors and mentees agree to connect at least once per month during the academic year. In roughly eight hours, you could make a difference in a student’s decision to remain in college.

If you are willing to listen and to share your experience and advice, we have students looking to connect with you. For more information, visit or call us at (561) 297-2733. To sign up, please click here. We will begin matching students with mentors in early January 2021.

Thank you for the time you devote to FAU students and for your consideration.

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