ONLINE BOOKSTORE
Florida Atlantic University proudly partners with Barnes and Noble to provide for all of your bookstore related needs. From textbooks to spirit apparel and technology to tissues, you can find everything you need at one of the three on-campus FAU bookstore locations or shop on-line and have your purchases delivered to your front door. Don’t want to own new books… buy used books or rent them. Do you prefer digital to traditional books? Check out E-textbooks with the all new Nook study, available exclusively from Barnes and Noble.  You may call the Bookstore at 561-297-3720.
 STUDENT HANDBOOK
The Division of Student Affairs publishes an online student handbook for every academic calendar where students can find the latest services, resources web pages, campus contact information, coupons and more. Here to find the latest online student handbook.

OMBUDS
The University Ombuds works to solve problems, to allay frustration, and to advise those requesting help, either before or after existing processes are used. The Ombuds is a neutral party. Depending on the nature of a problem, and prior attempts at resolution, the Ombuds offers guidance, advice, interpretation, and review.

SOFTWARE
FAU has agreements with various vendors to provide discounted licenses for FAU students. For Microsoft products please visit the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for more information. OIT has also partnered with JourneyEd.com to provide our students with discounts on software and hardware. Some colleges may provide software based on your major that are required for your courses. Please contact your coll>ege for a list of software available to you.

REGISTER FOR COURSES
Review the Academic Calendar for important dates of the academic year and the Advance Registration schedule.

Register for courses:

  • Log into MyFAU
  • Click on FAU Self Service
  • Check for registration holds
    • Under the Student Services tab, click on View Holds
    • Here is a list of the Holds code and their department’s contact information
    • Proceed to register if all holds have been cleared
  • Click on Student Services tab and then on Registration
    • Click on Add or Drop Classes
    • Select the appropriate registration term.
    • You will be presented with the Add Classes Worksheet page. If you know the CRN (available on the Departmental Course Schedule) for the classes you want, enter the CRN here and then click the Submit Changesbutton to add the class.
    • If you don’t know the CRN, use the Class Search button to find them. When you get the list of classes, there will be a small box to the left of classes that are available for adding. You can click in the box to select it, and then, at the bottom of the page, click the Register
    • To print out your course schedule, click on Return to Menu in the top right and then click on the My Schedule link from the “Registration” menu.
 PERSONAL ACADEMIC ADVISOR
If you are a first-time student with less than 59 credits or a transfer student with less than 30 credits your Academic Advisor has been assigned in OARS. If you do not fall under these categories you will need to contact your specific college’s advisors.

Flight Plans by majors are also available.

Major KnOWLedge
Major KnOWLedge is an online resource developed by career counselors at the FAU Career Center to help FAU students identify personal interests and their relationships to FAU majors as well as occupations.
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES (SAS)
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) collaborates with the institution’s diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life — learning, working and living — are universally accessible. The center provides the institution with resources, education, and direct services so that individuals with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve equity and excellence in education.

Students will need to register with SAS. You must be an accepted student at FAU which then allows you to log into SAS register for services using your FAU Net ID and password to complete the online Application for Academic Accommodation, and click submit at the bottom when complete.

INTERNET SAFETY
Safe Computing

Security is one of those things that we all hear about and think is a good thing, but then we tend to let someone else worry about it. Although FAU has taken many steps to make its data and network secure, you need to be aware that what you do can put yourself, or at least your computer, at risk. A little bit of forethought on your part can go a very long way.

NEVER

  • Never give out personal information (Social Security number, birthday, driver’s license, any account number or password, etc.) to anyone who asks for it online, especially via e-mail. It is very easy for people to send e-mail that appears to be from a bank or other institution as a means of getting sensitive information. This kind of activity is called phishing. (**Note**FAU offices will never send you an email asking you to verify your personal information (ID, Password, Z-number, etc. )
  • Never put your personal information, even your birthday, on any online site, such as Facebook or MySpace.
  • Never give your passwords to anyone or allow someone to log onto your account.
  • Never write your password and leave it in a place where someone will find it (such as taped to the bottom of your keyboard, computer, or monitor).

DO USE

  • Use anti-virus software to protect your computer from viruses and other harmful programs (known as malware).
  • Use pop-up blockers in your web browser to help protect your computer from spyware (but be sure to allow pop-ups from the FAU domain since MyFAU and Blackboard both use them).

Safe Tips

  • Social Networking Tips – Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn have become extremely popular in recent years, both with kids and adults. They’re a great way to keep family and friends updated on your life, but you should be wary about how much personal information you post. Follow these tips to enjoy your social networking sites safely (College Xpress).
  • Cyber Security Tips – Check out the latest in Cyber Security tips to be Smart and Secure Online.

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OWL Card
The OWL Card is a gateway to retail and services at Florida Atlantic University. All students are required to obtain one, as it serves as your official photo identification, debit card, Owl Bucks card, library card and your ticket to many FAU events. You will need to present your OWL card to receive the benefits of the many services offered at FAU.

Distance Learning Student – Owl Card ApplicationThis form is ONLY for those students enrolled in online classes and are not able to come to campus to have their OWL CARD issued.

MINIMUM COMPUTER SPECS
As an eLearning student, you will be required to have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, Microsoft Office (free to students), and a webcam; for the best online learning experience and therecommended system requirements. Computers running Windows XP may not work well in an online proctoring environment.