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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE Division of Student Affairs


GREETINGS FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Future Wave Maker, The staff of the Department of Housing and Residential Life is excited that you may be joining us in the near future. Living on campus is one of the best ways to get connected quickly at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Living on-campus offers numerous choices for where you live, whether it’s a single room in a suite or a four-bedroom apartment at Innovation Village, we definitely have a place where you’ll feel at home. The Living-Learning Communities in Heritage Park Towers are rapidly becoming the place to be for first-time freshman students looking to have an instant connection to FAU! Glades Park Towers is available to new, first-year students and offers specific programs and academic offerings. Upperclass and graduate students will feel at home in our newest apartments at Innovation Village, offering the comforts of home with the convenience of campus life.

Table of Contents T.O.C. Vision, Mission, Values ........................ 1 Where U Live .......................................... 2 Residential Hall Comparison Chart ... 3 Glades Park Towers ............................... 4 Heritage Park Towers ............................ 6 Indian River Towers .............................. 8 Algonquin Hall..................................... 10 University Village Apartments.......... 12 Innovation Village Apartments – North .................................................. 14 Innovation Village Apartments – South .................................................. 15

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Business & Professional Women’s Scholarship House ........ 18 Where U Play & Learn......................... 19 Where U Eat........................................... 21 Dining Map ........................................... 22 Where U Get Informed ....................... 23 Where U Live: Jupiter...... .................... 26 Where U Get Involved: Jupiter.......... 28 Where U Eat: Jupiter ............................ 29

Living on campus is part of your recipe for success, it’s where you live, where you learn and where you get involved. Studies show students who live oncampus are more likely to succeed than those that don’t, and satisfaction levels, graduation rates and grades are better for those students who choose to live on campus. Living in a residence hall provides you with a greater opportunity to become involved within your new home, to meet and develop relationships with a wider variety of people, and to develop life skills that will benefit you long after you leave FAU. The Department of Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a quality living environment that allows you to grow and develop into whoever you wish to be. Start dreaming of your new home here at Florida Atlantic University. See you soon, Jill Eckardt Director of Housing


RESIDENCE HALL STAFF All students residing in on-campus housing have access to student (Resident Assistants) and professional-level (Hall Coordinators and Resident Coordinators) staff members within their residential communities. Resident Assistants are upper-division students who have been specifically selected and trained to provide assistance and maintain a supportive academic atmosphere within the community. The full-time level professionals are professionally trained, and live on-campus in the housing communities they supervise.

FRESHMAN RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT All full-time freshmen are required to reside in University Housing. Any freshman who wishes to receive an exemption must complete a Housing Exemption Request Form. This form is available at www.fau.edu/housing or by calling the Department of Housing and Residential Life at 561-297-2880. Exemption requests must be received and approved before August 15 for fall and December 15 for spring. Freshman student residency will be verified for compliance at the start of each semester. Exemptions from this policy are made for students who: • Are 21 or older by the first day of class. • Reside with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of the Boca Raton campus. • Are married.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE

VISION, MISSION, VALUES OUR VISION The Department of Housing and Residential Life strives to educate our students outside of the classroom in order to provide them with a collegiate experience that better prepares them for a pluralistic society.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT The Department of Housing and Residential Life creates a seamless environment of living and learning in a safe and welcoming community. Through opportunities for leadership development, civic responsibility, self-exploration and student involvement, we assist in building a life-long connection between the student and the University.

OUR VALUES EXCELLENCE: The Department will seek excellence in all our endeavors and is committed to continual learning and improvement. INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Department is committed to assisting our students with their academic growth by helping them to utilize the resources provided by our campus community. OWNERSHIP: The Department encourages community members to take ownership for one’s actions, to hold all community members accountable and to take pride in their on-campus home. DIVERSITY: Appreciating diversity makes us better community members as we learn to seek out new perspectives and experiences, while better understanding those around us. LEADERSHIP: The Department will provide and encourage opportunities for involvement within our campus community. FACILITIES: The Department will create and maintain a clean, safe and secure environment in which students live and learn.

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WHERE U LIVE

Diversity Intellectual & Personal Development

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FACILITIES

EXCELLENCE Leadership

OWNERSHIP


BOCA RATON RESIDENCE HALLS Glades Park Towers Heritage Park Towers Indian River Towers Algonquin Hall University Village Apartments Innovation Village Apartments North Innovation Village Apartments South

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JUPITER RESIDENCE HALLS

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Jupiter Residence Hall 1

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DISTINCTIONDIRECTION LEARNING

Jupiter Residence Hall 2

RESIDENCE HALL COMPARISON CHART

Sand Volleyball

Fitness Room

Pool

BBQ Grills/Pits

Conference/Group Study Room

Classroom Space

Multipurpose Room

Convenience Store

Music Practice Room

Vending

Elevator

Ice Machine

Computer Lab

Study Lounge

Community Kitchen

Community Laundry Facilities

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Kitchen in Unit

Cable TV

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Laundry in Unit

Wired Ethernet Port

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Dishwasher in Unit

Wi-Fi Internet

Standard Full-Size Beds

Outdoor amenities

Extra-Long Twin Beds

Community amenities

Suites/Apartments Single Rooms Available

In-room/unit amenities

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GLADES PARK TOWERS

Glades Park Towers is a suite-style residence hall housing freshmen students in the First-Year Student Housing (FYSH) Program.

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FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING (FYSH) PROGRAM: ➢ You will: • Develop a connection with Florida Atlantic University. • Become an active participant in your floor, building and campus communities. • Take part in educational, social and personal development activities. • Develop and improve leadership skills. ➢ Residents must: • Be a resident of Glades Park Towers. • Be taking college courses for the first time. • Take SLS 1503: Learning Strategies and Human Development in the fall semester. ➢ Residents can participate in the FYSHing Tournament, and earn points for attending campus and community events, maintaining a strong GPA, and participating in intramural sports. Points are tracked by Residential Life staff and FYSHing tournament winners are announced each month.

GLADES PARK TOWERS AMENITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

602 beds, 96 singles, 253 doubles 24-hour desk operation Floor study lounges Computer lab on the first floor Classroom Conference room Outtakes convenience store Multipurpose room with large-screen TV Mailroom services Laundry facilities Basic cable TV Community kitchen Ice machine Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access

Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events


Suite with 2 Double Rooms

Cherby Hilaire, Sophomore, Elementary Education and Psychology Major

Suite with 2 Single Rooms and 1 Double Room

ROOM DIMENSIONS Single (rooms ending in A or B) – 13’5” X 9’2” Double (rooms ending in C) – 20’2” X 10’4” Double (rooms ending in D) – 16’1” X 12’9” Double (rooms ending in R or L) – 19’8” X 10’

GLADES PARK TOWERS

My on campus experience has been fun, crazy and eye opening. Living with people you barely know opens up your eyes to how diverse FAU really is. Also, it helps develop friendships that has allowed for some fun, crazy and laugh-out-loud nights.”

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HERITAGE PARK TOWERS

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Heritage Park Towers is a suite-style residence hall housing freshmen students and living-learning community participants.

LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES HERITAGE PARK TOWERS AMENITIES: • 602 beds, 96 singles, 253 doubles IN HERITAGE PARK TOWERS*: ➢ Interest Based: • FAU Globally Reshaping the Environment (FAU GReEn) • Promoting Education, Action and Change Everywhere (PEACE) • Global Connections: Developing a World-View • Leadership • Explore ➢ Major Based: • Business • Engineering • Nursing • Pre-Health Professions • Science * Above listed are for the 2011-12 school year and are subject to change for 2012-13.

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24-hour desk operation Floor study lounges Computer lab on the first floor Music practice room Classroom space Conference room Multipurpose room with large-screen TV Mailroom services Laundry facilities Basic cable TV Community kitchen Ice machine Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access

Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events


Suite with 2 Double Rooms

Suite with 2 Single Rooms and Samantha Lincoln, Sophomore, Public Communication Major

1 Double Room

ROOM DIMENSIONS Single (rooms ending in A or B) – 13’5” X 9’2” Double (rooms ending in C) – 20’2” X 10’4” Double (rooms ending in D) – 16’1” X 12’9” Double (rooms ending in R or L) – 19’8” X 10’

HERITAGE PARK TOWERS

At first, I was super nervous about living away from home, but I joined a LivingLearning Community and I got to meet a bunch of other students who were interested in the same things as me. It made me feel more comfortable and being in an LLC showed me all the opportunities that living on campus had to offer me.”

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INDIAN RIVER TOWERS

Indian River Towers is a suite-style residence hall housing freshman students.

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INDIAN RIVER TOWERS AMENITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

604 beds, 264 singles, 170 doubles 24-hour desk operation Floor study lounges Computer lab on the first floor Classroom space Conference room Multipurpose room Mailroom service Laundry facilities Basic cable TV Community kitchen Ice machine Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access

Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events


Christoffer Dodor, Junior, Pre-med Suite with 4 Single Rooms

Suite with 2 Double Rooms

ROOM DIMENSIONS Single – 13’ X 12’ Double – 11’ X 9’

INDIAN RIVER TOWERS

“I’ve lived on campus for two full years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve been able to build long lasting relationships with other students and staff.”

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ALGONQUIN HALL

Algonquin Hall is a recently renovated suite-style residence hall housing freshmen and upperclass students in all single room suites.

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ALGONQUIN HALL AMENITIES: • • • • • • • •

93 beds, all single Study lounge Computer lab on the first floor Multipurpose room with large-screen TV Laundry facilities Basic cable TV Ice machine Mailroom services (located in nearby Heritage Park Towers) • Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • Shared MicroFridge® unit in each suite • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events


Nicole Czochanski, Sophomore, Nursing Major

Suite with 4 Single Bedrooms ROOM DIMENSIONS Single – 13’ X 12’’

ALGONQUIN HALL

“The best part of living on campus was I was so close to my classes so I didn’t have to rush or worry about parking. Also it gave me a chance to get involved with organizations such as Resident Student Association (RSA), and the Community Council within my building.”

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UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS

University Village Apartments house upperclass and graduate students in studio apartments (double occupancy) and four-bedroom apartments (single rooms) complete with bathroom and kitchen facilities.

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UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS AMENITIES: • • • • • • • • •

528 beds, 332 singles, 196 doubles Computer lab on the first floor Multi-purpose room with large-screen TV Mailroom services Laundry facilities Basic cable TV Kitchen within apartment Ice-machine Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access

Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • Shared kitchen (including refrigerator, oven, cooktop) in each apartment • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events


My on campus experience has been amazing. I was apprehensive as it came e to roommates but it opened me up to great friends and other memorable moments.” Bryan Roberts, Junior, Public Management Major Apartments with 4 Singles

ROOM DIMENSIONS Studio Double – 15’8” X 12’ Single (four-bedroom apartment) – 12’5” X 8’7”

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS

Studio Apartment (Double Occupancy)

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INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS – NORTH

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Innovation Village Apartments North is a new eight-story high-rise apartment building housing upperclass and graduate students in four-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS NORTH AMENITIES: • 611 beds, all singles in 90 four-bedroom/twobathroom apartments and 120 two-bedroom/twobathroom apartments. • Conference/study rooms • BBQ pit • Community swimming pool • Sand volleyball court • Outtakes convenience store • Multipurpose room with large-screen TV • Mailroom services • Basic expanded cable TV* • Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access • Activity room *Students living in Innovation Village Apartments have the option of upgrading their cable package by contracting with Comcast.

Each student is provided with the following: • Standard full-size bed • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • Shared kitchen (including refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen table and chairs) • Shared living area (including sofa, chair, TV stand, coffee table) • Shared laundry in unit (washer and dryer) • All utilities included • Shared bathroom (in four-bedroom units) • Programming activities & events


4 Bedroom Apartment ROOM DIMENSIONS Single (in four-bedroom apartment) – 9’3” X 11’9”

INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS – NORTH

2 Bedroom Apartment

Single (in two-bedroom apartment) – 9’3” X 11’5”

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INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS – SOUTH

Innovation Village Apartments South is a new seven-story high-rise apartment building housing upperclass and graduate students in four-bedroom/two-bath apartments.

INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS SOUTH AMENITIES: • 605 beds, all singles in four-bedroom/twobathroom apartments • Shared kitchen in each apartment • Conference/study rooms • BBQ grills • Sand volleyball court • Community swimming pool • Multipurpose room with large-screen TV • Mailroom services • Basic expanded cable TV* • Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access • Community style laundry facility • Activity room • Fitness room *Students living in Innovation Village Apartments have the option of upgrading their cable package by contracting with Comcast.

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Each student is provided with the following: • Standard full-size bed • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • Shared kitchen (including refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen table and chairs) • Shared living area (including sofa, chair, TV stand, coffee table) • All utilities included • Two shared bathrooms • Programming activities & events


Alejandro Baloco, Senior, Economics Major

4 Bedroom Apartment

ROOM DIMENSIONS

INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS – SOUTH

The on-campus experience is very enjoyable. This summer has been my first time living on campus as a matter of fact. You get accustomed to the company of your friends living right next door, literally. We manage to always just barge in each other’s room to see what we have going on.”

Single (in four-bedroom apartment) – 9’3” X 11’5”

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP HOUSE (BPWSH) The FAU Business Professional Women’s Scholarship House is a cooperative living/learning facility housing 16 women who participate in leadership experiences, develop life skills and share community responsibilities (preparing cooperative meals, etc.) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM, AN APPLICANT MUST:

BPWSH

• Be a female student. Be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking current or transfer undergraduate or graduate student.* • Demonstrate significant financial need in order to attend college (a minimum of $1,500 of unmet need as determined by the applicant’s FAU Student Financial Aid Award Letter or Student Aid Report). • Have a high school, college/university or FAU cumulative GPA of 3.0 and semester GPA of 2.75. • Demonstrate high academic promise and achievement in high school and/or college. • Demonstrate a strong desire to work for a college education. • Show willingness to participate in a cooperative woman’s scholarship environment

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Each student is provided with the following: • Double occupancy bedroom • Shared bathroom • Extra-long bed • Dresser • Desk • Desk chair • Closet • Shared kitchen (including refrigerator, freezer, stove, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen table and chairs) • Shared living area (including sofa, chair, TV, coffee table) • All utilities included *BPWSH residents may be required to withdraw from the BPWSH program if enrolled credit hours drop below full-time status or fail to meet eligibility requirements.


Resident Student Association and Community Council Resident Student Association (RSA) is open to all residents and gives students the chance to organize, support and participate in Housing and campus activities. RSA provides you the opportunity to become involved in planning events for students and providing input on decisions made by University Housing. RSA is a campus-wide organization and participates in some of FAU’s larger events, such as Homecoming and Clubfest. RSA is the parent organization for seven Community Councils (CC) held within each of the residence halls: 2011-2012 Resident Student Association Executive Board Resident Student Association Glades Park Community Council (GCC)

Heritage Park Community Council (HPCC)

Towers Community Council (TCC)

Algonquin Hall Community Council (AHCC)

Apartments Community Council (ACC)

Innovation North Community Council (INCC)

Innovation South Community Council (ISCC)

These Community Councils serve as the liaisons between the residence hall buildings and RSA. Together RSA and the CCs put on both educational and social programs, and hold meetings as an open forum for residents of that CC to voice their opinions and concerns with their building. RSA provides opportunities for students to not only become an involved student leader in University Housing, but also with other FAU clubs and organizations. RSA looks forward to hearing your input, and getting to know you!

WHERE U PLAY & LEARN

Living on campus provides you with more than just a place to live. We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved in the housing and campus communities. There are always programs and activities to attend—most of which are student planned, coordinated and driven.

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WHERE U PLAY & LEARN

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LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES The Living-Learning Community (LLC) program at FAU offers incoming freshmen the unique and engaging opportunity to live on the same floor (in Heritage Park Towers) with other incoming freshmen with similar academic goals and interests. LLCs are a joint venture between the Department of Housing and Residential Life and the Center for Learning And Student Success.

LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY FEATURES: • Shared course schedules for the entire first year (fall and spring) • Common living environments • Excellent faculty/instructors • Great study group opportunities • Fun LLC specific events

MAKE YOUR FAU LIVING EXPERIENCE UNIQUE... Studies show that students who participate in a LivingLearning Community are more likely than traditional residence hall students to: • Experience an easy academic and social transition to college • Show a strong sense of belonging to the University

LLCs are open to any incoming FAU freshmen— but they fill early, so apply now!

• Feel comfortable with their classroom environments

You can learn more about the LLC program and apply at www.fau.edu/LearningCommunity.

• Hold leadership positions • Participate in community service


Since our residence halls do not provide adequate cooking facilities for individual and regular food preparation, all students living in University residence halls are required to select a Meal Plan and need to complete a Campus Meal Plan Contract in addition to their housing contract. For more information on specific meal plans and to complete your contract, visit Dining Services website at www.fau.edu/dining.

THE CENTRE MARKETPLACE The Centre Marketplace, the main dining center oncampus, features restaurant-style concepts prepared right in front of you all day long. You can choose when and what you want to dine in this all-you-care-to-eat facility. The Centre Marketplace is open for meals from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends. (Hours of operation are subject to change.) At the Centre Marketplace you can: • Order a charbroiled burger hot off the grill • Munch on a hearty sandwich from Bocadillos • Go healthy with a freshly made salad from Wild Greens • Savor home-style baked goods, espresso, fragrant coffees and teas from Pastelitos Café • Enjoy the vegetarian life at Terre Ve, which serves up a wide selection of menu items that follow strict vegetarian guidelines • Be amazed with sizzling fajitas, omelets or other made-to-order items from the Menutainment station.

If you have questions about the meal plan options or other dining questions, contact FAU Business Services at 561-297-2041.

INFORMATION Each meal plan comes with a number of meals per week. Some plans also include “Flex Bucks” which can be used at any of our campus retail dining locations, including the Breezeway Food Court. For more information on specific meal plans, and to complete your contract, please visit the Dining Services website at www.fau.edu/dining. Reasonable accommodations will be made if you require assistance meeting nutritional, medical or religious needs.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Meal plans, prices and the Campus Meal Plan contract can be found at www.fau.edu/dining.

WHERE U EAT

RESIDENCE HALL MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENT

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Mon. - Thur.: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri.: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm Sat. - Sun.: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm - STUDENT UNION

Mon. - Fri.: 10:30 am - 11:00 pm Sat. - Sun.: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm - STUDENT UNION

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Sat.: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sun.: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm - STUDENT UNION

Mon. - Thur.: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Fri.: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Mon. - Thur.: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri.: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat.: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun.: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm - WIMBERLY LIBRARY

Mon. - Thur.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri.: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm - BREEZEWAY WEST

Mon. - Thur.: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm Fri.: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm - BREEZEWAY SOUTH

Mon. - Thur.: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm - GLADES PARK TOWERS

The University Faculty and Staff Club COMING SOON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Rec Center

College of Education

Fleming Hall

Science & Engineering

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College of Business

College of Engineering Biomedical Science Center

Physical Sciences Commuter Center Parking Garage

Utilities Library

Life Sciences

Library

Administration

BREEZEWAY

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINING MAP

Instructional Services

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Live Oak

General Classroom South

College of Nursing

CENTER MARKETPLACE

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bookstore

College of Engineering

BREEZEWAY FOOD COURT

TOSHIBA

COYOTE JACK’S

Social Sciences

Mon. - Thur.: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Fri.: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SU Auditorium OUTTAKES

HPT N Student Union

Algonquin Hall Arts & Letters

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University Theater

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Student Services

Visual Arts Arts & Humanities IRT E

Housing Office GPT N

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

www.dineoncampus.com/fau

Mon. - Thur.: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm Fri.: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Follow these five easy steps, to apply for housing and complete your contract: 1) Once you’re admitted, be sure to get your FAU Student ID and Password, and have them ready. 2) Log in to myfau.fau.edu, and click on the Students tab. 3) Navigate to the Housing and Residential Life channel, and click on Housing Online.

Upon successful completion and submission of your online contract, you will see a notification on your screen saying “Thanks for submitting your contract”. A copy of this page will be sent to your FAU e-mail account. If you do not see the “Thanks for submitting your contract” page your submission failed. We will not be able to process your contract and you will have to resubmit the contract! Tips for successful contract submission:

4) Log in under Apply Online.

• Please read through the entire contract before agreeing to it.

5) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your contract, answering all questions along the way*.

• Once completed, please print a copy to keep for your records.

*You may be required to pay a deposit. If you are, the system will forward you to the online payment site. You can pay by credit card or electronic check.

Roommate requests are due by April 1 for the fall semester and Nov. 1 for the spring semester. Requests can be made online through the MyHousing tab in MyFAU. The Department of Housing and Residential Life does not guarantee your choice of residence hall or room preferences. Assignments are done on a firstcome, first-served basis and on space availability.

WHERE U GET INFORMED

NEED2KNOW: HOUSING CONTRACTS

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WHERE U GET INFORMED

NEED2KNOW: FAQ

AM I ALLOWED TO BRING PETS TO MY ROOM? The only pets allowed are fish kept in tanks which are no larger than 10 gallons. All other pets are prohibited. You are responsible for maintaining the tanks and are responsible for any and all damages caused by the keeping of fish or any unauthorized pets. Any cost associated with the possession of an unauthorized pet will be charged to the responsible resident(s) or to all residents of the room/apartment, (damaged furniture, cleaning, pest control, etc.). AM I ALLOWED TO PAINT MY ROOM? No, the painting of resident rooms, suite areas or common areas is not allowed. CAN I STAY IN THE RESIDENCE HALL DURING VACATIONS AND BREAKS? Yes, you are permitted to remain during Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. Staff coverage may be limited during these periods. ARE MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS INSURED BY THE UNIVERSITY? The University is not responsible for the loss of or damage caused to personal belongings of residents living in the residence halls or on-campus apartments. It is strongly suggested that residents check their parent’s homeowners insurance policy for coverage, or purchase renters insurance. Two companies that specialize in renters insurance for college students are: GradGuard Renters Insurance (www.gradguard.com/renters) or National Student Services Incorporated (www.nssinc.com).

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MAY RESIDENTS HAVE GUESTS IN THEIR ROOMS, AND CAN THEY STAY OVERNIGHT? Residents may have guests in their room only with prior approval from their roommate/suitemate(s). All overnight guests (any guests present between 2 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.) must be registered with the Area Office or RA on Duty by 10 p.m. Hosts may have overnight guests for up to 15 nights per semester with prior approval of roommate/suitemate(s). Hosts may have a maximum of 2 overnight guests at any one time, and guests can stay for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights. Hosts are responsible for the behavior of their guests at all times.

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I HAVE THE FLORIDA PRE-PAID “DORMITORY PLAN.” WHAT DOES THIS MEAN AT FAU? When you request a residence hall, you will be given a priority assignment, provided the completed Housing Contract is returned by May 1. The “Dormitory Plan” portion of the Florida Pre-Paid College Program covers only the rate for our least expensive double room in Glades Park Towers or Heritage Park Towers. You may “upgrade” your requested preferences, but are responsible for paying any additional costs. You must indicate on your Housing Contract that you are a participant in this plan to get a priority assignment. The “Dormitory Plan” will not cover the $200 deposit.

I HAVE A HEALTH AND/OR MEDICAL CONDITION AND NEED TO MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Students who have a health and/or medical condition that requires special accommodation or consideration in the room assignment process must contact and register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). The specific nature of your health and/or medical condition must be identified so we can work with you to meet your needs and make your assignment. Specific written documentation will be requested from you and your physician or diagnostician to support the request; that documentation will be evaluated by the OSD staff and recommendations to the Housing

Office will be made regarding appropriate modifications/assignments required to accommodate your specific needs. The process of review does take some time. The Department of Housing and Residential Life is not able to honor requests for special accommodations without an evaluation from the OSD staff, and you need to complete the Housing Contract and OSD paperwork prior to June 1 for fall or Nov. 1 for spring. WHAT TYPE OF FURNITURE IS PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL? Every room on-campus is provided with a bed (extra long twin 36” X 80” in all buildings except Innovation Village North and South which come with standard full-size beds), desk, desk chair, and dresser in every student room. Indian River Towers, University Village Apartments, and Innovation Village Apartments also have furnishings provided in the common areas.

IS INTERNET PROVIDED? Yes, all residence hall rooms and apartments come with internet service, known as ResNet. ResNet is the high-speed computer network for the FAU residential student community. It is a shared resource, available in all on-campus housing locations. ResNet provides access to the World Wide Web, University e-mail accounts, individual student record information as well as access to all FAU online and distance learning materials and information. The campus network is a shared resource and actual transmission speed from a given workstation will vary depending upon network traffic load. You are provided with your own data port, and in most places within the residence halls, you will be able to access the network wirelessly.

WHERE U GET INFORMED

NEED2KNOW: FAQ continued

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RESIDENCE HALLS 1 & 2

WHERE U LIVE JUPITER

Residence Hall 1 & Residence Hall 2 are suite-style residence halls housing freshman and upperclass students in single rooms.

JUPITER HOUSING FEATURES: • Shared courtyard featuring outdoor seating and a barbecue grill • Located adjacent to the campus recreation field • Located adjacent to campus dining facilities • On-campus 18 hole disk golf course

JUPITER HOUSING AMENITIES:

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• 282 beds, 282 singles • Multi-purpose room with 50-inch plasma TV & Gaming System • Mail delivery • Laundry facilities • Basic cable TV in each room • Wi-Fi access available in public areas

Each student is provided with the following: • Extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress) • Desk • Desk chair • Dresser • All utilities included • Shared bathroom • Programming activities & events • Wired Ethernet port


Miguel Rivera

Suite with 4 single rooms ROOM DIMENSIONS Single (rooms ending in A or D) – 12’x9’ Single (rooms ending in B or C) – 10’6” x 10’6

WHERE U LIVE JUPITER

I was unsure of how I would feel living among strangers and starting over, but within the first few weeks of school, I found myself surrounded by a new family of friends, comprised primarily of other freshmen who were in a similar situation. I have enjoyed every minute of it.”

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WHERE U GET INVOLVED: JUPITER

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MacRSA MacArthur Resident Student Association is an organization made up of students who live in the residence halls on the MacArthur (Jupiter) campus. Any student who lives on campus is a member of MacRSA. ARE YOU A SPIRITED PERSON? DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? MacRSA WANTS YOU! BY BEING INVOLVED YOU CAN:

How can I get involved with MacRSA? • Speak to your RA • Ask questions of any Executive Board Officer

• Help plan events for Jupiter Campus residents

• Call 561-799-8828 for specific information

• Voice your opinion about issues for oncampus students

• Stop by the Housing Office in the lobby of Residence Hall 1

• Meet new people • Get involved with campus life • Help other people to get out of their room and involved on campus


MEAL PROGRAMS

HOURS OF OPERATION (SUBJECT TO CHANGE): • Monday through Friday: Breakfast: 7:30am-10:30am Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm Grill & Salad: 2:30pm-4:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm-7:30pm •

Saturday and Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am-2:30pm Grill & Salad: 2:30pm-4:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Students can: • Order a charbroiled burger • Get a hot sandwich • Have an omelet prepared for them • Munch on home-style baked goods • Chow down on freshly made pasta or pizza • Make your own fresh salad • Try out the vegetarian kiosk Reasonable accommodations will be met if students require assistance meeting nutritional, medical or religious needs. Contact diningservices@fau.edu if accommodations are necessary.

RESIDENCE HALL MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS AND CONTRACT Each meal plan includes a certain number of meals per week. For specific information about each of our meal plans, visit www.dineoncampus.com/faujupiter for more information. Residents living in on-campus housing on the Jupiter campus are required to complete a meal plan contract in addition to their housing contract. Contracts will be signed and completed at check-in.

If you have questions about the meal plan options or other dining questions, contact Business Services at 561-297-2041.

WHERE U EAT: JUPITER

Enjoy meals in the Centre Marketplace North, located next to the residence halls. Centre Marketplace North features restaurant-style concepts where food is prepared right in front of you all day long.

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Department of Housing and Residential Life Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus 5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: 561.799.8828 Fax: 561.799.8826 Email: JupiterHousing@fau.edu www.fau.edu/housing/Jupiter Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ FAU-Jupiter-Housing/212926732062447 Twitter: www.twitter.com/FAUJupHousing

Department of Housing and Residential Life Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 Phone: 561.297.2880 Fax: 561.297.2881 Email: housing@fau.edu www.fau.edu/housing Facebook: www.facebook.com/FauBocaHousing Twitter: www.twitter.com/FAUBocaHousing


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