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Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program

Campus Life

Campus life among FAU students is always fun and exciting. Opportunities to attend concerts, socials, and educational lectures are constantly available to students on the FAU campus.

Leadership Opportunities

FAU encourages their students to develop leadership skills through leading student organizations, joining Student Government, or getting involved in one of the many L.E.A.D. initiatives, which provides training, conferences and events to help foster strong leadership and community building.

Recreation and exercise options

FAU's Fitness & Recreation Center has all the resources to fulfill any fitness regime. The center includes 3 full sized basketball courts, cardio and free-weights fitness floor, yoga and pilates studio, outdoor leisure and lap pool plus track and field facilities. Students who want some more organized fitness can join in on one of the many fitness classes or take part in an intramural sport.

Student clubs

Florida Atlantic University has over 300 student clubs and organizations. There are clubs for every interest. Some popular clubs are the Pulse Dance Troupe, Surf Club, Asian Student Union, Muslim Student Association and Table Tennis Club. With 300 clubs to choose from, you're certain to find one or two that you'll enjoy.

Student Union

The FAU Student Union is the center of community on campus. It's the home of many student clubs, organizations and services. During the day, it's a great place to meet up with friends, study or join in on the free events hosted in the Union. Students also enjoy coming to the Student Union for concerts, comedy shows, speakers and plays.

Let's to the Movies

FAU's Living Room Theaters is a private theater where students can enjoy the latest blockbuster-right on campus! Students get discounted tickets, which makes it the perfect little study break.

City Life

Boca Raton is a small coastal city, with a population around 90,000. The city is only 30 minutes from West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, and 50 minutes from the metropolitan city of Miami. Residents enjoy taking advantage of the warm beaches as well as the shopping, restaurants and cultural events that happen throughout the year.


Tri-Rail train service is a fast, affordable way for students to visit Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Students get a 50% discount on tickets so monthly passes are only $50 and round trip tickets are as low as $6.90. Tri-Rail also offers free shuttle services between the train station and FAU.