Getting Started

Parking Decal

Each year you need to get a parking decal from the Traffic and Parking department. You have already paid for this decal when you registered. To get your parking decal, logon to your parking and transportation account through MyFAU.

Note: You can only get a student decal on line the first month of each semester; after that time period, you must go to the Traffic and Parking office to obtain your decal.

For more information, call 561-297-2771.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My classes are on the weekend, do I have to get a decal?
A: Yes, the traffic and parking enforcement will write you a ticket if you do not have one in your vehicle.

Owl Card

Every student must get an Owl Card. You may need your OWL card to obtain entrance to the College or Nursing for weekend classes.

The Owl Card is your:

  1. Library Card
  2. Meal Plan Card
  3. Discount Card
  4. Copy Card
  5. Debit Card (if you have BB & T)
  6. Identification Card

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Is there a fee for this card?
    A: Yes, it is included in the cost of your first semester’s tuition.
  • Q: There is not an expiration date, when does it expire? A: Your card is good for 5 years from the date of issue.
  • Q: I lost my card, can I get another one?
    A: Yes, there is a $10 replacement card fee.
  • Q: How do I put money on my card for copies?
    A: There are Cash to Card machines located through out campus.
  • Q: How can I use my card as a debit card?
    A: You must first open a BB & T Checking account (it’s free) then take your card to the bank, and they will code it for debit use.
  • Q: What identification do I need to obtain an Owl Card?
    A: You will need an official, government issued, picture ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID), a current tuition payment receipt, or proof of financial aid (scholarship or loan award letter).

FAU Student E-Mail

As FAU increasingly uses e-mail to correspond with its students, it becomes more important to have accurate and reliable e-mail addresses for them. When contacting students via e-mail, the University will use only the student's FAU e-mail address. This will ensure that e-mail messages from FAU administration and faculty can be sent to all students via a valid address. E-mail accounts are provided automatically for all students from the point of application to the University. The account will be disabled one semester post-graduation or after three consecutive semesters not registered for a course.

To find out what your username is, also known as FAUNetID, from FAU’s homepage, go to the CURRENT STUDENTS tab and then click on “MyFAU login.” Then select “Lookup Username/FAU Net ID.” This will take you to a secure site where you can enter your Social Security number and your PIN. Your PIN, unless you've changed it, is 2 zeros followed by the 2-digit day and 2-digit year of your birth (if your birthday were August 4, 1987 your PIN would be 000487). Once you've entered your SSN and PIN, the system provides you with your username. Your initial password will be the same as the PIN you had entered.

You cannot forward your FAU e-mail messages to another e-mail address for security purposes. You must use MyFAU to read messages. Accounts not used for 60 days are automatically disabled (not removed) for security purposes. If your account is disabled, contact the IRM Helpdesk at 7-3999 to re-activate your account.

The FAUNetID is used for various computing services offered by FAU: MyFAU (e-mail, calendar, announcements, etc.), Blackboard, computer lab access, file storage (also known as Active Directory/ANDI). For more information on these services, visit the FAUNetID/Accounts page and click on FAQ/Help. The MyFAU site also includes an interactive demo of MyFAU features.