College of Medicine / Students / M1 Orientation / Before You Arrive

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828


Before You Arrive

FAU medical students taking group selfie in front of the Schmidt College of Medicine building in Boca Raton, FL

Please review the Orientation links on this page, including the most recent schedule for the week. It is your responsibility to use the provided Orientation Checklist to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and all deadlines are met. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and additions prior to Orientation Week. The Office of Student Affairs will be e-mailing you to let you know of any special additions to the page that may require your immediate attention.

Click on each topic for more information:

Before you arrive on campus for Orientation, you are required to complete certain compliance requirements. It is very important that all requirements are submitted by the listed deadlines. If the compliance requirements listed in your Orientation checklist are incomplete by the due date listed, a hold will be placed on your registration, you will not be able to attend classes or clinical activities, and financial aid disbursements will be delayed until you have met all compliance requirements. We have contracted with a third party, Complio, where you will be able to access all of your Year 1 compliance documents. You will be receiving an email from the Office of Student Affairs, during the second week of May with the instructions about how to access these documents in Complio.

  • Friday, June 1, 2022 – Residency Forms due
  • Monday, June 17, 2022 – White Coat Order Forms due
  • Friday, July 1, 2022 – Pre-orientation compliance requirements due
  • Friday, July 8, 2022 – Final Official Transcripts due
  • Friday, July 8, 2022 – Complete VARK Inventory Survey
  • Friday, July 15, 2022 – Accept your financial aid award package before this date
  • Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 – M1 Orientation Week
  • Friday, August 5, 2022 – White Coat Ceremony
White coats hung on three mobile coat racksIn the afternoon of August 5th, the final day of Orientation, you will be formally welcomed into the practice of medicine at the White Coat Ceremony. More information will be coming, stay tuned!

You are required to submit an official final transcript from every college attended in the US or Canada. All transcripts are to be directed to the College of Medicine Admissions Office. These transcripts are required to complete your official student record at matriculation.

Most transcripts can be ordered from your school online. Please request them now, don't delay! All transcripts must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than June 17, 2022.

Failure to meet this deadline may result in delayed matriculation.

Please send transcripts to: FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Admissions Office, 777 Glades Road, ME-104, Office #235, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Office of Medical Student Financial Aid

Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with any questions or concerns you may have at

During Orientation Week you will meet your assigned Academic Society Coaches (ASCs) along with the students in your group. To help the ASCs get to know you, we ask that you submit a short biosketch – click here to see sample. This information is not used for assignment purposes or to match student interests within groups. Assignments are done randomly. 

Please answer the following questionnaire below and email it to with the subject "Biosketch". Please also attach a recent photo.


I was born in:

My undergraduate college(s) was (were):

My college major(s) was (were):

Other things I'd like you to know about me:

(provide a few key things you'd want someone to know the first time he or she meets you – such as hobbies, pets, family, previous careers, athletics, other special interests. It can be as written as sentences (like the example) or phrases. We will not edit what you write!)

  • How do I learn best?
Students who require accommodations from Student Accessibility Services must first submit an application for support services to Florida Atlantic University and be accepted. Please follow the steps provided by Student Accessibility Services to ensure your application is approved on-time and your appropriate accommodations are determined.
To open your MyFAU account, follow the instructions below.
For students who have never activated their FAU account:
  • 1. Go to the FAUNet ID Lookup Tool at:
  • 2. Enter your Social Security Number (or your FAU-assigned Z number if you have one) and click "submit".
  • 3. Record your FAUNet ID and Z number (Your Z number is generated by the University and is your student ID number). If you are able to receive this information, please go to Step 5.
  • 4. If you are unable to receive your Z number from the link above, please go directly to:
    • 4a. Select ‘Forgot Your FAUNet ID’ and proceed by entering your first name, last name and D.O.B
    • 4b. Your FAUNet ID will be seen and there will be a link below your FAUNet ID that asks you to proceed and register your account. You will then be able to activate your account. After this is completed, go to Step 6.
  • 5. Please go to and select ‘Activate Your FAUNet ID’ and follow the steps provided. After your account is activated, go to Step 6.
  • 6. Then login to

Spend some time becoming familiar with the various tabs and features and update your account with your current contact information. If you need help, contact the MyFAU helpdesk at or call 561-297-3999. You can also contact the helpdesk at their toll-free number 866-885-8325.

Last Modified 6/17/22