Senior Class Gift: Frequently Asked Questions

All graduating seniors can pick up their FAU Senior Gift cord on the second floor of the Forkas Alumni Center (FA-94). Cord pick up days are November 26th through December 13th from 8:30am – 5pm (Monday – Friday). If you have any questions, please email or call 561-297-1248.

If someone would like to make the donation on your behalf, they are welcome to do so. They can make a donation online by visiting or they can make a check out to FAU Foundation indicating Senior Class Gift for __________ (Student’s Name) on the memo line. All checks can be mailed to: 777 Glades Road, ADM295, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

As a token of our appreciation of your support, all Class Gift donors will receive a Senior Class Gift cord. We estimate the value of this cord to be $3.89. Therefore, we are required to report that your official gift amount is $16.29 to the Senior Class Gift Scholarship.

The Office of Annual Giving within the division of Institutional Advancement is leading the efforts of the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Senior Gift cord. All gifts are being directed to the Senior Class Gift Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support students whose only hurdle to graduating is a financial one. If you or someone you know if interested in applying for the Senior Class Gift Scholarship please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Yes you are welcome to wear additional cords on the day of your graduation. The point of the Senior Gift cord is not to take away from any existing honors, but to symbolize your commitment to supporting your alma mater after having a memorable experience.

If you are graduating in the following semester, you are more than welcome to make your class gift now. However, we recommend that you wait until it gets closer to your graduation, as that way you can receive all your graduation regalia at one time.

If you have any additional questions about the Senior Class Gift or Senior Gift cord, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 561-297-1248.