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School Spirit

FAU School Spirit Montage

FAU FIGHT SONG

We’ll fight fight fight for F A U
There’s foot-ball in pa-ra-dise
We’ll fight fight fight for F A U
We know we’re gonna win
and it’s feelin’ mighty nice
Cheer-ing our foot-ball team
down the field
and wav-ing our colors too
(Hoot! Hoot!)
The Fight-ing Owls are on the
prowl Go F A U!
Words by Dr. Nathan Dean, former dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

FAU CHEERS

RED…BLUE…F-A-U
F-A-U-O-W-L-S
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
GOOO OWLS
O-W-L-S
LET’S GO OWLS

ALMA MATER

With the Gulf Stream breezes blowing
The search for truth goes on.
Seeking, learning, sharing knowledge,
Finding the meaning of the past that is gone.
Where nature beams with pleasant weather
We strive to learn to work together.
Florida Atlantic, we praise and hail thy name.
Words and Music by Clark Bell, retired FAU music professor
Arranged by Ron Gilbert, former FAU student

OWL FINGERS

Owl Fingers are a symbol of spirit at all major sporting events at FAU! Be sure to hold up your Owl Fingers during kickoff at football games and free throws at basketball games.

GO OWLS!

WHAT IS A BURROWING OWL?

A burrowing owl is a small, ground-dwelling owl with a round head and no ear tufts. They have white eyebrows, yellow eyes and long legs. The owl is sandy colored on the head, back and upper parts of the wings. Burrowing owls are easy to see because they are often active in daylight and are bold and approachable. The females are usually darker than the males.

WHY ARE WE THE FIGHTING OWLS?

FAU’s Boca Raton campus was designated as a burrowing owl sanctuary in 1971 by the National Audubon Society. The owls nest here because they are attracted to flat terrain that offers them good visibility from their homes, which are holes in the ground. The feisty bird, traditionally associated with wisdom and determination, serves as the University’s mascot.