Elective: A class that a student chooses to take that is not required.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid; must be completed to receive any financial aid.
Farquhar (see Founders and Vettel, also): Apartment style residence hall; reserved for upperclassmen with a minimum of 60 credit hours.
FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act; in accordance with FERPA, NSU ensures the confidentiality of student records. Students must provide written consent to release their information to another individual; including parents, guardians, and family members.
Flight Deck: A popular place on campus for students to meet, greet, and grab a snack.
OL (Orientation Leader) : A student leader and your student's first connection at NSU. For all students who come through a Shark Frenzy orientation program, their OL remains a vital resource for them throughout the year.
One Stop Shop: Located in the Horvitz Administration Building, the One Stop Shop is a place for students to request transcripts from the Registrar, pay their account balance with the Bursar, and pick up their parking decal, among other services.
RecPlex : Located in the Don Taft University Center, the RecPlex offers exercise equipment, group exercise classes, and an indoor two-story rock climbing wall, just to name a few amenities.
Registration: Enrollment in classes through WebStar
RSA (Residential Student Association): The governing board for residential students. The RSA plans large-scale programming throughout the year and is always looking for new members!
Rolling Hills: Studio apartment style residence hall; reserved for graduate students.
Scholarship: Financial assistance based on merit that does not require repayment.
Senior: An undergraduate student who has completed 90 or more hours or college credit.
Sharkapalooza: A welcome back celebration for students, filled with food, entertainment, and the opportunity to meet dozens of student clubs and organizations.
Shark Card: All students, faculty, and staff are required to carry the NSU Card for identification purposes. Your student's NSU ID card allows them access to all campus events, parking facilities, as well as their meal plan.
Shark Cup Challenge: As part of the Shark Frenzy orientation program, the action-packed Shark Cup Challenge affords bragging rights to incoming freshman based on their skills in a variety of team-orientated tasks.
Shark FINS: A weekly online newsletter to let students know about NSU events.
Shark Fountain: A major campus landmark; our 17-foot tall mako shark sculpture sits in a 10-foot high fountain in front of the Don Taft University Center. No visit to NSU's campus is complete without a picture in front of the Shark Fountain.
SharkLink : A web portal that allows a student to access their NSU email, account information, and grades all in one place.
Shark Tank: A nickname for The Arena at the Don Taft University Center, home to several Shark athletic teams.
Sophomore: A student who has completed 30 to 59 college credit hours.
STUEYS : The Student Life Achievement Awards. Held in the Spring, the STUEYS honor students, faculty, staff, corporate partners and alumni who have contributed to building a greater sense of community and campus life, and exemplify scholarship, leadership, involvement, service, commitment, integrity and inclusion.
SUTV : Sharks United Television (Channel 96 on-campus); promotes campus events and acts as a movie channel to students living on campus.
Tuition : Cost of courses, not including certain fees.