The majority of incoming first-year students will end up living in either a double or triple room in Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall. Some first-year students may reside in The Commons Residence Hall based on availability, but most incoming first-year students should expect to live in Leo Goodwin.
All current undergraduate residents who will have 0–48 credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 7, 2017) will reside in The Commons.
Undergraduate students who will have 49 or more credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 7, 2017) will have the opportunity to live in the FFV/CLC apartments for the 2017–2018 academic year. With limited availability in the FFV/CLC apartments, and the University expecting a large incoming freshman class that is required to live on-campus, housing will not be guaranteed for students with 49 or more credit hours.
Undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older may live in the upper class or graduate apartments, depending on availability.
Graduate students may live in Rolling Hills Building A or Rolling Hills Building C.
All current FFV and CLC residents can keep their current room assignment via RMS/Mercury from April 17 to April 18. You must submit a 2017–2018 Housing Contract by 3:00 p.m. on April 13. Current Commons and Goodwin residents who will have 0–48 credit hours at the end of the Winter term (May 7, 2017) will select a space on designated floors within the Commons Residence Hall. This may or may not include your current room assignment.
All current Rolling Hills residents can keep their current room assignment via RMS/Mercury from April 21 to April 24. You must submit a 2017–2018 Housing Contract by 3:00 p.m. on April 23.
If you would like to select a different room, the Office of Residential Life and Housing will assign you to a new space based on the date you completed your contract. Please note, however, if you choose to be assigned to a new space, you will be lumped into the general “49+ credit hour” category and will be assigned based on date of contract completion along with the general population. We strongly recommend you utilize the retention option if you want priority.
If you currently reside in Goodwin or the Commons and will have 0–48 credit hours by the end of the Winter semester, you will have the option to choose a room in the Commons via RMS/Mercury from April 19 to April 20. You must submit a housing contract by 3:00 p.m. on April 13. We encourage you to complete your contract in a timely manner so you can choose your own room.
If you would like to select a room in Rolling Hills that is different from your current room, you will have the option to choose a new room via RMS/Mercury from April 25 to April 26. You must submit a housing contract by 3:00 p.m. on April 23.
With the expectation of a large incoming freshman class that are required to live on-campus, Greek assignments will be done on a request-only basis and will be available only to active members of social and multi-cultural Greek-letter organization with 0–48 credit hours. In order to reserve a space, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Greek housing requests must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Everyone requesting the suite must have a contract on file for the 2017–2018 academic year. Requests will only be granted if you have 4 persons willing to occupy a 4 bedroom suite, or 5 persons willing to occupy a 5 bedroom suite, 2 of which will be sharing a double. If you are not able to fill a complete suite, we recommend that you participate in the room selection process and choose your own room.
The majority of students will be able to request a roommate using our RMS/Mercury student housing portal that is typically made available to you a few days after you submit your housing contract. Students retaining their rooms in either the upper class apartments who wish to request roommates to replace those moving out should do so by sending an email to email@example.com. Please keep in mind that roommate requests are accommodated when possible, but are not guaranteed.
Current graduate residents who are retaining their rooms and wish to request a new roommate for the upcoming year should do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make assignments in the upper class apartments based on the order we receive applications. If your friend has 49 or more credits and submits their contract early enough to receive a room in the apartments, we may take your request into consideration. Specialized requests like these may be made via email to email@example.com.
The above also applies to graduate students, albeit without the credit requirement.
All our housing assignments are decided on a first-come, first-served basis. For incoming students new to NSU or for returning students with 49 or more credits, this means that the earlier you apply for housing, the more likely you are to receive your room preference. However, we cannot ever guarantee that a student will receive their preferred room type.
For returning students participating in the room self-selection process, you may select a single room for yourself if there are any available at the time you try to select your room. If there are no more singles during this process, it means we do not have any available.
Every single student who wishes to live on campus needs to submit a housing contract, Razor’s Edge included. However, if you are in Razor’s Edge, you will not participate in the regular room selection or retention process. The director of your particular program will be emailing you with more information about the Razor’s Edge process. Please keep an eye out for that email and follow their directions.
Please follow the link below for information about room costs:
The proposed housing rates for the 2017–2018 academic year are pending final approval and are subject to change. By submitting your housing contract you are agreeing that you understand that housing rates may increase. Students are urged to carefully consider this condition prior to submitting this contract.
Undergraduate students wishing to reside on campus for Summer 2017 semester must complete a separate Summer 2017 housing contract. The Office of Residential Life and Housing will then assign you to a space in Founders, Farquhar, Vettel, or CLC. Students currently residing in Goodwin and Commons will be moved to FFV/CLC during the summer. The Summer 2017 contract will also be available on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12 p.m. (noon). Please submit your summer room preferences via RMS/Mercury by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 7.
Graduate housing does not have stand–alone summer contracts. All summer terms are connected to a corresponding academic year contract.
There are a total of 78 Singles in FFV and CLC and there are a total of 182 Double rooms in FFV and CLC. Remember – all students with 49 or more credit hours qualify to live in the apartments, so it is important to complete your contract in a timely manner.
Based on 2016–2017 prices, residents in Leo Goodwin and The Commons will have a $1,495 mandatory meal plan per semester. Residents in FFV/CLC will have a mandatory $205 meal plan per semester. Please keep in mind that Dining Services and meal plans are managed by Nova Southeastern University Business Services, and that these rates are subject to change for the 2017–2018 year. To learn more about changes in meal plans please contact Business Services at (954) 262–8830.
Residents of Rolling Hills are not required to have a meal plan.
A student’s mandatory declining-balance plan rolls over from the fall semester to the winter semester, but expires at the end of the winter semester. There are no mandatory meal plans required or provided during the summer term. If a student has an optional declining–balance plan, those funds are accessible by the student for seven years, and may be used year-round. However, optional declining–balance plans are non–refundable. Mandatory meal plans for the 2016–2017 academic year will expire on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:59 p.m..
In our upper-class apartments (FFV, CLC) and our graduate apartments (Rolling Hills), students are provided with a full-sized refrigerator and a stove/oven. The rooms and suites in Leo Goodwin and The Commons do not come with any kitchen appliances. Students may bring microwaves up to 900 watts, mini-fridges up to 4.0 cubic feet, and any other appliance that does not have an external heating system. This means something like a Keurig is allowed, but something like a hot plate is prohibited.
Nova Southeastern University has a residency requirement for all undergraduate day-time students entering an academic year with fewer than 49 credit hours, except for in the following cases:
At this point in time, we do not have any kind of family housing and do not allow children to live on campus.
Unfortunately, no. We require students to be registered for classes for all terms during which they are living on campus. The only exception we make is for undergraduate students living on campus during the summer. If you find yourself in this situation, please reach out to us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These questions all have different answers depending on the year and depending on each individual situation. We have a number of camps and conferences on campus each summer, and many of our summer move–over dates are dependent on the dates and locations of these groups. Additionally, our summer housing is located in our upper class apartments, many of which will not become fully available until after graduation.
In general, move-over into summer housing occurs within the first week of the summer housing term and move-over from summer housing into fall housing occurs either toward the end of the summer housing term or shortly after. If you currently live on campus, will live on campus during the summer, and will live on campus in the fall, you will never be completely without housing. We try to communicate specific move-in and move-out details at the beginning of the summer.
Unfortunately, if a student is not registered for classes, they will not be able to reside in on-campus housing. If a student is only registered for courses for the first eight weeks of a semester, they will not be able to live on campus for the second eight weeks unless they register for more classes. The same applies to students who are only registered for the second eight weeks of classes within a semester.
The only exception to this rule is undergraduate housing for the summer term. An undergraduate student may live on campus during the summer without being registered for summer courses, provided they are registered for courses the following fall semester.