The majority of incoming first-year students will end up living in a triple room in Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall. Incoming students in the Razor's Edge programs will live in The Commons, 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 6, 2018) will reside in The Commons.
Undergraduate students who will have 49 or more credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 6, 2018) will have the opportunity to live in the FFV/CLC apartments for the 2018–2019 academic year. With limited availability in the FFV/CLC apartments, housing is not 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. Housing is not required or guaranteed for students who are 25 years of age or older.
Graduate students may live in Rolling Hills Building A and C.
All current FFV and CLC residents can choose to retain their current room assignment via RMS/Mercury during the room retention process. You must submit a Housing Contract by the posted deadline. Current Commons and Goodwin residents who will have 0–48 credit hours at the end of the Winter term (May 6, 2018) will select a space on designated floors within the Commons Residence Hall. This may or may not include your current room assignment.
Current Rolling Hills A and C residents can choose to retain their current room assignment via RMS/Mercury during the room retention process. You must submit a Housing Contract by the posted deadline.
If you would like to select a different room, you will be able to do so during the room selection process that will take place after the room retention process. Please note that, if you choose to retain your current room, you will not be able to participate in the subsequent room selection process.
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 during the room selection process. You must submit a housing contract by the posted deadline. 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 during the room selection process. You must submit a housing contract by the posted deadline.
With the large number of residents we need to accommodate, 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 the priority housing application deadline.
Everyone requesting the suite must have a contract on file for the 2018–2019 academic year. Requests will only be granted if you have 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.
You will not need to resubmit a $500 deposit each year, as we hold onto your original deposit until you choose to leave housing altogether. When you submit a new contract, our system will see that you have a deposit on file and should not ask you to submit another one.
However, if you canceled a previous housing contract for any reason and already had your housing deposit released back to your student account, you will be asked by our office to resubmit the deposit.
If your friend has 49 or more credits and submits their contract on time, they will have the ability to select a room with you. However, rooms are selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so there are no guarantees.
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 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. Razor's Edge students will have their own room selection processes in RMS/Mercury separate from other students, but will need to participate in those processes if they wish to select a room for themselves. Otherwise, our office will make assignments based on contract order.
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Undergraduate students wishing to reside on campus for Summer 2018 semester must complete a separate Summer 2018 housing contract. The Office of Residential Life and Housing will then assign you to a space in the apartment area(s) designated for summer housing. Students living on campus during the summer are expected to be available to move from their Winter semester assignment to their summer assignment during the first few weeks of the summer housing term, and from their summer assignment to their Fall semester assignment during the weeks following the conclusion of the summer housing term. Students who are not available during these times may face additional charges to have their items moved/removed.
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 one-bedroom apartments in FFV and CLC and there are a total of 182 two-bedroom apartments in FFV and CLC. A number of the bedrooms in these apartments have been reconfigured to be able to house an additional person, turning some of the apartments into single-doubles, triples, and quads. 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.
For the 2017-2018 year, 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 from year to 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.