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Housing Process Overview


The RMS/Mercury Housing Portal login page has recently been updated.  The new link is:

Please reach out to our office if you are having any issues accessing our Housing Portal.

How to Apply for Housing

To apply for main campus housing, follow these steps.

  1. Submit your housing application online. If this is your first time applying, you will also need to pay a $500 housing deposit.  Once we have processed your application, we will contact you regarding next steps.
  2. Scan and email your Immunization records to, or submit them by fax to (954) 262-3812.
  3. All students living on campus are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage and will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance plan. Students’ accounts will be charged upon class registration for each semester. If you are insured under another insurance plan, you must opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan by the given waiver deadline. For more information, visit the NSU Student Insurance page.  

Room Selection Process

After Completion of your Housing Application and $500 deposit

You should immediately receive a confirmation email saying that your application was completed.  If you do not, please call us at 954-262-7052.  Within a few days, you should receive your unique Housing Portal number from the Office of Residential Life and Housing via email. This unique number will allow you to begin your room selection and/or your room preference process.



New Undergraduate Residents: Please check out the "Room Selection" tab on the menu to view the room selection timeline and new changes to the process for the upcoming academic year.



New Winter Residents: Students looking to move into on-campus housing for the Winter 2019 term should check back during Fall 2018 for more information.



New Summer Residents:

Students looking to apply for Summer housing should fill out a Summer housing application by clicking "Apply for Housing" on the menu.  Within a few days, they will receive Housing Portal credentials that will allow them to log in and mark their preferences for summer housing.

Important Student Account Information

Please make sure you satisfy your student account balance and all financial aid requirements. This may include signing a Promissory Note and/or signing up for an NSU payment plan. Schedule an appointment by phone or in-person with an Enrollment and Student Service representative by contacting (954) 262-5200 to ensure you are in good financial standing.

RMS/Mercury Instructions

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