The Commons Residence Hall

Housing Process Overview

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 completed, we will contact you regarding your application status.
  2. Scan and email your Immunization records to reslife@nova.edu, or submit them by fax to (954) 262-3812.
  3. Enroll in student health insurance or submit your health insurance waiver online. Please note the different waiver deadlines for different academic programs.

5 steps to apply

Room and Roommate 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 Residential Management System (RMS) 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.

Fall

New Graduate Residents: If you have roommate preferences, you should submit them via the RMS/Mercury student portal BY April 1, 2017. Please be aware that roommate requests will only be honored if both people request each other.  Room assignments are available online by using your RMS username and password on July 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

New Undergraduate Residents: Any roommate requests will need to be submitted via the RMS/Mercury student portal BY May 1, 2017. Please note that the office of Residential Life and Housing will try to pair students with their preferred roommate; however, this is not guaranteed due to contract submission and room availability. Undergraduate students may be placed in a single, double, triple, or quad room in any of the undergraduate halls depending on space availability and the order we receive contracts. Room assignment will be available online by using your RMS username and password on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Winter

New Winter Residents: New winter residents have until November 15 to request a roommate via email to housing@nova.edu and select a room preference. Room assignments are available online by using your RMS username and password on December 2.

Summer

New Summer Residents:

Begin your room selection and/or your room preference process now.

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