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Fort Lauderdale Campus Events

Thursday, August 17, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NS(Y)OU Aerial Photo
Don Taft University Center Pit

Fins Football Pre-Season Kickoff
Ticket Pickup Immediately following NSU Picture

First 500 currently enrolled students with a valid NSU Sharkcard will get one (1) free ticket to the August 17 Pre-Season Dolphins game against the Baltimore Ravens.

7:00 p.m.

Fins Football Pre-Season Game: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens
Hard Rock Stadium

*No Guest Tickets/Transportation available for preseason game. Visit for more information regarding regular season game tickets.

Friday, August 18, 2017

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m

NSU Convocation
Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Convocation is a gathering of the NSU community to celebrate and recognize our incoming undergraduate students as new members of our Shark community and to officially begin the 2017 academic year.

10:00 a.m. – noon

Get the Scoop on NSU Connect!
Don Taft University Center

Join the NSU Alumni Association for a scoop (or 2) of ice cream and see what all the excitement is surrounding NSU Connect. Every student who stops by and registers will be entered into a raffle for round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S.

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Welcome Home BBQ
The Commons Residence Hall, Pagoda

The Office of Residential Life and Housing and the Student Events and Activities Board (SEA Board) will like to invite you to our annual Welcome Home BBQ. Get an opportunity to meet other residential students and various NSU campus resources. Come and enjoy food, games, and music.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Make S'more Friends Movie Night
The Commons Residence Hall, Pagoda

Before you head out and enjoy the town with your friends, come hang out with the Residential Life and Housing Staff for an outdoor movie with s’mores and a great time!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Wellness on Wheels
Various locations across Campus

Our NSU RecWell Healthy Sharks team will be riding around campus in our Wellness on Wheels cart handing out FREE and HEALTHY GIVEAWAYS from noon–1:00 p.m. Follow @NSURecWell on Instagram and view our story to see where there are and get free food, t-shirts, product samples and more. Don’t miss out and follow us NSU RecWell today!

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

NSU Shark Fountain

Come join our annual RecFest event! There will be giveaways, raffles, and activities related to all things recreation and wellness.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Shark Tank
Goodwin Residence Hall Classroom

Are you a freshman or someone new to campus? Then come enjoy dinner with your SEA Board! Learn about the activities and events we do on campus and who we are. We will be having some giveaways as well.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Leadership Panel
Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200

Are you looking to get involved, but don’t know where to start? Come meet some of our involved student leaders and see how they have navigated the Shark waters.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Welcome BBQ
Don Taft University Center, Pit

Come out and meet the NSU Fraternity and Sorority community at the Welcome BBQ hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life. Come enjoy free food, live music and meet new people.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Student Employment Fair
Don Taft University Center, Spine

Looking for an on campus job? The Student Employment Fair is a one day event designed for new and current NSU students who are seeking an on-campus, part-time student employment position. This event offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus departments to talk to and recruit our many talented students for part-time positions within their department.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Calendar Making
Don Taft University Center Pit 

Come out and start your year off right with SEA Board and the Office of Student Success by making your own dry erase calendars!

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Swim Clinic and Key Log Rolling
NSU RecPlex, Leisure Pool

The Aquatics Department is proud to offer both the Swim Clinic and Key Log Rolling—both free and a must try experience. The swim clinic is meant to help improve swimming strokes and/or swim techniques for anyone, no matter your swimming experience. Certified swimming instructors will be there to help demonstrate, critique, and help patrons with any stroke/technique they may have. Key Log Rolling is a fun activity for everyone, plus a great cardio activity in the pool. Whether you are trying to stand and roll on the log in the middle of the pool, or watching your friends as they fall off the log, laughter and fun is ensured with our Key Logs.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

T-Shirt Swap
The Commons Residence Hall, Room 123

Are you looking to find out more about service opportunities in the community? Come hang out with the SLCE staff and students to learn more! Bring an old t-shirt to donate to a local community affiliate in exchange for a new Shark Pride shirt and learn more about where your donation will be going!

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Meet the Fraternities
Don Taft University Center, 2nd Floor Lounge

Come meet and enjoy snacks with the Fraternity men at Nova Southeastern University.

10:00 p.m. – midnight

Whole Foods VIP Tour
Whole Foods Market

Have you ever wanted to have the ultimate Whole Foods VIP Experience? Join us on August 23 and enjoy an exclusive Whole Foods Tour just for NSU students. There will be free samples, giveaways, and much more. Transportation is provided.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

SEA Thursday
Don Taft University Center, Spine 

Come out and learn more about fellow clubs and organizations! Also, get to know some outside vendors as well! Stop by the University Center spine during lunch and have a good time with SEA Board and brighten up your Thursdays along with some free food.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Splashdown Water Balloon Battle
Library Quad

Build a team and play to win a water balloon battle hosted by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

“Welcome & Welcome Back!” Open Mic Night
NSU Flight Deck

The Open Mic Night, which is NSU's newly started monthly tradition, is hosted by NSU's newest organization, Open Expressions! This month's theme is Welcome and Welcome Back for all of our freshman and returning students to get into the Shark Spirit and encourage them to hit the ground running this school year. Come out and support or showcase your own talents. Our Open Mic night is available for any and every student to express themselves whether they are singers, dancers, poets, rappers or any other art form! See you there!

Friday, August 25, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Come experience one of NSU’s biggest traditions showcasing all the NSU and the surrounding community has to offer you. The event will feature free food, giveaways, prizes, music and an organization fair.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Let’s Taco Bout A Party
Taco Beach Shack
334 Arizona St., Hollywood, FL 33019
Join the Health Professions Division SGA Committee for a back to school beach fiesta!

6:00 p.m. Social
7:00 p.m. Salon Concert

Celebration ArtSage presenting Ivann
Don Taft University Center, Performance Theatre

IVANN, Colombian Classical Fusion Pianist/Composer & Danzarra... art in movement!
In the Masterpiece Spotlight... Dr. Bindu Mayi, author

VAS/JKV $25.00 Non-Members $40.00
Free to NSU students, faculty, and staff

Featured Sponsor AXA Advisors, LLC, and LBU Lighting

Monday, August 28, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Discover Scuba Diving
NSU Aquatics Center, Competition Pool

Experience unparalleled adventure and see how thrilling it is to breathe underwater for the first time. Come and see how easy it is to move underwater with scuba equipment. Space is limited so sign up now for ultimate WOW bragging rights.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Prepare for the Road Ahead: Make Your Own Trail Mix
Don Taft University Center, Spine

Starting down the road to a new semester can be filled with new opportunities and challenges. Meet your tutors and SI Leaders, your academic advisors, and staff from Henderson Student Counseling to learn how we can be here to support you. Then, make your own trail mix to fuel your journey.

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Get the Scoop on NSU Connect!
Carl DeSantis Building, Atrium

Join the NSU Alumni Association for a scoop (or 2) of ice cream and see what all the excitement is surrounding NSU Connect! Every student that stops by and registers will be entered into a raffle for round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Self-Care Sundaes
The Commons, Room 123

Build your own ice cream sundaes while learning about self-care.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Brunch Your Way to Success
Goodwin Residence Hall, Classroom

Join your Tutoring Tuesday tutors for our kickoff event! Bring your homework and your study group for the first night of this weekly event. Enjoy chicken and waffles and mockmosas, get to know your tutors, and start the semester off strong.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Wellness on Wheels: College Care Packages
Various locations across Campus

Come take part in our Wellness on Wheels event! Catch us around campus to get your college care packages with lots of FREE goodies! Make sure to follow us on Instagram at NSU_Rec_Well to stay up-to-date!

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Welcome Back Social
NSU Flight Deck

A Welcome Back Social for commuters and others to reconnect with friends and other fellow commuters they didn't get to see over the summer. All are welcomed! Food and drinks will be provided.

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shark Dining Welcome Back Luau
Don Taft University Center, Food Court

Shark Dining will be hosting it's first of many Legacy events where we invite the students to entertain a Luau style Food court in an all you care to eat style set up.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Taste of NSU
Don Taft University Center, Spine

Join SEA Board and come out to learn about different countries and a bit of their history while getting a treat for coming. This event will give you an idea of the many different nationalities that are present on-campus.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Leadership Challenge
Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200

So you think you’re a leader? Come try your skills at some of our leadership activities and see if you have what it takes.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Karaoke Night
NSU Flight Deck

Join SEA Board for a karaoke night! This is a chance to meet new people and have some fun while singing. If you can’t sing, that’s ok. Just come out and say hey! This is a lighthearted way of making new friends and getting rid of that beginning of the year anxiety.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Treat Yourself Thursday!
The Commons Residence Hall, Room 113

Join your Tutoring Thursday tutors for our kickoff event! Bring your homework and your study group for the first night of this weekly event. Treat yourself to a smoothie, get to know your tutors, and start the semester off strong.

Friday, September 1, 2017

7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

NSU Library Quad

Have fun getting splashed with paint and drenched with water while dancing the night away with a live DJ.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Lenior Rhyne
Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Come out and cheer on your NSU Women's Volleyball team as they take on Lenoir Rhyne at 2:00 p.m. in the Rick Case Arena.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Tusculum
Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Come out and cheer on your NSU Women's Volleyball team as they take on Tusculum College at 7:00 p.m. in the Rick Case Arena.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. – noon

Women’s Soccer vs. Felician
NSU Soccer Complex

Come out and cheer on your NSU Women's Soccer team as they take on Felician College at 10 a.m. at the NSU Soccer Complex, located right behind Commons and Leo Goodwin Residence Halls.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Labor Day Pool Party
NSU RecPlex, Leisure Pool

Do you have anything fun planned for Labor Day? Come join SEA Board and enjoy some splashing in the Recplex Pool! Free food, music, games, and more! Great way to cool off on Labor Day and enjoy the day off.

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