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Events and Traditions

Fins up! It’s time to celebrate Nova Southeastern University and take part in all there is to do here on campus and in the community. NSU’s annual events and celebrations have carried on year after year thanks to engaged and energetic Sharks just like you. 

Below is our calendar and some of the events happening throughout the year where you can show off your NSU pride:

Engagement Calendar

Unsure what’s going on and what to do? Check out our engagement calendar! It maps out everything going on each and every day! Be sure to check back often- the calendar is updated on a regular basis and new things are constantly added.

Waves of Welcome (WOW)

Waves of Welcome (WOW) offers a kickoff week of exciting programs and activities so you can find your thing and discover how you can get involved. Discover programs, services and opportunities that are sure to make your NSU experience enriching, vibrant and authentically yours.

All Fins In

Dive into the heart of community impact in South Florida with All FINS In – a dynamic collaboration between the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement! Our mission? To make waves of positive change throughout South Florida by diving deep into meaningful philanthropic endeavors.


Did someone say cotton candy? NSU’s CommunityFest is an annual festival that celebrates the connection NSU students, employees, and their families with community businesses and organizations in a fun, carnival atmosphere.


It doesn't matter if you're a current student, alumni, NSU family member or friend, Homecoming is for the entire Shark community and is always an uplifting and fun celebration. The weeklong festivities include our pep rally, the annual “Anything That Floats” Raft Races, Homecoming Bash, and many more events. At the end of it all, we select and crown the year’s NSU’s Homecoming king and queen!

For Seniors Only

"For Seniors Only" takes place each spring and is filled with numerous events celebrating NSU’s graduating class. For Seniors Only honors all graduating seniors and gives the campus community an opportunity to celebrate, recognize, and share best wishes before commencement festivities begin and our seniors transition from students to alumni.


Sharkapalooza is one of the great traditions at NSU! And it’s the highlight of the University's Waves of Welcome (WOW) week. Sharkapalooza is where it’s at and is sure to be a memorable, welcoming event for all. Sharkapalooza features a student organization fair, performances, amazing prizes, activity booths, and tons of free food!

S.O.S. - Sharks on the Scene and eSharks

S.O.S.- Sharks on the Scene gives students access to exclusive discounted tickets to some of the largest events South Florida has to offer! eSharks is the virtual version of S.O.S. and provides students access to additional fun, unique, and free events.

Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEYs)

The Student Life Achievement Awards, known as the "STUEYS" is an annual celebration of NSU's best in student scholarship, leadership, involvement, service, commitment, integrity, and inclusion. It’s a celebratory event where hundreds of activities designed to enrich the overall NSU student experience and community come together to recognize our fantastic Shark students.

Contact Us

Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center, Suite 1235
3300 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004
Phone: (954) 262-7288

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