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Welcome to On-Campus Living!

NSU Residential Life and Housing is committed to fostering student success and a university community. You have made the right decision to inquire about living on campus at Nova Southeastern University: Home of the Sharks! You are perhaps considering your options when it comes to choosing a college, but most importantly, you are probably wondering why you should live on campus.

Undergraduate housing for both new and returning NSU students is currently full and all housing contracts are not being accepted. We encourage all NSU Sharks to visit our Off Campus Housing resources and our NSU Realtor, Jill Sivert to identify alternative housing plans this academic year. 

Please note that any undergraduate student assigned during the academic year, must wait until they are approved by Enrollment Student Services (ESS) to check into their fall 2021 assignment. A check in email will has been sent to students who are assigned, detailing check in instructions after they have been cleared by ESS.

Residential Life and Housing Guides

Hello Shark Resident!

I hope that you are remaining safe and healthy during this time.

These are challenging and uncertain times and we respect how important it is for you and your family to make the best decisions about your education and living plans for the upcoming 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Office of Residential Life and Housing is excited to welcome you back to housing and eager to help you continue your academic journey. As such, we want to maintain our transparency and responsibility in bringing relevant policies and arrangements to your attention this Winter 2021 semester, so you can make the best choices for your return to campus this fall.

As you all may know, NSU continues to experience historic growth even during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.

Many of you are excited for this year’s housing selection process, inclusive of housing rates and the options that will be available for you to select. In recent meetings with our Executive Leadership, President Hanbury has made clear our commitment to ensuring first year and sophomore students are able to reside on our main NSU campus. Conversely, given the success of our partnership with University Pointe, we are continuing our relationship this fall, providing this exclusive opportunity for our returning juniors and seniors to reside within this community. 

Housing Contracts for 2021-2022 Academic Year will be available on this Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 9am EST on our website’s Housing Contract Page. Summer 2021 housing contracts will also be available on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 9am EST.

NSU is currently finalizing the locations of all the UPointe spaces we will have available. We will be offering Juniors and Seniors who have 4+ terms lived on the opportunity to complete the UPointe Preference Form via the student housing portal, which will be available starting on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 9am. This form is where Juniors and Seniors who have 4+ terms lived on will be able to tell us their top 3 UPointe apartment preferences and with whom they wish to be assigned with at UPointe. The UPointe Preference Form will go live and be accessible only to Juniors and Seniors who have 4+ terms lived on and who submitted their 2021-2022 Undergraduate Housing Contract by the April 1st deadline. This preference form will be due by Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 9am. Once the University has finalized all UPointe spaces, we will notify all students who submitted the UPointe Preference Form about when they can expect to be assigned to UPointe for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Please take some time to review our returning resident page, to familiarize yourself with your housing self-selection process. As we await final approval, please review our anticipated 2021-2022 room rates page to see what types of rooms we will have available next year and their costs. Similar to last year, you will be able to self-select your room and roommates if you submit your housing contact by the returning resident deadline of April 1st, 2021 at 5pm EST. Also, similar to last year’s process, students with the most semester (terms) lived on campus, will able to self-select their rooms, before students with the least amount of terms lived on. Please see the attached flyer for the full 2021-2022 Returning Student Self-Selection process details.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Residential Life and Housing via email at or by phone at (954)-262-7052.


Housing Options

Check-In and Check-Out Dates

Fall 2021

All Residential Students Monday, August 16 - Saturday, August 21* 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM*

In the Fall semester, we use a staggered check-in schedule to alleviate crowding and to promote physical distancing.

Assigned check-in times will be emailed to residents no later than 5PM on Friday, June 25, 2021 after all room selection processes are finalized. Please note that you will only be allowed to check-in during your specific day and time that we have emailed you. If you arrive before your designated check-in time, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle so we ask that you wait on this email to make your travel arrangements accordingly.

Daily, there will be no check-ins between the hours of 12PM and 1PM.

Here are some tips/things to note while beginning to plan your move:

  • Do not plan your travel until you have received your assigned check-in day and time.
  • Each resident can bring no more than 2 adults to help with the move-in process. 
  • Guests will need to depart the building by 9PM EST each day.  
  • Bring your own dolly/hand truck to assist with your move-in.  
  • Bring water and prepare accordingly for hot or rainy weather conditions.
  • There will be limited times to unload vehicles in designated unloading zones (maximum 30 minutes)  
  • Face coverings must be worn in all University common spaces and outside of student rooms. 


For general frequently asked questions regarding Residential Life and Housing at NSU, please visit our FAQs page here.

Winter 2021

All Undergraduate Residential Students Sunday, April 25th, 2021* No Later Than 5:00 p.m.
Graduating Undergraduate Seniors Tuesday, May 18, 2021 No Later Than 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Checkout Note:

Please ensure you checkout 24 hours after your last final for Winter 2021. The checkout date of April 25th, 2021 is 24 hours after the last scheduled, undergraduate final. If accommodations are needed until Sunday, May 2, 2021 please inform your Area Coordinator not later than 5PM on Thursday, April 1, 2021.* The May 2nd checkout date  is only for students who have been approved by their Area Coordinator and is the latest a student can checkout of their Winter 2021 assignment.

Summer 2021

All Graduate Residential Students Saturday, July 31st, 2021 12:00 p.m.
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