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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.

We are currently accepting undergraduate and graudate housing contracts for the 2020-2021 academic year. Any non-freshmen undergraduate student assigned during the academic year, must wait until they are approved by Enrollment Student Services (ESS) to check into their fall assignment. A check in email will be sent to students who are assigned during the 2020-2021 year, detailing their chekc in instructions after they have been cleared by ESS.

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July 28th, 2020

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) continues to plan at an unprecedented level during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase our efforts to maximize student health and safety while promptly responding to the most current pandemic conditions.  Recently, NSU provided residential students with the "COVID-19 residential student testing policy," providing campus-based testing for those students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within an accelerated timeframe for results.

Many students and families have expressed concerns for the health and safety of students with multiple occupancy room assignments. Moving forward, in support of your concerns, NSU has determined that all on-campus residential housing assignments for Fall 2020 will be "single occupancy only.”  This means that each student will live in a unit that provides for a single bedroom (although there may be shared common space such as a suite in The Commons or a 4-bedroom apartment in Mako).

The university believes that this significant move will maximize student health and safety, which is our primary concern.

Students affected by this decision have current housing assignments in Goodwin, Founders, Farquhar, Vettel, Cultural Living Center, and The Commons Halls.  Mako Hall and Rolling Hills, due to their "one student / one bedroom" configuration, will not be affected.  The Office of Residential Life and Housing will notify affected students of their new room assignment on Monday, August 3, by 5:00 p.m.  Standard housing rates in the aforementioned affected halls have been amended for the fall 2020 semester to align with the special uniform “single bedroom-only” configuration.  Accordingly, students currently placed in singles in the affected halls will experience a rate decrease, and students currently placed in multiple occupancy bedrooms will experience a rate increase but will enjoy a single at a lower cost than the standard rate.  The attached chart contains the updated housing rates as well as options for room assignments. The university understands that this is an unexpected change and will provide those students that experience a rate increase with an extension until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to cancel their contract with no penalty.    

All affected students choosing to remain in housing will enjoy significantly more square footage and privacy at a reduced rate from current single rates in those respective buildings.  

The university recognizes that this decision, while necessary to maximize student health and safety, may result in an increased financial burden for some of its students. To assist those students financially affected by a housing rate increase, NSU will provide the affected student with the option to complete a single occupancy promissory note for the difference between the original multiple occupancy bedroom rate and the revised single room rate.  Students completing a promissory note may make payment at any time earlier, but payment will not be required until graduation to provide maximum time allowable for repayment as a result of this unexpected change.  Please note, the promissory note would need to be fully satisfied prior to the student receiving his or her NSU academic credentials.   Students may also wish to speak with a financial aid counselor to explore possible financing options, discuss establishing an NSU payment plan, or to complete the single occupancy promissory note.  Financial aid counselors can be reached via email at finaid@nova.edu or by telephone at (954) 262-7278.  

It is important to note that EVERYTHING shared above is ONLY for the Fall 2020 semester.  NSU recognizes that we are in a difficult 'season.'  Yet, it is ONLY a season.  With the anticipated good fortune of medical advances, NSU is hopeful that Winter 2021 will provide a "return to normalcy" for NSU Sharks.  Toward this end, it is possible if not likely that students will gain new roommates, especially for those residential students who have decided to 'stay home' for this semester due to NSU's "blend/flex" model.  Perhaps, your new roommate for Winter 2021 will be your new friend you discovered as your next-door neighbor for fall of 2020.

Student-centered is the first Core Value of NSU.  The decisions outlined above were made with that core value in mind.

Please contact University Housing at (954) 262-7052 should you have further questions.

We look forward to hosting you on campus for Fall 2020 as we "turn the tide" on COVID-19.

Thank you. 

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July 9th, 2020

NSU’s Office of Residence Life and Housing continues to plan for your return to the NSU campus for fall semester/term and is finalizing our preparations for additional safety measures to help us all contain the spread of the coronavirus in our community. Every student, faculty, and staff member at NSU has received the first release of NSU’s Return of the Sharks Guide outlining the university’s safety policies and procedures – you can review these provisions at nova.edu/cv19

These are challenging and uncertain times, and we respect how important it is for your family to make the best decisions about your education and living plans for the coming year. We are excited to welcome you back and eager to continue your academic journey as we live our core values. As such, we want to maintain transparency and responsibility in bringing relevant policies and arrangements to your attention this summer, so you can make the best choices.

Here are three important reminders and updates:

I. NSU’s housing/meal policy on refunds:

NSU has adopted a force majeure policy that currently applies to all students and supersedes any earlier policy statements or agreements. The policy states that, in cases where the university must cease or curtail operations because of force majeure events, it is under no obligation to refund any portion of tuition, housing, meal plans, activity fees, or other cost or charge attributable to any location or service affected. In accordance with this policy, NSU is not obligated nor prepared to issue housing or meal plan refunds this fall, even if pandemic conditions, one example of force majeure, lead to students leaving NSU university-sponsored housing during the contract period. The force majeure policy statement is in the housing contract attached for your reference.

II. For all NSU housing, the last day to cancel an existing housing contract without penalty/loss of deposit has been extended to Monday, July 27, 2020 at noon.

III. A change in NSU procedures for those assigned to triple or quad rooms in Leo Goodwin, Founders, Farquhar, Vettel (FFV), Cultural Living Center (CLC), and The Commons:

Given the public health conditions today, feedback we’ve received from some of our families, and the importance for all of us to maintain physical distancing as much as possible, NSU has made some additional options available in the 2020-2021 academic year for residential students assigned to double, triple, or quad rooms in Leo Goodwin, FFV/CLC, and The Commons. If you wish to remain in NSU housing but are uncomfortable with your current, triple or quad room assignment, you may now elect one of the following three options:

 

  • Request to be relocated from the on-campus residence hall assignment to take single room, one-bed accommodation at the Renaissance Plantation hotel (3 miles from campus) with check-in on Wednesday, August 12 and mandatory check-out on Friday, November 20, 2020. This option will be secured for you under the financial terms of your 2020-2021 housing contract with the Office of Residential Life and Housing, reflecting the same rate of your current on-campus room assignment. NSU Shuttle services will be available, but no maid service included. NSU has secured a limited number of these rooms so they will be assigned first-come, first-served basis, and all requests must be received no later than Friday, July 24th at 12pm EST. For more information or to submit your request to please visit the Student Housing Portal found at www.nova.edu/housing and submit your Renaissance Preference Form.

 

  • For the 2020-2021 academic year, NSU will waive the housing requirement for non-Florida-tri-county students who have under 49 credits. You may elect to leave NSU housing (and your $500 deposit will be refunded without penalty) and secure your own off-campus housing. NSU can direct you to resources to help you at https://www.nova.edu/off-campus-housing/index.html. You must submit a Housing Contract Release Form at https://www.nova.edu/webforms/housing/release-form/index.html, no later than Friday, July 31st at 5pm EST. When submitting the release form, please select “Cancel my housing contract” as the type of release and then select “COVID, Housing Exemption”, as the reason.

 

  • Finally, you can keep your current assignment and join the waitlist for a preferred room assignment should one become available. You may add yourself to a waitlist by visiting the Student Housing Portal found at www.nova.edu/housing and selecting “Waitlist Management” tab, to add yourself to a building’s room waitlist.

 

To View our 2020-2021 Residential Life and Housing Contract Addendum, inclusive of information regarding modifications to our residential experience this academic year. Please click here Housing Contract Addendum

We will continue to communicate with all our students as we get closer to move-in date. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact us at 954-262-7052, housing@nova.edu, or visit www.nova.edu/housing.

Housing Contracts Update:

As you know, NSU has experienced significant growth within our undergraduate population over the past 4 years. Resultantly, undergraduate, graduate, and professional on-campus housing has been greatly reduced. Yet, the need remained. This resulted in NSU doing an exclusive agreement with University Pointe apartments to attain additional spaces for our NSU Sharks. However, even after assigning students to all available on campus and University Pointe spaces, we still had a significant number of students who were waiting to be assigned.

As we approach the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, we have heard and recognize the concerns many of you have regarding 2020-2021 housing. At this point, we do not have any available spaces to assign students to, both on campus and at University Pointe. We are no longer accepting any more housing contracts for the Fall 2020 semester and have fully refunded any student who was waitlisted for their housing deposit with no cancellation fees.

We understand that this is not welcomed news and would like to provide you with some housing option below:

  1. If you would like to seek off campus housing through our NSU Relator, we recommend that you reach Jill Sivert at https://www.jillsivert.com or call her (954) 562-0430. Jill can provide you with some housing options that are available for our NSU students that want to live in the area.
  2. Additional resources for apartment listings in the area can be found on our off-campus website https://www.nova.edu/off-campus-housing/index.html. On this site, you will find other NSU students, like yourself, who are looking to live together around the NSU community.

Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions or concerns and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Stay safe, stay strong and see you Sharks later this summer!

Housing Options

Check-In and Check-Out Dates

Fall 2020

STUDENT STATUS CHECK-IN Week CHECK-IN TIME
All Residential Students Monday, August 10th - Sunday, August 16th 2020 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

**Please note you will only be allowed to check in during your specific day and time that we have emailed you, to ensure that we have taken all efforts necessary to provide physical distancing, alleviate long lines and congestion during the global pandemic.**

Please ensure you complete your Room Assessment Form virturally after yoru chekc in process. You will be emailed instructions on how to complete the form via your NSU email, after you have been checked in my Residential Life.

Check In Room Assessment Form Instructions 

 

 

Winter 2021

STUDENT STATUS CHECK-IN DATE CHECK-IN TIME
All Residential Students Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

**Please ensure you checkout 24 hours after your last final for Winter 2021. The checkout date of May 2nd, 2021 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.**

 

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