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Housing Check-In Information

Step 1: Your Student Account

Please make sure you have satisfied your student account balance. This is accomplished by meeting all financial aid requirements, signing a Promissory Note and/ or signing up for an NSU payment plan. If your student account balance is not satisfied (your financial package covers your entire institutional costs, you have entered into a payment plan or have a signed financial agreement for any uncovered balance) prior to check-in day you will need to report to the Welcome Center located in the Horvitz Administration Building prior to checking into the residence halls to meet with an Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) representative. Prior to check-in day you can 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.

Step 2: Check Your Room Assignment

Before arriving on campus, you will need to log into the Residential Management System (RMS) to check your Room Assignment. At the check-in desk, you will receive your room key, mailing address and other pertient information.

Step 3: Review Moving Checklist Guide and Bed Linen Requirements

To prepare for moving on-campus, the Office of Residential Life and Housing has put together a list of items you should bring to campus before moving into the residence halls.

  • Moving Checklist for the Residence Halls
    Please Note: This list may not contain all the items you need, and is only intended to get you started in the right direction.

Please remember that the residence halls at Nova Southeastern University have extra long twin beds and it is important to purchase the correct sheet size that fit our beds. Please feel free to use the links below to order what you need:

Step 4: Complete Room Assessment Form

The check-in process includes completion of a room assessment form. Your Resident Assistant will review the condition of your room prior to your arrival. It is your responsibility to review the room assessment form when presented to you by your Resident Assistant. If there are any corrections prior to completion of the room assessment form, you need to contact your RA within 24 hours of your check-in date. When you check-out of your room, the room assessment form will be used to assess the condition of your room once again.

If the condition of your room has changed during your stay, you will be assessed for the repair or replacement of items which may have been damaged or are missing from the room. Once again, it is very important to review the condition of your room carefully upon your arrival. Make certain that any problems are noted and contact your RA immediately after checking into your room. This is your opportunity to attest to the condition of the room. It is also important throughout the semester to report any necessary repairs to your RA.

In an effort to ensure we make our processes easy to navigate, it is important that you review the following information when you decide to check out. You may view any upcoming check-out deadlines further down on this page.  Please keep in mind that these dates represent the last day a student may check out.  Students not returning to housing should be checking out within 24 hours of completing their last final.

Please keep in mind that the below are general check-out procedures, and the actual procedures for your area may differ.  If you have received an email from your Area Coordinator or the Office of Residential Life and Housing with different instructions, please follow those.  Thank you!


General Check-out Procedures

Submit the Housing Contract Release Form so we are aware of your intent to move out:
  1. Please carefully review the Release Form guidelines to determine if you will owe any cancellation fees or buyout charges as a result of moving out prior to the end of your housing contract.
Clean, pack, and remove your belongings from your room/shared living spaces:
  1. Your room, bathroom, and shared living spaces should be wiped down, swept, and mopped.
  2. Residents who fail to clean their rooms and remove their personal belongings prior to checkout will be charged the cost for facilities to do it for them ($100+).
  3. Ensure any removed university furniture has been returned to the room or apartment prior to checkout. Residents will be charged the cost of replacing  any missing items (costs vary) from the room or apartment. Our staff will not be responsible for relocating or moving furniture on your behalf.
  4. We cannot store personal belongings for any length of time.
Check out with a Residential Life and Housing staff member:
  1. You may check out with a Residential Life and Housing Staff Member by scheduling an appointment with your RA or by calling the RA duty phone between 6:00pm and 10:30pm each evening.  RAs are also available for check-outs from 8:30am until 10:30pm during the weekend.
  2. At the end of each academic year, you should try to check out during the designated check-out times.  Designated check-out times may differ from building to building.  Please refer to any emails sent by your Area Coordinator or the Office of Residential Life and Housing toward the end of the year for this information.
  3. This staff member will go with you to your room with your Room Assessment Form (RAF). The staff member will notate any changes in the room’s condition and you will return your room keys if you have any in your possession. You may view various key and damage charges on Page 19 of the Residential Living Guide.
  4. Staff members can only notate changes in the rooms condition, not assign charges. Cleaning and room damage costs are labor plus the cost of materials. For this reason, these charges will not be assessed to the student’s account until after the work is completed.
  5. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, students will not be charged for normal wear and tear of facilities (ex: out lights, clogged drains and sinks, scuffed floors and walls, small chips in tiles, etc).
  6. Moving out without following the process outlined above will result in a $100 improper checkout charge plus the costs of any cleaning/damage charges as well as unreturned keys.
Return mailbox key and set up mail forwarding address:
  1. Please visit the mailroom for your building during business hours to return your key and to set up a mail forwarding address.
  2. Residential Life and Housing staff members may not accept your mail key for any reason.


Fall 2020

Student Status Check-In Date Check-In Time
All Residential Students Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

****When arriving to check-in, please report to the front desk of your assigned community (Mako Hall, Leo Goodwin, The Commons, Rolling Hills Building A). If you are assigned to the Cultural Living Center (CLC), Founders, Farquhar or Vettel, please report to Goodwin Hall to check-in in. To check in after hours or during the weekend, please contact the Resident Assistant on call via the front desk staff.


Winter 2020

Hello Shark Residents! 

We hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. The Office of Residential Life and Housing has identified a time frame for students to remove their belongings from the residence halls. To ensure enough time to thoroughly prepare our halls a return to campus this fall, all students must retrieve their items from their Winter 2020 housing assignment by 5 pm on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Starting today, May 18th, 2020, through June 8th, students may select from the following two options:

Option 1: The Office of Residential Life and Housing will continue to create individual plans (specific dates, limiting the number of people able to assist each student, and time restrictions to complete the move) for each student to safely retrieve belongings from the residence halls between May 18th, 2020 and June 8th, 2020. Please email to inform us of your intent to retrieve your belongings.

Option 2: We have identified a recommended vendor with NSU friendly rates that will assist with packing, storing, and/or shipping your items back to you. This will be the only approved vendor we will permit to enter your room to collect your belongings. Please visit Stirit Storage or review the attached flyer to learn more information and schedule your item retrieval. 

NOTE: In response to the student requests for information about services available to retrieve and remove personal items from the residence halls by June 8th, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is providing the attached flyer from Stirit Storage for packing, storing and/or shipping personal items.  NSU is only providing this information as a courtesy and is in no way endorsing or requiring the use of Stirit.  NSU makes no representations or warranties about the quality of the services provided by Stirit, and NSU will not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss of any kind to items.  Students will need to contact Stirit directly if they wish to use the services.  

Students preferring to retrieve their items independently must contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at to schedule a specific move-out plan.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to or call 954-262-7052.

Thank you.

Office of Residential Life and Housing



Virtual Checkout Form

If you have already retrieved all of your belongings and still need to checked-out of your residence hall room, please log in to your student housing portal to complete the virtual checkout form.


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