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 pertinent 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.
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!
In response to health concerns due to COVID-19-19, we have implemented a contact-less process to facilitate check-out for the residence halls.
The Office of Residential Life and Housing has 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 that 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.
Residents who choose to use Stirit Storage services are required to be present during the time of the company's packing and pick-up.
March 1, 2021: Enrollment BeginsApril 1, 2021: Enrollment ClosesApril 5, 2021: Students will receive a link to select their preferred pick up date and time.April 12, 2021: Stirit Storage will begin storage pick-upMay 2, 2021: Stirit Storage ends storage pick-up
NOTE: 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.
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:
For general frequently asked questions regarding Residential Life and Housing at NSU, please visit our FAQs page here.
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.