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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 2019

Undergraduate Students

Student Status Check-In Date Check-In Time
New and Returning Residential Students Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New and Returning Residential Students Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New and Returning Residential Students Friday, August 16, 2019 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). To check in after hours or during the weekend, please contact the Resident Assistant on call via the front desk staff.


Winter 2019

Undergraduate Students

Student Status Check-Out Date Check-Out Time
Non-Graduating Students 

24 hours after your last final exam.

Last possible date is Sunday, May 5, 2019.

No exceptions will be made so please plan accordingly.

before 5:00 p.m.
Graduating Seniors

Last possible date is after Undergraduate Commencement, Saturday, May 11, 2019.

No exceptions will be made so please plan accordingly.

before 5:00 p.m.
Staying on Campus for Summer 2019 You will receive directions from the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Note: To check out prior to these dates, please contact your Resident Assistant. If you will be living on campus for summer, you will be provided with move-over dates.


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