The majority of incoming first-year students will end up living in a triple room in Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall. Incoming students in the Razor's Edge programs will live in The Commons, but most incoming first-year students should expect to live in Leo Goodwin.
All current undergraduate residents who will have 0–48 credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 6, 2018) will reside in The Commons, FFV, or CLC.
Undergraduate students who will have 49 to 59 credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 6, 2018) will have the opportunity to live in the FFV/CLC apartments for the 2018–2019 academic year. The majority of these configurations will have two students per bedroom. Housing is not required or guaranteed for students with 49 or more credit hours.
Undergraduate students who will have 60 or more credit hours by the end of the Winter semester (May 6, 2018) will have the opportunity to live in Rolling Hills Buildings A and C. Housing is not required or guaranteed for students with 60 or more credit hours.
Undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older may live in the upper class apartments depending on availability. Housing is not required or guaranteed for students who are 25 years of age or older.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, students may not retain their current housing assignments.
Roommate requests are now a thing of the past. Students will all be self-selecting a room during their designated room selection processes. Students who wish to live with each other should communicate during the selection process and aim to select the same room. If changes need to be made after the selection process, our office will work with students to make changes when possible.
You will not need to resubmit a $500 deposit each year, as we hold onto your original deposit until you choose to leave housing altogether. When you submit a new contract, our system will see that you have a deposit on file and should not ask you to submit another one.
All our housing assignments are decided on a first-come, first-served basis. As all students will be participating in a self-selection process this year, you may select a single room for yourself if there are any available at the time you try to select your room. If there are no more singles during this process, it means we do not have any available.
Every single student who wishes to live on campus needs to submit a housing contract, Razor’s Edge included. Razor's Edge students will have their own room selection processes separate from other students, but will need to participate in those processes if they wish to select a room for themselves. Otherwise, our office will make assignments based on contract order.
Please check out our Room Rates page for more information about housing costs.
Undergraduate students wishing to reside on campus for Summer 2018 semester must complete a separate Summer 2018 housing contract. The Office of Residential Life and Housing will then assign you to a space in the apartment area(s) designated for summer housing. Students living on campus during the summer are expected to be available to move from their Winter semester assignment to their summer assignment during the first few weeks of the summer housing term, and from their summer assignment to their Fall semester assignment during the weeks following the conclusion of the summer housing term. Students who are not available during these times may face additional charges to have their items moved/removed.
For the 2018-2019 year, residents in Leo Goodwin and The Commons will have a $1,495 mandatory meal plan per semester. Residents in FFV, CLC, and Rolling Hills will have a mandatory $205 meal plan per semester. Please keep in mind that Dining Services and meal plans are managed by Nova Southeastern University Business Services, and that these rates are subject to change from year to year. To learn more about changes in meal plans please contact Business Services at (954) 262–8830.
A student’s mandatory declining-balance plan rolls over from the fall semester to the winter semester, but expires at the end of the winter semester. There are no mandatory meal plans required or provided during the summer term. If a student has an optional declining–balance plan, those funds are accessible by the student for seven years, and may be used year-round. However, optional declining–balance plans are non–refundable.
In our upper-class apartments (FFV, CLC, and Rolling Hills), students are provided with a full-sized refrigerator and a stove/oven. The rooms and suites in Leo Goodwin and The Commons do not come with any kitchen appliances. Students may bring microwaves up to 900 watts, mini-fridges up to 4.0 cubic feet, and any other appliance that does not have an external heating system. This means something like a Keurig is allowed, but something like a hot plate is prohibited.
All of our beds in Leo Goodwin, The Commons, FFV, CLC, and Rolling Hills Building C quad rooms require Twin Extra Long (or Twin XL) bedsheets. The mattress dimensions are 39 x 80 inches.
Students living in single studio apartments in Rolling Hills will have queen-sized beds.
Nova Southeastern University has a residency requirement for all undergraduate day-time students entering an academic year with fewer than 49 credit hours, except for in the following cases:
At this point in time, we do not have any kind of family housing and do not allow children to live on campus.
These questions all have different answers depending on the year and depending on each individual situation. We have a number of camps and conferences on campus each summer, and many of our summer move–over dates are dependent on the dates and locations of these groups. Additionally, our summer housing is located in our upper class apartments, many of which will not become fully available until after graduation.
In general, move-over into summer housing occurs within the first week of the summer housing term and move-over from summer housing into fall housing occurs either toward the end of the summer housing term or shortly after. If you currently live on campus, will live on campus during the summer, and will live on campus in the fall, you will never be completely without housing. We try to communicate specific move-in and move-out details at the beginning of the summer.
Unfortunately, if a student is not registered for classes, they will not be able to reside in on-campus housing. If a student is only registered for courses for the first eight weeks of a semester, they will not be able to live on campus for the second eight weeks unless they register for more classes. The same applies to students who are only registered for the second eight weeks of classes within a semester.
The only exception to this rule is undergraduate housing for the summer term. An undergraduate student may live on campus during the summer without being registered for summer courses, provided they are registered for courses the following fall semester.