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Welcome to On-Campus Living!

University 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. NSU’s residence halls enhance your educational experience by providing all the comforts and conveniences you need to succeed. Recent studies demonstrate that students who live in campus housing have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs and report greater satisfaction with their collegiate experience.

Nova Southeastern University offers on-campus housing to undergraduate students. Students that have over 48 credits or who are 20 years of age or older are not required to reside in our residence halls and University Housing cannot guarantee on-campus housing for all students that request it. University Housing aims to accommodate all new incoming students who request housing, and they will be assigned on a space-available basis. Please note that on-campus housing assignments are impacted by the housing contract submission date. New students should submit their housing contracts immediately after deciding to attend NSU.

Residential Life and Housing Guides

Housing Options

Nova Southeastern University requires all undergraduate day students with 0-48 credit hours to live on-campus unless one or both of the following criteria applies:

  • You are age 20 or older. 
  • You are married or in a domestic partnership;
  • You reside with a parent or legal guardian within the tri-county area (Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach)
  • You are a veteran or active military personnel in the United States 

If you meet one or both of the above criteria and choose on-campus housing, you must honor the entire term of the housing contract. 

Check-In and Check-Out Dates

Fall 2022 Check-In 

University Housing is excited to welcome back all returning students and incoming first-year students to our communities. Students will be assigned a check-in date during the week of Monday, August 15th through Friday, August 19th. Some students have been assigned a date of Saturday, August 13th. 

A staggered check-in process is necessary to provide the best service and care to our students as well as to prevent overcrowding. Each student will be assigned a check-in day and time throughout the week. Check-In times will range from 9:00am – 5:00pm during the days listed above.  The earliest date any student will be permitted to check-in is Saturday, August 13th, for students in special programs and/or NCAA pre-season athletes. There is no check-in on Sunday, August 14th as our office will be closed. Students that arrive prior to their assigned check-in date or time WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CHECK-IN! This is for your safety. 

Students received their check-in day and time to their NSU email address on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. 

Pre-Check-in Items to Address

  • Students must be cleared for check-in by the office of Enrollment and Student Services (ESS).  This clearance revolves around financial obligations that may be outstanding that you, the student, must settle.  Without ESS clearance, you will not be permitted to check in.  We strongly recommend that you understand your ESS situation prior to arrival to check-in.  You may contact the NSU Bursars office at 954-262-5200 for clarity.
  • Students who live in NSU Residence Halls must demonstrate proof of immunization (Measles, Rubella, Meningitis, Hepatitis B) in order to live on-campus.  Failure to provide proof of immunization will jeopardize our ability to continuously house you. You can visit this link for a form to provide to your medical provider: Please call 954-262-7052 or e-mail with questions.
  • All residential students must complete Emergency Contact, Missing Persons, and Hurricane response forms to have on file in the event of an emergency. Please access these forms via your Housing Portal in the section called “Emergency Forms” at the bottom of your portal home page ( All forms should be completed by Friday, August 12, 2022, or 48 hours prior to your assigned check-in time. Failure to complete this documentation will result in your inability to check-in.
  • Students new to NSU need to request their Shark Card in advance by visiting Students will need this Shark Card to access their rooms on Check-In Day.
  • Renter’s Insurance: We strongly recommend each student secure their own, independent renter’s insurance policy. Renter’s Insurance is an affordable measure to provide protection for your personal belongings. Insurance Coverage should be arranged before you move into your room and is available from most major insurance companies. In most cases, students are not covered under their parent’s homeowner’s policy unless a special rider is arranged. The University is not responsible for property damage caused by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, or from facilities-related issues, such as A/C leaks or appliance outages.

Please note that if you participate in room changes or room swaps between now and August 1st, 2022 for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, you will forfeit the original check-in time and an updated check-in time will be emailed to you.

For general frequently asked questions regarding University Housing, please visit our FAQs page or call our office at (954) 262-7052.

Winter 2022

All Undergraduate Residential Students Sunday, May 1, 2022* No Later Than 5:00 p.m.
Graduating Undergraduate Seniors Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 No Later Than 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Checkout Note:

Please ensure you check-out 24 hours after your last final for Winter 2022. The checkout date of May 1, 2022 is 24 hours after the last scheduled, undergraduate final. If accommodations are needed until Sunday, May 1, 2022 please inform your Area Coordinator no later than 5PM on Friday, April 1, 2022.* The May 1st checkout date is only for students who have been approved by their Area Coordinator and is the absolute latest a student can checkout of their Winter 2022 assignment. 

Graduating Undergraduate SeniorsGraduating seniors have 24 hours after commencement (May 2nd, 2022) to check-out of their assignments. This means they have until the end of the day on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. 

Stirit Storage

The Office of University 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 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.  

Stirit Collection Timeline

Please note the following Stirit dates for Winter 2022:

  • Jan, Feb- promotion for Stirit Storage program summer 2022
  • March – enrollment program 03/01 – 03/31
  • April 04-06 – pick up scheduling window by students
  • April 08 – confirmation and email distribution of pick updates for students
  • April 15 – April 29 dorm pickups
  • July 18 – July 29th:
    • Delivery of personal belongings into new dorms ON CAMPUS
    • Students requesting longer storage terms will pay extra charges


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.  

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