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Freshman and Transfer Room Selection

Welcome, current Shark Residents!  It is important for each of you to understand the details and steps related to the room selection process.  It is particularly important that you make yourself aware of the roommate matching system, as this will play a role in your room selection start time.  Please review the information below.

NSU Residency Requirement

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

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

If you meet one of the above criteria and choose on-campus housing, you must honor the entire term of the housing contract. If you are over the age of 20 or married, you have the option to move into the residential apartments depending on availability or to live off-campus.

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Please view our step-by-step guidelines below for more information on how to select a room within our housing system.

 HOW TO SELECT A ROOM

 

Roommate Matching Criteria:

ALL undergraduate students who want to be able to select their own roommates during our self-selection process must:

  1. Contracts: Complete a 2022-2023 Undergraduate Housing Contract with us
    1. Located on the University Housing Contract portal.
  2. RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY:
    1. Once your contract has been processed, you will receive an email stating that you can begin selecting your roommate(s). You cannot select roommates until you and all the people who you want to live with have received an email with your self-selection day and time.
    2. 2022-2023 Undergraduate Housing Contracts are due by March 4th, 2022 by 5pm EST
    3. Please submit a contract by this deadline to be able to pull in other returning students who completed their contracts by the deadline. Students who submit their contracts late, will not be able to roommate match with students who submitted their contracts on time.
  3. NEW (FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS) STUDENTS ONLY:
    1. 2022-2023 Undergraduate Housing Contracts are due by Sunday, May 1st, 2022 . New students will not be able to select their roommates until they receive their self-selection day and time after the deadline above. Please submit a contract by this deadline, to be able to pull in other students who completed their contracts by the deadline in as roommates. New students who submit their contracts late, will not be able to room with new students who submitted their contracts on time.
  4. Roommate Groups: The following groups can only live with one another. They cannot live with someone in another group type.
    1. Razors Edge Incoming Freshmen
    2. Razors Edge Rising Sophomores
    3. Fischler Academy and Huizenga Incoming Freshmen
    4. Incoming Student-Athletes
    5. 0-29 Credits, Never Lived On and Who Are Under 20 Years Old by December 31st, 2022
    6. 0-29 Credits, Never Lived On and Who Are 20 Years and Older by December 31st, 2022
    7. 30-58 Credits & 0-29 Credits & Lived On Campus
    8. 60+ Credits & Lived On Campus 

Please Note:

  • Incoming new students cannot participate in roommate matching until after they receive their self-selection day and time email in May 2022.

 HOW TO SELECT A ROOMMATE

 

  • Monday, January 10th at 12:00pm EST
    • The 2022-2023 Undergraduate Housing Contract goes live
  • Wednesday, March 1st at 9:00am EST:
    • Leo Goodwin Triple and Cultural Living Center (CLC) Quad Preference Forms go live on the student housing portal for new students who have submitted a housing contract
      • New students who are interested in living in a Leo Goodwin triple room or CLC Quad room who also submitted their contracts should complete this form by 12:00pm EST on April 25th to be manually assigned to a triple room or quad apartment
      • New students who complete the form and do not enter any new student roommate preferences on the form, will be manually assigned to live in a triple or quad with other students who wish to live in these configurations
  • Monday, April 25th
    • 12:00pm EST: Triple and Quad Preference Forms Deadline for new students who submitted their housing contracts on time 
    • 5:00pm EST: New students who completed the triple or quad preference form, will be manually assigned by University Housing to a triple or quad (pending space availability) and will be emailed their assignment.
  • Sunday, May 1st  by 5:00pm EST 
    • Housing contracts for new students are due in order to be eligible for self-selection
  • Monday, May 2nd by 5:00pm EST
    •  New students will find out their specific self-selection lottery time and day via their NSU email
      • Please note that self-selection times are based on a lottery for new students that submitted their housing contracts prior to the May 1st deadline
      • New students will be able to roommate match after receiving their selection day and time to their NSU email
      • Students who submit their contracts on time will not be eligible to roommate match with students who submitted their contracts late
  • Tuesday, May 3rd at 9:00am EST
    • New student room self-selection begins
    • The new student waitlist goes live on the housing portal at 12:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, May 10th 5:00pm EST:
    • Room self-selection for new students ends
    • Housing portal new student waitlist closes at 5pm EST
      • After that deadline, New students will email housing@nova.edu if they wish to add/remove themselves from building or configuration waitlists
For more information, contact housing@nova.edu
New students who declined to participate in self-selection or submitted their housing contract
after the May 1st deadline will be manually assigned by University Housing to
NEXT AVAILABLE SPACE PENDING SPACE AVAILABILITY.
New students who fall in this group will be emailed via their NSU email when University Housing is able to secure them a space on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year
 
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