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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 25 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

 

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

  1. Contracts: Complete a 2021-2022 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. 2021-2022 Undergraduate Housing Contracts are due by Thursday, April 1st 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 contract late, will not be able to roommate match with students who submitted their contracts on time.
  3. NEW (FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS) STUDENTS ONLY:
    1. 2021-2022 Undergraduate Housing Contracts are due by Saturday, May 1st, 2021 . 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 contract 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 Athlete
    5. 0 Terms (Semesters) Lived on Campus and Who Are Under 20 Years Old by December 31st, 2021
    6. 0 Terms (Semesters) Lived on Campus and Who Are 20 Years and Older by December 31st, 2021
    7. 1-3 Terms (Semesters) Lived on Campus
    8. 4+ Terms (Semesters) 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 2021.

 HOW TO SELECT A ROOMMATE

 

  • Monday, March 29th at 9am EST
    • The Undergraduate Housing Contract for 2021-2022 will go live at 9am EST
  • Monday, April 12th at 9am EST:
    • Triple Preference Form goes live on the student housing portal for new students who have submitted a housing contract
      • New students who are interested in living in a triple room with new student friends who also submitted their contracts should complete this form by 12pm EST on May 3rd, to be manually assigned to a triple bedroom with two of their new student friends who also need to do the form on time
      • New students who complete the form and do not enter any new student friends on the form, will be manually assigned to live in a triple with other students who wish to live in a triple
    • Saturday, May 1st:
      • Housing contracts for new students will be due to participate in self-selection
    • Monday, May 3rd 12:00pm EST:
      • Triple Preference Form Deadline for new students who submitted their housing contracts on time
    • Tuesday, May 4th
      • 12:00pm EST: New students who completed the triple preference form, will be manually assigned to a triple (pending space availability) and will be emailed their assignment.
      • 5:00pm EST: New students will find out their self-selection time and day via their NSU email
        • Please note that selection times are based on a lottery for new students
        • New students will be able to roommate match after receiving their selection day and time to their NSU email
      • Wednesday, May 5th at 9am EST
        • New student room self-selection for new students begins for students assigned to start on May 5th
        • New student waitlist goes live on the housing portal at 12pm EST
      • Friday, May 21st
        • 12:00pm EST: New students who submit their housing contract after the May 1st deadline, but before 12pm EST on May 21st, will get a last chance date assigned to them to self-select via their NSU email
        • 5:00pm EST: Last chance students notified via their NSU email about their last day selection time
          • Last chance day students cannot roommate match with students who submitted their contracts on time and will self-select from remaining spaces (pending space availability)
      • Monday, May 24th
        • Last chance day for new students who did not submit their housing contract by the May 1st deadline to self-select, but before 12pm EST on May 21st
      • Tuesday, May 25th
        • 9:00am EST:
          • Room self-selection for new students ends
          • Housing portal new student waitlist closes at 9am EST
            • New students will email housing@nova.edu if they wish to add/ remove themselves from waitlists
          • 10am-12pm EST: New students who declined to self-select, will be manually assigned to remaining spaces starting or wait listed

 

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