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Returner 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 see below for an update on the flyer above:

  • The University Housing Office determines a student’s total amount of credits for room selection by adding the total amount of credits earned and currently enrolled credits
    • Example: Razor has earned 45 credits thus far from NSU and is registered this term for 15 credits. The University Housing Office will view this student as having 60 credits (rising junior) when they select a room for next year
  • Rising sophomores will select on March 8th, rising juniors on March 9th, and rising seniors on March 10th regardless of terms lived on. The University Housing Office recognizes that some students had to cancel their housing last year and/or last semester due to COVID-19 and did not want to recognize class standing based solely on terms lived on
    • Rising sophomores will have up to 59 credits by end of Winter 2022
    • Rising juniors will have up to 60-89 credits by end of Winter 2022
    • Rising seniors will have over 90 credits by end of Winter 2022

We hope this alleviates your questions and gives a better understanding of this year’s Returning Student Self-Selection process.   As always, please do not hesitate to contact The University Housing Office with any questions or concerns.

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 students who want to match have received an email with 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 match with other students who completed their contracts by the deadline. New students who submit their contracts late will not be able to roommate match 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:

  • Returning students must submit their contracts on time, in order to roommate match during room selection. 

How to Select a Roommate(S)

  • Monday, January 10th at 12pm EST
    • The Undergraduate Housing Contracts for 2022-2023 open
  • Tuesday, January 11th at 12pm EST:
    • Returning students who submit a 12-Month Housing Contract and are currently assigned for Winter 2022 to RHA, RHC Studios, UPointe Building A or UPointe Building F will be emailed that they will be given access to the 12-Month Preference Form. This is the form that eligible students who submit a 12-Month Housing Contract will do to have University Housing Office reassign them to the same room for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023 terms by February 28th
      • Please note that if a student is eligible to submit a 12-Month Housing Contract and is reassigned to the same room for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms, and then decides to cancel only for the Summer 2022 term, they will also be canceled for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms!
    • Rising juniors and rising seniors who submit a 2022-2023 Housing Contract will be eligible to submit the RHA Studio Double Preference Form. Students who wish for this optional configuration must complete the form by February 28th.
  • Wednesday, March 2nd by 5pm:
    • Deadline to submit the 12-Month Housing Contract
    • Deadline to submit 12-Month Preference Form and RHA Studio Double Preference Form.
    • Rising juniors and rising seniors that completed a 2022-2023 Housing Contract and completed an RHA Studio Double Preference Form will be manually assigned to an RHA Studio Double with another student by University Housing Office and emailed their assignment
  • Thursday, March 3rd by 5pm EST
    • Eligible students who submitted a 12-Month Housing Contract and complete a 12-Month Preference Form will be manually assigned by University Housing Office and emailed their reassignment
    • Housing contracts for returning residents due to be eligible to participate in self-selection and roommate matching
  • Friday, March 3rd by 5pm EST
    • The returning residents that submit their housing contracts by the March 3rd deadline will receive their self-selection day and time via their NSU email
    • Upon receiving this email, those returning residents will be able to roommate match with other returning residents who received their self-selection day and time via their NSU email
  • Tuesday, March 8th, at 8am
    • 9:00am – 6:00pm EST: Rising sophomore self-selection
  • Wednesday, March 9th (9am-6pm EST)
    • 9:00am – 6:00pm EST: Rising junior self-selection
  • Thursday, March 10th (9am-6pm EST)
    • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00pm EST: Rising senior self-selection
    • 6:00pm: All retuning student self-selection CLOSES 
    • The housing portal waitlist closes and returning students will email housing@nova.edu if they wish to add/ remove themselves from waitlists
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Returning students who declined to participate in self-selection or submitted their housing contract
after the March 3rd deadline will be manually assigned by University Housing to
NEXT AVAILABLE SPACE PENDING SPACE AVAILABILITY.
Returning 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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TIMELINE DETAILED

Monday, January 10th,2022 at 12pm EST

  • Summer 2022 Housing Contracts go live! Please note that only returning students registered for summer 2022 or fall 2022 are eligible

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 12pm EST:

  • Mako Hall Summer Preference Form goes live on the student housing portal for students who successfully submit a Summer 2022 Housing Contract 

Friday, April 8th, 2022 12pm EST:

  • Mako Hall Summer Preference Form due to be considered for preference 
  • Summer 2022 contracts due for a priority summer assignment

Monday, April 11th

  • Summer 2022 Housing Assignments begin
    • Please note that summer housing will be in Mako Hall unless a student submitted a 12-Month Housing Contract and live in RHA, RHC Studios, UPointe Building A or F.

Please note that the University Housing Office will manually assign students to the NEXT AVAILABLE MAKO HALL SPACE FOR THE SUMMER PENDING SPACE AVAILABILITY starting on April 11th, 2022, and continue on a rolling basis.

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