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Main Campus Housing Residents


Living on campus is part of the full college experience! Our staff is committed to making a living/learning center for our on-campus community. By planning programs, activities of interest, and by advising and counseling, we hope to assist you in your personal growth.

Your Resident Assistant (RA) is a helper; use him/her to help you in any number of ways. For example, they can help you solve a problem or answer a question about campus life, or help you become involved in educational and social activities at NSU.

You should fill out the Housing Contract Release Form for the following reasons:
  • You are moving out of housing mid-contract and leaving the institution*;
  • You are moving out of housing mid-contract but are remaining at the institution**;
  • Your contract terms have expired and you will not be returning to housing.

*Please review the guidelines for more information about cancellation fees.
**Please review the guidelines for more information about buyout fees and page 87 of the Student Handbook for information on the residency requirements.

Form and Guidelines

Parking Permits

There are two types of parking decals/permits available to residential students.  Main campus residential students can receive an Orange parking decal and Rolling Hills residential students can receive a Yellow parking decal.

For more information on Parking Permits, please view Public Safety's NSU Parking Permits page.

Main Campus Residential Parking (Orange)

  • Students living in Goodwin, Commons, Founders, Farquhar, Vettel, and Cultural Living Center can receive an Orange parking decal
  • Students with an Orange parking decal may typically only park in the residential lot surrounding the main campus residence halls
  • Students with an Orange parking decal may not park in the Rolling Hills residential lot
  • At no time should students with an Orange parking decal be parked in any of the other gated parking lots or garages on campus
  • For information on Overflow Residential Parking, please see below

Rolling Hills Residential Parking (Yellow)

  • Students living in Rolling Hills can receive a Yellow parking decal
  • During the day, students with a Yellow parking decal may typically only park in the residential lots adjacent to the Rolling Hills Apartments
  • Students with a Yellow parking decal may not park in the main campus residential lot
  • Between 5:00pm and 7:00am on Weekdays, students with a Yellow parking decal may park in designated lots on main campus

Overflow Residential Parking

In some instances, if the Office of Residential Life and Housing may determine that there is the potential that more students will bring their cars than there are spaces in the main campus residential lot.  In those instances, our office will work closely with Public Safety to find additional parking lots on campus for main campus residential students to park.  When this information is determined, it is distributed to residential students via their official NSU email addresses.

Residential Visitor Parking

There is no overnight visitor parking for the main campus residence halls.  Even during the weekend, cars parked in the residence hall lot without the designated parking decal will be subject to a ticket and possible fine.  For more information on visitor parking, please visit Public Safety's NSU Visitor Parking page.  You may also check out this interactive map showing the visitor parking lots on campus.

Construction Update

We are excited to share that construction of the new undergraduate apartment-style residence hall to be built adjacent to Leo Goodwin Residence Hall and the new residential parking garage has begun to be completed in time for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

The new garage is being built in the parking area south of CLC and the Commons. The parking garage will provide 1300 parking spaces to the residential community. Additionally, the garage will have electric vehicle charging stations and car counting directional systems to ease parking.

Please note the following community changes as a result of the construction process:


  • As of Monday, August 13, 2018 all residents residing in Goodwin, Commons, FFV, and CLC will need to park in the lot west of CLC/FFV, the new residential asphalt lot on 36th street, or the top floor of the West Garage located by the NSU University School behind the Athletics Building.
  • As of Monday, August 13, 2018 all residents residing in Rolling Hills Apartments are able to park on the top floor of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center (ASLRITC) Garage before 5 pm. After 5 pm, in addition to the ASLRITC garage, Rolling Hills residents are allowed to park in designated lots around campus.

Shuttle Pick Up

  • Effective Monday, August 20, 2018, the new 2018 -2019 schedule will be reflected on the NSU iShark app under Shark Shuttle. For more information about the NSU Shark Shuttle routes or to check individual route schedules, visit the iShark app, or call (954) 262-8871 or visit, a travel prediction system featuring real-time shuttle locations. 
  • Hours of operation:
    • Shark Express: Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. to midnight
    • Rolling Hills Express: Monday - Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Campus Express: Monday - Friday, 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • HPD Annex: Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Weekend Express: Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
    • Downtown Express: Friday 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.,
      and Sunday 3 p.m. -11:00 p.m.


  • Please be aware that construction crews start at 7:00 a.m. and finish at around 5:30 p.m. This means that there may be a little extra noise around the residence halls.

The Office of Residential Life and Housing will provide all residential students with up-to-date information and we will be working closely with the construction crews in order for you to continue enjoying your on-campus living experience while also expanding the residential community.

Residential Living Guide

This guide is designed to provide you with useful and important information about living on campus. It covers staffing, campus resources, and most importantly, policies from Residential Life and Housing, and University policy and procedures. Once again, welcome to Nova Southeastern University’s Residence Halls. We are happy to have you call our halls your home!

Download the Residential Living Guide

Student Handbook

With your membership to the university community comes many rights and responsibilities. This student handbook outlines these rights and responsibilities, university policies and procedures, and university resources.

Download the NSU Student Handbook

Information on how to select your room for the 2018-2019 academic year will be made available in early 2018.  Please come back then for more details!
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