Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 1 Welcome to Shark Nation, with the Mako Shark, Razor, as our mascot! As Sharks, you’re beginning a journey full of new possibilities and experiences. Part of this journey is academic, as you learn from our diverse and experienced faculty. You and your colleagues will benefit from their expertise, and you’ll learn to work together as you tackle new challenges. I encourage you to take a wide latitude with your academic courses and explore subjects that can both excite and enrich. Studies have shown that a student who is engaged outside of the classroom will remain enrolled at the university and ultimately graduate as a leader. As such, NSU has much to offer outside the classroom. We have many on-campus clubs and organizations to join, as well as internship opportunities across multiple disciplines. Also, our Shark student-athletes compete in a variety of sports and have won 11 NCAA national championships over the years. We even have an art museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale that is free for all students to explore. I always advise students to keep their aim above their reach and set goals for which they can track their progress throughout the year. I know you’ll make the most of your time at NSU and surpass those goals you set—Mako Sharks swim faster, jump higher, and always swim forward! Go Sharks, and FINS UP! Sincerely, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and CEO Nova Southeastern University Message from the President