NSU Residential Living Guide 2023-2024

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 11 2023–2024 RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 10 Music: ƒ What kinds of music do you like? ƒ How loud? ƒ Will you use headphones? Room Temperature: ƒ How hot or cold do you like the room? Room Decoration/Arrangement: ƒ How will we decorate/arrange the room? Food: ƒ What about food in the room? ƒ Do we share? Roommate Tips for Success ƒ Be willing to compromise. ƒ Set the tone to solve a problem, not complain about it. ƒ Be assertive. Stand up for yourself. ƒ Ask your RA for suggestions when there is a concern. RAs are trained to help mediate conflicts. You and your roommate are individuals, with particular interests, goals, likes, and dislikes. You may not choose to share every aspect of college life with your roommate. If conflicts do arise, speak with your roommate first; talk a problem through before it becomes a major conflict. If this step is not successful, then you should talk with your RA. Your RA is trained and experienced in dealing with these problems and should be able to assist you with developing a good roommate relationship. You can also contact the Office of Mediation Services for a one-on-one conflict coaching appointment. Your RA can also schedule an appointment for you to go through roommate mediation with Residence Life Staff if conflict continues after it has been appropriately addressed. Remember, you owe your roommate the courtesy of speaking with them first. In any roommate situation, you should treat your roommate with respect, consideration, and openness. All roommates are required to go through the mediation process before a room change will be allowed. For more information on how to handle roommate conflicts, please visit the Student Mediation Program website at nova.edu/ studentmediation. Establish Rules Roommates need to discuss the following areas to gain an understanding of each other and learn to compromise. All residents sharing a living space are required to complete a roommate agreement together early on. Your RA will assist with this process: Use of each other’s belongings: ƒ What items of yours are OK for me to borrow or use? ƒ Which are strictly off-limits? Sleeping habits: ƒ Are you a heavy or light sleeper? ƒ Do you snore? ƒ What time do you go to sleep? ƒ What time do you get up? Room cleaning: ƒ How neat and clean do you want the room? ƒ How do we decide who cleans what and when? Telephone: ƒ How late can someone call? ƒ How do we leave messages for each other? Smoking: ƒ NSU is smoke free, no smoking is allowed in any residence hall room. Entertaining guests: ƒ What about guests dropping by? ƒ How often? ƒ How late should they stay? ƒ How about weekend visitors? ƒ Are we okay with having guest stay the night? (Keep in mind the guest policy only allows for a guest to stay three nights in a 30 day period and only if your roommate approves.) Studying: ƒ How much do you study? ƒ When and where do you study? ƒ How quiet does the room have to be while you study? Abandoned Property If a student leaves any belongings behind upon check out, these objects will be assumed to be abandoned and will be discarded. This policy is in effect if a student is removed from or leaves housing willingly, regardless of whether or not the resident has checked out. If a student leaves a large amount of property in the room, every effort will be made to contact the student with the information on file with the Offices of Residence Life and University Housing. If the student does not claim the property with 48 hours of attempt to contact, the belongings will be discarded. The student will be responsible for all associated removal and disposal costs. The university may discard items within storage at any time. Wireless Networks NSU wireless network provides high-speed Internet access and state of the art security features throughout all NSU facilities. NSU provides three independent wireless networks: ƒ 1NSU ƒ Guest ƒ NSU 1NSU is the primary and secure wireless network for students, facility, and staff. The Guest network is recommended for visitors or guests. The network is unsecure and has bandwidth limitations. This network is not intended for university business (students, facility, and staff should not use the Guest network). Students in the residence halls can connect their game consoles, streaming media, and IoT devices to the “NSU” wireless network by registering the wireless mac address. For more information on how to register your mac address please visit this link: nova.edu/oiit/network-operations/wireless.html Comcast TV Service The University provides basic cable TV service through Comcast/Xfinity. This service will be delivered online using the Xfinity Stream App. This application is available while on campus for all students who reside in the residence halls. This updated service will provide additional enhanced high-definition channels as well as over 120 channels available. If you have any problems with your TV service, please contact your Area Coordinator (AC) via email and they will make sure to contact Comcast on behalf of Nova Southeastern University. You can visit https://xfinityoncampus.com/ for all information on how to use the service and which devices are supported to use the Xfinity Stream App. Services