NSU Residential Living Guide 2023-2024

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 13 2023–2024 RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 12 Dining Usage All students residing in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall and the Commons are required to participate in the $1,725 declining balance per semester offered by Shark Dining. Students living in Rolling Hills, Mako Hall, Founders, Farquhar, Vettel, and the Cultural Living Center are required to participate in the $500 declining balance per semester offered by Shark Dining. Funds available at the end of the Fall semester will roll over to the Winter semester and all funds will be suspended after May 5, 2024. In addition, all residents with a required declining balance may add money to their SharkCard. Additional information regarding declining balance can be found on Shark Dining’s website: https://dineoncampus.com/nsu/forresidents. Students must exhibit appropriate behavior in dining areas at all times. No meals can be purchased without your SharkCard and no other person is allowed to use another student’s SharkCard. Please note that the mandatory declining balance plan can only be prorated up to the third week of the undergraduate academic calendar in the Fall and in the Winter. All mandatory declining balances will be considered active unless and until University Housing and Office of Business Services grant a written release. Check-in and Check-out Procedures You are responsible for following all check- in and check-out procedures, including retrieving individual suite/room keys from Residence Life or University Housing staff. All check-out materials will be provided to you prior to closing. Be aware of appropriate dates and times, as extensions will not be given. When checking out of your residential space, make sure to return all suite/room keys via the Express Checkout envelopes located at all residence hall lobby front desks. Please consult your community office if you have any questions or concerns. Consolidation Process The Office of Residential Life and Housing reserves the right to consolidate students at any time. Check the contract for additional verbiage in regards to time frame for the consolidation process. If a resident has a vacancy in the room (single double, double, triple, or quad) room, the resident must choose one of the following options: 1. Stay in the room and find someone who is also alone to move into the vacancy. 2. Move into another residence hall space with someone of your choosing who has a vacancy in their room. 3. Stay in the room and buyout the current room. 4. Have another student assigned to the room by University Housing. The resident must not discourage students seeking a room change from moving into the vacancy. If the resident fails to participate in the consolidation process, the residents will be subject to conduct action and the NSU student account will be put on hold for failing to comply with the consolidation process. The room charge will be changed and prorated at a daily rate according to the date of the room change within any residence hall. pay all housing fees due and owning through the date of removal. Failure to check out properly will result in a $100 improper check out charge. If a student chooses to leave the residence halls during the course of the year, prior to the termination of the Residence Hall Housing Contract, the student is still financially responsible for the entire academic year and forfeits all housing fees and deposits. Exceptions to this policy may be granted only by the Director of University Housing Office, pending the demonstration of extenuating circumstances. Housing Release Process Buyout of Agreement In order to be eligible for a Residence Hall Contract Buyout, the resident must submit a written request and fill out an online Contract Release Request Form to the Office of University Housing and not be in breach of any of the provisions of this Contract or related Nova Southeastern University policies. A resident will be assessed 50% of the remaining contract balance and all accrued charges based on the day of official checkout of the room. In the event that a Residence Hall Contract Buyout occurs the resident: 1. Shall promptly and properly complete the checkout process 2. Shall vacate the premises no later than 24 hours after anticipated checkout date 3. Shall pay all amounts due and owing. Failure to check out properly, as defined in the Residence Living Guide, will result in a $100 improper check out Failure to follow proper procedures in the event of a buyout of the Contract will result in the imposition of a cancellation fee All housing contracts will be considered active until the University Housing Office grants a written release. Cancellation of Agreement The Residence Hall Contract will be cancelled during the academic year for the following reasons only: resident graduates from Nova Southeastern University, leaves for a required academic internship, withdraws from NSU or is Holidays and Housing All residence halls are open over all holidays and academic breaks. No overnight guests are allowed during spring break or winter break for more than a three-day period. Housing Contract, Payments and Refund Policy Nova Southeastern University requires all undergraduate students with 0–48 credit hours to live on campus unless one or more of the following criteria applies: 1. You are married or in a domestic partnership; 2. You reside with your immediate family (mother, father, or legal guardian) within the tri-county area (Broward, Miami- Dade, and Palm Beach). 3. You are a veteran or active United States military personnel. 4. You are over the age of 20. 5. Full Online Student. If you meet one of the criteria, and choose on- campus housing, you must honor the entire term of the contract. Undergraduate students who wish to reside on-campus during the summer term are required to submit a summer housing contract and move into the halls designated for the summer. Students are responsible for paying their housing fees online through their WebStar account or at One-Stop-Shop in the Horvitz Administration Building prior to occupying their room in the residence halls. Students are responsible for making payments for any amount not covered by a financial award. Housing payments must be made as required by the housing agreement. A failure to make appropriate payments will be considered by University Housing as a breach of agreement and shall, at the University’s option, expel the student resident from the University Residence Hall. If a student is either not registered or enrolled during any part of the academic year or has failed to timely make any payment to Nova Southeastern University, the student will be removed from housing and will be obligated to