NSU Residential Living Guide 2020-2021

RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 22 responsibility for the basic operation and maintenance of the physical facilities in the residence halls. For this reason, only those persons authorized by the Office of Residential Life and Housing and/or Physical Plant are permitted to repair residence hall furnishings and equipment. Students who require assistance in this area should contact their RA or the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Residence Hall Health and Safety Checks The Office of Residential Life and Housing will conduct periodic safety inspections in the residence halls. The inspections will include a check of areas such as: y y Electrical, heating, and cooling appliances, y y Combustibles, y y Housekeeping, health hazards, and pest control y y Other unauthorized hazardous or illegal items. Notification of all Health and Safety Inspections will be done 24–48 hours prior to the safety inspections by the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Residence Hall Property No University property may be removed from the living units or from the public areas without written authorization from the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Students missing assigned property or found with furnishings from public areas of the University in their rooms are subject to replacement cost, moving charges, and disciplinary action. Laundry Facilities Laundry rooms are located in each residence hall and in each unit in Mako Hall. The cost to wash or dry in the community laundry rooms is FREE. Machine malfunctions should be immediately reported to your RA or the Office of Residential Life and Housing in a timely manner. Please read laundry tips that are posted in each community laundry room. Locks and Keys All locks and keys are the property of Nova Southeastern University and are not to be repaired, altered, changed, or duplicated except by University Public Safety personnel, at the request of the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Duplication of keys is prohibited. Adding or altering locks is prohibited. Once a student checks into the residence halls and receives her/his keys, s/he is responsible for them. If a student’s key is lost or stolen, or if for any other reason a student wishes to have her/his lock changed, she/he will be responsible for the cost of re-keying the room. The cost to re-key a door is $75. The cost to replace a lost mailbox key and exterior door key is $75 each. If a key is lost please notify the RA immediately. If a student is accidentally locked out of her/his room/ apartment, contact the floor RA or the RA on duty. There will be a $25 fine for lockouts beginning with the third and each consecutive lockout. The exterior doors to all building will be locked at all times. Night security is in place after 11:00 p.m. in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, the Commons, and Rolling Hills Building A and C. The buildings remain secure and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and require the scanning your NSU SharkCard. There will be a $25 fine for residents who do not show their SharkCard beginning with the third occurrence. Physical Facilities Physical Plant, in conjunction with the Office of Residential Life and Housing, has