NSU Residential Living Guide 2020-2021

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 40 Addendum to Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement Nova Southeastern University aims to provide housing to support its mission while protecting the health and safety of our students and minimizing the potential spread of disease within our community. As a resident within Residential Life and Housing, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or similar public health crisis may impact your housing experience as we continue to make public health-informed decisions. The below policies and guidelines are incorporated into your 2020-2021 Housing Contract and are applicable to all residential students effective immediately. As always, we will continue to update you with timely information about specific health and safety guidance important for our residential students. Force Majeure Statement NSU’s duties and obligations to the student shall be suspended immediately, without notice, during all periods that the university is closed or ceases or curtails operations because of force majeure events including, but not limited to, any fire or any casualty, flood, earthquake, lightning, explosion, strikes, lockouts, prolonged shortage of energy supplies, riots or civil commotion, act(s) of God, hurricane, war, governmental action, act(s) of terrorism, epidemic, pandemic, or any other event beyond the university’s control. If such an event occurs, NSU’s duties and obligations to the student will be postponed until such time as the school, in its sole discretion, may safely reopen or resume operations. Under no circumstances, except as otherwise required by Federal or State statute, will NSU be obligated to refund any portion of tuition, housing, meal plans, fees, or any other cost or charge attributable to any location or service affected by any such force majeure event. Modifications to 2020-2021 Residential Life and Housing Contract COVID-19. Nova Southeastern University holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. NSU, however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at NSU is a shared responsibility. Every member of our community – including you – must do their part. This means adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhering to those measures NSU deems safe and appropriate for its campus. Each resident understands that if they return to a physical campus of NSU, there is a risk of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19. By returning to campus, each resident understands that this is possible, and does so knowingly and voluntarily. for Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Summer 2021