NSU Residential Living Guide 2023-2024

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 7 2023–2024 RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 6 Residential Life and Housing Overview The main location of the Office of Residence Life is located on the first floor of Goodwin. The University Housing Office is located on the first floor of Commons. In addition to this location, the Office of Residence Life has community offices located in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, Mako Hall, The Commons, and Rolling Hills for safety and security measures. All offices are staffed by fulltime and part-time employees. The University Housing Office performs many functions including: maintaining all records for student housing, reporting all maintenance problems to Physical Plant; organizing social, educational, and cultural programs, educational discipline, crisis intervention, and coordinating the development of community for residential students. Residence Life Staff Our staff have been carefully selected and trained to help you transition to living on campus. Please do not hesitate to contact your community staff members for assistance. Area Coordinators (AC) Our ACs supervise the Resident Assistant staff to help put our residence life programs into action. ACs have master’s degrees and live in your community. Assistant Area Coordinators (AAC) AACs are NSU graduate students who live in your community. They help foster and create intentional programing and engagement to better support you during your time in the residence life communities. They also work closely with your ACs to help and implement community development. Resident Assistants (RA) RAs live in your community to provide you with support and to also be there to answer your questions and help you with day-to-day life, as well as planning fun and educational events. RAs also help to uphold policies and university regulations to create a better positive experience throughout your residential journey. Residence Halls Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall The Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall opened in the 1992–1993 academic year. This state-of-theart residence hall facility houses approximately 430 students during each academic year. *Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall is the primary undergraduate facility for students with 0–30 credits. The Commons The Commons opened in August of 2007. This state-of-the-art living learning community includes 505 student beds, classrooms, and meeting spaces, 16 community living rooms, 16 study rooms, and plenty of indoor and outdoor common spaces. Founders, Farquhar, and Vettel Halls These apartment style residence hall facilities house approximately 55–60 undergraduate residents during each academic year. Cultural Living Center The Cultural Living Center (CLC) houses approximately 270 students in an apartment style community. Its unique balcony structure makes it a popular choice for undergraduate students. Rolling Hills Apartments The Rolling Hills Residence Hall opened in August 2008. The Residence Hall is approximately one mile west of the NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and houses approximately 362 students. It has a unique resort-style private pool for the Rolling Hills community to utilize. Mako Hall Mako Hall opened August 2019. The apartment style community houses approximately 608 students. Mako is also home to Razor’s Edge Shark Cage student-operated businesses. The community also has a huge engaging community courtyard. Residence Life and University Housing Location and Hours The main office for Residence Life Is located in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The security desks in the Commons, Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, Mako Hall, Rolling Hills Building A and C are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When the office is closed, there are Resident Assistants (RAs) on duty Monday through Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. the next morning, and on the weekends from Friday 6:00 p.m. to Monday 8:30 a.m. Contact numbers for the RAs on duty are posted around the building and are also available from your RA. The Office of Residence Life observes most major holidays and other special holidays as designated by Nova Southeastern University. On these dates, the Office of Residence Life will be closed during normal business hours. There will be no mail delivery on these dates. The RAs on duty or Public Safety should be contacted in the event of an emergency or problem within the Residence halls. Public Safety’s contact number is (954) 262-8999.