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Shark Preview Weekend

In consideration for the health and safety of our NSU community and future Shark families related to COVID-19, we are introducing a completely live, interactive virtual experience for this year’s Shark Preview Weekends. We are so excited to bring our favorite event of the year with future Sharks right to your screens at home. We do wish we could share this experience with you in person, but we’ll bring you the next best thing!

This year’s Virtual Shark Preview Weekends are your chance to get your feet wet and test out the NSU Shark Life. During these enhanced, virtual admitted student experiences, you'll interview for Premier Programs and dive right into the NSU culture. We even have live, virtual programming for parents and family members so that everyone can get to know your potential new home away from home. In order to participate in Virtual Shark Preview Weekend, you must be admitted to NSU and apply for at least one Premier Program using the supplemental Premier Programs application.

Here's a sample of what we have planned for you:

  • Interview for Premier Programs
  • Engage with other admitted students from around the globe
  • Meet with our renowned professors for an in-depth look at academic life
  • Get to know current student leaders to hear firsthand about the NSU experience

SUBMIT A PREMIER PROGRAMS APPLICATION

Event Details

Each Virtual Shark Preview Weekend runs Thursday evening and all day Friday on the following dates:

  • January 7-8, 2021
  • January 14-15, 2021
  • January 21-22, 2021
  • January 28-29, 2021
  • February 4-5, 2021

In order to participate in Virtual Shark Preview Weekend, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for undergraduate admission to Nova Southeastern University. If you have not already done so, please apply for admission to NSU using the Shark Select Application or the Common Application.
  2. Submit the supplemental Premier Programs application
  3. Contingent upon successful admission to NSU and submitting the supplemental Premier Programs application, you will receive an email invitation to tentatively schedule your Virtual Shark Preview Weekend online. 
    • This will not serve as your official Shark Preview Weekend date until you receive an official confirmation email. 
  4. Once you receive your official confirmation email with your confirmed Virtual Shark Preview Weekend dates, you are all set! Within two weeks prior to your confirmed dates, you will receive a Virtual Shark Preview Tacklebox by mail and email (email only for international students) with additional information to help you prepare for the virtual experience and interview(s).
  5. Get ready to participate in and interview during Virtual Shark Preview Weekend! To help you get the most out of your virtual experience, your full participation in the event is expected. Please plan to join us for a Thursday evening and full Friday of fun interactive events and your interview(s). You will receive your interview schedule at check-in. 

If you have questions about your supplemental Premier Programs application or Shark Preview status, please contact the Shark Preview team at sharkpreview@nova.edu.

If you are applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance program, you will be required to attend Shark Preview Weekend and audition for course level placement. Contingent upon admission to the university as a dance major, you will receive follow up communication via email to schedule your Shark Preview Weekend and dance placement audition. Read more about the dance placement audition.

You are not required to submit a supplemental Premier Programs application if you are attending Shark Preview Weekend for a dance placement audition, but you are encouraged to consider applying for Premier Programs. If you submit a Premier Programs application, your Premier Programs interview(s) will be scheduled during that Shark Preview Weekend. Razor's Edge Shark Talent is a great fit for dance majors.

If you are applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design program, you will be required to attend Shark Preview Weekend for a portfolio review interview for course level placement. Contingent upon admission to the university as an art and design major, you will receive follow up communication via email to schedule your Shark Preview Weekend and portfolio review interview.

You are not required to submit a supplemental Premier Programs application if you are attending Shark Preview Weekend for a portfolio review interview, but you are encouraged to consider applying for Premier Programs. If you submit a Premier Programs application, your Premier Programs interview(s) will be scheduled during that Shark Preview Weekend. Razor's Edge Shark Talent is a great fit for art and design majors.

Premier Programs

During Virtual Shark Preview Weekend, you will have the opportunity to interview for one or more of the following Premier Programs:

Honors College Information Session

You will also have the opportunity to attend a Farquhar Honors College information session::

  • Farquhar Honors College
    • At this information session, you'll hear from an honors faculty member and current honors student how the Farquhar Honors College offers unique opportunities for you to engage in a vibrant student and faculty community that integrates, promotes, and complements all university experiences.

Event Check-in and Sample Schedule

  • Virtual check-in is on the Thursday of your confirmed weekend from 2-3 p.m. EST. We recommend checking in at least 15-30 minutes early, as the Virtual Shark Preview Weekend kicks off right at 3 p.m.
  • The week before your confirmed Virtual Shark Preview Weekend, you will receive an email with your check-in Zoom URL. All Virtual Shark Preview Weekend events and interviews will be hosted online via Zoom, so please download Zoom to your devices in advance.
  • Upon checking in, you will receive your personalized schedule with Zoom URLs for your interviews and events.

Premier Programs Interview Tips and Summaries

  • Our best piece of advice is to be yourself, have fun, and don't be afraid to ask questions! Let us know why you're ready to become a Shark and how NSU Florida's Premier Programs can help you achieve your dreams. We also recommend researching the career fields/areas of interest you're applying for and to review the Premier Program interview summaries below, as interview formats will vary by program.

Attire Recommendations for Students

  • Thursday evening's activities include a welcome ceremony, interview preparation, and getting to know current NSU students and other future Sharks. Casual attire like a t-shirt and shorts or jeans is appropriate.
  • Friday during the day will be your interview(s). We highly recommend business casual or professional attire.
  • Friday evening's activities will allow for casual wear. We'd love to see you in your best Shark spirit wear for the closing ceremony!

Parents and family members are welcome to attend Virtual Shark Preview Weekend. We will also offer live, virtual programming for parents and family members.. We've included some helpful tips for families below.

Event Check-in and Family Activities

  • Virtual check-in is on the Thursday of your family's confirmed weekend from 2-3 p.m. EST. We recommend checking in at least 15-30 minutes early, as the Virtual Shark Preview Weekend kicks off right at 3 p.m.
  • The week before your family's confirmed Virtual Shark Preview Weekend, your student will receive an email with the  check-in Zoom URL. All Virtual Shark Preview Weekend events and interviews will be hosted online via Zoom, so please download Zoom to your devices in advance.
  • Upon checking in, your family will receive a personalized schedule with Zoom URLs for your student's interviews and family's events.

Family and Parent Resources for Virtual Shark Preview Weekend

Check our resource page for families and parents with a student interviewing for Premier Programs during Virtual Shark Preview Weekend.

Browse Family and Parent Resources

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