Get Involved. Stay Engaged. Live on Campus!

When you’re away from home for the first time, it’s important that you are comfortable where you live. Nova Southeastern University Housing and Residence Life has you covered. We’re committed to creating an empowering environment in which you can live, learn, and thrive.

  • Avoid sitting in traffic and circling around parking lots. Enjoy a leisurely seven-minute walk to class instead.
  • Join a club or activity. NSU has nearly every interest covered.
  • Meet new people in vibrant communal spaces, both indoors and out.
  • Need a break to recharge? The beach is a short bike ride away.

Enjoy all that NSU and Ft. Lauderdale have to offer and welcome home!

Benefits of On-Campus Living

Residency Exemptions

If you fall into one of the below categories, you are exempt from the On-Campus Residency Requirement: (the same exemptions below apply)

  • You will reside with a parent or legal guardian within the tri-county area (Broward, Dade, or Palm Beach).
  • You are married or in a domestic partnership.
  • You are a veteran or active United States military personnel.
  • You are 20 years old or older.

“Why am I required to live on campus?”

You’re going to be adjusting to major life changes this year, and research and experience have informed our decision to require you to live in on-campus housing for your first year. For many first year students, this may be your first time living away from home, and living on campus provides a transition period where you have a sense of independence with the comfort of added safety nets.

Off-Campus Housing

If you're a graduate student or an undergraduate student who has fulfilled the on-campus residency requirements listed above, you don’t have to worry about living on campus. We understand finding the perfect off-campus housing can be overwhelming, but we’ve got resources to help you with your search. From rental listings to roommate finder services, we've got you covered.

Off-Campus Housing

I love the small, quaint atmosphere that NSU provides—you get to know pretty much everyone on campus and the classes are a good size for the facilitation of learning. I enjoy living on campus because it puts you right in the center of the action, with easy access to events and amenities. In the halls, I enjoy having my friends over for movie nights to take a break from studying, and around campus I like to hang out at the pool and the UC with friends.

Kayleigh S. | Environmental Science Major
Two NSU students talking over coffee at the patio of the Don Taft University Center Starbucks.

Dining and Meal Plan

As an on-campus resident, you will automatically be enrolled in one of two Declining Balance (DB) meal plans each semester. Apartments that have full kitchens require a lower Declining Balance plan than those that do not— such as Leo Goodwin Sr. and The Commons. 

If you still have DB funds at the end of the fall semester, the remaining balance rolls over, but you will be charged the full amount again for the winter semester. A balance remaining at the end of the winter semester will not roll over.

See Dining Options

Student Life

NSU is a vibrant community filled with events, organizations, activities, and places for you to explore and experience. 
Check out some of the many ways you’ll be able to fill your time when you live on campus. 

Explore Life on Campus

Two NSU students chatting outside under the shade of the trees and greenery surrounding them.