Assignments Are For Classes. We Let You Select Your Own Room!

At Nova Southeastern University, you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where you live. If you choose to participate in the room selection process, you’ll see firsthand what is available in real time and stake claim to the bed, room, or apartment of your choosing. 
 
Do you have a preference for certain floors, directions of exterior walls, or distance from common areas? It’s all within your control. 
 
As with all things relating to housing, the room selection process is first-come, first-served. So, if you would like an advantage, we encourage you to plan early and submit your housing application and roommate selections at your earliest convenience.

Room Selection Step-by-Step

Start with Your Roommate Request

If you have specific people in mind with whom you’ve decided to be roommates, you’ll need to submit your Roommate Request before you select your room. Learn more about this process on the Roommate Selection Process page. 

As a reminder, only one person from your roommate group will need to complete the Room Self-Selection Process. Everyone else in the roommate group will receive a confirmation email once the room, suite, or apartment has been selected.

Ready to Select Your Room?

Log in to the Student Housing Portal.

The room selection process takes place in the Housing Portal.

You will receive your self-selection day and time after you have successfully submitted your housing contract on or before the posted deadline. (See Important Dates below.)

Log In to the Housing Portal

Go to the Self-Selection Pages in the Housing Portal

You will see multiple options on this page. Click on Select Room.

Choose Your Entry Term

Make sure you select the correct terms; i.e., Fall or Winter

Do you need additional assistance?

If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed here or on the Housing FAQs page, always feel welcome to contact our office directly.

Call us at (954) 262-7052 or toll-free at 800-541-6682, ext. 27052.

Email us at housing@nova.edu.

Watch the Video Walkthrough

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Download the Step-By-Step Guide

Choose Building and View

Your residence hall options will be listed on the left. You can open the accordion for more room options, or if you prefer a visual representation, click on Show Map in the upper right corner.

Select a Floor

Select a floor or wing using the map to view the available rooms. You may need to scroll to view all available options in the map view.

Select a Bed

In the map view, green beds denote available spaces; red beds are assigned. You many need to scroll to see all available options. You can click on a red bed to see more information about the person who selected that bed. 
 
Click on an available bed to select that bed/room. Your selection will be locked for five minutes to review and confirm your request on the next step. If you selected a bed/room in error, you can click Release Lock to go back to select a different room/bed.

Review Summary and Finish

Review the details of the room you’ve selected. You have the option to Email or Download the details of your room selection if you wish; while this isn’t required, it is encouraged.
 
If everything looks in order, click Finish at the bottom of the page before the countdown at the top of the page times out. Failure to do so will lead to your selection being released.

What's Next?

Congratulations! Look out for a confirmation email in your nova.edu inbox.

You might have a few more checkboxes left to tick, including the following:

Important Dates

Roommate and room selection go hand in hand. Remember that you will need to select your roommates prior to taking part in the room self-selection process.

For New Students

January 11

Housing Contracts go live

March 6

Leo Goodwin triple and CLC quad Preference Forms go live

April 14

Leo Goodwin triple and CLC quad Preference Form deadline

May 1

Housing application deadline for self-selection eligibility / Accommodation Form deadline

May 2

Self-selection day and times are sent via email / Roommate matching begins

May 3

Room self-selection begins / New-student waitlist goes live

May 10

Room self-selection ends for new students / New-student waitlist closes

For Returning Students

January 11

Housing Contracts go live

March 6

Housing Contract deadline for self-selection eligibility / Accommodation Form deadline

March 8

Self-selection day and times are sent via email / Roommate matching begins

March 14

Rising Sophomores begin the self-selection process

March 15

Rising Juniors begin the self-selection process

March 16

Rising Seniors begin the self-selection process

What Happens if I Miss a Deadline?

If you declined to participate in the self-selection process or submitted your housing contract after the posted deadline, you will be manually assigned to the next available room or bed by University Housing.

Once you have been assigned a space, you will receive an email in your nova.edu inbox from University Housing with details.

On-Campus Residency Requirements

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All undergraduate students who have completed fewer than 49 credit hours or are under the age of 20 are required to live on campus unless any of the following conditions are met:

  • 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.

If you fall into one of the categories above and do not intend to live on campus, you should not complete a housing contract.

Housing Options

Looking for a quick overview of your housing options? We’ve sorted the residence halls to help you see your options at a glance. See an overview by visiting the Housing Options page.

First-Year Students

Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall

Double- and triple-occupancy rooms for the budget-minded student with a number of communal study and living spaces.

Explore Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall

The Commons

The suite life with an abundance of vibrant social spaces and quiet study areas for the student who values calm amid the hustle and bustle.

Explore The Commons

Cultural Living Center

One- and two-bedroom apartments centered around a unique green and open-air courtyard.

Explore the CLC

Returning Students

Rolling Hills Apartments

A resort-style community featuring luxurious outdoor spaces, including a walk-in pool with a rock waterfall.

Explore Rolling Hills

Mako Hall

Home of the Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Innovation Center, our newest residence hall emphasizes community.

Explore Mako Hall

Farquhar, Founders, and Vettel Apartments

Experience apartment-style living steps away from the RecPlex and Student Center.

Explore the FFV Apartments

Graduate Students


Due to limited availability, on-campus housing options are currently not available for graduate students.

Off-campus housing resources have been assembled to help you with your search, including the following:

  • Rental listings
  • Roommate Finder services
  • Moving tips
  • Access to a partner realtor

Off-Campus Housing