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Housing & Residence Life provides a living and learning environment that both challenges and supports the personal, social, recreational, cultural, and academic development of its residents. Below you'll find some of the commonly asked questions for on-campus housing. Click on the question to view its answer.

  • Do I have to pay my deposit and turn my application in at the same time?

    Yes. Your housing application will remain in pending status until your deposit has been made online through the housing application form or through the Cashier's Office.

  • Can I send my application in after the deadline date?

    Yes. We will try to accommodate as many students as possible.
  • How will freshmen be assigned to a residence hall?

    First-time freshmen are typically assigned to Babbette Smith North Hall (females) and Babbette Smith South Hall (males).
    Students in the Honors College and DNIMAS will be assigned to Midrise Residential Honors College.
  • Are housing deposits refundable?

    No. Housing deposits are non-refundable except in cases where a deposit has been paid but there are no vacancies either on-campus or in temporary housing.
  • What are the deadlines for housing applications?

    The priority housing deadline for incoming NSU students is as follows:

    Fall 2021 Semester

    To be eligible Fall 2021 housing applicants must have a complete housing application on file and have paid the $300 deposit fee by Returning Students priority deadline is April 1, 2021 and the First-Time Students priority deadline is June 1, 2021. The $300 housing deposit is non-refundable.

    NSU accepts housing applications submitted after the deadline, until all spaces are filled. Please note the $300 non-refundable housing deposit is due each year.

  • Is the housing application process different for transfer students?

    Transfer students utilize the same housing application process as all of our prospective/current students.
  • Will I find out who my roommate is before I come to campus?

    Both of you must have given permission to release your information on your housing application.
  • Can students sublease their apartment in the Spartan Suites?

    No. The option to sublease is not available in Spartan Suites.
  • Will a housing deposit roll over for a deposit for the Spartan Suites?

    Yes. The housing deposit is a requirement for all residential facilities, including Spartan Suites.