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Welcome to the Spartan Residential Experience. We are glad that you have considered life on campus which we hope will greatly enhance your journey as an NSU Spartan. Housing & Residence Life is available and committed to helping you adjust to campus life and to ensure that your time on campus is a pleasant, rewarding and memorable living and learning experience. Please utilize the numerous resources made available and take advantage of the educational, social/recreational, and cultural programming that we have planned for you. There are many reasons to live on campus including:
- Studies report that students who live on campus are more successful in their academic studies and report a higher level of collegiate satisfaction.
- It is a wonderful opportunity to make great friends and form lasting memories.
- Campus resources, like the library, computer labs, and tutorial services are readily accessible.
- Campus housing is convenient ? everything is within a short walking distance.
- The price is very affordable ? students make one payment that covers utilities, internet connection, cable, and local telephone.
- On-campus security, twenty-four hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, keeps students safe.
With a variety of facilities and amenities, there is something for every student. If you are interested in learning more about each facility, click the Apply for Housing banner. You may also have interest in a Living Learning Community. We have 8 traditional halls and 1 apartment-style complex on campus. In all facilities there is a Community Hall Director/Area Coordinator/Property Manager, Graduate Assistant, and Resident Advisors.
When preparing for your arrival you may be unsure of what to bring and what to leave at home. With the help of our students, we have come up with a list of Suggested Items to Bring, which includes room decoration policies. Take a moment to carefully read this page as there are fines associated with the use of prohibited items. Periodically the Hampton Roads region will be in the line of a natural disaster (mainly hurricanes). Check out our inclement weather page to find out what to do in case of emergency. Traditional halls close for various breaks during the academic year and we have designated specific check-in/check-out dates or each University academic calendar year.
The Guide to Residential Living provides you with the rules to living on campus in addition to campus resources you may need to support your stay on campus and matriculation at the University. Familiarize yourself with this document as all residents are expected to abide by the policies and procedures outlined. The Guide to Residential Living does not purport to completely address every University policy, procedure and regulation. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with documents and handbooks that govern the institution.
Spartan Suites is a privately managed facility. While many of the rules outlined in the Guide to Residential Living are applicable to the Spartan Suites, there are also some modifications for living in the facility which include visitation hours and obtaining renters insurance. If you are interest in living The Suite Life, ensure you are aware of their requirements as well.
We also publish a quarterly newsletter D.R.E.A.M. (Delivering Residents Education and Memories). This newsletter is designed to inform you of upcoming programs and events, provide tips and information that may assist you in experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, and highlight staff members that are making outstanding contributions in their roles or in the community.