Welcome! Thanks for taking the opportunity to visit Residential Life on the Florida Campus. Living on campus is an exciting time! It's a great time for you to meet new people, learn about other cultures, and spend more time interacting with the staff and faculty. Living close means you can easily attend athletic functions, have greater access to tools and resources, and stay connected to the campus activities.
Why Live On Campus?
Residence life and housing research suggests students:
- Who live in the residence halls have a higher grade point average.
- Access and contact faculty more often.
- Utilize university resources more often as they are closer to the facilities.
- Who live on campus have up to a 20% better chance of graduating with a degree.
- Are more satisfied with their college experience.
- Make life-long friends.
- Develop hands on leadership skills through the many opportunities provided in the residence halls.
- Lose no time commuting and fighting for limited parking spaces.
- Have healthy, nutritious meals without the headaches of having to purchase, prepare, and clean-up.
The apartments have a living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two study rooms. Normal occupancy is considered to be two students per room and four students per apartment while space is available. Should there not be enough space for everyone to have a double room, doubles will be assigned through a priority system based upon the dates the commitment deposits are received. View a copy of the housing brochure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions:
- General Questions
- Application Process
- Residential Life Office, Staff, and Services
- Room and Board Fees
On-Campus Housing Process
In order to apply for housing during the academic year, a student must complete the following steps:
- Log on to my.northwood.edu portal with your assigned username and password
- Click on WebAdvisor tab (upper right hand corner)
- Select Prospective Students folder
- Select Online Housing Preferences located beneath Admissions Information
- Complete Housing Application by following the questions asked, truthfully
- Be sure to click the submit button to accept your Housing Contract
Living Off-Campus Process
Freshmen and Sophomore students are required to live on-campus during the regular academic year. Off-campus approval is given to students who can meet one of the following criteria:
- Age 21 or older prior to the beginning of the fall semester
- Student has completed 60 or more credit hours (Junior or Senior Class Level)
- Veteran of the United States Military
- The student maintained a legal residence within Palm Beach County for 12 consecutive months prior to their enrolment at Northwood University
- The student is living at home with parent or guardian within a 50 mile radius of the university
Interested students must complete the Housing Waiver Request Form and submit it to the Director of Residential Life for approval.
The Dining Hall better known as "The Marketplace" is located in Dalby Commons. The University offers three meal plans. The plans include:
- 19 meals per week plus $65 in flex dollars
- 225 meals per semester plus $105 in flex dollars
- 180 meals per semester plus $160 in flex dollars
Flex dollars are money associated with meal plans that may be used to purchase any items in the Marketplace.
Visit the Florida Campus Dining Services website for complete meal plan information including menus, locations and hours of operation.
The student's Northwood I.D. serves as their meal card, and must be swiped by a member of the dining services staff each time the student comes to the dining hall for a meal.
Phillip E. Shipley, MS
Director, Housing and Residential Life
Northwood University - West Palm Beach
Stauffer Complex, Apt. 1101