Start your NSU journey with a multi-day, immersive experience specially designed for admitted students. Participate on campus, alongside other admitted students, to get a hands-on glimpse of what life will be like as a Shark:

  • Interview for prestigious Premier Scholarships and Programs leadership experiences.
  • Talk with current Sharks about why they love being at NSU.
  • Hear directly from professors about academic life.
  • Bond with future peers through social activities.
  • Get tips for acing Premier Programs interviews.

Before you come, you’ll need to apply for at least one Premier Program.

Attending Shark Preview was what really solidified my decision to come to NSU. Meeting my Shark Preview leaders and fellow incoming students helped me make lasting connections with people I still speak with to this day. If it weren’t for Shark Preview, I don’t think I would have found my home here at NSU and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Gabriel R. | Business Management

When Is Shark Preview Weekend?

The Fall 2023 supplemental Premier Programs application is now closed. The Fall 2024 Premier Programs application will open on August 1, 2023. Shark Preview Weekends begin Thursday afternoon and conclude Saturday morning.

2023 Shark Preview Weekend Dates

January 12 - 14, 2023* (FULL)
January 19 - 21, 2023 (FULL)
February 2 - 4, 2023* (FULL)
February 9 - 11, 2023 (FULL)
February 16 - 18 2023* (FULL)
March 9 - 11, 2023 (FULL)
March 16 - 18, 2023 (FULL)
March 24, 2023* (This date is reserved for students living in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade county) - FULL
March 30 - April 1, 2023 (FULL)

Virtual: January 26 - 27, 2023* (Reserved for students living internationally) FULL
Virtual: April 6 - 7, 2023 (Reserved for students living internationally) FULL

*Interviews for Dual Admission Marine Biology are not available on this weekend. Please contact if you have any questions.


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What to Expect at Shark Preview Weekend

Dive into the NSU experience.

Shark Preview Weekend is an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in NSU’s campus life while you interview for programs that prepare you for real careers, real contributions, and real life.

During Shark Preview Weekend, you’ll tour campus, attend a session on interview preparation, learn about student organizations from current Shark leaders, connect with professors, and most importantly, form new friendships with your future classmates.

Throughout my weekend everyone I talked to, from my Shark Preview leaders to my interviewers, were so friendly and always so encouraging! I felt like I could talk to absolutely anyone and was never scared to ask questions!

Cheyanne C. | Biology Major (Pre-Med), Psych Minor

Honors College Information Session

Learn how Farquhar Honors College places an emphasis on research, small class sizes, and unique hands-on learning experiences so that our most motivated and high-achieving students get the attention they deserve. During the information session, you’ll get to meet current honors students and the Honors College dean. You’ll get full details on how to navigate the application process for the Honors Program.

Visit the Honors College

Interview for Premier Programs

Take advantage of our generous scholarships, dual admission, and advanced academic programs, which are awarded to top-tier students on the fast track to success. To apply, you’ll need to submit a supplemental application and participate in an interview during Shark Preview Weekend.

Get to Know Professors

Chat with faculty members throughout the weekend, and get a feel for academics at NSU.

Meet Other Admitted Students

Get inspired by a new set of future friends, colleagues, and partners. Also get the comfort of knowing other students before your first class even starts.

Connect with Student Leaders

Current NSU students look forward to answering your questions about what it’s like to be a Shark, why they’re glad they chose NSU, and ways you can get involved on campus. 

Explore Opportunities

How to Register for Shark Preview Weekend

NSU Florida offers Shark Preview Weekend as a way for students interested in our Premier Programs to submerge themselves in the NSU experience. But first, you must reserve your seat at the table by applying for admission to NSU and submitting a supplemental Premier Program application.

Apply for Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to NSU Florida.
  • All students and families are responsible for flights and transportation to and from campus during Shark Preview Weekend.
  • Students flying to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport alone will receive free NSU shuttle transportation to and from campus.

Please do not schedule any travel accommodations until you receive an official confirmation email confirming your Shark Preview Weekend. Check-in will be from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, so we recommend flights landing before 1 p.m. on the Thursday of your confirmed Shark Preview Weekend and flights leaving after 2 p.m. on that Saturday.

Housing and Meals for In-Person

We have limited number of housing accommodations available. We highly encourage students to attend Shark Preview Weekends with their families. Students attending the weekend with their families must reside with their family for the entirety of the weekend.

  • Meals will be provided to all students in attendance, Thursday night through Saturday morning.
  • Housing accommodations will be made only for students traveling alone, outside of Broward County, on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing accommodations will be provided at a local hotel and will be fully supervised by NSU professional staff members, as well as an overnight security guard. Students will be sharing rooms with other Shark Preview student attendees. More details will be provided closer to your confirmed weekend.
  • In order to be officially registered for this event, you must complete the travel questionnaire provided within your confirmation email.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Many of NSU’s Premier Programs include generous scholarships and other benefits. They also require a supplemental application and an interview during Shark Preview Weekend.

Select Your Preferred Weekend

Once you’re admitted to NSU and have submitted the supplemental Premier Programs application, we’ll invite you via email to choose dates for Shark Preview Weekend. Please note, the date you choose is not your official Shark Preview Weekend date. Do not schedule any travel accommodations until you receive your confirmation email.

Schedule Travel Accommodations

Once your Shark Preview Weekend date is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email, and you are then good to schedule travel accommodations, Within your confirmation email is a travel questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire as soon as you have made your travel arrangements.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Dance are required to attend Shark Preview Weekend in order to audition for course-level placement. Don’t worry about submitting a supplemental application to attend Shark Preview Weekend because we will reach out to you directly to schedule your dance placement audition. 

NOTE: If an in-person audition is not possible, students may request an online audition where they send in a video and schedule an online interview by emailing Elana Lanczi at

We do, however, encourage you to apply to our Premier Programs, such as the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Scholars Program. The interview(s) will take place during the same weekend.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Art + Design will need to submit a digital portfolio and participate in a virtual portfolio review interview by emailing Kandy G Lopez-Moreno, associate professor of art and design at

We do, however, encourage you to apply to our Premier Programs, such as the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Scholars Program. The interview(s) will take place during the same weekend.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Music are required to attend Shark Preview Weekend in order to audition. Note: If an in-person audition is not possible, students may request an online audition where they send in a video and schedule an online interview by emailing Dr. Bill Adams at We do, however, encourage you to apply to our Premier Programs, such as the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Scholars Program. The interview(s) will take place during the same weekend.

Planning for Shark Preview Weekend

Submit a Travel Questionnaire

Once you’re confirmed to attend Shark Preview Weekend, you’ll need to submit the travel questionnaire you received via email to confirm your flight and hotel plans. We strongly encourage students to attend with their families and stay with them.


Event Check-in and Sample Schedules

Check in for Shark Preview Weekend is on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. EST. You’ll receive confirmations of your interviews and events when you check in. We recommend doing so at least 15 to 30 minutes early, since things get rolling at 4 p.m. EST sharp.

View a Sample Schedule


Attire Recommendations 

Feel free to go casual (i.e., T-shirt, jeans, shorts) on Thursday for the interview preparation and meet and greet with current NSU students and other future Sharks.

On Friday, we recommend wearing business casual or professional attire for your interview(s) and other activities. You'll want to bring a casual outfit to change into for Friday night at Club Nova. Revert back to casual bottoms and your Shark Preview T-shirt for Saturday’s closing ceremony!

Make the Most of Your Visit 

NSU is known for looking less like a campus and more like a resort. Come check out the beach, its surrounding community, spacious dorms, and everything else our campus has to offer!

Explore South Florida Living


Getting Around Campus 

Use these tools to navigate NSU’s campus and surrounding area.

Interactive Campus Map
Printable Campus Map
Parking Information
Public Safety

Ace Your Premier Program Interview

What makes an interview successful?

Apply these tips and tricks to dominate your interview:

  • Bring your most authentic self to your interview during Shark Preview Weekend. We want to see the real you!
  • Be prepared to tell us exactly how one of our Premier Programs can help you achieve your goals and dreams.
  • Let us know why and how you’ve prepared to become a Shark.
  • Prepare thoughtful and insightful questions ahead of time and ask away!
  • Research the career, programs, and areas of interest you’re applying for.

Premier Program Interview Descriptions