On-campus residential accommodations at Northwestern State University are comprised of three communities, University Columns, University Place, and Varnado Hall. All properties are managed by the University’s housing partner, Campus Living Villages.

University Columns offers a variety of apartments, and a fantastic program of events to keep you entertained, right on the NSU campus. You’ll have plenty of great opportunities to make the most of student life!
University Place provides several living learning communities, great facilities, and an exciting residential life program, all with a convenient on-campus location.
Varnado Hall provides a very close-knit community along with many opportunities to take advantage of all NSU student life has to offer by living in the heart of the campus!

Living Learning Communities & Special Interest Housing

NSU Living – Learning Communities (LLCs) are great places to begin and continue your college career! The LLCs are located in residence halls where students request to live near each other. They share a particular interest in academics, social and cultural issues and activities.

Benefits of Living-Learning Communities:

  • Involvement with students who have similar academic goals
  • Common place of residence
  • Career exploration
  • Introduction to university resources
  • Peer mentoring and/or tutoring in the residence hall
  • Faculty mentoring and involvement
  • Leadership development
  • Special programs to acquaint students with campus life
  • More collaborative learning environment
  • Living-Learning Community Options:
  • Louisiana Scholars’ College
  • Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
  • Business/Accounting
  • Presidential Leadership Program
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Wellness

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 – How to Apply for Incoming Freshmen

University Columns

  • Entering Freshman wishing to complete a University Columns lease should Click here.
  • Once on the leasing portal page, please register to create a username and password.
  • Then click “Lease Online,” click new resident and complete all steps in the leasing process.
  • Please complete steps 1 through 5 to create an application. Once your application is received, our office will contact you to discuss your housing options for Fall 2015.
  • If you should have questions or need assistance with the leasing process, please contact our office directly at 318-214-5414.
  • We tend to have a high volume of calls so please feel free to send us an email at nsuleasing@campushousing.com for University Columns.

University Place

  • Click here to go to the portal site to complete your online application.
  • Select REGISTER NOW and follow the steps to create your account and complete your lease.
  • You can save your place and return to your account at any time but ensure you have recorded your email address and password so that you can log back in.
  • Once you have completed the online application, you will be prompted to pay the associated fees.

Please Note: Your credit card and bank statements will reflect a payment description of “Property Payment – Rent, Goleta, GA.

  • The payment is collected by Profit Stars, a third party processing company under contract with our owners Provident Resources Group. Payments are not directly paid to Northwestern State University or University Place. This applies to all payment of application fees, security deposits and/or rents.
  • Returned or NSF payments are subject to a processing or re-processing fee.
  • Click here for step by step directions to assist in the online leasing portal.
  • After the completion of your application, please take time to fill out the roommate preference survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nsu2-roommate.

If you should have questions or need assistance with the leasing process, please contact our office directly at 318-214-5400.

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 – Application Fees

University Columns

2 Bedroom – $275
$100 Security Deposit
$100 Reservation Fee
$75 Application Fee

4 Bedroom – $175
$100 Security Deposit
$75 Application Fee

Efficiency – $175
$100 Security Deposit
$75 Application Fee

Shared Efficiency – $175
$100 Security Deposit
$75 Application Fee
University Place

Private – $275
$100 Security Deposit
$100 Reservation Fee
$75 Application Fee

Shared – $175
$100 Security Deposit
$75 Application Fee

Note for University Columns and University Place Applicants:
$100 Security Deposit (Refundable)
$100 Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable)
$75 Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

Current Student Lease Renewal

University Columns

Current Residents

Before you renew your lease please read the following information.

  • Due to limited availability of bed space at University Columns, if you would like to renew your lease please log into the portal using your current credentials.
  • Click new resident and complete steps 1 through 5 to create an application.
  • You will be placed on a waiting list for a bed space.
  • As beds become available the University Columns Housing Office will place you in a room, email you that you have been assigned a room and instructions on completing your lease online.
  • To renew your lease please click here.

University Place

  • Click here to go to the portal site to complete your online application.
  • Select REGISTER NOW and follow the steps to create your account and complete your lease.

Please note you will need to use a secondary email address other than your original log in from last year. A notice will pop up if you are attempting to use the same email address from last year. You can save your place and return to your account at any time but ensure you have recorded your email address and password so that you can log back in. Once you have completed the online application, you will be prompted to pay the associated fees.

Please Note:

  • Your credit card and bank statements will reflect a payment description of “Property Payment – Rent, Goleta, GA.
  • The payment is collected by Profit Stars, a third party processing company under contract with our owners Provident Resources Group. Payments are not directly paid to Northwestern State University or University Place. This applies to all payment of application fees, security deposits and/or rents.
  • Returned or NSF payments are subject to a processing or re-processing fee.

Click here for step by step directions to assist in the online leasing portal.

After the completion of your application, please take time to fill out the roommate preference survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nsu2-roommate.

If you should have questions or need assistance with the leasing process, please contact our office directly at 318-214-5400. We tend to have a high volume of calls so please feel free to send us an email at nsu2leasing@campushousing.com for University Place.