General Information

Residence Information

We are glad that you are thinking about applying for Residence! Nipissing University is proud to offer many options when it comes to residence life including suite style residence, town house residence and Living-Learning Communities.

Residence Life Special Consideration Form for Students with Disabilities

 Residence Life strives to assist all students with disabilities and/or other specific personal challenges by providing residence accommodations that will meet their needs. In order to assist you, we require your help in determining how we can best address your specific needs.

We will only consider requests for a particular residence from students with disabilities that, if assigned elsewhere, will greatly affect their quality of life. Such requests include medical impairments, hearing or vision impairments, medical health conditions, physical challenges, or other permanent or ongoing medical conditions that would in some way affect the general wellbeing of the resident.

Nipissing University has four rooms in residence which are accessible to physically or mobility impaired students. These accessible residences feature architecturally modified living, sleeping and washroom facilities.


The $400.00 residence deposit includes a $25.00 application fee. Payments can be made in person to the Finance Office, by mail, or online through students’ personal banking. If paying by cheque or money order, please print your full name and student number on the cheque or money order. If paying online, deposits should be made payable to Nipissing University and the last 7 digits of your account number is your student number minus the letter.

**A portion of your Residence deposit in the amount of $100.00 is refundable if you cancel your application in writing by July 6.  There are no refunds after July 6.

NOTE: When students are assigned a room placement in residence, they are responsible for the FULL PAYMENT of their residence fees for the academic year. The installment payment plan, which consists of two payments in addition to the deposit fee, is an option for students, instead of paying their full fees upfront.

RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY: To be assigned a room, a minimum of $125 must be paid by the March 23, 2018 deadline.  The remaining $275 must be paid by June 1, 2018 to hold the room.  If the full $400 is not paid by June 1, 2018, the room placement will be cancelled. Returning students who complete their application and $400 deposit AFTER June 1, 2018, will be assigned an available room on a first come first served basis.  Please Note:  The Nipissing University Finance department Policy states that,  "Payments from students with outstanding balances from current or previous terms that may be intended as future residence or tuition deposits will first be applied against the existing outstanding balance, and not treated as a deposit payment."

Living Learning Communities @ the North Bay Campus

If you are interested in living in one of the following Living Learning Communities, please indicate this on your application. The four LLC options are:

CONNECT aims to help students become citizens of the world through intercultural awareness, music, art, language, and an introduction to a variety of campus, community, and global resources. You will explore current world events and international perspectives, gain a greater awareness for embracing diversity, and continue to develop as global citizens.

BALANCE takes a holistic approach to all aspects of health and wellness. This community promotes a healthy lifestyle, with the focus on your physical, social, and emotional well-being. Students will work together to provide an environment of support and encourage each other to live a well-balanced lifestyle through programs run within the greater Nipissing University community.

L.E.A.D. (Leaders Emerging through Active Development) is for students who love to be involved and are passionate about leadership, learning, and motivating others.  By exploring personal strengths and working on self development, residents will discover the value of leadership oriented learning and will strengthen their leadership potential through a variety of activities and practice.

MOSAIC is an outlet for your creative side, and will connect students who have a strong interest in artistic expression and cultural awareness with students who have a passion for media, music, and design.  Whether you are an experienced artist, a hobbyist, or a novice, come and explore your passion with others who share your appreciation for anything expressive. Don’t worry, talent is not a prerequisite, but you will be encouraged to be creative and supportive citizens through programs such as open mic nights, media productions, and art displays.