Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Approximately $6,092 – $6,800

Room Types

Two Styles of Residence Living

If you are a current high school student who receives a full-time offer of admission by May 29, 2024, and you meet the residence application and deposit deadline of June 3, 2024, you are guaranteed a single room in a suite-style residence.

Suite Style

Each furnished suite accommodates 4 students. The suites have single rooms, a kitchen with a fridge and stove, a living room and 2 full bathrooms.

There are 3 suite-style residences: Founders House, Chancellors House and Governors House. Founders and Chancellors Houses are located at the bottom of the College Drive hill.

It's a short walk or a 3-minute bus ride from these residences to your classes. Governors House is located across from the athletics facilities, at the top of the hill.

Townhouse Style

These residences are reserved for upper-year students. The townhouse-style residences are located beside the main building at the top of College Drive and accommodate 6 students to a house.

Built on 2 levels, each furnished townhouse has a kitchen with a fridge and stove, a living room, 3 bedrooms and a 2-piece bathroom on the main floor.

The upper-level contains 3 more bedrooms, a full 4-piece bathroom and an open loft space.

Typically townhouse-style residences are reserved for returning upper-year students.


  • Cable TV service in each suite's common room and each individual bedroom
  • City bus service on campus
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities in each complex
  • Custodial service for all public areas
  • Mail room within each residence complex
  • On-site maintenance personnel
  • Security entrances (Chancellors, Founders and Governors House only)
  • Smoke-free environments
  • Telephone with voicemail in all rooms
  • Video-monitored premises

Residence Guarantee

Space in residence is guaranteed to high school students who are offered full-time admission by May 29, 2024. The remaining spaces are chosen by lottery.

A residence brochure with information about how to apply for residence is sent with the admission offer. The residence application and residence deposit must be received by June 3, 2024.

Deposit Required


Meal Plans

Meal plans are not mandatory. You may select from a range of options to customize your meal plan. Plans work on a declining balance.

Other Information

Living Learning Communities

Nipissing University is excited to offer 4 vibrant Living Learning Communities (LLC): Connect, Balance, LEAD (Leaders Emerging through Active Development) and Mosaic.

An LLC is the integration of students who share similar interests – academic subject, hobby or curiosity – into a residence community with programming and support from various areas within the institution and community. These opportunities complement your classroom lessons and enhance your educational experience.

Read more about 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 well being of the resident.

In preparation for the start of a new academic year (September), all requests must be completed prior to June 30 of that year in order to allow for adequate consideration and facilitation within the placement process. Mid-year requests will be facilitated as placement and other necessary environmental factors permit, and in coordination with related policies and procedures.

Nipissing University has 4 rooms in residence which are accessible to physically or mobility impaired students. These accessible residences feature architecturally modified living, sleeping and washroom facilities.

Residence Special Accommodation Form.

All Gender Housing

Nipissing University Residence Life strives to offer diversity within our community and therefore believe that students should live in an environment that is inclusive of their gender identity. We offer students the option of living in an all-gender suite/house. Further information can be found on our residence website.