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Chancellors House

Chancellors House Residence

Welcome to Chancellors House!

Our Chancellors House Residence Complex is our largest complex and houses over 400 students. It is home to our Consecutive Bachelor of Education students as well as the majority of our first year Undergraduate students. It is located in a picturesque spot at the bottom of College Drive just minutes from the Main Campus. As soon as you walk into the building you can feel the sense of community that Chancellors House offers. Chancellors House is close to restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, the North Bay Regional Health Centre and coffee shops! We hope that you will love living in Chancellors House, which has many fantastic things to offer you.

Chancellors House is a Suite Style Residence Complex. Each Suite is designed to house up to 4 students and consists of a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and four private bedrooms where the students have their own space to unwind.

Chancellors House Residence Layout

Mailing Address

If you live at Chancellors House your mailing address will be:

Nipissing University
Chancellors House
900 Gormanville Rd
Suite # __ Mailbox # __
North Bay ON P1B 9V2

Front Desk Services

Chancellors House Front Desk is located in the main lobby. The desk hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 10:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am to 3:00am
  • Saturday 10:00am to 3:00am
  • Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm

At the Chancellors House Front Desk you can get laundry change, print/copy/fax/scan documents, sign out residence equipment (e.g. vacuums, mops/buckets), or get answers to questions that you may have. In order to sign out equipment you must leave your Nipissing University student card at the residence front desk. The student card will be returned to you once you have returned the equipment.

Laundry Facilities

Chancellors House has a Laundry Room which is located on the 1st floor of the building. The washers and dryers are coin-operated at a cost of $1.50 each per load, so don’t forget to bring your loonies and quarters, but if you do, laundry change is available at the residence front desk.

Public Transportation

Chancellors House is located moments from the Main Campus at the bottom of College Drive. As a full time student you will receive a city transit pass, which is valid from September to April. The city buses run regularly between the main campus and Chancellors House, therefore you will get door-to-door service, which our students appreciate in the colder months of the year.

Parking & Security Services

Students parking in the Chancellors House lot must purchase a permit through the Security & Parking Services website. It is best to pre-order your parking pass prior to move-in day. Once you have purchased your pass, it can be picked up in the Security & Parking Office on the Main Campus. Plug in parking is available during the winter months. Arrangements for plug-in parking can be made in late fall through the Chancellors House Front Desk for an additional fee of $80.00. Students will be notified through an email when plug-in parking becomes available.

Living Learning Community

Chancellors House offers the BALANCE Living Learning Community. 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. Student will work together to provide on environment of support and encourage each other to live a well-balanced lifestyle through programs run within the greater Nipissing community.

Amenities & Social Space

Chancellors House has a Games Room on the 1st Floor which offers equipment such as pool tables, ping-pong tables, pianos, etc. There is also a large Assembly Room on the 1st Floor.

Each floor has a Common Room which has a TV, couches and chairs for students to get together in or just have some down time.

Chancellors House offers 10 designated study spaces spread throughout the building.

Contact Us

Residence Life Supervisor - Supervisors, Residence Life are staff members with extensive training and experience in residence life and working with university students. They directly supervise the Residence Dons, Academic Dons, Living-Learning Community Dons, and Community Advisors. Additionally, they work with students in their assigned residence community to uphold the Residence Community Living Standards, develop a community atmosphere, and are available to assist with issues as they arise.

Stephanie Vennard, Founders House - stephaniev@nipissingu.ca

If you have any questions about living in Chancellors House please do not hesitate to contact your Residence Life Team at residence@nipissingu.ca or via phone at 705-474-3450 ext 4855.

Founders House

Founders House Residence

Welcome to Founders House!

Our Founders House Residence Complex is the smallest of our Suite Style Residence complexes and houses around 200 students, but don’t get the idea that its size makes it any less great! It’s preferred by our Nursing students because it is within walking distance to the North Bay Regional Health Centre. It is located at the bottom of College Drive, adjacent to the Chancellors House Residence Complex, just minutes from the Main Campus.


"Founders is the smallest of the suite style complexes giving you a chance to adjust to university at the pace to which you are comfortable. You get the feel of the apartment style residence but it’s small enough that the community feels like one big family. You pass your peers in the hallways and you are able to build connections with your neighbours."

- Samantha Moore, 3rd year Bachelor of Science in Nursing student


Founders House is a Suite Style Residence Complex. Each Suite is fully furnished and designed to house up to 4 students and consists of a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and four private bedrooms where the students have their own space to unwind.

Founders House Residence Layout

Mailing Address

If you live in Founders House, your mailing address will be:

Nipissing University
Founders House
1 College Dr
Suite # __ Mailbox #
North Bay ON P1B 9T4

Front Desk Services

Founders House Front Desk is located in the main lobby. The desk hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 10:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am to 3:00am
  • Saturday 10:00am to 3:00am
  • Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm

At the Founders House Front Desk you can get laundry change, print/copy/fax/scan documents, sign out residence equipment (e.g. vacuums, mops/buckets), or get answers to questions that you may have. In order to sign out equipment you must leave your Nipissing University student card at the residence front desk. The student card will be returned to you once you have returned the equipment.

Laundry Facilities

Founders House has 2 Laundry Rooms, one is located on the 2nd floor and one is located on the 4th floor. The washers and dryers are coin-operated at a cost of $1.50 each per load, so don’t forget to bring your loonies and quarters, but if you do, laundry change is available at the Residence Front Desk.

Public Transportation

Founders House is located moments from the Main Campus at the bottom of College Drive. As a full time student you will receive a city transit pass, which is valid from September to April. The city buses run regularly between the main campus and Chancellors House, therefore you will get door-to-door service, which our students appreciate in the colder months of the year.

Parking & Security Services

Students parking in the Founders House lot must purchase a permit through the Security & Parking Services website. It is best to pre-order your parking pass prior to move-in day. Once you have purchased your pass, it can be picked up in the Security & Parking Office on the Main Campus. Plug in parking is available during the winter months. Arrangements for plug-in parking can be made in late fall through the Founders House Front Desk for an additional fee of $80.00. Students will be notified through an email when plug-in parking becomes available.

Living Learning Community

Founders House offers the CONNECT Living Learning Community. 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.

Amenities and Social Spaces

Founders House has a Games Room on the 1st Floor which offers equipment such as pool tables, ping-pong tables, pianos, etc. There is also a large Assembly Room on the 1st Floor.

Each floor has a Common Room which has a TV, couches and chairs for students to get together in or just have some down time.

Founders House has 3 designated study spaces located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor.

Contact Us

Residence Life Supervisor - Supervisors, Residence Life are staff members with extensive training and experience in residence life and working with university students. They directly supervise the Residence Dons, Academic Dons, Living-Learning Community Dons, and Community Advisors. Additionally, they work with students in their assigned residence community to uphold the Residence Community Living Standards, develop a community atmosphere, and are available to assist with issues as they arise.

Stephanie Vennard, Founders House - stephaniev@nipissingu.ca

If you have any questions about living in Founders House please do not hesitate to contact your Residence Life Team at residence@nipissingu.ca or via phone at 705-474-3450 ext 4855.

Governors House

Governors House Residence

Welcome to Governors House!

Our Governors House Residence Complex is located at the North end of our campus, near the Harris Learning Library and Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. It’s preferred by our Varsity Athletes because of its proximity to our Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics, so our residents never have trouble finding ways to show off their LAKERS pride! It offers students a picturesque view of our beautiful campus.


"Governor's House has been my home ever since I moved up to North Bay. The community is small in that you get to know a lot of people, but also bigger in the sense that you don't necessarily know EVERYONE. It’s just a short walk each day to class, the gym, or the library. It's usually pretty quiet, so it is a prime place for the book nerds and athletes to live. My opinion may be slightly biased, but hands down, Governor's is the best complex to live in."

- Renee Aulenbach, 3rd year Bachelor of Science in Nursing student


Governors House is a Suite Style Residence Complex. Each Suite is fully furnished and designed to house up to 4 students and consists of a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and four private bedrooms where the students have their own space to unwind.

Governors House Residence Layout

Mailing Address

If you live in Governors House, your mailing address will be:

Nipissing University
Governors House
100 College Dr
Mailbox # ____
North Bay ON P1B 8L7

Front Desk Services

Governors House Front Desk is located in the main office. The desk hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 10:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am to 3:00am
  • Saturday 10:00am to 3:00am
  • Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm

At the Governors House Front Desk you can get laundry change, print/copy/fax/scan documents, sign out residence equipment (e.g. vacuums, mops/buckets), or get answers to questions that you may have. In order to sign out equipment you must leave your Nipissing University student card at the residence front desk. The student card will be returned to you once you have returned the equipment.

Laundry Facilities

Governors House has 1 large Laundry Room on the 2nd floor. The washers and dryers are coin-operated at a cost of $1.50 each per load, so don’t forget to bring your loonies and quarters, but if you do, laundry change is available at the Residence Front Desk.

Public Transportation

Governors House is located a short walk from the Main Academic Building; however students can catch the city bus to class if they choose, as there is a bus stop right outside of our main doors. As a full time student you will receive a city transit pass, which is valid from September to April.

Parking & Security Services

Students parking in the Governors House lot must purchase a permit through the Security & Parking Services website. It is best to pre-order your parking pass prior to move-in day. Once you have purchased your pass, it can be picked up in the Security & Parking Office on the Main Campus. Plug in parking is available during the winter months. Arrangements for plug-in parking can be made in late fall through the Governors House Front Desk for an additional fee of $80.00. Students will be notified through an email when plug-in parking becomes available.

Living Learning Community

Governors House offers the MOSAIC Living Learning Community. 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 passion for media, music and design. Whether you’re 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 production and art displays. You’ll be connected with the campus and the North Bay artistic communities.

Amenities and Social Spaces

Governors House has a Games Room on the 1st Floor which offers equipment such as pool tables, ping-pong tables, pianos, etc. There is also a large Assembly Room on the 1st Floor.

Each floor has a Common Room which has a TV, couches and chairs for students to get together in or just have some down time.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors have designated quiet spaces open to all students in the community.

Contact Us

Residence Life Supervisor - Supervisors, Residence Life are staff members with extensive training and experience in residence life and working with university students. They directly supervise the Residence Dons, Academic Dons, Living-Learning Community Dons, and Community Advisors. Additionally, they work with students in their assigned residence community to uphold the Residence Community Living Standards, develop a community atmosphere, and are available to assist with issues as they arise.

Kody Lumley, Governors House - kodyl@nipissingu.ca

If you have any questions about living in Governors House please do not hesitate to contact your Residence Life Team at residence@nipissingu.ca or via phone at 705-474-3450 ext 4855.

Townhouse Residence Complex

Townhouse Residence Complex

Welcome to Governors House!

Our Townhouse Residence Complex is nestled within mature trees and green space on the edge of our campus next to the main academic building, and is our designated upper year student residence. It offers the students who live here a peaceful environment where they can live among their peers and focus on their academic commitments.

Each 2 level Townhouse Complex is fully furnished and is designed to house up to 6 students who share a kitchen, dining and living room. Each student has their own private bedroom to unwind in.

Townhouse Residence Complex Layout

Mailing Address

If you live in our Townhouse Residences your mailing address will be:

Nipissing University
Townhouse Residence Complex
100 College Drive House # __ Mailbox # __
North Bay ON P1B 8L7

Living Learning Community

Townhouse Residence offers the LEAD Living Learning Community. LEAD stands for Leaders Emerging though Active Development. Lead 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-orientated learning and will strengthen their leadership potential through a variety of activities and practice.

Public Transportation

The Townhouse Residence Complex is located within walking distance to the main campus, library and athletics centre. However, if students wish to venture off campus the city buses stop regularity at the main campus doors. As a full time student you will receive a city transit pass, which is valid from September to April.

Laundry Facilities

The Townhouse Complex has one large Laundry Room which is located in the Main Building adjacent to the Front Desk. The washers and dryers are card-operated which students will purchase thru the reload machine at a cost of $5.00/card. Students can reload their cards through the online payment option at www.mysparkle.ca. Instructions will be given to students upon Move In. Each load of wash costs $2.00 cold/$2.25 warm/$2.50 hot and dryers are available at a cost of $2.00 per load.

Front Desk

The Townhouse Complex Front Desk is located in the main building. The desk hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 10:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am to 3:00am
  • Saturday 10:00am to 3:00am
  • Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm

At the Townhouse Complex Front Desk you can get sign out residence equipment (e.g. vacuums, mops/buckets), print/copy/fax/scan documents or get answers to questions that you may have. In order to sign out equipment you must leave your Nipissing University student card at the residence front desk. The student card will be returned to you once you have returned the equipment.

Parking

The Townhouse Complex does not have its own parking lot, therefore students generally purchase parking passes for the closest University Lot which is Lot 1 or 1A. Parking passes must be purchased through the Security & Parking Services website. It is best to pre-order your parking pass prior to move-in day. Once you have purchased your pass, it can be picked up in the Security & Parking Office on the Main Campus. Plug in parking is available during the winter months. Arrangements for plug-in parking can be made in late fall through the Townhouse Complex House Front Desk for an additional fee of $80.00. Students will be notified through an email when plug-in parking becomes available.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about living in the Townhouse Complex please do not hesitate to contact your Residence Life Team at residence@nipissingu.ca or via phone at 705-474-3450 ext 4855.

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507
nuinfo@nipissingu.ca
Brantford Campus
50 Wellington St.
Brantford, ON, Canada N3T 2L6
Tel: 519.752.1524 | Fax: 519.752.8372

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