The 2018-2019 Residence Application is now open!


Returning Students:

Go to and log in using your Nipissing University student email address and the password you created when you first applied for residence.  Forgot your password?  Click the link below the sign in button that says "Forgot password?"  FYI: There is a new residence deposit option for Returning students this year! Please see below.

First Time Users:

To fill out the 2018-19  online application, please visit

The first time you visit, you will have to click on Activate Account. The system will automatically send you an email with a password reset link in it.  This will be sent to the email address you included on your OUAC application. If you don't see the email in your inbox right away, please check your Junk/Spam folder for an email from  You will have to click on the link in the email to create your password for eRezLife.  Once you create your password, you will be redirected right into the application service.  After you complete all the fields with a red asterisk, you will see a green "Apply Now" button on your home screen to select your preferred building and fill out the rest of the application.

How to pay the $400.00 deposit:

There are two payment options this year for Returning students applying for Residence. More information is below.

To make the $400.00 payment you can either visit the Finance Office in F216, or mail in a cheque or money order, making either out to Nipissing University and referencing your Nipissing Student ID number.


Payment can also be made through online banking. To do this you would log into your personal online banking account and select Nipissing University as a new payee. The account number you are to reference is the last 7 digits of your Nipissing Student ID number. (Please note that online payments can not be made with credit card).

The $400.00 residence deposit includes a $25.00 application fee.  Please Note: 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 will be no refunds after this date.

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.

High School Applicants for 2018-2019

All high school applicants who are admitted full-time to first year studies at Nipissing University, and who meet the eligibility requirements are guaranteed a spot in residence if they submit their residence application and pay the $400.00 residence deposit by June 1, 2018. Applications are available starting January 15, 2018.

If you have not provided us with a valid email address and would like to apply for residence, please contact the Residence Office by email to

Returning Students for 2018-2019 (new payment option)

Applications will be available through eRezLife in late November 2017.  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."

Bachelor of Education Students

There is no set deadline for the residence application but we do have a limited number of spaces available for Bachelor of Education students and they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It is strongly recommended that you complete your application and pay the $400.00 deposit no later than June 1, 2018.

Important Note to All Applicants

All students must complete the application and indicate their residence preference. Included in the online residence application, is a questionnaire that asks specific questions about your lifestyle, sleep, and study habits. Please answer these questions completely and honestly, as the information you provide will be used to match you with suitable roommates. Although Nipissing staff try to accommodate students' first choice, it may be necessary to place some students in their second or third choice of residence.


Please contact Residence Life at or 705-474-3450 ext. 4855