Founders House

Founders Residence exterior

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 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
Suite Style

Suite Style

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

Mailing Address

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

Nipissing University
Founders House Residence Complex
100 College Dr
Suite # __ Mailbox #
North Bay ON P1B 8L7

Front Desk Services

Founders House Front Desk is located in the main lobby. The desk hours are posted at the front desk.  

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 Founders House, therefore you will get door-to-door service, which our students appreciate in the colder months of the year.

Parking and 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 $100.00. Students will be notified through an email when plug-in parking becomes available.

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.

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