Residence Services

Residence Front Desk

At each residence 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.

Equipment Available:

Leisure Equipment Utility Equipment
  • Ping Pong Equipment
  • Pool Equipment
  • Air Hockey Equipment
  • Footballs
  • Basketballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Frisbees
  • Road Hockey Equipment
  • Guitars
  • Pianos
  • Vacuums
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Carts
  • Plungers
  • Ice Scrapers
  • Shovels
  • BBQs
  • Slow Cookers
  • Rice Cookers
  • Sewing Machines

Selection varies by complex. Ask at your residence front desk.


Our suite-style residences are equipped with coin-operated laundry facilities, washers and dryers are $1.50 each per load. Laundry change is available at the residence front desk. If you have a problem with a machine during office hours, please advise the residence front desk immediately so that the Residence Caretakers can make the necessary repairs. After office hours, please advise the Don on Duty, so that a maintenance request form can be filled out and the machine can be placed out of order.

Laundry machines at the Townhouse Residence Complex are card operated. Cards will be provided to students upon move in. Students will then add money to their card by going to where they can create a profile and add money at their convenience. The washers and dryers are $1.65 each per load.


Mailboxes are located in the main lobby of all complexes. Mail is delivered daily Monday through Friday. Students who receive a package will be notified via their Nipissing University email address from the residence front desk. Each suite or townhouse receives one mail key that is to be shared by all suite or housemates (with the exception of Governors House where all students receive their own mail key). Stamps and envelopes are available for purchase at each residence front desk, and we can also send out your outgoing letter mail.


The Supervisor, Residence Maintenance, and the Residence Caretakers are responsible for completing all maintenance within the buildings. Students may request repairs or services in their suite or townhouse by completing an online maintenance request form. By completing this form, you are giving consent that a maintenance person has permission to enter your room, suite, and/or townhouse. For health, sanitary or safety reasons, you may be permanently reassigned to more suitable accommodations if the repairs are extensive or unable to be completed in a timely manner.


At the North Bay campus, if you bring a vehicle to campus, please see Security and Parking Services' parking policy. Vehicles may only park in the residence parking lots if a valid designated permit has been issued. You may purchase a parking pass online, and pick it up at the Security and Parking Services Office located in B203 in the Education Centre.

Plug in parking is available during the winter months. Arrangements for plug-in parking can be made in late fall through the residence front desk for an additional fee of $80.00. Students will be notified when plug-in parking becomes available.


On the North Bay campus, at both Chancellors House and Founders House, cardboard recycling bins can be found in the back of the building and all other recycling receptacles are found in the room behind the elevator. At Governors House, the recycling receptacles are located in the first floor garbage room. At the Townhouse Residence Complex, they can be found along the side of the residence front desk.

Please sort your recyclable items into the appropriate bins and help contribute to the recycling effort.

Internet Access

All bedrooms come complete with both wireless and wired Internet. From your room, you will be able to access wireless internet; to access wired internet, you must provide your own ethernet cable. Wireless internet is available in all areas of each residence complex. For technical requirements and additional information please visit to become familiar with the Nipissing University Acceptable Use Policy.


Limited and shared storage is available in each suite/townhouse and use of storage space is to be agreed upon by all residents in each suite or townhouse. Storage is not available during summer months; however, booking commercial storage space within the city is an option for students.

Telephone and Voicemail

A residence telephone is provided in each bedroom. Your residence fees provide you with free local calling and access to our voicemail system. Please refer to the “Using Your Residence Telephone” guide in the Residence Handbook.

To reach a residence, outside callers must dial the residence line of 705-474-2526 and know the resident’s four-digit extension number to enter at the prompt; there is no directory available. The resident’s extension is located on the bottom of the phone found in their residence room.

Please note that the Residence Staff are not able to release a resident’s phone extension due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) standards

To make Local Calls from your residence telephone, Dial 6 + 10-digit telephone number. To access your voice mailbox, Dial 7100 and enter your passcode when prompted.

Television Cable

Cable is provided in the common area of each suite or townhouse, as well as in each student’s individual bedroom. Students must bring their own coaxial cord and their own televisions.

Vending Machines and ATMs

There are vending machines located in various areas around residence. If there are any concerns regarding the machines or products, please contact the residence front desk. In addition to Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) located in academic buildings, there are ATMs located in the lobbies of Chancellors House and Governors House.