Open House

Nipissing University Open House

March Open House

Saturday, March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Nipissing University is where it’s at! Set in a picture-perfect landscape we foster a tight knit community and are known for our small class sizes, first-rate accessible professors, personalized experience, and some of the best residences in the country. Come see for yourself why Nipissing is right where you belong!

Join us for a full day of activities including campus tours, residence tours, program information sessions, and the student support fair.

Directions to Campus

Nipissing University is located at 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario. Click here for directions to campus.


Parking is available in Lot 4 and Lot 5. Accessible parking spots are available in both lots. See the campus map for details.

What to Expect


Start your day at the R.J. Surtees Athletic Centre lobby to check-in and receive your event schedule and map of campus.

Campus Tours

Tour the campus at your own pace! Stop by the following locations throughout the day and our friendly and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors will show you around the space:

  • R.J. Surtees Athletic Centre
  • Harris Learning Library
  • NUSU Student Centre
  • Nipissing University – main building (start in main entrance Lobby)
  • Specialized Program Tours
    • Interprofessional Simulation Labs* (Nursing and Social Work)
    • Monastery Hall* (Fine Arts)
    • Centre for Physical and Health Education Labs* (Physical and Health Education)

Residence Tours – Governors House Residence Complex only

Interested in what life is like in residence? We'll be rolling out the welcome mats for the Open House! Our students and staff will take you on a tour of our award-winning suite-style residence buildings, with a guaranteed private room for all first-year students coming directly from high school. Look for Governors House on your map and head to their front lobby to meet a guide.

Student Support Fair

Here, you will have a chance to speak to staff representatives from financial services, residence life, athletics, and student development and support services. There will also be student representatives from various clubs and societies that are active on campus.

Program Information Sessions

Drop into one of our classrooms and get some inside knowledge on your program of choice from one of our first-rate accessible professors. They’ll give you an overview of what to expect over the next few years.

Fine Arts Students - Monastery Hall Tour

Hop on the bus for a quick ride to Monastery Hall and see where our Fine Arts students get inspired by the picturesque surroundings. Bus departs from the R.J. Surtees Athletic Centre.

Nursing Students/Social Work Students – Interprofessional Simulation Labs

Join us for a tour of our new Interprofessional Simulation Labs. See where our students learn and practice their skills in various simulated patient case scenarios. Meet us in the Green Lounge.

Physical and Health Education

Physical and Health Education Students - Centre for Physical and Health Education Lab Tours Meet us at the Living Wall (in R.J. Surtees Athletic Centre) to tour the facility. You’ll have a chance to check out some of the innovative labs our students learn in such as the exercise physiology lab, anatomy lab and biomechanics lab.

Open House Schedule

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