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Nipissing University

Nipissing University

General Information

Nipissing University serves over 5 000 students at its main campus in North Bay, Ontario, with additional campuses in Brantford and Muskoka. Nipissing University offers a range of degree programs in their schools and faculties:

  • Schulich School of Education
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

The addresses for Nipissing University campuses are:

Nipissing University:
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, Ontario  P1B 8L7
(705) 474-3450

Brantford Campus:
50 Wellington St.
Brantford, Ontario  N3T 2L6
(519) 752-1524

Muskoka Campus:
125 Wellington Street
Bracebridge, Ontario  P1L 1E2
(705) 645-2921


Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Nipissing University, the office providing accessibility services for students is called Student Accessibility Services.  Student Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Program

Nipissing University offers a transition program at the North Bay campus for students with disabilities called Summer Transition Program (STP).

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Nipissing University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Nipissing University's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Nipissing University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

For Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome

  • A psycho-educational assessment completed by a registered psychologist is required (no more than five 5 years old)
  • A report completed by a qualified healthcare professional with experience in the diagnosis of ADHD as well as in the treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD
  • A psycho-educational assessment (or formal letter from a family physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist)

For Physical/Medical Disabilities, and Mental Health Disabilities

  • A specific diagnostic statement from a qualified healthcare professional (preferably family physician, psychologist, or a psychiatrist)

Acquired Brain Injury

  • A formal medical letter or neuropsychological assessment

Visual Impairment

  • An ophthalmologist report

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • An audiologist report


For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Nipissing University Student Accessibility Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Campus Health Centre in North Bay provides medical services and health care to Nipissing University students.

Counselling Services

Nipissing University offers Student Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

The Academic Skills Program serves Nipissing University students as an educational support resource. Its services include student success workshopspeer tutoring, and a drop-in centre.

Library Services

At Nipissing University, the Harris Learning Library in North Bay offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The library also provides services to students such as borrowing books, interlibrary loan, and finding course reserves. The library has an adaptive technology lab for students with disabilities.

Academic Advising

Nipissing University’s Academic Advising service assists students in planning their program or with other academic matters, including: choosing courses, clarifying requirements, planning around medical absences and more.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

At Nipissing University, the Student Financial Services office offers many different scholarships bursaries and awards. Information regarding Nipissing University’s financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Nipissing University’s Residence Office offers townhouse and suite style residence at both their North Bay campus and Muskoka campus. Residence is guaranteed to all incoming high school students who are offered full-time admission. Townhouse style accommodations include 6 private bedrooms, 3 washrooms, a shared kitchen and a shared living space. Suite style accommodations include 4 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, a shared kitchen and a shared living space. Building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Games room
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms come furnished and include internet access, local telephone service, and cable television access. Residence rates vary depending on residence style and room selection.  Meal plans are available to all students but are not mandatory.

A select number of barrier-free rooms are available. In order to access accommodations in residence, students must complete a Residence Special Accommodations form.

Off-Campus Housing

Nipissing University connects its students with Off-Campus Living options and provides a place where landlords can advertise available accommodation.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Nipissing University offers Maps and Floor Plans for university buildings.

North Bay Transit

North Bay Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Nipissing University receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Routes and schedules are provided for every transit route that North Bay Transit provides.

Accessible Transit
Twenty-two of North Bay Transit’s buses are buses with features such as low floors, priority and courtesy seating. North Bay Transit allows one companion to travel with a rider free of charge..

The Para-Bus Service is a door-to-door transit service for persons with physical disabilities who are unable to ride on the conventional buses. Persons who require a support person ride with them are able to do so, at their own cost. More information about Para-Bus and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Brantford Transit

Brantford Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Nipissing University are eligible for a discounted B-Card pass. Brantford transit provides route maps and schedules for every transit route they offer.

Brantford Lift offers accessible transit services for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit system. Persons seeking to use the Branford Lift must complete the application form.

Academic Programs

Nipissing University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Nipissing University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services
(705) 474-3450 ext 4362
Located in Room B210

Campus Health Centre
(705) 474-7600 ext 5261
Located in Room B205

Counselling Services
(705) 474-3450 ext 4507
Located in Room B210

Academic Skills Coordinator
(705) 474-3450 ext 4459

Harris Learning Library
(705) 474-3450 ext 4221

Student Financial Services
(705) 474-3450 ext 4297

Residence Office
(705) 474-3450 ext 4855


Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Nipissing University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.