Learn about services for students at Nipissing University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Nipissing University serves over 5,000 students at its main campus in North Bay, Ontario. Nipissing University offers a range of degree programs in their schools and faculties:
- Faculty of Arts and Science
- Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies
- School of Graduate Studies
- Schulich School of Education
The addresses for Nipissing University campuses are:
100 College Drive, P.O. Box 5002
North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7
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.
Nipissing University offers a free, three-day transition program at the North Bay campus for students with disabilities called Accessibility Transition Program (ATP).
For more information about accessibility at Nipissing University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Nipissing University's Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Nipissing University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:
- Learning Disabilities: A psycho-educational assessment completed by a registered psychologist is required (completed within the last 4 years, or since the student has been 18 years old)
- ADHD: A psychoeducational assessment or the SAS Medical Documentation form for Mental Health and ADHD
- Autism Spectrum Disorder: A psychoeducational assessment or formal letter from a health care practitioner is preferred. If unavailable, students can use the SAS Medical Documentation form for Mental Health and ADHD
- Medical and Physical Condititions, Hearing or Visual Impairments, Acquired Brain Injury: completion of the SAS Medical Documentation form for Mental Health and ADHD is strongly encouraged
- Mental Health Disorders: SAS Medical Documentation form for Mental Health and ADHD
SAS Medical Documentation forms are available on the Student Accessibility Services website.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Nipissing University Student Accessibility Services directly.
The Campus Health Centre provides medical services and health care to Nipissing University students.
Nipissing University offers Student Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
Nipissing University offers a one-day orientation program for all new students and their supporters, call New Student Orientation (NSO).
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.
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
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.
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
- 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. To have access to accommodations in residence, students must fill out the Residence Special Accommodations form.
Nipissing University connects its students with Off-Campus Living options and provides a place where landlords can advertise available accommodation.
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.
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 ParaBus 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.
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.
Student Accessibility Services
(705) 474-3450 ext 4362
Located in Room B210
Campus Health Centre
(705) 474-7600 ext 5261
Located in Room B205
(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
(705) 474-3450 ext 4855