Nipissing University

Learn about services for students at Nipissing University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

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:

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

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 Programs

Nipissing University offers a free, three-day transition program at the North Bay campus for students with disabilities called Accessibility Transition Program (ATP).


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 Requirements

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.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Campus Health Centre 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.



Nipissing University offers a one-day orientation program for all new students and their supporters, call New Student Orientation (NSO).


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. To have access to accommodations in residence, students must fill out the 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.


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.

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

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