Approximately 15% of our students commute to campus. It’s a great choice for students looking to balance personal or family commitments with their education, and for students already working full time while enrolled at Nichols.

With commuter meal plans and our Commuter Council hosting events specially intended to bring commuters and residents together, our commuters find lots of opportunities to enjoy the Nichols community.

Financial Aid to Commuters

To further help commuters, trustee emeritus Gerald Fels and his wife, Marilyn, generously offer a $5,000 scholarship to Dudley and Webster residents who commute to Nichols in their first year. The Fels Commuter Scholarship is renewable for three years, for a total value of $20,000.

For more information, please contact the admissions office at 508-213-2203.

Questions about Commuter Council? Contact Beth Gionfriddo, Assistant Director of Student Activities at or 508-213-2113