Nearly 85% of our students live on campus. Here’s why:
Campus living is convenient – you’re just a quick walk away from classes, athletics and friends.
Nichols has an active community – there’s no shortage of activities, events, sports and academics to keep you engaged.
Living with your peers provides opportunities for building close relationships that last a lifetime.
With 10 residential communities to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits you perfectly. We offer traditional rooms in single-sex and co-ed residence halls, suite-style living and modern apartments, along with a variety of specialized living and learning opportunities.
No matter where you live, you’ll have lots of amenities, including cable television, wired and wireless Internet access, voice mail, easy and secure card access to your building, free washers and dryers, and much more.
Nichols College offers a small and active campus with a traditional New England atmosphere.
Located just in front of the Athletic Center, Budleigh Hall has a distinctive, classical architecture. The building, which is co-ed by floor with common bathrooms, accommodates 90 students.It includes several single occupancy rooms, mostly doubles a triple, a quad and a Resident Director apartment.
Built in 2007, Center Hall sits between Remillard Hall and Budleigh Hall, and beside North Hall. The building is a single story, single-gender residence with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Students live in double rooms and in two quads.
This newly renovated, green residence hall has recycled flooring, geothermal heating and cooling, low VOC paint and Energy Star appliances. It houses 69 students in doubles and has a popular lounge area.
North Hall, built in 2007, overlooks the volleyball and tennis courts. This residence is a single story, single-sex building with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Students live in double rooms.
Remillard Hall offers three floors of cluster concept housing for more than 210 upperclassmen. The brick and steel framed residence hall includes suites of double and triple rooms with shared baths. Renovations in 2007 added a residence life staff office and two single rooms with private bathrooms. The hall also contains a game room, vending machines, laundry facilities, trash rooms and a Resident Director apartment.
The largest residence hall on campus, Shamie Hall houses more than 330 students. Common lounge areas and study rooms are located on each of the three floors. Shamie Hall houses primarily first-year students, and is home to the Quiet Lifestyle community and the Wellness Community. Currently, the college Bookstore is sharing residence in the front Foyer of Shamie Hall as the campus makes room for a new student center.
Kuppenheimer is a popular residence for upperclassmen, located next to Shamie Residence Hall and across from South Hall. The building, which is coed by suite, includes 10 four-person suites and a three-person suite as well as a large lounge area on the main floor.
Winston Hall houses 16 graduate students with a shared kitchen and common bathrooms on each floor. This co-ed residence is organized by gender floors, each with its own shared bathroom. Students also share a common lounge and laundry facility. A limited number of parking spots are available directly behind the building.
Copper Beech I and II
The two Copper Beech Residence Halls opened in 2008 and 2009, and provide apartment-style living for upperclassmen. The buildings face a green which connects the upper campus with Olsen, Shamie and Kuppenheimer Halls. Each houses 60 students in a combination of 2 bedroom/1 bath suites and 4 bedroom/2 bath suites, each with a full kitchen and living area. An on-campus convenience store is located in The Copper Beech I lobby.
Wellness Lifestyle Community
This community is designed to support students who are interested in improving and maintaining their whole being through a holistic wellness program. Through drug- and alcohol-free living and activities that help students define and fulfill their personal needs, residents work together to achieve new levels of awareness and build the foundation for a healthy life. All participants sign an agreement to abide by the policies of the community and support its goals. We currently house this community on the third floor of Shamie Hall.
Quiet Lifestyle Community
This community is designed to support students who desire to live with additional quiet hours. Living on this floor requires a high level of sensitivity to and respect for others. Quiet hours are in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sunday through Saturday. All participants sign an agreement to abide by the policies of the community and support its goals. We currently house first-year and upperclassmen Quiet Lifestyle students in Shamie Hall.