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Nichols College

Learn. Lead. Succeed


Respect. Opportunity. Commitment.  

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students discover their passion, hone their talent, and grow into the leaders of tomorrow. Join us on campus for a private tour, and learn just how big a difference a private business and leadership education can make to your child's future.
And how affordable it can be too. 

At a Glance

  • 1,200 Students
  • 21 NCAA Div III Teams
  • 7 Club Sports
  • 35+ Clubs & Organizations

By the Numbers

  • Tuition + Fees: $34,800
  • Room + Board: $13,950
  • Average Institutional Grant: $19,023
  • Average Net Cost: $28,294

Info & FAQs

Families like yours are what we're all about. All of our faculty, staff, and successful alumni are here for you, and want you to know that you belong to something special. Never hesitate to pick up the phone to ask questions and get more information about what it means to be part of the Bison Family.

Session A: June 13-14
Session B: June 18 – 19
Session C: June 22 - 23

Registration to sign up for Orientation will open May 15th.

*Parents/Guardians are expected to attend the first day of an Orientation Session to learn specific content regarding their students' success at Nichols College.*

When it's time for a study break, there's always something to do on campus.The Social Program Board hosts 2 – 3 events each week ranging from Bingo, novelties, sporting trips, Pub Nights and more. The Fels Student Center hosts two events each week with free food and entertainment, including one late night movie screening, performances by singers, comics, or guest speakers, and sport watch parties.

Students can also participate in Campus Recreation – Club Sports, Intramural (Football, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, e-sport, etc.) and campus wellness classes (HIIT, YOGA, etc.)

There are over 30 academic and special interest Student Organizations students are able to join. An Organization Fair is held once a semester to highlight what clubs are offered on campus. Those living in the residence halls also have over 225 programs per semester hosted by the Residence Life staff to enjoy!

For any questions about Student Involvement, please contact the Director of Student Involvement, Beth Gionfriddo, at 508-213-2113 or

The health forms can be found at this link:
Once forms have been completed they should be mailed to the Office of Health Services. For Nichols College Athletes, please mail to Nichols Athletics.

Nichols College

PO Box 5000

Dudley, MA

Your child will receive move-in information via their email account in August. They’ll be provided with a specific move-in time and instructions.
Returning student move-in/ check-in for Fall 2019 held September 1st, and new student check-in/move-in for Fall 2019 is Friday, August 30th.  

All Fall athletes will be given directions for moving in earlier from Athletics. 

In addition, on Move-In Day we have the “Movers and Shakers” to assist you. The “Movers and Shakers” are comprised of student, faculty, and staff volunteers.

Students are suggested to bring their own bedding, laundry supplies, school supplies, and closet organizers. Larger items like televisions, microwaves, rugs, miniature refrigerators and extra storage should be coordinated with your child's roommate. 

Students are not permitted to bring pets, except fish in a tank no greater than 10 gallons, halogen lamps, candles or incense, space heaters, air conditioners, ceiling fans, any cooking element with exposed coil (hot plates, toaster oven, etc.) and any items outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. 

For more information, please visit our Residence Life page or contact Marney Buss, Assistant Dean of Students, at 508-213-2480 or

Classroom/Academic needs can be coordinated with Dr. Edward Kolek, Assistant Dean of Learning Services, at 508-213-2293 or

Non-academic, i.e. residence hall needs, etc. can be arranged with Marney Buss, Assistant Dean of Students at 508-213-2480 or, or email to request forms or for questions.

Priority deadline for all forms and documentation for new students is July 1st 2019 at 12:00 P.M. for Fall/Spring 2019-2020 housing needs. Priority deadline for all forms and documentation for returning students is March 27th 2019 at 3pm for Fall/Spring 2019-2020 housing needs.

Yes! Students may pick who they would like to live with. Every effort will be made to house roommate requests together. 

We will wait until after Orientation to assign rooms so that students may contact us about a roommate preference. Students will receive an email at their account no later than the second week of August detailing the building & room number, roommates and their home addresses, as well as valuable move-in. 

For more information, contact Marney Buss, Assistant Dean of Students, at 508-213-2480 or

A single bed, mattress–extra long (36”x80”), closet/wardrobe, desk, chair, shades/blinds, and shower curtain.

There is a Post Office on campus with assigned mailboxes for each student. Students will receive a Unit Number during New Student Check In. The format you should use for a mailing address is:

Unit #
Nichols College
P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, MA

Remember, your child won’t get cookies, brownies, care packages, or money if an accurate address isn’t used! 

A list of important Nichols policies are located on our website. You can access these policies by clicking the link below.

Nichols College 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Arena at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA.

Please contact our Academic Affairs office at 508-213-2201 with any questions. 

Nichols offers a variety of Meal Plan options to all students including a Resident plan, Commuter plan, or a Flex dollars plan where students and faculty can place “Bison Bucks” on their student ID.

For more information, please visit this link attached, or contact Marney Buss, Assistant Dean of Students, at 508-213-2480 or

We’re proud to provide our students with healthy options every day. We offer satisfying, delicious, and most of all nutritious meals, snacks, and desserts at all of our on campus dining options. We highlight menu options daily via email and at each dining station to provide tips to help you make the best choices. 

We offer a variety of on-campus eateries where meal plans and Bison Bucks are accepted including Wow Wingery, Tres Habaneros, Lombard Dining Hall, Jazzman’s Café, Davis Café, and Becker Market. 

Off-campus Merchants accepting Bison Bucks include: Big Al’s Pizza Plus, CVS Pharmacy, Jimmy’s Pizza, Just Wing It!, Leoni’s Brick Oven Pizza, Mama’s Kitchen, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Park ‘N Shop, and Yummy’s Asian Fusion Cuisine. 

We work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or special dietary needs. Any student with an allergy can meet one-on-one with our dining service management to ensure your experience is safe and delicious. A campus pantry called ‘My Zone’ is available for students with Celiac disease or allergies food items to be stored to prevent cross contamination.

We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options in our dining services.

For more information or allergy concerns, please call us at 508-213-2251 or send a note using the feedback form.

For more information, please visit our Residence Life page or contact Marney Buss, Assistant Dean of Students, at 508-213-2480 or

The Public Safety office is located in South Hall from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday- Friday. Public Safety officers are on duty 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

All students, even first years, are allowed to have their cars on campus. Designated parking is available with an annual parking pass of $270 ($135 per semester) and students must register their vehicle with public safety.

Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 508-213-2298 with any questions.

We work hard to ensure our campus is a safe community for everyone. Public Safety officers are available 24/7, and respond to complaints/disturbances, crimes, suspicious persons, motor vehicle accidents, lockouts, and any emergency assistance request. Officers are also responsible for noting security related issues such as broken windows, or malfunctioning lights and locks in dormitories and campus buildings. Emergency Stations are also located throughout the campus that immediately alert public safety officers in case of any emergency.

Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 508-213-2298 with any questions.

A great way to get involved is to join the Nichols College Parents Committee. The committee provides a range of opportunities for families to attend college events, lend their professional expertise, and volunteer their time to their student and the Nichols community.

Donations are also a great way to stay connected to the Bison Community. We're always looking for ways to improve our students' experience with updates or additions to program curriculum, dormitory or academic buildings, and student resources, so any donation helps us help your child succeed! If you're interested in making a donation, please visit this link attached.

For any questions, please contact the Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement, Molly Thienel, at 508-213-221 or

We're here to help 

For questions about Family Day, Orientation, Student Move-In, Student Move-Out, concerns about non-academics regarding your student, please contact Student Life.

PJ Boggio, Dean of Students