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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
  • 22 NCAA Div III Teams
  • 7 Club Sports
  • 35+ Clubs & Organizations

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.

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

Your child will receive move-in information via their email account by the 3rd week in July.  

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

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 email to request forms or for questions. 

 Priority deadline for all forms and documentation for new students is July 1st 2020 for Fall/Spring 2020-2021 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 3rd week in July detailing the building & room number, roommates, and their home addresses, as well as valuable move-in.  

For more information, please visit our Residence Life page,, email us at or you may reach us by phone at 508-213-2480. 

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.  

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 $300 ($150 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. 

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

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 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 are accepted during certain hours, and Bison Bucks are accepted anytime.

Off-campus merchants accepting Bison Bucks include Big Al’s Pizza Plus, CVS Pharmacy, Jimmy’s Pizza, 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 or special dietary needs. Any student with an allergy can meet one-on-one with our General Manager to ensure your experience is safe and delicious. A campus pantry called ‘My Zone’ is available for students with allergies, where food items are stored to prevent cross-contamination. 

We also offer gluten-sensitive, vegetarian, and vegan options in our dining hall. 

For more information or allergy concerns, please send a note using the feedback form. 

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