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Student Housing & Dining

Almost 85% of our students live on campus. It’s convenient and it keeps you in the middle of our active community. We have 10 residential communities to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits you.

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.     

Every residence hall has cable television, wireless Internet access, easy and secure card access to your building, free washers and dryers, and much more. You can get all the details on our residence halls, student employment opportunities, and keep up with our Twitter feed over on our ResLife page.

Residence Halls

Budleigh Hall 

Located just in front of the Athletic Center, Budleigh Hall has a distinctive, classical architecture. The building is coed by room and has a study lounge, common bathrooms, and accommodations for 75 students. It includes several single occupancy rooms, but is mostly doubles.

Center Hall

Center Hall is located between Remillard Hall and Budleigh Hall, and directly beside North Hall. The building is a single story, air-conditioned, all-male residence hall with a community bathroom, a study/recreation lounge, and laundry facilities. Students in Center Hall live in double-occupancy rooms, and in two quads.

Olsen Hall

This green residence hall has recycled flooring, geothermal heating and cooling, low VOC paint and Energy Star appliances. It is coed by floor with common bathrooms and a popular lounge area. It houses 65 students in double rooms.

North Hall

North Hall overlooks the volleyball and tennis courts, and is located directly next to Center Hall. This residence is a single story, air-conditioned, all-female building with a community bathroom, a study/recreation lounge, and laundry facilities. Students in North Hall live in double-occupancy rooms.

Remillard Hall

Remillard Hall offers four floors of cluster concept housing for more than 215 returning students. The brick and steel framed residence hall includes suites of triple rooms with shared baths. The hall also contains a billiards room, vending machines, laundry facilities, and a newly renovated study lounge.

Shamie Hall

The largest residence hall on campus, Shamie Hall, houses more than 330 students. Common lounge areas, community kitchens, study rooms, and laundry rooms are located on each of the three floors. Shamie Hall primarily houses first-year students in triple rooms with private bathrooms in each room. Right outside of Shamie Hall is a wiffle ball field, half basketball court, and a patio for students to enjoy. Shamie Hall is air conditioned with elevator access for students. All Shamie rooms include a bed, mattress, wardrobe/dresser, desk, chair, shade/curtain, and shower curtain.

Kuppenheimer Hall

Kuppenheimer (Kupp) Hall houses approximately 40 students and is comprised of 4 person (2 bedroom) suites. All suites come with their own bathroom and furnished living space. Kuppenheimer Hall’s laundry facilities are located on the first floor and are shared with South Hall. A kitchen is located on the second floor of Kuppenheimer Hall for all residents of the building to enjoy. Kupp is conveniently located next to Parking Lot N, and placed between Shamie and South Halls.

Winston Hall

Winston Hall houses 16 students with a shared kitchen and common bathrooms on each floor. This coed residence is organized by gender floors, each with its own shared bathroom. Students also share a common lounge and laundry facility.


Copper Beech I and II

The two Copper Beech Residence Halls provide apartment-style living for returning students. The buildings face a quad 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.


Nichols students find a wide variety of dining options on campus, including Lombard Dining Hall, Fels Cafe, and Fels Market. For returning students looking to explore beyond campus, we have the Bison Bucks program, which allows you to use your student card to make purchases at select local establishments.