Residence Life

About Residence Life

Res-Life.jpg#asset:1722At Nichols we believe that residential living offers students the chance to live and learn in a supportive environment. We believe that a student should develop into a responsible citizen capable of giving back to their community, and that every single person is important and critical to our collective success. Our staff is made up of both student Resident Assistants (RAs) and full-time professional Area Coordinators (ACs) as well as student programmers and community managers. Our staff and policies are in place to strive to make our residence halls safe, convenient, and welcoming. Nichols students take personal responsibility for their behavior and surroundings and set high expectations for civility and community.

Living on campus during this exciting time of your life is a privilege, and your time at Nichols will not last forever. Take advantage while you’re here to make the most of it—leave your room, put down the cell phone, close that laptop, and engage with one another. Learn from one another, respect one another, and embrace all the opportunities that this wonderful campus holds for you.

Mission

We strive to create a vibrant, inclusive residential community experience that fosters intrinsic leadership, personal growth, and appreciation and respect for all.

To support its mission, Residence Life

  • Creates a safe and welcoming environment
  • Offers opportunities and resources for student success
  • Provides programming and events to support the overall well-being and holistic development of our students
  • Cultivates and maintains a caring, competent, diverse and well-trained staff

Common Questions

How do I apply for Housing?

Students must complete the New or Transfer Student Housing Application for Spring 2020 by January 6, 2020 at 4pm

When will I find out where I am living and who my roommates are?

New or Transfer Students for Spring 2020 will be contacted through their Nichols College Email Account detailing their room assignment and roommate once an assignment has been made.

Can I pick my roommate(s)?

Every effort will be made to house roommate requests together should spaces be available. You will notify us of your roommate choices by first completing your Housing Application and then emailing reslife@nichols.edu no later than January 6, 2020.

First Year students are placed in Shamie hall, priority goes to roommate groups of three. Roommates are placed together on a first come, first serve basis. While we set priority to groups of three, please understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be roommates.

If you are in a group of two, please realize that while we try our best to house you together, we cannot guarantee that you will be roommates, as priority goes to groups of three.

Shamie Hall

The largest residence hall on campus, Shamie Hall, houses more than 330 students. Common lounge areas, 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.

Relax and socialize in the 2nd floor Common Lounge, where there’s a pool table, as well as two big screen TVs for students to watch their favorite game or movie!

Shamie Hall is air conditioned with elevator access for students. As of Fall 2019, Shamie Hall renovations will be completed. This three year renovation project added a new lobby, lounge areas, community kitchens, and updated laundry facilities to the hall.

All Shamie rooms include a bed, mattress, wardrobe/dresser, desk, chair, shade/curtain, and shower curtain.

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Are Gender Inclusive housing options available?
Will I be issued an ID card?

Every incoming student will have their picture taken during Orientation. ID cards will be issued on check-in day.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit http://reslife.nichols.edu for our What to Bring List, FAQ's, and other information.

Our Team

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Pictured Above:

Bottom Left: Amanda Desai, Director of Residence Life

Bottom Right: Sarah Whalen, Area Coordinator

Top Left: Adrienne Boertjens, Area Coordinator

Top Right: Sam Buote, Area Coordinator

Contact Us

Contact Information

reslife@nichols.edu
508-213-2480

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

M-R: 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed Friday

Location

Fels Student Center
3rd Floor
Suite 301