Student Life

Becoming a member of the Herd means a commitment to your education, to your personal growth, and to the betterment of our entire community. Soon your experience at Nichols College will begin. Are you ready to make an impact? Who will you help and meet along the way? What goals are you willing to strive for while you are here? The answers to these questions and more are right around the corner! Contact us if we can help you. We look forward to watching you grow as a valued member of the Herd. Go Bison!

Offices in Student Life

Fels Student Center

The heart of Nichols campus life is the Fels Student Center. The Fels Student Center is home to several additional dining options, lounge space, the campus bookstore, seminar rooms, offices and more. Multiple times throughout the week, you can find events such as bingo and craft nights, games such as ping pong and air hockey, and movie nights in the Main Lounge. A variety of resources are also offered in Fels including a printer on the first floor, bulletin boards with campus contacts, and private meeting rooms for clubs and organizations located on the third floor.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation at Nichols College aims to create an environment of wellness and healthy competition among students. We work with Club Sports, Intramurals, Wellness Class and offer a Co-Op of items students can borrow! Club Sports: Dance, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Rugby, Golf Intramural Sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball Campus Rec Co-Op Offerings: Disc Golf sets, Golf Clubs, Lacrosse Sticks, Snow Shoes, Lawn Games & More!

Community Service

There is no need to wait until your first business takes off to give back. Nichols strives to be a positive force in the larger community. Our students donate hundreds of hours every year to community causes through programs like:

  • Bison Give Back Days
  • On-campus events: Food drives, Blood drives
  • Community involvements through student organizations

Student Organizations

The Nichols community offers many opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations offer opportunities to explore your interests, find new ones, make friends and develop leadership skills. Examples: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Emerging Leaders Program, various Academic Affiliation Groups, and various Special Interest Organizations like Radio – WNRC, Cooking and Baking, and 3D Printing.

Bison Shuttle

Student Life offers a student-driven shuttle that travels to various area locations.
The shuttle operates 6 days a week, and is available to students on a first come,
first served basis. The shuttle pick-up location is in front of the Daniels Auditorium.
The shuttle can also be reserved by clubs and organizations for trips.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Thursday – Saturday: 8pm-2am
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Here are some of the places the Bison Shuttle can take you:

  • Area grocery stores
  • Pharmacies or Target when you are running low on necessities
  • Trips to the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley and Cinema de Lux in Millbury
  • Worcester Union Station
  • Boston Logan Airport before and after campus breaks
  • Special weekend trips to locations such as Wrentham Outlets, Patriot Place, Providence and More!

Be sure to follow the @ncbisonshuttle on Instagram for hours of operation and

Commuting Students

About 15% of our students commute to campus. It’s a great choice for students looking to balance personal or family commitments with their education, and for students already working full time while enrolled at Nichols.

With commuter meal plans, our Campus Activities Board and Commuter Committee host events and giveaways specially intended for commuter students including lunch meetings, bingo nights, and drive in movie theatres. With lots of lounge space, our commuters find lots of opportunities to enjoy the Nichols community.

Commuter students have access to lounge space on campus that can be found in the Fels Student Center and the Academic Building as well as having full access to the Library – including study rooms!

For leisure time, commuters are able to utilize the Athletic Center, attend games and events happening on campus.

Meet Our Team

Brian McCoy headshot
Brian McCoy
Interim Dean of Students
Jessica Ryan headshot
Jessica Ryan
Assistant Dean of Student Life
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Cari Cyr
Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Lindsey Bartlett headshot
Lindsey Bartlett
Director of Counseling Services
Jessie Chenier headshot
Jessie Chenier
Director of Health Services, B.S., R.N.
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Sam Whitaker
Area Coordinator
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Brittany Watson
Area Coordinator
Kevin Donahue headshot
Kevin Donahue
Area Coordinator
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Laura Barbieri
Mental Health Counselor
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Christina Lochhead
Mental Health Clinician
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Jamaris Cotto
Administrative Assistant

About Us

Contact Information

Student Life:
Health and Counseling Services:

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

Mon - Thurs:
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Fridays


Fels Student Center
Suite 301