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.


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

Student Housing

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

From first-year living to suites, doubles and apartment-style housing, our residence halls offer a variety of specialized living opportunities.

Shamie Hall

Shamie-768x576.jpg#asset:4688The 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.

Budleigh Hall

Budleigh.jpg#asset:4715Located just in front of the Athletic Center, Budleigh Hall has a distinctive, classical architecture. The building is coed by room and has two large study lounges, community bathrooms, and accommodations for 75 students. It includes single occupancy rooms, however it is mostly double occupancy rooms. Budleigh Hall received brand new laundry machines in 2016, and new carpeting in 2017.

Center Hall

Center-Hall-768x576.jpg#asset:4718Center 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. Center Hall received brand new laundry machines in 2016.

Olsen Hall

Olsen.jpg#asset:4719This green residence hall has recycled flooring, geothermal heating and cooling, low VOC paint and Energy Star appliances. It is coed by room with community bathrooms on each floor and a popular lounge/study space. It houses 65 students in double and triple-occupancy rooms. Olsen Hall received brand new laundry machines in 2016.

Remillard Hall

Remillard-768x576.jpg#asset:4720Remillard Hall (Rem) is home to more than 215 returning students on four floors of cluster concept housing. This brick and steel framed residence hall includes suites of double rooms with a shared bath, triple rooms with a shared bath and a few single rooms with personal baths. The lower level features two study lounges with a flat-screen TV in each, a public bathroom and a large laundry room. The building is located close to the Athletic Center and parking. In the Summer of 2018 the Rem main lobby received a beautiful renovation adding a community kitchen space! This building also houses an ATM machine (not bank specific).

Kuppenheimer Hall

Kupp.jpg#asset:4721Kuppenheimer (Kupp) Hall houses approximately 40 students and is comprised of 4 person (2 bedroom) suites with the exception of one 3 person suite. 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-House-1-768x576.jpg#asset:4722Winston Hall is located on Center Road, just a short walk from the academic buildings. This residence is co-ed by room with community bathrooms on each floor, and houses 16 students in mostly double-occupancy rooms. Winston Hall features laundry facilities, a shared kitchen, and a large study/recreation lounge. Winston Hall received brand new laundry machines and new carpeting in 2016. Additionally, Winston has a parking lot in the back for those residents with a vehicle.

North Hall

North-Hall-768x576.jpg#asset:4714North 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. North Hall received brand new laundry machines in 2016, and most rooms received new carpeting in 2017.

Copper Beech I and II

Copper-Beech-2-768x576.jpg#asset:4825Our Copper Beech Residence Halls provide apartment-style living for our students. Each building houses 60 students in a combination of 2 bedroom/1 bath and 4 bedroom/2 bath suites. Each apartment provides a full kitchen and a living area. All students have access to an on-campus convenience store, the Becker Market, which is located in Copper Beech I lobby, and an ATM (non-bank specific) and vending machines are located in Copper Beech II lobby.

All apartments come with a full size refrigerator, oven, and stove top in the kitchen area, and furnished living/dining area. Each Copper Beech has laundry facilities conveniently located on the second floor, a billiards table on the second floor, and a separate study lounge located on the third floor.

South Hall

South-Hall-768x575.jpg#asset:4849South Hall is located beside Kuppenheimer Hall, just off the Shamie Quad, and is conveniently located near Parking Lot N. The building is a single story, single gender residence hall with a common bathroom. Students live in double rooms and share laundry facilities and a kitchen with the residents of Kupp. Hall. South Hall re-opened as a residence hall in Fall 2017.

Meet Our Team

Adrienne Boertjens

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Payden Carter

Area Coordinator

Logan Hennessy

Area Coordinator

Diana Rocheleau

Area Coordinator

Contact Us

Contact Information

Office Hours

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

Summer Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed Friday


Fels Student Center
3rd Floor
Suite 301