Open House

Open House at Nipissing University takes place every spring and fall


Head to the main foyer at the R.J. Surtees Athletic Centre to check-in.

Campus Tours

Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides as they take you on a tour of the North Bay Campus! You will have a chance to check out lecture halls, classrooms, lab spaces and other favourite stops along the way. You will also take a peek at our award-winning library and athletic centre.

Welcome Session

The Information Sessions will help you learn more about Nipissing University, the application process, financial aid, residence life and all of the student services we have to offer. This informal, half hour session will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Residence Tours

Interested in what life is like in residence? Our students will be rolling out the welcome mats for Open House! Our students will take you on a tour of our suite-style and townhouse-style award-winning residences, with a guaranteed private room for all first-year students coming directly from high school. Hop on the bus for a quick ride to our award-winning residences.

Program Sessions (Presentations, Panels and Tours)

Drop into one of our sessions and get some inside knowledge on your program of choice from one of our first-rate accessible professors. They’ll give you an overview of what to expect over the next few years and learn how your program of choice relates to a variety of topics.

Information Fair

This is your chance to speak to faculty and students who are all passionate about their programs. This is also a great opportunity to talk to representatives from residence life, student services, athletics and some of the clubs we have on campus.

Experiential Education Tours

Join us on one of our specialized tours to check out some of the innovative labs and spaces around campus. See schedule for locations.

What to Do & Where to Stay in North Bay

Where to eat

North Bay offers a variety of options to grab a bite when hunger strikes; from local eateries to familiar restaurants, there is something for everyone. Click here for restaurants.

Where to stay

If you decide to make a night of it and stay in North Bay the day before or after Open House, there are a variety of hotels that offer a university rate if mentioned at the time of booking. Please see below for some options.

Stay on campus

Monastery Hall suite

  • $84 single occupancy, $94 double email or call 705.474.3450 ext. 2876

Hotels close to campus

Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay

  • 950 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, ON P1B 9P3
  • 705.474.8400

Comfort Inn Airport

Days Inn and Suites

  • 340 Main Street West, North Bay, ON P1B 9V1
  • 705.495.6461

Things to do

There are many wonderful winter outdoor activities right on campus. You can snowshoe or cross-country ski the 20 km of trails located on campus. The city also offers activities such as downhill skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. If interested in some packaged hotel deals, please click here.

Arts & Culture

North Bay offers a variety of local art galleries to serve your needs. Visit the Discovery North Bay museum, which offers fun for the whole family. Head to the movie theatre to catch a flick, or check out a live theatre or music show playing at the Capitol Centre.


Downtown North Bay boasts many unique, one-of-a-kind shops and if you are looking for more traditional shopping, the Northgate Shopping Centre offers American Eagle, Boathouse, Escape Movement, Gap, Footlocker, Roots, Walmart, Winners, Sport Chek, and many more!


Of course we’re partial to all of our men’s and women’s Nipissing Lakers teams (basketball, cross country running, hockey, nordic skiing, soccer, volleyball plus a myriad of intramural teams) and we encourage you to become a fan, too! North Bay is also home to the OHL team, The North Bay Battalion.

Nipissing University Information - Quick Links

  • Admissions - Provides information on admission requirements, important dates, application forms, how to apply and more
  • Student Financial Services - Provides information on OSAP, scholarships, awards, bursaries, financial aid and more
  • Student Development and Services - Provides information on accessibility services, academic skills, career and transition services, personal counselling and more
  • Residence and Off-campus Living - Provides information on Residence life, fees, off-campus living resources and more