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Living in residence

Residence is more than a place to sleep and eat; it's a place to feel safe, secure and be successful. In residence, you're exposed to opportunities and experiences that create community, promote inclusivity and most of all, support your personal and academic success.

Living in Residence guide

The NSCC Living in Residence Guide (PDF 443KB) includes our foundational approaches to residence life and our community standards. The guide also outlines what to expect while living in residence at NSCC.

Residence Community Development

Residence programs

Our Residence Life program provides opportunities for you to interact with a variety of campus communities, services and people. Some of our regular residence activities include:

  • Academic success programming – whether it's study skills sessions with a learning strategist or a career information workshop, we work with campus partners to deliver programming that supports your academic success.
  • Community connections – from residence and campus orientation activities to experiences in your local/regional community, we strive to make you feel welcome.
  • Personal wellbeing – from stress relief programs with puppies to intramurals/recreation opportunities, we know that students who take care of their mind, body and spirit are more successful.

Living learning communities

We're in the process of developing living learning communities (LLCs), which are intentionally designed districts within residences. For example, LLCs can be organized by academic program, year of study or special interests, enhancing the sense of belonging in residence.

Residence and Campus Supports

Residence life coordinators

Every residence is assigned a coordinator. These full-time NSCC staff members are responsible for the day-to-day administration of our Residence Life program. They work with other members of the Student Services team to support students, foster accountability and help build a positive and inclusive living and learning environment.

COGS Residence
Veronika Deliyannakis

Strait Area Campus Residence
Kaileigh Skinner

Truro Campus Residence (Davis Hall)
Patrick Colley

Residence assistants

Likely to be one of the first people you meet on campus, your well-trained residence assistant (RA) is committed to building a sense of belonging within your residence and across the wider campus community. Selected for their strong leadership skills, your RA not only offers basic supports to those living in residence, they develop educational and social opportunities and aid in the security residence buildings.

Interested in being an RA for the 2021/2022 academic year?

All three campuses are looking for energetic leaders who want to build welcoming communities and support their peers. If you are interested, review the NSCC Residence Assistant job description (PDF 138KB) and submit your resume to In your email answer these questions:

  1. What campus residence am I applying for?
  2. Why do you want to be an RA?
  3. Do you have any residence experience?

All students who apply will receive a response, however only selected applicants will receive invitations to interview.

Resources and supports

In addition to the Residence Life team and your NSCC Student Association, we offer supports that help you get the most out of your experiences at NSCC. View Student Services.


If you have questions about residence living, email  

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