Living on campus
Campus housing is more than a place to sleep and eat; it's a place to feel safe, secure and be successful. When you live on campus, you're exposed to opportunities and experiences that create community, promote inclusivity and most of all, support your personal and academic success.
The NSCC Living on Campus Guide includes our foundational approaches to on-campus living and our community standards. The guide also outlines what to expect while living in campus housing at NSCC.
Campus housing program
Our campus housing program provides opportunities for you to interact with a variety of campus communities, services and people. Some of our regular campus housing activities include:
- Academic success programming – whether it's study skills sessions with a peer-assisted learning support team member or a career information workshop, we work with campus partners to deliver programming that supports your academic success.
- Community connections – from campus housing 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 campus housing. For example, LLCs can be organized by academic program, year of study or special interests, enhancing the sense of belonging in campus housing.
Campus housing coordinators
Every campus housing location is assigned a coordinator. These full-time NSCC employees are responsible for the day-to-day administration of our campus living 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.
Strait Area Campus
Truro Campus (Davis Hall)
Campus housing community assistants
Likely to be one of the first people you meet on campus, your well-trained housing community assistant (CA) is committed to building a sense of belonging within your campus housing and across the wider campus community. Selected for their strong leadership skills, your CA not only offers basic supports to those living on campus, they develop educational and social opportunities and aid in the general security of our buildings.
Interested in being a CA for the 2023-24 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 housing community assistant job description (PDF 173KB) and submit your resume to . Answer these questions in your email:
- What campus housing location are you applying for?
- Why do you want to be a CA?
- Do you have any campus housing 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 supports provided by your campus housing team and your NSCC Student Association, we offer supports and services that help you get the most out of your NSCC experience. View the wide range of student services available to you.
The following dates and deadlines should be considered as your prepare to apply to live on campus.
- February 1 - New campus housing application process opens at 9 am
- April 19 - Winter term ends
- April 22 - Campus housing locations close at 12 pm (noon)
- May 1 - First round of incoming campus housing admission offers made by email. All other applicants are added to a waitlist
- After May 1 - All campus housing admissions and offers will occur on a rolling basis
- August 4 - Fall term campus housing fees are due
- September 3 - Campus housing opens at 12 pm (noon)
Please review NSCC's Academic Calendar for other important dates.
Looking for more information on campus housing?
- Watch a previously recorded campus housing information session on YouTube.
- View our campus housing checklist (PDF 109KB) for information on what to bring and what not to bring.
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