Student Housing

NIC is honoured to acknowledge that the Student Housing Commons is situated on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

What kind of housing is available?

The new Student Housing Commons opens in September 2025 and will have a capacity of 217 beds and a mix of housing options.

Nano: Budget-friendly units with mixed-use furnishings.

Studio: Standard single-occupant rooms with additional space.

Quad: Units built to accommodate up to four roommates. This is a great option for students interested in living with friends or peers with similar lifestyles.

Family: Purpose-built for students with dependents, including children or adults who require care. These units are equipped with three beds and can each accommodate up to four people.

Who can live on campus?

Full-time students

Housing is primarily for full-time students enrolled in courses during the Fall and Winter semesters. Students who are Indigenous or former youth in care may be eligible for priority access into housing.

Students will have the option to sign either long-term or more flexible, short-term contracts. Also, students living in family units with dependents will have the opportunity to renew their contracts, as long as they remain eligible for housing.

Part-time students and trades students

During the spring and summer months, part-time students can also apply for housing, though full-time students will receive priority. A small number of units may be held for people with shorter-term housing needs, such as trades students completing an apprenticeship program.

How much will student housing cost? What’s included?

Your student housing bill will include rent as well as electricity, water and internet.

While student housing prices are not yet available, NIC is committed to providing safe, affordable housing at below-market rates to students.

How do I apply for student housing?

Students will be able to apply for housing online in Fall 2024. Stay tuned to for details.

What about childcare?

We strongly advise students with young children who are returning to school to apply for childcare as early as possible. The Beaufort Children’s Centre provides on-site childcare at the Comox Valley campus.

To learn more about NIC’s new Student Housing visit the project website.

All information listed is subject to change.