HOUSING at NICHOLLS

1000
Students Live On-Campus On Average

3 MAIN REASONS TO LIVE ON CAMPUS:

Community

Living on campus connects you to the Nicholls community better than any other living option. With many attractions and events on campus like athletic games, crawfish day, and homecoming, living on campus keeps you close to the action. You’ll also have the opportunity to live down the hall from diverse groups of people and people in the same major as you. Student’s on-campus often feel more connected than students who don’t and typically make better grades.

Convenience

Because you’ll be so close to the classrooms, walking to class is easy and convenient compared to those who have to fight for a parking spot or drive long distances. Our residence halls are also very near to the other important aspects of a student’s life: the cafeteria, the library, the student union, and the campus recreation center. We also make paying for your living option more convenient and you can kiss those monthly payments goodbye.

Safety

Our campus was rated as one of the safest in Louisiana, thanks to our Nicholls State Police department. With experienced officers, top-notch security systems (Colonel Card, cameras, and individual keys), and a desk staff that works most of the day and night, you can feel safe and secure living in our residence halls.

Housing Requirements

  • All full-time undergraduate students at Nicholls State University are required to live on campus unless they meet certain exemption requirements.
  • A Housing & Food Service Contract is for one full academic year (Fall & Spring), not just one semester.
  • To register for housing or to request an exemption please visit the Housing Portal and click on “application”, the first question will ask if you want to apply for housing or complete an exemption request. 
  • Make your selection and follow the prompts from there.
  • Applications to live on campus require a $250 deposit (a $50 non-refundable application fee and $200 security deposit).
  • Preference of residence hall will go in the order in which deposits were paid.

Student Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a job that allows you to make new friends, build leadership, administrative, and organizational skills, and be part of a team? If so you may be interested in one of the job opportunities offered through the Office of Residential Living.

Resident Assistant (RA):
If you are interested in applying for an RA position, please email or call our office for even more information.

Each semester we do a search to fill our open positions and the application is sent to all on-campus students. The Resident Assistant is assigned to a residence hall/apartment and serves as a resource to students while focusing on the customer service experience. He/she provides information about university services and resources, initiates the implementation of educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs that complement the student’s academic program, and seeks to provide an integrated learning experience involving both the classroom and the residence hall. In addition, they assist in the administrative operation of the hall and in the enforcement of university and residence hall regulations. The average time required each week to fulfill these responsibilities is estimated to be twenty hours. This estimate is provided as a guideline, and weekly fluctuations are expected to occur.

Job Requirements:

  • A student must live on campus during employment.
  • A student must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) during the semester of employment.
  • A student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the semester of employment.

Remuneration & Compensation:

  • A student in this position receives a scholarship for the exact amount of their room fees.
  • A student also receives a stipend for the exact amount of their meal plan fees.

Desk Assistant:
If you are interested in applying for a DA position, please email or call our office for even more information.

Each semester we do a search to fill our open positions and the application is sent to all on-campus students. The Desk Assistant is assigned to a residence hall/apartment complex and serves as a resource to students while focusing on the customer service experience. They assist in the administrative operation of the hall and in the enforcement of university and residence hall regulations. In addition, they provide information about university services and resources. The average time required each week to fulfill these responsibilities is estimated to be twenty hours but is not to exceed 29 hours/week. This estimate is provided as a guideline, and weekly fluctuations are expected to occur.

Job Requirements:

  • A student must live on campus.
  • A student must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) during the semester of employment.
  • A student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the semester of employment.

Remuneration & Compensation:

  • A student in this position receives $7.25 per hour of work and averages 15-20 hours/week.

Student Maintenance Staff:
If you are interested in working in a student maintenance role, please contact our office for questions and availability information. These students will assist our operations and maintenance department in doing minor repairs, cleaning, and follow-ups on work orders that have been submitted. These students must live on campus in our residence halls and must be enrolled full time (12+ credits) each semester to be employed by the student employment office.

Summer Conference Staff:
Each year we need assistance running our buildings over the summer as well as cleaning the halls before and after camps or conferences leave. These student staff members are not required to live on campus but must live from a commutable distance. They are also not required to be enrolled full time over the summer.

Staff Contact Information

Alex Coad, M.Ed.
Director
alex.coad@nicholls.edu

985-448-4479

Vacant
Assistant Director

@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Vacant
Coordinator for Contracts and Assignments

@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Jon Stallons, BA
Area Coordinator
(Ellender, Scholars, Calecas, North Babington, & Zeringue)
jonathan.stallons@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Ashley West, BA
Area Coordinator
(Family Housing, Brady, Millet, & Calecas)
ashley.west@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Emily Garrett, BA
Administrative Coordinator | Office of Residential Living
emily.garrett@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Asia Fletcher, AS
Administrative Coordinator | Housing Operations & Maintenance

asia.fletcher@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Lashawn Lewis
Graduate Assistant
(CROWN RA & ADA Documentation)
llewis19@nicholls.edu
985-448-4479

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

The Office of Residential Living at Nicholls State University maintains a student-focused living-experience for residents by providing dynamic residential communities and co-curricular opportunities in a safe and secure environment. All while advancing the educational mission of the university by developing students and providing resources that foster a positive living-learning experience.

Vision

To be the preferred housing choice for Nicholls State University students where all residents have a positive living-learning experience.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Residential Living

Office Location:
Office of Residential Living | Brady Complex Clubhouse
Mailing Address:
Nicholls Box 2061
104A Ellendale Drive
Thibodaux, La 70310
Phone: 985-448-4479
Fax: 985-493-3310
Weekdays | 8:00am – 10:00pm —- Weekends | 10:00am – 10:00pm

CAMPUS LOCATION