Information for Prospective Students

There is always something to see, do and experience.


Enjoy plenty of recreational activities in all four seasons. Spend time outdoors exploring nature trails and lakes. Attend a wide range of festivals, attractions and cultural events. At Northern, you are never far from your next great adventure.

annual events

We host annual events that celebrate our multicultural student population and build a sense of community centred on respect and diversity. Our Annual Northern College Traditional Powwow and Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week is a time for students, staff and community to learn and celebrate Indigenous cultures.


For outdoor enthusiasts, our Northern communities provide excitement and adventure. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and ice fishing can fill the winter months. Enjoy summers golfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or relaxing by one of the hundreds of lakes surrounding our campus communities.

Athletics & Facilities

There is never a shortage of indoor activities either. As a student, you have free access to athletic facilities. All campus locations have a weight room, cardio equipment, and a full-size gymnasium. Activities are specific to each campus location and are held throughout the year. Why not complement your academic growth with a fitness regimen? Get to know students from other programs over a game of basketball, badminton or hockey.

Bursaries for Students

Northern College is dedicated to providing a wide array of bursaries to students allowing them to successfully pursue their education while managing their debt. Northern awards student bursaries during the fall and winter semesters at our campuses. The online bursary application system is opened for student applications during the month of September and again in January. A listing of all bursaries available at Northern is featured on our website at

Planning for your future: Residence

The Timmins Campus Residence features a large, bright common kitchen with five cooking stations, laundry facilities, lounges with cable television and a games room. Living on campus gives you access to computer rooms and athletic facilities, sauna, ball courts and the Quill Lounge. Rooms includes: phone, cable and internet connections, private four piece bathroom, bed, desk, chair, lamp, closet and drawers.

The Haileybury Campus is home to a new privately owned and operated residence, located next to the scenic Rock Walk Park, just steps away from the main College building. It’s 16 townhouse style apartments were designed with accessibility in mind and can accommodate up to 64 students. Each apartment has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and living area as well as laundry facilities and storage.

Homestay/Billeting is a special housing service that strives to match domestic and international students with a host or host family. Students have an opportunity to enjoy cultural  and recreational activities that are as varied as their hosts, with the benefit of living in a supportive environment. International students can apply for campus residence or to the Homestay/Billeting program.