Amenities and services
Available 24/7, security will respond to any emergency on campus, and can be reached at extension 2711 from any campus phone, or at 819 822-9711.
There are three ATMs available on campus. The CIBC and RBC ATMs are located in the Student Union Building, while a TD ATM is located in the Sports Centre.
The Library, Nicolls/Norton/Abbott buildings, Mackinnon Hall, Dewhurst Dining Hall, Paterson Hall, and the Sports Centre all have vending machines. There is a coffee vending machine in the Sports Centre and in Nicolls.
We offer a wide selection of food outlets and catering options, from all-you-care-to-eat buffet, to Tim Horton’s. Check out our Food Services page for more information..
Doolittle’s Convenience Store is located in the Student Union Building (SUB). Find beer, wine, coffee, ice cream, snacks, and much more.
Monday to Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday: closed. Closed in July.
The bookstore is located in the Student Union Building (SUB). We have a wide variety of Bishop’s clothing, as well as office and arts supplies, books, magazines, and much more.
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: closed
Bishop’s University Bookstore / Facebook
Every residence building is equipped with a laundry room, located in the basements of Mackinnon, Abbott, Kuehner, Munster, and on the first floor of Paterson. The cost is $1.50 per wash and $1.50 per dry. All of our washers and dryers work on a card system. Please visit the Paterson Front Desk to get a laundry card loaded with the amount of money you will need. Cards can be reloaded at the Paterson Front Desk throughout your stay.
You will find the following articles at the Paterson Hall front desk:
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Pillow and blanket
- Access to a public computer
- Laundry detergent and fabric softener ($)
- Overnight kit ($) :
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Razor and shaving cream
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
Access to WiFi on Campus
Free WiFi is accessible in all buildings on campus except in Norton/Pollack and Mackinnon Residence buildings (Ethernet connection only). Please select “ZAP” in your settings on any WiFi enabled device or open a web page to access the WiFi. ZAP does not require a username or password, but may require a valid email address for first time users.
John H. Price Sports & Recreation Centre
Stunning, luminous, incredible; these words and more have been used to describe the facilities within the John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre. It has recently undergone a $32M renovation and expansion. This represents the largest investment in the history of the University, and is a major turning point for the sports and recreation services available to the University community and residents of the surrounding areas. The Sports Centre includes: an arena, two double gyms, a 4,000-foot fitness centre, an indoor pool, an indoor jogging track, 2 weight rooms, squash courts, and a dance studio. Free access to our guests.
Our Sports Centre also offers Massage Services. Contact Claude Marin at 819 446-3522 to make a reservation. Special discounted massage rates for our guests are available when you show proof of accommodation.
La Route Verte is a network of bicycle paths that run throughout the province, and are directly accessible from our campus.
Bicycle Rental ($)
Please inquire at the Paterson Hall Front Desk for information regarding pricing and availability or contact us from any room phone at ext. 2651 or at 819-822-9651.
Master your strokes or practice your dives in our 25-metre indoor pool...all year round! Small diving board on one end. Shallow and deep ends accessible. Viewing area in Hamel lounge on upper floor. Family, men's and women's change rooms with stalls and lockers, all leading to the pool.
Enjoy a leisurely time by our accessible family-size outdoor pool, perfect for your small group!
Open 7 days a week starting June 24 until September 4.
Located on the roof of the Nicolls building on the Bishop’s University campus, the observatory is an exciting addition to Bishop’s University. The new ASH Dome observatory houses a PlaneWave 17″ (f/6.8) Dall-Kirkham corrected optical design telescope which enriches the undergraduate students’ learning experience and gives the graduate students another tool with which to broaden their horizons. The new observatory is also open to the public for tours and stellar evenings.
For group reservation only.