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Campus Life

NIC’s campus in downtown Coeur d’Alene has everything a modern campus can offer and still retains our hometown feel. Between the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the headwaters of the Spokane River, you’ll find not only state-of-the-at facilities and industry-standard equipment, but also a dynamic campus centered around the student experience.

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Dining Services

Never go hungry on campus with affordable, healthy and satisfying meal options throughout main campus. Dining Services include the Market and the Cardinal Café in the Edminster Student Union Building, and the NIC Culinary Arts program hosts a fully operational student-run restaurant called Emery’s, as well as the Deli, in the Hedlund Building. 

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Campus Housing

Experience campus like never before through NIC’s Residence Hall! Almost 200 students can live in the Residence Hall, a convenient and secure campus housing option that provides a close connection with our campus community – not to mention close proximity to downtown Coeur d’Alene and nearly instant access to Sunspot Beach and everything else campus has to offer. 

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Molstead Library

The Molstead Library on main campus in Coeur d’Alene is a hub for academic, community and social activities for all of our constituents. Find your next favorite novel or the source you need for your research project, hear interesting and diverse speakers present their research or art, or post up in a quiet corner to study in the Molstead Library.

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Cardinal Bookstore

The Cardinal Bookstore has all textbook needs covered, as well as the latest technology, affordable school supplies and all the art supplies you’ll need. The Cardinal Boookstore is also the physical home of Cardinal Gear – but don’t forget the online Cardinal swag store: