The university has on-campus residences and students from all over the world come together to share their university experience. Three halls provide a variety of options including apartment-style dorms and a mixture of single and private dorm rooms with en-suite and shared bathroom facilities.
The university has excellent facilities, including a extensive library, The Beaton Institute is the second largest public archive in Nova Scotia and includes study spaces available to students.
There is also a art gallery and the Boardmore Theatre on campus. The Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex is a $10 million project that provides students and the community with fitness facilities.