Search form

College Nordmetall

College Nordmetall, named after a regional employer association, is the largest and newest college on campus and opened in 2010. It is located near the Student Acitivities Center, classrooms, library, train station and the coffee bar. Nordmetall features a beautiful green garden in the central courtyard, and boasts larger rooms for activities.

Most students live in a double apartment, with their own furnished bedroom and shared bathroom. College Nordmetall also has single apartments with private bathroom facilities. Due to the large and unique layout, Nord has a large laundry room, servery, and common spaces for relaxing, socializing, studying and meeting. For instance, it is the only college with a multi-functional Dance Room, where the Martial Arts and Hip Hop Club meet, among other events and activities.


The Yellow & Purple community with a polar bear as a mascot


Nordmetall is known across campus as being the quieter, nerdy college. Students study and work hard but also play hard. The community’s mascot is a polar bear with yellow and purple colors that are worn with pride. As the polar bears the students can look cute and cuddly but they can be fierce.

Quick Facts:

➜ 95 single rooms
➜ Polar bear as a mascot
➜ Built in 2010
➜ Accommodates 262 students
➜ Biggest kitchens





College Nordmetall Resident Mentor: Sherry-Ann Debydeen

Sherry-Ann Debydeen became College Nordmetall’s Resident Mentor in October 2020.  Originally from the Caribbean Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, she moved to Germany in 2018 in furtherance of Academic development (M.A in Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems) and to experience Global intercultural exchange. She comes with more than 25 years of experience as a Social Worker and Guidance Officer and has also served in a Supervisory Capacity.  Sherry-Ann is very passionate about the role and responsibility she has in facilitating Nordies in their transition to Global citizens/Leaders.

Nordmetall College is only a microcosm of the larger Multicultural community/environment existing here at Jacobs University, where students live, learn and have fun. Together with her hardworking support team and the input from students in Residence, her goal is to continue the tradition to make Nordmetall a home for everyone who lives there, through comfortable living spaces and Residential Living with safe and healthy interactions, appropriate resources and creative events/extra-curricular activities and resources.


Events organized by College Nordmetall:

Nordmetall host the annual Nerd Party on campus and puts their own spin on the German Christmas Market, right in the servery for the Jacobs community. The college team plans exam cheer-ups that also cater to the quieter, nerdy-side of students with video game tournaments, face-mask and relaxation parties, painting, and more.