Category: Notices

Niagara College to welcome new students Jan. 6

Niagara College will be a flurry of activity on Friday, January 6 as Niagara College welcomes new students at Winter Orientation.

Introducing January-start students to college life, Orientation will kick off at the at the Collegeโ€™s Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls Campuses at 9 a.m.

โ€œOrientation is one of the most important times of the year as we welcome new students into college life,โ€ said Lesley Calvin, manager of Student Engagement, Academic Advisement and Career Services. โ€œFor all of our main activities, we aim to provide our new students with the tools and information they need for successful transition into college life as well as providing relevant and engaging programming for them have fun and start building connections to their academic programs, the campus staff and faculty, and their new peers. Itโ€™s a really magical time for us in postsecondary.โ€

Campus tours will be available at the Welland Campus (info Centre), from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. to noon; at the NOTL Campus (info Centre) from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. to noon; and at the Niagara Falls Campus from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (front entrance).

To become acquainted with the variety of on-campus services, students may browse through the Student Services Fair at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons) and the NOTL Campus (Cafeteria) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or attend a Scavenger Hunt for service locations at the Niagara Falls Campus (front foyer), available from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Program information sessions offer students opportunities to find out more about their academic programs, get a head-start on the curriculum, and meet faculty and their peers. They will be held at the Welland Campus from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Niagara Falls Campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Co-op information sessions will take place at the Welland and NOTL Campuses from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and Blackboard tutorials โ€“ to learn how to navigate the collegeโ€™s portal for grades, fees, admissions and timetables โ€“ will be available at all three campuses (visit http://orientation.niagaracollege.ca/ for times and locations).

Students can enjoy live music and free lunch at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch: noon to 1 p.m.), and the NOTL Campus (cafeteria, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch: noon to 1 p.m.) Prizes will be announced at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons) and NOTL Campus (Cafeteria) from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., and at the Niagara Falls Campus (Student Commons) from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Additional activities will be held following Orientation Day, including Tony Lee X-Rated Hypnotist on Jan. 11 (Welland Campus, The Core, doors open at 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Karaoke on Jan. 12 (NOTL Campus, The Armoury, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), a Mix nโ€™ Mingle on Jan. 13 (The Core, Welland Campus, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and more.
The Collegeโ€™s International Division will present additional activities as part of International Student Orientation from January 4 to 7 including a variety of information sessions and a visit to Niagara Falls.

For a complete list of events, times and locations visit: http://orientation.niagaracollege.ca/

Media inquiries, please contact:

Susan McConnell
Media Advisor, Niagara College
Office: 905 641-2252 ext. 4330
Cell: 905 933-6259
susan.mcconnell@niagaracollege.ca

Construction Alert: Simcoe Extension/Student Commons at Welland Campus

Initial preparation and demolition work is scheduled to begin the week of September 19 for the Simcoe Extension and Student Services/Student Commons projects at the Welland Campus. Please watch for new direction signage and refer to this campus map for key detours and access changes.

These projects are part of a $50-million campus redevelopment that includes projects at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, designed to enhance our studentsโ€™ experience and modernize our learning environments.

Important Reminder: Campus Safety

With the Fall term underway, an important reminder to students and staff to take steps to ensure your safety on campus:

  • Be aware of your surroundings โ€“ donโ€™t be distracted by phones, headphones, etc. when walking around campus;
  • Donโ€™t walk alone after hours;
  • Familiarize yourself with campus buildings and emergency phones;
  • Trust your instincts, if you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from the situation;
  • In an emergency, dial 911, and then Campus Security at 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App;
  • Download Niagara Collegeโ€™s Mobile Safety App: The Niagara College Mobile Safety App provides important personal safety tools for students and staff, including quick access to campus security, emergency contacts, urgent notifications, tips and tools and more. Download via Google Play, the App Store, BlackBerry World or niagaracollege.ca/security.

Campus Security is available 24/7:

You can reach Campus Security 24/7 by calling 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App.

For more campus safety tips, visit http://www.niagaracollege.ca/campus-safety/tips/

Temporary closure of NOTL Registrar’s Office due to construction

Please note that the Office of the Registrar will be closed at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday August 24, to Thursday August 25 at 1:00 p.m. for office construction.

Office of the Registrar services are open at the Welland Campus during this time, with support also available via email and phone:

Please note that the Registrarโ€™s Office will be located in room W107 effective 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience while we renovate to serve you better.

Whatโ€™s open/closed at Niagara College for Civic Holiday Aug. 1

Please note that Niagara College will be closed for the Civic Holiday on Monday, August 1 with limited access to campus facilities.

Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses must have faculty authorization and sign-in with Campus Safety (security).

NC Library services will not be available. Online library access is available 24/7 at http://nclibraries.niagaracollege.ca/library

Bookstores will be closed at both campuses.

Benchmark restaurant will be closed.

The NC Greenhouse will be closed.

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery as well as the Wine Visitor + Education Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Niagara Collegeโ€™s Employment and Training Solutions office at 1 St. Paul St. in St. Catharines will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

Emergency training exercise at Welland Campus July 27

As part of ongoing training for emergency response and preparedness, Niagara College and the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) will participate in a joint exercise at the Welland Campus on Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

During this time you may see unusual activity on campus, including a response by specialized units of the NRPS. Please note that if actual emergency takes place during this time, we will notify the college community via the Niagara College website, media and our social media sites.

โ€œNiagara College strives to provide a safe and secure learning environment and workplace, and regularly undergoes training and other exercises,โ€ said David Jastrubecki. โ€œThese types of activities help us to build response capacity and preparedness, and strengthen our partnerships with agencies like the Nagara Regional Police Service.โ€

Parking Lot G will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the exercise.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this training exercise, please contact Paula-Marie Jannetta Saric at ext. 6996.

College closed for Canada Day; brewery and winery retail stores open

Please note that Niagara College will be closed on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day, with limited access to campus facilities.

Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses must have faculty authorization and sign in with Campus Safety (security).

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery as well as the Wine Visitor + Education Centre will be open Canada Day and all weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Offices will be open with limited staff.

The NC Libraries will be closed for Canada Day. Libraries will be closed through the weekend as scheduled for summer hours. Resources are available online 24/7 at www.niagaracollege.ca/library.

The NC Bookstores will be closed on Canada Day, and through the weekend (as scheduled).

The NC Greenhouse will be closed July 1-3. It will reopen on Monday, July 4 with new summer hours in effect: open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday.

Benchmark Restaurant will be closed on July 1, as well as July 2 for a private event.

Employment and Training Solutions at 1 St. Paul St. in St. Catharines will be closed on Canada Day.

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy Canada Day!

Victoria Day hours

Please note that Niagara College will be closed on Monday May 23, for the Victoria Day holiday, with limited access to campus facilities.

Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses must have faculty authorization and sign-in with Campus Safety (security).

The NC Greenhouse will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend, including holiday Monday, with a plant sale.

The NC Teaching Brewery and the Wine Visitor + Education Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend, including Monday.

Benchmark restaurant will be open Saturday but closed Sunday and Monday.

NC Libraries will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Learning Commons spaces are open and all resources available online 24/7 at www.niagaracollege.ca/library

Please note that the Libraries will be open for partial hours on Tuesday, May 24: from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.). Regular hours will resume Wednesday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NC bookstores will be closed for the long weekend and will re-open on Tuesday, May 24 with summer hours, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (until August).

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy Victoria Day!

Temporary Road Closure – Welland Campus (Jan. 27)

Sections of Chippawayan Boulevard and North Road, which connect the east and west portions of the Welland Campus, will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to facilitate the delivery and installation of the HVAC Unit for the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre. The closure will be in affect from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. This closure will not affect parking or access to any Niagara College facilities, including the technology compound, but it will temporarily close the connection between the east and west sides of campus. During this time access to the east side of campus (Athletic Centre, visitor parking, Applied Health Institute) is via First Avenue and Ring Road only. Access to the west side of campus (YMCA, Childrenโ€™s Safety Village, Rankin Technology Centre) is via Woodlawn Road or Rice Road only.

A view of the Welland Campus road closure
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