Become part of the community and culture of NC, and experience college life with clubs, volunteer committees, and weekly events!
Residence suites have 2 bedrooms each, with a double bed, desk and work area, satellite TV, internet access, free local calls, and a bathroom. Residence boarders have access to a common room, kitchen, movie lounge, games room, and BBQ with picnic area.
Many students choose to stay in off-campus housing, often with roommates to share the rent.
There are many rental opportunities off-campus, including room rental, apartment rental, and even off-campus residences.
The Off-Campus Living Program offers year-round housing information to students, landlords, and residents in the Niagara Region. The program also provides resources regarding a variety of off-campus living topics, such as finding accommodations, landlord/tenant issues, neighbourhood relations, and much more.Download Welland Campus Good Neighbour Guide Download NOTL Campus Good Neighbour Guide
Find a room off campus
There are lots of online resources* that can help you find a room, apartment, or room mates off campus.
- Places4Students – The NC Student Administrative Council has partnered with Places4Students Inc. who provides students, schools and landlords with the highest quality, off-campus housing service. The Places4Students website provides a large real-time database of student housing vacancies in the Niagara area, including photos and text, contact information and property features.
- Ontario Student Rentals
- Residence on First (Welland Campus)
- Niagara Student Housing (Welland Campus)
- Niagara Rents
- Gotta Rent
- Free Rent Ads.com
Are you an International student? Sometimes the best way to introduce yourself to a new country is to experience it through the warmth of a homestay or landing pad. We believe that your host is as important to your experience as your classes.
Homestay is a housing program offered to International students studying at Niagara College, which puts emphasis on being introduced first-hand to Canadian culture and the Niagara Region. Although there is a two month minimum the hope is that you will enjoy a longer stay with your host.
Landing Pad allows students arriving from around the world to have a welcoming local host to arrive to for one month. At the end of one month students will have had time to research rentals in the community and plan to move on their own. Others may be able to continue with their host as a homestay or rental (no meals).
Wonderful local families provide support and assistance while students adapt to the lifestyle and demands of Canadian student life. Hosts are as diverse as the international students who attend Niagara College, but what our hosts all have in common is a desire to contribute to the lives of others.
You won’t go hungry on NC campuses!
- Fully equipped cafeterias ( Dining Plans and Menus) feature freshly prepared food, ranging from salads to sushi to pizza. Meals plans are available – pay for your meal with a quick swipe of your card. Chartwell’s, our food provider, buys local and cooks global. They promote ingredients and products “grown or processed” in Canada by showcasing seasonal recipes that are globally inspired.
- Coffee stops are located throughout our campuses, serving Tim Horton’s coffee and treats.
- Stop by for a bite to eat and a beer at one of our on-campus pubs, and enjoy weekly activities and entertainment from the Student Administrative Council.
- Our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus features Benchmark, an on-campus restaurant, as well as a Bench to Go, a grab-n-go style eatery with healthy fare daily including hot meals, fresh salads, baked goods and more. Beverages include home-brewed Iced Tea, Lemonade, Apple Cider and a variety of organic and health conscious sodas and juices.
- Our very own Bench on the Go food truck makes stops at our campuses throughout the year, serving up delicious cuisine that won’t break the bank. Food prepared uses locally grown and sourced ingredients whenever possible – yum!