Housing and Dining


Students relax playing table tennis at the Residence

Students relax playing table tennis in the Residence’s sunny, modern games room

Residence accommodations are only steps away from the main campus buildings, and are available at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses.

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.

Off Campus Housing

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.

Homestay for International Students

Homestay students enjoy a trip to see the Toronto Blue Jays

Homestay students enjoy a trip to see the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, Toronto

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.

Learn more about Homestay and Landing Pad rates, and how to apply.


First Draft beer in bottles, produced by NC students, on ice

Enjoy a cold one – NC style! First Draft beer is produced by our Brewmaster students in our on campus Brewery.

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!

*Please note: Niagara College provides the links to these websites for your convenience only, and such links do not indicate that we encourage or endorse the use of those websites or any products or services provided for therein. Furthermore, such links do not necessarily mean that there is any affiliation, cooperation, or other special relationship between Niagara College and the corporations/individuals managing/operating those websites.