Identification Cards

Niagara College Student ID

The Niagara College Student and Staff Identification (ID) Card is your pass to the world of Niagara College services, including:

  • Access to printing and photocopying
  • Gym pass for both the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campus athletic facilities
  • The regional transit bus systems (with a valid U-Pass sticker – students only)
  • As a required form of ID for writing course tests and exams

Each student  and staff member are issued one free student card at the beginning of their time at Niagara College.


How do I get a Niagara College staff or student ID?

  1. Submit your photo online using our online photo submission form. Sign in using your Blackboard username and password and follow the instructions provided. When selecting “Campus” be sure to select the campus that you wish to pick up your card from.
  2. Your ID card can be picked up within 24-48 hours at your campus InfoCentre. Be ready to provide your student or staff number upon pick-up.

Can’t use the online submission form?
Stop by your on-campus InfoCentre to have your photo taken for your student card.


Lost, Stolen and Damaged Cards

  • If your student card is lost, stolen, damaged (or you request a new picture) you must pay a $20 replacement fee at the Registrar’s Office before a new card can be printed at the InfoCentre.
  • You will also have to pay a replacement fee for your U-Pass sticker (if required). Please contact the Student Administrative Council office for more information at 905-735-2211 extension 7659.

Student Identification Card Disclaimer

The issuing of a student ID card occurs once as there is no expiration date and an ID number is permanently assigned to each student. In the event that a student begins a new program as a Level 1, Term 1 student after previously taking another program, the student ID card initially issued is to be used.

In the event there is a period of a semester gap or greater between the student’s full time or part time studies at Niagara College, a student may be issued a new card at no charge if they are no longer in possession of their previous card. Confirmation of enrollment in a new program may be requested by the InfoCentre staff and will be done at their discretion.

It is the responsibility of the student to protect their ID (ie. carry it in a wallet or something similar). Cards can bend, chip, or snap if handled inappropriately. A student will be required to pay the replacement fee for a card that is damaged as a result of personal wear and tear. If the card does not function due to a defect, the InfoCentre will coordinate with Information Technology Services (ITS) and replace the card in question at no charge.

Student ID cards will not be punched for any students or staff (no exceptions). Students enrolled in health related programs will have access to protective sleeves or pressure clips for their personal use. Students in all other programs who wish to wear their student card for identification purposes are encouraged to purchase a plastic case with clip or lanyard from the NC Book Store.