Orientation activities mark the start of Fall 2014 term

Niagara College will welcome its new students this week with a slate of Orientation activities designed to provide a fun and informative start to their college experience.

Orientation begins today and will include program information sessions a student services fair interactive workshops and social activities including barbecues a MUCH Video Dance outdoor movie night comedy night and more.

Orientation culminates with a concert series at Niagara College Night at the Niagara Food Festival Friday September 5. The concert lineup includes Poor Young Things The Johnstones The Glorious Sons and Born Ruffians.

“Orientation is designed to help our first-year students put the right foot forward – both academically and socially – as they begin their studies” said Rick Anderson acting vice president of student affairs. “Niagara College Night especially is a great opportunity for our new students – many of whom are from outside Niagara – to be a part of a signature community event.”

A full listing of Orientation activities can be found online at NiagaraCollege.ca/Orientation.

While registration remains open until September 9 projections indicate that close to 4800 first-year students will begin studies this week and that Niagara College’s combined enrolment will surpass 10000 students. Niagara College continues to see an increase in international enrolment with approximately 2400 students from 72 countries expected to study at Niagara College this year.

Classes for most programs begin on September 3.

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit NiagaraCollege.ca.


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