Live music, brewery and winery tours, inspiring gardens, great food and a preview of terrific courses, all at Niagara College March 25

Itching to see what is going on behind the walls at Niagara College’s Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses?

Head to NC Saturday, March 25 and enjoy hours of special events and information sessions, designed to help prospective students and the community experience Niagara College first-hand.

Part of the spring annual house, NC is offering a wide variety of displays, information sessions, and tours of facilities, including residences on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, one lucky future student will be the recipient of a $3,000 award applicable towards 2017-18 tuition.

“This is a great opportunity to meet students, faculty and staff, in an informal atmosphere,” said NC president Dan Patterson. “There is a wide variety of special events to appeal to all interests.”

Enjoy the onset of spring through plant sales at both campuses, and a display of unique plantings that will inspire your inner gardener in the greenhouse at the NOTL campus where visitors can also view the aquaponics operation and the new Commercial Beekeeping program. Both campuses will feature live music and tours of residences. Tours and tastings are available at the NOTL campus of both the winery and brewery, and culinary selections from Benchmark restaurant chefs are available including complementary desserts, commemorating NC’s 50th anniversary this year.

Information sessions include: Student Services Fair; financial aid; program sessions; and for the first time, NC will feature Meet the President Hour –in Welland at 10:30 a.m. in the Learning Commons, and in NOTL, from at 12:30 at the cafeteria entrance, with Patterson as host of the hour. Parking is free during the event; advance registration is not required and visitors will enjoy a 20 per cent discount at campus stores. For additional information, visit: house


Currently celebrating its 50th year as a College of Applied Arts and Technology, NC is a leader in applied education and a key contributor to the economics of Niagara and Ontario. A regional college with global reach, NC offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs.

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