Category: Archived Announcements

What’s open/closed at Niagara College for Civic Holiday Aug. 7 – Teaching Winery and Brewery remain open

Niagara College wishes you a safe and enjoyable Civic Holiday weekend. The College is closed Monday, August 7 due to the Civic Holiday. During that time, there will be limited access to campus facilities. The NC Teaching Brewery and the Wine Visitor + Education Centre retail stores  and Employment and Training Solutions will remain open.

Students who need to access classrooms or labs at both the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses will require faculty authorization and must sign-in with Campus Safety (security).

Holiday hours for key College services and facilities are listed below:

The NC Teaching Brewery and the Wine Visitor + Education Centre retail stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NC Library services will not be available. Online library access is available 24/7 at

The NC Greenhouse will be closed.

Athletics and Recreation at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses is closed.

NC’s SAC office on Niagara-On-The-Lake will be closed from August 4- 7.

The Welland SAC office will be open 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. August 4, and closed on August 7.

Niagara College’s Employment and Training Solutions offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Benchmark will be open August 4 for lunch and dinner and will be closed August 5- 7.

Bench To Go will be open August 4 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be closed August 6-7.

Bookstores will be closed at both campuses on August 7 and will reopen August 8.

Foodservices at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses will be closed August 7.



Please keep in mind certain campus facilities will be unavailable to students and staff during Canada Day and the Niagara-On-The-Lake (NOTL) scheduled power-outage.

Niagara College (Welland and NOTL) will be closed on June 30 for Canada Day with limited access to facilities on campus. Additionally, Niagara College’s NOTL campus will be closed from 5 p.m. June 28- July 2. Services will be limited on the NOTL campus during this period for during this scheduled power outage to upgrade the campus’ electrical work.

Students who plan to access classrooms or specialized labs at the NOTL and Welland campuses need faculty authorization and must sign in with Campus Safety (security).

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery as well as the Wine Visitor and Education Center will be open Canada Day and all weekend.

The NC Libraries will be closed June 30. NOTL and Welland campus libraries will be closed through the weekend as scheduled for summer hours. Resources are still available online 24/7 at

The NC Bookstores will be closed on Canada Day and through the June 28- July 2 at the NOTL campus (as scheduled).

The NC Greenhouse will be open on Canada Day and throughout the weekend as scheduled.

Benchmark Restaurant will be closed from June 28- July 5 with respect to the scheduled power outage at the NOTL campus.

Employment and Training Solutions will be closed on Canada Day and will re-open on the 4th at 8:30 a.m.

The NC Print Shops will be closed during Canada Day.

The NC cafeterias will be closed during Canada Day.

NC SAC offices on both campuses will be closed during Canada Day. SAC offices will re-open for regular office hours on Monday, July 3 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. on both campuses.


Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy Canada Day!

NOTL Campus to close June 28-July 2 for major electrical upgrade

As part of Niagara College’s $65 million Campus Redevelopment project, a complete power shut down will occur at the main campus building and the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) building at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus from 6 pm on June 28 through July 2. During this time, there will be no access to the main campus building or CFWI building, and all classes and activities will be cancelled. Construction crews will be working on campus throughout this time.

The Niagara College Teaching Winery, Teaching Brewery and the Niagara College Greenhouse will remain open to the public during this closure. Benchmark Restaurant will be closed during this time.

Operations in Welland are unaffected by this closure, and the campus will be on a regular break week schedule. Enrolment Services will be available at the Welland Campus and online during this time.

The work has been scheduled during a break week and in the lead-up to a long weekend to minimize disruption (all Niagara College campuses are closed for the Canada Day statutory holiday on Friday, June 30). Campus security will be onsite throughout the closure and can be reached at 905 641-2252 ext. 6999.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus will resume normal operations on Monday, July 3.

The electrical upgrade is part of the $65 million campus redevelopment project at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses that is modernizing learning environments and enhancing our students’ experience. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we complete these major construction projects.

Learn more about our Campus Redevelopment project at

Freezing rain forecast for Feb. 7

Environment Canada is advising that heavy rain is expected for Niagara early Tuesday morning (Feb. 7). There is a chance of freezing rain early Tuesday morning that will change to rain late in the morning and into Tuesday night.

This may cause a significant impact to the Tuesday morning commute and possibly the afternoon as localized flooding may occur on frozen ground.

Staff, students and visitors should use caution when travelling and plan for extra time to reach their destination Tuesday morning.

College staff and our winter service provider will monitor the weather and salt walkways and parking lots as required.

Staff and students are reminded to drive and walk according to road, sidewalk and winter weather conditions and to wear proper footwear and dress appropriately.

As winter maintenance equipment may be operating during school hours please ensure that you stay a safe distance away where possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by Niagara College and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

NC Board of Governors seeks input on executive compensation program

In keeping with the Government of Ontario’s new framework for determining executive compensation at colleges, universities, hospitals, agencies and other parts of the broader public sector, the Niagara College Board of Governors has developed a draft Executive Compensation Program. As part of that process, the Board is reaching out to the college community and the public to receive feedback. Click here for more information and to review the program. Feedback will be accepted until Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

College operations – Dec. 16-17

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Niagara forecasting significant snowfall for the evening of Friday, Dec. 16 and into the morning of Saturday, Dec. 17, possibly changing to rain.  Should inclement weather affect College operations, any closure/cancellation announcements will be posted by 7 am on Saturday via the College website, NC ALERT and social media. If there is no announcement at that time, College operations and activities will run as scheduled. In inclement weather, please exercise caution when travelling to and around NC campuses, and allow extra time as needed.

Niagara College – Holiday hours

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Our campuses will be closed on Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed until Jan. 2, 2017 at which time we will resume our normal hours of operations.

Some services may be operating on modified hours leading up to the holiday closure and early in the new year. Here is a list of operating hours for our services and enterprises over the holidays.

Enrolment Services / Financial Aid

Enrolment Services as well as Financial Aid at both the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses will be have extended office hours from Monday, January 9th to Thursday, January 12th, 2017. They will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Reduced transit schedules will be in effect for the holiday season. Visit

NC Libraries

Evening hours for the NC Libraries will end on Dec. 15. The Libraries will be open:

  • Dec. 19 to 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 2 to Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 9: Regular hours resume
  • Jan. 14: Weekend hours resume


NC Bookstores

At Welland and NOTL campuses:

  • Dec. 23: Close at 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 to Dec. 31: Closed
  • Jan. 1 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to Jan. 6: Regular business hours resume, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Athletics and Recreation

A modified holiday schedule will be in effect  at the Welland and NOTL Campus.

Hours of operation are posted at

NCSAC Offices

Dec. 19 to Jan. 3: Closed

NCSAC Student Centres

The Core (Welland) and Armoury (NOTL) and the Shack Student Café (Welland and NOTL) will be fully operational until Dec. 16.
Regular operations will resume at The Shack, The Core, and The Armoury on Jan. 9.

Modified hours include:

The Core and the Armoury

Jan. 4 to Jan. 5: Catering only
Jan. 6: The Core will be open for Orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shack Student Café (Welland)

Will be open Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cafeterias/ Food Services

Dec 19 to Dec. 23:

  • Tim Hortons (Welland and NOTL): 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Subway (Welland and NOTL): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Main Cafeteria (Welland and NOTL): 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons Kiosk (AHI) and Tech (Welland): closed
  • Niagara Falls: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 2 to Jan. 6:

  • Tim Hortons (Welland and NOTL): 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Subway (Welland and NOTL): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Main Cafeteria (Welland and NOTL): 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons Kiosk (AHI) and Tech (Welland): closed
  • Niagara Falls: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Employment and Training Solutions
(1 St. Paul St., St. Catharines)

Will be open Dec. 28 to Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery and Wine Visitor and Education Centre

Will be open for regular hours from Sunday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the following dates:

  • Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

Benchmark Restaurant

Benchmark will be closed for service after Dec. 17. It will reopen on Jan. 10.

NC Teaching Spa

Niagara Water Spa will be closed after Dec. 9.

Those wishing to order spa gift cards after Dec. 9 may email by Dec. 19. Times to arrange payment and pick up may be done via email.

The Spa will begin accepting appointments for the new year on Jan. 10 and will re-open offering services on Jan. 19. Visit

Student Services

The offices of Academic Advising, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Career Services / Co-op will be following holiday college hours, closing Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and reopening Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Modified hours leading up to the holiday closure include:

Academic Drop in sessions

Ending Dec. 16 and will resume in January with a new schedule (to be announced).

Peer Tutoring

Will be available Dec. 19 to Dec. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health Wellness and Accessibility Services

  • Dec. 14: Evening hours until 7:30 p.m. at Welland Campus
  • Dec. 15: Evening hours until 7:30 p.m. at NOTL Campus
  • Dec. 19 to Dec. 23: No evening hours; open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Test Centres

Will be open Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NC Greenhouse

The Greenhouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 23. It will be closed over the break. In the new year, it will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on weekends.

Winter Term

  • Winter Orientation will be held January 5-6.
  • Classes begin on January 9.

NOTL Campus to close at 6 pm Dec. 9 for watermain repair

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus will be closed from 6 pm on Friday, December 9 to 9 am on Saturday, December 10 to accommodate emergency watermain repairs by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. All campus operations, classes and activities at the NOTL Campus scheduled during this time are cancelled. Benchmark Restaurant will also be closed during this time. Students with classes scheduled to run past 5:30 pm on Dec. 9 should contact their professor for further information. Before travelling to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on Dec. 10, students, staff and visitors are encouraged to visit for the latest information on the status of campus operations. Note that this closure affects the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus only.

Campus Safety Notice: Attempted robbery near Glendale Ave.

Niagara College was notified by Niagara Regional Police Services on Nov. 23 that an attempted robbery and an attempted assault took place near the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus in the area of The Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue. Niagara College security are fully informed. Please be cautious and ensure your safety. Additional information is available in the news release below provided by the Niagara Regional Police:


On Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 8:06 p.m., Members of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to the area of Niagara on The Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, regarding an attempted robbery that was reported.

Police received information that a female victim had been walking Southbound along a walkway that leads from the area of the Outlet Mall towards the intersection of Niagara on the Green Boulevard and Glendale Avenue.   The victim was approached from behind by an unknown male who attempted to physically control the victim.  The suspect demanded money from the victim who was able to flee from the area and contact police.  The victim was not injured and no weapons were observed during this incident. (16-104528)

While officers were investigating the initial incident, a second call for assistance was received at 8:27 p.m., reporting an assault that occurred near the same area.  A second female victim had been walking alone when she was approached by an unknown male.  The male took physical control of the victim who began screaming which caused the suspect to flee the area. (incident #2016-104536)

The suspect from the attempted robbery was described as a white male, in his early 20’s, wearing a black leather jacket and a burgundy toque.

The suspect from the second incident was described as being male, approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and grey gloves.

It is not known at this time if these incidents are related or involved the same suspect.

Police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant of their surroundings when walking and to take precautionary measures such as having a cell phone readily available, walking in well-lit areas and if possible walk with someone else.

Investigators from the #2 District Detective Office are continuing to investigate these incidents. Police are requesting that any witnesses or anyone with information related to these matters to contact the #2 District Detective Office at 905 688 4111 Extension 2200 or Crime Stoppers to report the information.