Category: Notices

Niagara College open today

Niagara College is open today (Tuesday, January 30), and all classes and activities are running as scheduled. As some roads in Niagara remain snow covered, students, staff and visitors are encouraged to allow extra time when traveling to Niagara College. Also, please use extra care when parking and walking on campus, as crews work to clear walkways and lots.

Jan. 29: Weather warning for Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Niagara region for Monday, January 29. Snow is expected to develop gradually throughout the day, with heavier snowfall this afternoon and evening before tapering off overnight. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm expected in some areas.

Motorists and commuters should plan for challenging road conditions this evening.

Please take extra care when travelling to and from our campuses and allow extra time as necessary.  Please continue to monitor alerts issued by Niagara College and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

While not expected, any potential college closures will be posted to

Welland Campus: Temporary road closure Monday, Jan. 29

Please be advised that on Monday, January 29, a video shoot at the Welland Campus will be taking place between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Niagara College Boulevard and North Road (near the Athletic Centre).

North Road, near Niagara College Boulevard, will be barricaded during this time as well as three parking spots in Lot C.   

Traffic entering the campus from First Avenue will be most impacted by the closure. Drivers are encouraged to enter the Campus via Woodlawn Road or Rice Road.

During the temporary closure, those who have parked in Lots C, D, E and F must exit via Talbot Rail and Rice Road, or Chippawayan Boulevard (north of the YMCA) and Woodlawn Road.

Parking attendants will be on-site to assist.

Niagara College to welcome new students Jan. 6

Niagara College will be a flurry of activity on Friday, January 6 as Niagara College welcomes new students at Winter Orientation.

Introducing January-start students to college life, Orientation will kick off at the at the College’s Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls Campuses at 9 a.m.

“Orientation is one of the most important times of the year as we welcome new students into college life,” said Lesley Calvin, manager of Student Engagement, Academic Advisement and Career Services. “For all of our main activities, we aim to provide our new students with the tools and information they need for successful transition into college life as well as providing relevant and engaging programming for them have fun and start building connections to their academic programs, the campus staff and faculty, and their new peers. It’s a really magical time for us in postsecondary.”

Campus tours will be available at the Welland Campus (info Centre), from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. to noon; at the NOTL Campus (info Centre) from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. to noon; and at the Niagara Falls Campus from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (front entrance).

To become acquainted with the variety of on-campus services, students may browse through the Student Services Fair at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons) and the NOTL Campus (Cafeteria) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or attend a Scavenger Hunt for service locations at the Niagara Falls Campus (front foyer), available from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Program information sessions offer students opportunities to find out more about their academic programs, get a head-start on the curriculum, and meet faculty and their peers. They will be held at the Welland Campus from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Niagara Falls Campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Co-op information sessions will take place at the Welland and NOTL Campuses from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and Blackboard tutorials – to learn how to navigate the college’s portal for grades, fees, admissions and timetables – will be available at all three campuses (visit for times and locations).

Students can enjoy live music and free lunch at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch: noon to 1 p.m.), and the NOTL Campus (cafeteria, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch: noon to 1 p.m.) Prizes will be announced at the Welland Campus (Learning Commons) and NOTL Campus (Cafeteria) from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., and at the Niagara Falls Campus (Student Commons) from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Additional activities will be held following Orientation Day, including Tony Lee X-Rated Hypnotist on Jan. 11 (Welland Campus, The Core, doors open at 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Karaoke on Jan. 12 (NOTL Campus, The Armoury, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), a Mix n’ Mingle on Jan. 13 (The Core, Welland Campus, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and more.
The College’s International Division will present additional activities as part of International Student Orientation from January 4 to 7 including a variety of information sessions and a visit to Niagara Falls.

For a complete list of events, times and locations visit:

Media inquiries, please contact:

Susan McConnell
Media Advisor, Niagara College
Office: 905 641-2252 ext. 4330
Cell: 905 933-6259

Construction Alert: Simcoe Extension/Student Commons at Welland Campus

Initial preparation and demolition work is scheduled to begin the week of September 19 for the Simcoe Extension and Student Services/Student Commons projects at the Welland Campus. Please watch for new direction signage and refer to this campus map for key detours and access changes.

These projects are part of a $50-million campus redevelopment that includes projects at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, designed to enhance our students’ experience and modernize our learning environments.

Important Reminder: Campus Safety

With the Fall term underway, an important reminder to students and staff to take steps to ensure your safety on campus:

  • Be aware of your surroundings – don’t be distracted by phones, headphones, etc. when walking around campus;
  • Don’t walk alone after hours;
  • Familiarize yourself with campus buildings and emergency phones;
  • Trust your instincts, if you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from the situation;
  • In an emergency, dial 911, and then Campus Security at 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App;
  • Download Niagara College’s Mobile Safety App: The Niagara College Mobile Safety App provides important personal safety tools for students and staff, including quick access to campus security, emergency contacts, urgent notifications, tips and tools and more. Download via Google Play, the App Store, BlackBerry World or

Campus Security is available 24/7:

You can reach Campus Security 24/7 by calling 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App.

For more campus safety tips, visit

Temporary closure of NOTL Registrar’s Office due to construction

Please note that the Enrolment Services will be closed at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday August 24, to Thursday August 25 at 1:00 p.m. for office construction.

Enrolment Services services are open at the Welland Campus during this time, with support also available via email and phone:

Please note that the Registrar’s Office will be located in room W107 effective 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience while we renovate to serve you better.

What’s open/closed at Niagara College for Civic Holiday Aug. 1

Please note that Niagara College will be closed for the Civic Holiday on Monday, August 1 with limited access to campus facilities.

Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses must have faculty authorization and sign-in with Campus Safety (security).

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

Bookstores will be closed at both campuses.

Benchmark restaurant will be closed.

The NC Greenhouse will be closed.

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery as well as the Wine Visitor + Education Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Niagara College’s Employment and Training Solutions office at 1 St. Paul St. in St. Catharines will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

Emergency training exercise at Welland Campus July 27

As part of ongoing training for emergency response and preparedness, Niagara College and the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) will participate in a joint exercise at the Welland Campus on Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

During this time you may see unusual activity on campus, including a response by specialized units of the NRPS. Please note that if actual emergency takes place during this time, we will notify the college community via the Niagara College website, media and our social media sites.

“Niagara College strives to provide a safe and secure learning environment and workplace, and regularly undergoes training and other exercises,” said David Jastrubecki. “These types of activities help us to build response capacity and preparedness, and strengthen our partnerships with agencies like the Nagara Regional Police Service.”

Parking Lot G will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the exercise.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this training exercise, please contact Paula-Marie Jannetta Saric at ext. 6996.

College closed for Canada Day; brewery and winery retail stores open

Please note that Niagara College will be closed on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day, with limited access to campus facilities.

Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses must have faculty authorization and sign in with Campus Safety (security).

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Brewery as well as the Wine Visitor + Education Centre will be open Canada Day and all weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Offices will be open with limited staff.

The NC Libraries will be closed for Canada Day. Libraries will be closed through the weekend as scheduled for summer hours. Resources are available online 24/7 at

The NC Bookstores will be closed on Canada Day, and through the weekend (as scheduled).

The NC Greenhouse will be closed July 1-3. It will reopen on Monday, July 4 with new summer hours in effect: open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday.

Benchmark Restaurant will be closed on July 1, as well as July 2 for a private event.

Employment and Training Solutions at 1 St. Paul St. in St. Catharines will be closed on Canada Day.

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy Canada Day!