Important Notification System

Niagara College has two important notification systems which allow subscribers to receive messages via phone, SMS text message and/or email. These are opt-in services available to all Niagara College students and staff.

2 notification services are available:

Phone displaying NC alert


As a subscriber you will receive important notifications about events happening on campus. In case of school closure due to inclement weather the notification is usually sent out between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Phone displaying Blackboard alert


As a subscriber you will receive important course-related and academic messages, such as notification of class cancellation. These alerts are sent out by your Professor.

An example of an NCALERT text message

Above: An example of an important notification sent by Niagara College.

This is an opt-in service. You must subscribe to receive important notifications.

When you subscribe you will receive a confirmation SMS from both the NCALERT and NCBB service. You must confirm your subscription for each service before receiving important notifications. There is no extra charge for this service; data/SMS rates from your mobile phone provider will apply. Both students and staff subscribe to the service using the same steps.

Subscribe now by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to and log in using your credentials.
  2. Click the “My Apps” tab at the top.
  3. Click “Student Records” (if you are a student) or “My Records and Reports” (if you are staff).
  4. Click “Urgent Notification Contact Information”.
  5. Enter your contact information for voice call, text message and email address. If you do not want to receive alerts via a certain method then leave that box blank.
  6. Click “Save”.
  7. You will receive 2 SMS welcome messages – one from NCALERT and one from NCBB.
  8. Follow the SMS instructions to confirm your subscription(s). NCALERT and NCBB are separate subscriptions. Only send a confirmation text for the subscription(s) that you want.
  9. You are now subscribed.