2017/2018 holiday hours

Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Our campuses will be closed starting Dec. 23 and will remain closed until Jan. 2, 2018 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.



Reduced transit schedules may be in effect for the holiday season. Visit ncsac.ca/transit-schedules for more.

NC Libraries

NC libraries will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. Access to library resources are available online 24/7 at nclibraries.niagaracollege.ca/library.

NC Bookstores

NC Bookstores at the Welland and NOTL campuses will be closed starting Dec. 23 and will re-open with regular business hours, 8 am. – 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Athletics and Recreation

Closing Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2

NCSAC Offices

NCSAC Offices will be closed Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2.

NCSAC Student Centres

The Core (Welland) and Armoury (NOTL) and the Shack Student Café (Welland and NOTL) will be closed from Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2.

Cafeterias/ Food Services

Cafeterias and Food Services will close Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2 with normal hours.

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

Employment and Training Solutions at 1 St. Paul is open as follows:

Monday, Dec. 25: closed
Tuesday, Dec. 26: closed
Wed. Dec. 27,28, 29: open 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 1closed
Tuesday. Jan 2: normal hours resume: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 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: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: closed
  • Dec. 31: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: closed

Benchmark Restaurant

Benchmark is now closed for the holidays and will reopen on Jan. 9. Bench-to-Go is open until Dec. 22 and will reopen on Jan. 3.

NC Teaching Spa

The NC Teaching Spa will be closed Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2.

Student Services

The offices of Academic Advising, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Career Services / Co-op will be closed Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m., reopening Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

NC Greenhouse

The Greenhouse will be closed Dec. 23, reopening Jan. 2


Winter Term Orientation, Start-up, and Extended Hours

  • Winter Orientation will be held January 12.
  • Classes begin on January 15.

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 15 to Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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