Student Experience

Niagara College’s Student Experience program, which begins with Orientation Week, is the central hub for events, workshops, seminars and guest speaker series that will assist students with easing the transition into College life.

Student with parking pass

New student?
No problem!

Take our “Getting Started” crash course and learn everything that you need to know about getting settled into college life. We’ll lead you step-by-step through confirming your enrolment, Orientation, parking passes, Blackboard logins, lockers and more!

Ongoing support for new students,
from day one

Orientation Week

Students kick off the school year with a week of Orientation events, hosted by the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership. 

Events vary – everything from free food to free music to contests and prizes – and more! Every Orientation includes program information sessions, which gives students the chance to meet their professors and fellow students in their program.

NC Night at the Food Festival

Fall Orientation Week 2013

And support throughout your first year…

Throughout the year we host numerous events, including information sessions, mixers, workshops, guest speakers and themed holiday events, in order to ease the process of transitioning into college life. Check the Get Involved Portal and Twitter for event announcements.

  • Mixers
    Students chat at a mixer event

    Students chat at a mixer event

    We know that the ability to adapt to a new social environment by being able to make new friends is important for our students. Various mix and mingle sessions, in addition to “Speed Friending” events, are hosted during the school year.

  • Seminars
    Students participate in a leadership seminar

    Students participate in a leadership seminar

    Throughout the first year we host seminar series which address issues students face. These seminars often include topics such as time management, money management, stress management, social media etiquette and more.

  • Holiday Events
    Halloween at the Financial Aid Office

    Halloween at the Financial Aid Office

    In an effort to continue boosting school spirit, the holidays will play a key role in creating an inviting atmosphere, in addition to building community and a sense of belonging.

  • Student Appreciation Day
    Students enjoy tasty free food at Student Appreciation Day

    Students enjoy tasty free food at Student Appreciation Day.

    We hold an annual Student Appreciation Day, just to make sure you know you’re loved! Stop at departments throughout the college for free foods, treats, contests and games.

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Niagara College’s friendly Academic Advisors are here to help you. They can answer many of your questions, and if they don’t know the answer, they will connect you with the service, department, or office that you need!

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