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Experience the NC difference at Spring Open House, March 23

Niagara College will welcome prospective students and future Knights to campus on Saturday, March 23 for Spring Open House, one of the College's largest recruitment events of the year.

Happening simultaneously from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both the Welland Campus and Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the event is a chance for prospective students and their supporters to meet faculty, staff and current students, explore the learning environments and facilities on campus, and ask questions about what to expect while studying at NC.

"Spring Open House is one of our favourite times of the year at Niagara College and we look forward to welcoming our guests to campus," said NC President Sean Kennedy. "Open House provides an important opportunity for prospective students and their families to interact with our incredible academic and student service professionals, who are committed to the success of all students."

Registration is required for prospective students attending Open House. Those who register and attend will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $5,000 credit towards their NC tuition for the 2024-2025 school year. There is also a chance to win one of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards by registering before Thursday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Visit the Open House website for full contest details.

With expanded offerings for guests to see and do this year, Open House is a not-to-be-missed event that includes participation from all program areas, as well as many departments from the College's comprehensive suite of student services.

"This is Niagara College's biggest Open House event ever and is an excellent opportunity for prospective students, applicants and members of the community to come on campus to discover all that we offer," said Dorita Pentesco, NC's Senior Director, Marketing and Student Recruitment. "With a wide range of programs and services, along with state-of-the-art facilities, labs and classrooms, Niagara College is supporting students in achieving their goals and dreams."

During the event, guests can visit the Student Services Fair to learn about the outstanding student supports available at the College and attend faculty-led information sessions with each of NC's Schools of Study. New this year, is an information session with the School of Trades that will zoom in on the various apprenticeship programs available at NC.

Guests can also visit academic displays throughout campus to chat one-on-one with faculty and students to learn even more about NC's trailblazing programs and experience live demonstrations and lab tours.

At the Welland Campus, the School of Community Services is hosting a Broom-X demonstration, facilitated by NC's Therapeutic Recreation Activity Collective (nc-TRAC), while open labs include paramedic lab, nursing lab, massage clinic, Teaching Hair Salon, justice labs, green automotive technology lab, photonics lab, Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film studios and more.

At the Daniel J. Patterson Campus, the Culinary Innovation and Food Technology program is hosting a miniature cookie factory, while the School of Environment and Horticulture will debut its new interactive display on the first floor of the North Wing. Guests can take photos and learn more about NC's horticulture and landscape programs.

Those who are unsure of where their programs of interest are located are encouraged to visit the Open House website here for information about NC's Schools of Study and their campus locations.

Campus tours with current students will begin at 10 a.m. and will depart every 30 minutes from a dedicated tour booth, where alumni will mingle with guests to share their NC experiences.

Staff from NC's Enrolment Services office will also be available during the event to facilitate new student applications and to help applicants confirm existing offers of acceptance.

For more information about Spring Open House and to register, visit Free parking will be available at both campuses during the event.

Niagara College has a full-time enrolment of more than 11,000 students from over 95 countries, who study in 130 diploma, certificate and bachelor degree programs at specialized campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara College is also involved in educational projects and partnerships around the world and is consistently ranked among Canada's top 10 colleges for research funding. Learn more at


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