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Niagara College to host Spring Open House on Saturday

Students can speak to faculty and students, tour the campuses, observe demonstrations, take a lab tour, and explore Niagara College’s programs

Niagara College is looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to campus this Saturday for Spring Open House.

On March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prospective students, parents and friends can explore all Niagara College has to offer at both the Welland Campus and Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Students can speak to faculty and students, tour the innovative campuses, observe demonstrations, take a lab tour, and explore Niagara College’s unique academic programs.

“Spring Open House is our largest recruitment event of the year,” said Ian Aikenhead, director, student recruitment. “Attending NC’s Open House is the perfect opportunity for prospective students to explore a variety of different career paths while getting a first-hand look at experiential learning opportunities available at the College. “

During the event, guests will experience the NC difference as they explore the ‘Academic Marketplace’ – a place for visitors to learn about the many full- and-part-time program offerings available at each campus – and the Student Services Fair, where they can learn more about the outstanding student supports offered to Niagara College students. Admissions and Financial Aid and Enrolment Services staff will also be on site and ready to facilitate student applications.

Students can also chat one-on-one with faculty, staff and students from the College’s various program areas to learn more about life at Niagara College and career opportunities after graduation.

Visitors are also invited to tour Niagara College’s various labs and live demonstrations that will be open to visitors including; paramedic lab, massage demonstration, justice labs (tour of courtroom and interactive simulator demonstration), gnocchi production demo, sugar cookie demo, beekeeping demo, and more.

NC’s new Social Media Management program will also be hosting an Instagram Live session at 11:30 a.m. which will highlight aspects of the program.

Finally, visitors are encouraged to participate in a campus tour. Departing every 30 minutes beginning at 10 a.m., current NC students will escort participants across campus, highlighting learning and study spaces, common areas, student services and labs and sharing their experiences at college.

“NC’s Spring Open House is the perfect opportunity for students considering a college education to connect with faculty and staff who can answer any questions they have,” said Dorita Pentesco, senior director, marketing & student recruitment.

“This event gives students a look at our world-class learning environments, a feel for our highly sought-after programs and the opportunity to experience the NC difference.”

Open House visitors can register for a chance to win a $3,000 credit towards their NC tuition for the 2023-24 school year. Pre-registration is not mandatory but is encouraged.

While visitors are welcome to attend both campus open houses, those who are unsure of where their programs of interest are located are encouraged to visit the college website.  

Free parking is available at all lots at both campuses during the event. For directions and campus info visit this link.

For information about schedules and to register visit