Doors open to NC at Spring Open House

Niagara College press release – Spring is the season of change and growth, and Niagara College wants prospective students to experience the possibilities and opportunities at NC’s Spring Open House.

On Saturday, March 23/2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the College will welcome students, parents and families to take a look inside the College’s programs, facilities and services at both of NC’s innovative campuses. Future students will have access to faculty, staff, and current students who are eager to answer questions, share their stories and welcome visitors with the warmth and friendliness that NC is known for.

“Spring Open House is a fantastic day to experience Niagara College, our innovative facilities, student-focused services, and most importantly the people – current students, faculty and staff – who make this place so remarkable,” said NC president Dan Patterson.

March is a significant time for future students as the post-secondary application process is well underway. As senior high school students are in the final stretch of their studies, many will be serious about carving out a path toward their future as early as September. Other students may be attracted to the flexibility to start their studies at NC in the winter or spring term.

Students who attend Open House can register for a chance to win a $3,000 credit towards their tuition in September 2019, January 2020 or May 2020.

“Many of the students who visit NC at Spring Open House will come with their offers of admission already in-hand, eager and excited, with specific questions about our programs, services and campus life,” said Dorita Pentesco, director, Marketing and Student Recruitment. “Our staff and students are well-prepared to help future students with their big decision.”

At the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, visitors can indulge their senses with bread making and charcuterie demonstrations in the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, tours and tastings at the Teaching Brewery and Teaching Winery, and treatment demonstrations at the Teaching Spa. The Greenhouse will feature an insect display and succulent planting workshop. Guests can take home student-made souvenirs from their visit, including fresh bread, honey and seasonal plants.

Visitors to the Welland Campus can participate in a scene study in the Acting Lab, tour a mock courtroom, experience a virtual reality lab, and see construction materials being tested in the Materials Lab.

Student life will be on display through NC’s Student Administrative Council, who will be offering free lemonade, ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery, and a Future Knights selfie station.

Program Information Sessions will cover NC’s many program choices in detail, with an opportunity for guests to meet with current faculty, students and alumni. A student services fair will show visitors the supports and services available to students. The program schedule will outline the times for specific sessions. Parents can attend a transition talk to help support their students throughout their journey to college, and College president Dan Patterson will be at both campuses throughout the day to personally welcome future students and guests to the NC family.

Parking is free during the event. Advance registration is not required and visitors will enjoy a 20 per cent discount on select items at campus stores.

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