Niagara College 2020 Canada Day hours

While there is limited activity and restricted access to campuses at this time, due to measures related to COVID-19, Niagara College is offering many services virtually, or via alternative delivery, and NC’s learning enterprises are either open or offering curbside pickup.

Below is a list of what will be open or closed for the Canada Day holiday on Wednesday, July 1.

Wine Visitor + Education Centre: Retail store and patio will be open July 1. Tasting, shopping, patio drinks and snack service is now available daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Products include NC wine, beer, cider and spirits. For curbside pickup, local delivery and shipping across Ontario, please call 905-641-2252 ext. 4070 or visit niagaracollegewine.ca.

Employment Services: (43 Church St. in St. Catharines): Closed July 1. Virtual services resume on July 2 and are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the CES website for more information.

Enrolment Services: Closed July 1. Students may continue to submit requests via email and student portal, that which will be reviewed in priority sequence when Enrolment Services reopens on July 2.

NC Teaching Greenhouse: Closed July 1. As of Monday, June 29 the Teaching Greenhouse will open for curbside pickup only. Visit the Teaching Greenhouse’s online store to place an order and learn more.

ncLibraries and Learning Commons: Student support, test centre, academic drop-ins and peer tutoring services will be closed on July 1. Virtual services will resume on July 2 and online resources are available 24-7 at niagaracollege.ca/library.

Student centres and NCSAC offices: Closed July 1. Virtual services resume on July 2.

For a comprehensive list of services and resources available to assist students, visit:
Virtual Campus: Remote Services, Resources for Students

Transit
Please check with individual transit providers for the most up-to-date information and schedules.

Niagara Region Transit
St. Catharines Transit Commission
Welland Transit (including Port Colborne)
Niagara Falls Transit

Important note: The student U-Pass has been suspended for the Spring and Fall term during COVID-19. All student riders will be required to pay the full fare, effective July 1. Monthly passes are available for purchase at the Welland, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls terminals.

For information, schedules and the latest updates, visit: Niagara Region Transit webpage

Visit yourncsac.ca/yourtransit for more information and Frequently Asked Questions related to student transit.

Niagara College 2020 Victoria Day hours

While Niagara College campuses remain closed until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, some services are operating virtually, or via alternative delivery, and NC’s learning enterprises are offering curbside pickup.

What’s open on Victoria Day?

Retail store at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre: Open Monday, May 18. Curbside pickup is available daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wine, Visitor + Education Centre for online orders of products from the Teaching Winery, Teaching Distillery and Teaching Brewery. To place an order, call 905-641-2252 ext. 4070 or visit niagaracollegewine.ca.

Here is a list of services being offered virtually, or via curbside pickup, that are closed on the Victoria Day statutory holiday but resume May 19.

Community Employment Services (43 Church St. in St. Catharines): Closed Monday. Virtual services resume on Tuesday, May 19 and are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the CES website for more information.
Enrolment Services: Closed Monday. Virtual services resume on Tuesday, May 19.
NC Teaching Greenhouse: Closed Monday. Open for curbside pickup daily resuming on Tuesday, May 19. Visit the Teaching Greenhouse’s online store to place an order and learn more.
ncLibraries and Learning Commons: Virtual services will resume on Tuesday, May 19 and online resources are available 24-7 at niagaracollege.ca/library.
Student Centres and NCSAC offices: Closed Monday. Virtual services resume on Tuesday, May 19.
For a comprehensive list of services and resources available remotely or virtually to assist students during this unprecedented time, visit: Virtual Campus: Remote Services, Resources for Students. Please check this page frequently as additional services and resources will continue to be updated until campuses reopen for classes.

Transit
Reduced schedules to provide essential travel only service with some transit providers not operating on Monday, May 18. Please check with individual transit providers for adjusted schedules and closures.

Niagara Region Transit
St. Catharines Transit Commission
Welland Transit (including Port Colborne)
Niagara Falls Transit

Message from NC President Sean Kennedy: evolution of the COVID-19 situation

I am writing with regard to today’s COVID-19 developments, including the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic, and Laurentian University’s decision to temporarily suspend classes due to a positive case in their community. While Ontario public health authorities still consider our risk to be low, I know that awareness and concern is rising, and I want to assure you that Niagara College is well positioned to respond should the situation or level of risk escalate locally.

As we have shared through regular updates and our dedicated webpage, we have been actively monitoring COVID-19 since late January, while liaising with public health authorities at all levels. We have assembled our Incident Management Team (IMT) under the leadership of senior vice president of Corporate Services Pam Skinner, and have been meeting regularly for over a month to review updates and implement recommendations and directives from public health, identify current and future risks and take college-wide action to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors.

Since the beginning of February, we have increased the number of hand-sanitizer stations college-wide, enhanced our education campaign, sharing preventative measures such as hand-washing and cough etiquette, and enhanced our cleaning services, including the use of hospital-grade disinfectant for cleaning all common areas and touchpoints on our campuses.

We have also followed the directives of Global Affairs Canada with regard to college travel, and cancelled upcoming work/study trips to countries that have been identified as being high risk.

We’ll be sharing more detailed information with regard to college contingency planning over the next few days. In the meantime, I want to emphasize the importance of following the recommendations from public health to help prevent the spread of infection:

  • Stay home if you are sick. Return when you are well;
  • Wash your hands. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your sleeve;
  • Avoid shaking hands and close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid sharing personal items and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information, including specific recommendations for travelers to impacted countries, and resources from public health, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage at https://www.niagaracollege.ca/healthservices/coronavirus/.

 

 

College hours and operations during mid-term break

Please note the following hours for College operations during the mid-term break, February 24 to 28:

Reduced transit schedules will be in effect for mid-term break. Visit yourncsac.ca/transitschedules

NCSAC Offices will be open regular hours.

Rise and Shine breakfast program will not be operating during the mid-term break.

The Undergrounds at the NOTL Campus and The Shack at the Welland Campus will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Core at the Welland Campus and The Armoury at the NOTL Campus will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cafeteria hours will be adjusted during the mid-term break:

  • Welland Campus dining hall will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons Welland Campus (Secord) will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (breakfast program open)
  • Pizza Pizza will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nourish/On the Go will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Chef Inspired will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Market Grill will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Subway Welland Campus will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons AHI will be closed.
  • Tech Building Café will be closed.
  • NOTL Campus dining hall will be closed.
  • Tim Hortons NOTL Campus will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (breakfast program all day)
  • Subway NOTL Campus will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NC Libraries will be open regular hours on the weekends before, after and during the mid-term break.

Bookstores will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed for inventory at both campuses on February 25.

In Student Services, Health Wellness and Accessibility Services will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Test centres will be open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Centre for Student Engagement, Career Services and Academic Advising offices will be open regular hours during the mid-term break, 8:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

Enrolment Services will be open regular hours at both campuses, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday’s from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NC International (Welland and NOTL campuses) will be open regular hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NC Athletics (Welland and NOTL campuses) will be open regular hours Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be closed Saturday and Sunday (weekends before and after). Fitness classes are cancelled during mid-term break. The regular fitness class schedule will resume on March 2.

NC Winery and Brewery retail stores (NOTL Campus) will be open regular hours, Sunday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bench To Go (NOTL Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The NC Greenhouse will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Niagara College Community Employment Services, located at 43 Church Street in St. Catharines will maintain regular hours.