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Residence Life

In Residence Life we work together with you to help you develop skills needed to become an independent and strong individual.

By promoting your personal and academic growth we extend the educational experience beyond the classroom and lecture halls and the best part is, you choose how you wish to be involved!

Getting involved in residence is easy, whether you enjoy social activities with your friends, helping others with academics, the teamwork of sports and athletics, or taking charge of student leadership!

In addition to the life skills and becoming involved, you will also learn how your contributions help develop a unique and diverse experience. The Niagara College Residences help you learn what a global community feels like!

We have students from across the globe that can introduce you to different cultures and experiences, and help you gain a stronger sense of how you fit in your community.

IT’S ALL HERE FOR YOU!

The Residence Life Team exists to promote a social and supportive community, with a strong emphasis on self-growth and development. They implement quality programming and promote a safe environment with high community standards that reflect our diverse community.

Being part of the Residence Life Team can be a positive life-changing experience. Skills and experiences gained from various positions will prepare student leaders for their future careers. Getting involved lets you make your living experience your own and help others get more from their residence experience too! Whether you become an RA, a member of Residence Council, do room tours, or just take part in Residence Life events, these opportunities allow students to connect with their community, enrich their post-secondary experiences, make friends and network.

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)

The Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for the overall operations of the Residence Life Department. They provide direct leadership to the Residence Life Staff and ensure our mission statement and principles are met fairly and consistently. The RLC also participates in on-call rotations, student meetings, and programming, as well as takes a leadership stance with emergency and crisis intervention.

Resident Advisor (RA)

Your Resident Advisor is here to help you transition into your new community. Their role in the community is to plan academic, social, and educational programs, assist you with academic and personal concerns, and ensure the safety and security of the building. They are here for you to make your Residence experience the best that is can be and to promote a sense of community within the residence.

Being part of the Residence Life Team can be a positive life-changing experience. Skills and experiences gained from various positions will prepare student leaders for their future careers. Getting involved lets you make your living experience your own and help others get more from their residence experience too! Whether you become an RA, a member of Residence Council, do room tours, or just take part in Residence Life events, these opportunities allow students to connect with their community, enrich their post-secondary experiences, make friends and network.

Residence Council

Residence Council is a group consisting of elected and volunteer residents who advocate on behalf of the Residence community. Residence Council members contribute to the community through programming, participating as committee members, and through meetings with the students. Residence Council consists of the elected executive members; vice president and president and general representatives; all students are welcome to apply to be a Residence Council member.

Tour Room Ambassador

Becoming a tour room ambassador is simple! This in-house opportunity allows enthusiastic residents who love their residence space a chance to showcase their living space to potential future students. Residents who apply to become a tour room are given the chance to share their anecdotal experiences, enjoy increased housekeeping, suspended lockout key charges, and are encouraged to add this opportunity to their resumes.

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To become a member of our Residence Life Team or another member of our Residence Team, please click HERE to review open positions.

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  • Welland Residents: this Wednesday and Thursday stop by the first floor foyer and come out to our ice cream sundae bar! 🍨🤗 #ncresidence
  • Residence students: don’t forget that you can stop by the front desk to sign out some items to keep you entertained this summer! 😎☀️🤸
  • Welland residents: check your email for details on our upcoming community meeting! 🤗 Be sure to attend to be entered in our prize draw and have a chance at winning a Skip the Dishes gift card and Yeti tumbler! 🎁 
#ncresidence
  • Thank you NOTL DJP Residents for coming out to last night's community meeting, it was great to see you all in one place and have the opportunity to say welcome to Summer 2024! 

Our door prize winners are taking home an Amazon Alexa Echo Pop Speaker and a $25 DoorDash Gift card. Congratulations to the lucky draw winners!
  • It’s officially move-out time! 📦 Don’t forget that the Residence closes for the term on April 20th at 11am. ⏰ All students must move-out by this time (unless a late departure has been approved). 
Swipe for a list of move-out reminders and feel free to pickup a checklist from the front desk! ✅
#ncresidence #niagaracollegecanada
  • ⚠️Examination Period Policy Update⚠️

Examination Period Quiet Hours & Guest Policy come into effect from April 8 - 20

🔇Quiet hours will stretch throughout the day and a relaxed hour will be observed daily between 7 pm- 8 pm

👥Residents may host guests from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST

*Requests for exceptions to the Guests and Visitors Policy may be submitted to your RLC at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated arrival of the guest. All requests are subject to review and approval on a case-by-case basis, requests will be reviewed Monday-Friday during business hours, request submitted outside of these hours may not be approved.
  • On the afternoon of Monday April 8, 2024 we will experience a solar eclipse. Us lucky Niagarans are in the path of totality so we don't have to go anywhere, however the Niagara Region is expecting an influx of visitors to view this celestial event through the weekend and a State of Emergency has been declared in Niagara Falls, ON. Want to know how to prep for this event?

🏢 We encourage you to stay close to home and avoid travel off campus if at all possible. If you must leave the residence, make sure that you have planned your route and leave extra time for potential delays

🚙 Fill up your gas tank, get groceries and run errands before this weekend if possible.

⚕️ Expect crowds, lines and traffic. Have snacks, water, entertainment and first aid supplies on hand.

📞 As with any large event that brings many people into a concentrated area, it is possible that cell signal may be compromised. Develop a communication plan with family and friends if you will be out and about in case you lose or have limited service.

📱 Call 211 or check local municipality websites for service changes and closures.

🙈 Do NOT look directly at the uncovered sun. Viewing without ISO-certified lenses can cause retinal burns, sight loss and blurred vision.

🕶️ Eclipse glasses are available for students at both NC Campuses or can be sourced through many local community centers and libraries. Check out Niagara municipality websites *link* for more information
  • Happy Friday, residents! 🤗 Have you completed the residence experience survey yet? 🤔 If you complete it by this Sunday, March 24, you will be entered into our early bird prize draw to win one of two bonus gift cards! 🎁 Winners will be announced on Monday, don’t miss out! 

*Early bird draw winners will still be eligible to win a grand prize gift card. #ncresidence
  • Did you know? The residence experience survey is now live! 🤩📝 Take a few minutes this week to share your feedback on your residence experience this year! ⏱️Bonus: complete the survey to be entered in a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card! 🎁 Check your email inbox for the link and don’t miss out! 🤗 
#ncresidence
Welland Residents: this Wednesday and Thursday stop by the first floor foyer and come out to our ice cream sundae bar! 🍨🤗 #ncresidence
Welland Residents: this Wednesday and Thursday stop by the first floor foyer and come out to our ice cream sundae bar! 🍨🤗 #ncresidence
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Residence students: don’t forget that you can stop by the front desk to sign out some items to keep you entertained this summer! 😎☀️🤸
Residence students: don’t forget that you can stop by the front desk to sign out some items to keep you entertained this summer! 😎☀️🤸
3 weeks ago
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Welland residents: check your email for details on our upcoming community meeting! 🤗 Be sure to attend to be entered in our prize draw and have a chance at winning a Skip the Dishes gift card and Yeti tumbler! 🎁 
#ncresidence
Welland residents: check your email for details on our upcoming community meeting! 🤗 Be sure to attend to be entered in our prize draw and have a chance at winning a Skip the Dishes gift card and Yeti tumbler! 🎁 #ncresidence
1 month ago
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3/9
Thank you NOTL DJP Residents for coming out to last night's community meeting, it was great to see you all in one place and have the opportunity to say welcome to Summer 2024! 

Our door prize winners are taking home an Amazon Alexa Echo Pop Speaker and a $25 DoorDash Gift card. Congratulations to the lucky draw winners!
Thank you NOTL DJP Residents for coming out to last night's community meeting, it was great to see you all in one place and have the opportunity to say welcome to Summer 2024! Our door prize winners are taking home an Amazon Alexa Echo Pop Speaker and a $25 DoorDash Gift card. Congratulations to the lucky draw winners!
1 month ago
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It’s officially move-out time! 📦 Don’t forget that the Residence closes for the term on April 20th at 11am. ⏰ All students must move-out by this time (unless a late departure has been approved). 
Swipe for a list of move-out reminders and feel free to pickup a checklist from the front desk! ✅
#ncresidence #niagaracollegecanada
It’s officially move-out time! 📦 Don’t forget that the Residence closes for the term on April 20th at 11am. ⏰ All students must move-out by this time (unless a late departure has been approved). 
Swipe for a list of move-out reminders and feel free to pickup a checklist from the front desk! ✅
#ncresidence #niagaracollegecanada
It’s officially move-out time! 📦 Don’t forget that the Residence closes for the term on April 20th at 11am. ⏰ All students must move-out by this time (unless a late departure has been approved). Swipe for a list of move-out reminders and feel free to pickup a checklist from the front desk! ✅ #ncresidence #niagaracollegecanada
2 months ago
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⚠️Examination Period Policy Update⚠️

Examination Period Quiet Hours & Guest Policy come into effect from April 8 - 20

🔇Quiet hours will stretch throughout the day and a relaxed hour will be observed daily between 7 pm- 8 pm

👥Residents may host guests from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST

*Requests for exceptions to the Guests and Visitors Policy may be submitted to your RLC at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated arrival of the guest. All requests are subject to review and approval on a case-by-case basis, requests will be reviewed Monday-Friday during business hours, request submitted outside of these hours may not be approved.
⚠️Examination Period Policy Update⚠️

Examination Period Quiet Hours & Guest Policy come into effect from April 8 - 20

🔇Quiet hours will stretch throughout the day and a relaxed hour will be observed daily between 7 pm- 8 pm

👥Residents may host guests from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST

*Requests for exceptions to the Guests and Visitors Policy may be submitted to your RLC at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated arrival of the guest. All requests are subject to review and approval on a case-by-case basis, requests will be reviewed Monday-Friday during business hours, request submitted outside of these hours may not be approved.
⚠️Examination Period Policy Update⚠️ Examination Period Quiet Hours & Guest Policy come into effect from April 8 - 20 🔇Quiet hours will stretch throughout the day and a relaxed hour will be observed daily between 7 pm- 8 pm 👥Residents may host guests from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST *Requests for exceptions to the Guests and Visitors Policy may be submitted to your RLC at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated arrival of the guest. All requests are subject to review and approval on a case-by-case basis, requests will be reviewed Monday-Friday during business hours, request submitted outside of these hours may not be approved.
2 months ago
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On the afternoon of Monday April 8, 2024 we will experience a solar eclipse. Us lucky Niagarans are in the path of totality so we don't have to go anywhere, however the Niagara Region is expecting an influx of visitors to view this celestial event through the weekend and a State of Emergency has been declared in Niagara Falls, ON. Want to know how to prep for this event?

🏢 We encourage you to stay close to home and avoid travel off campus if at all possible. If you must leave the residence, make sure that you have planned your route and leave extra time for potential delays

🚙 Fill up your gas tank, get groceries and run errands before this weekend if possible.

⚕️ Expect crowds, lines and traffic. Have snacks, water, entertainment and first aid supplies on hand.

📞 As with any large event that brings many people into a concentrated area, it is possible that cell signal may be compromised. Develop a communication plan with family and friends if you will be out and about in case you lose or have limited service.

📱 Call 211 or check local municipality websites for service changes and closures.

🙈 Do NOT look directly at the uncovered sun. Viewing without ISO-certified lenses can cause retinal burns, sight loss and blurred vision.

🕶️ Eclipse glasses are available for students at both NC Campuses or can be sourced through many local community centers and libraries. Check out Niagara municipality websites *link* for more information
On the afternoon of Monday April 8, 2024 we will experience a solar eclipse. Us lucky Niagarans are in the path of totality so we don't have to go anywhere, however the Niagara Region is expecting an influx of visitors to view this celestial event through the weekend and a State of Emergency has been declared in Niagara Falls, ON. Want to know how to prep for this event? 🏢 We encourage you to stay close to home and avoid travel off campus if at all possible. If you must leave the residence, make sure that you have planned your route and leave extra time for potential delays 🚙 Fill up your gas tank, get groceries and run errands before this weekend if possible. ⚕️ Expect crowds, lines and traffic. Have snacks, water, entertainment and first aid supplies on hand. 📞 As with any large event that brings many people into a concentrated area, it is possible that cell signal may be compromised. Develop a communication plan with family and friends if you will be out and about in case you lose or have limited service. 📱 Call 211 or check local municipality websites for service changes and closures. 🙈 Do NOT look directly at the uncovered sun. Viewing without ISO-certified lenses can cause retinal burns, sight loss and blurred vision. 🕶️ Eclipse glasses are available for students at both NC Campuses or can be sourced through many local community centers and libraries. Check out Niagara municipality websites *link* for more information
3 months ago
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Happy Friday, residents! 🤗 Have you completed the residence experience survey yet? 🤔 If you complete it by this Sunday, March 24, you will be entered into our early bird prize draw to win one of two bonus gift cards! 🎁 Winners will be announced on Monday, don’t miss out! 

*Early bird draw winners will still be eligible to win a grand prize gift card. #ncresidence
Happy Friday, residents! 🤗 Have you completed the residence experience survey yet? 🤔 If you complete it by this Sunday, March 24, you will be entered into our early bird prize draw to win one of two bonus gift cards! 🎁 Winners will be announced on Monday, don’t miss out! 

*Early bird draw winners will still be eligible to win a grand prize gift card. #ncresidence
Happy Friday, residents! 🤗 Have you completed the residence experience survey yet? 🤔 If you complete it by this Sunday, March 24, you will be entered into our early bird prize draw to win one of two bonus gift cards! 🎁 Winners will be announced on Monday, don’t miss out! *Early bird draw winners will still be eligible to win a grand prize gift card. #ncresidence
3 months ago
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Did you know? The residence experience survey is now live! 🤩📝 Take a few minutes this week to share your feedback on your residence experience this year! ⏱️Bonus: complete the survey to be entered in a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card! 🎁 Check your email inbox for the link and don’t miss out! 🤗 
#ncresidence
Did you know? The residence experience survey is now live! 🤩📝 Take a few minutes this week to share your feedback on your residence experience this year! ⏱️Bonus: complete the survey to be entered in a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card! 🎁 Check your email inbox for the link and don’t miss out! 🤗 #ncresidence
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