Identification Cards

Niagara College Student ID

The Niagara College Student Identification (ID) Card is your pass to Niagara College services. Each student is issued one free student ID card at the beginning of their time at Niagara College.

Your card grants you:

  • Access to printing and photocopying
  • As a required form of ID for writing course tests and exams

Get Your ID Card

For new student ID cards, please follow the instructions below.

  1. To create your new ID card you are required to submit your photo online. To submit your photo online you simply need to use our online photo submission form. For best results use a desktop or laptop computer.
  2. Sign in using your username and follow the instructions provided.
    • Not sure what your username is? Your username is the first part of your NC student email address. For example, if your student email address is [email protected], then your username would be jdoe5. (See: Setting Up Your Account)

How will I receive my card?

  • Students who have classes on campus: Please visit Enrolment Services on-campus (Welland – SE106 / NOTL – W107) to pick up your printed card after you have received the email that it is ready for pick-up when submitting your photo.
  • Students who have classes fully online this term will continue to have their student ID cards mailed to their local address. If your local address is an international address, your card will be held until your local address is updated to a Canadian address.

Student ID cards will be mailed to Canadian addresses only. If you have a local address on file, we will use your local address instead of your home address. To ensure your address is accurate please log into your MyNC Student Portal and confirm your contact information. (See: How to Check or Update Your Contact Information) If your card is printed and no Canadian address exists, we will continue to check your student record on a weekly basis and mail your card when a valid Canadian address exists.

January 2023 Students:

If you submitted your photo on or after Thursday, December 1, 2022, your ID card will be available for pick up at the Enrolment Services Office until Friday, January 20, 2023. Please note that photo ID is required for pickup.

Important Reminder to International Students

When updating your mailing address, please update both your home and local address to your Canadian address. To help you with the address format, here is a sample Canadian address:

Unit 99 – 100 Niagara College Boulevard (The apartment number comes before the street number and name.)
Welland (City)
ON (Ontario – Province)
L3C 7L3 (Postal Code – Letter, number, letter number, letter, number)

Note: Public Transit

Your student ID card is not needed to take public transit. Students are responsible for purchasing their own transit pass if they plan on taking public transportation.

Online Submission Form Problems

Please email Enrolment Services at [email protected] for assistance.

Staff ID Cards

Staff should follow the above student instructions to order a staff ID card. Once you have uploaded your photo, please email [email protected] to make arrangements for mailing or pick-up (with Security). A staff card is required to use printing/copying/scanning services through PaperCut and door access (where applicable).

Lost, Stolen and Damaged Cards

If your student card is lost, stolen, damaged, or you request a new picture, you must pay a $20 replacement fee. Please email Enrolment Services at [email protected] for assistance.

Student Identification Card Disclaimer

The issuing of a student ID card occurs once as there is no expiration date and an ID number is permanently assigned to each student. In the event that a student begins a new program as a Level 1, Term 1 student after previously taking another program, the student ID card initially issued is to be used.

In the event there is a period of a semester gap or greater between the student’s full time or part time studies at Niagara College, a student may be issued a new card at no charge if they are no longer in possession of their previous card. Confirmation of enrollment in a new program may be requested by Enrolment Services staff and will be done at their discretion.

It is the responsibility of the student to protect their ID (ie. carry it in a wallet or something similar). Cards can bend, chip, or snap if handled inappropriately. A student will be required to pay the replacement fee for a card that is damaged as a result of personal wear and tear. If the card does not function due to a defect, Enrolment Services will coordinate with Information Technology Services (ITS) and replace the card in question at no charge.

Student ID cards will not be punched for any students or staff (no exceptions). Students enrolled in health related programs will have access to protective sleeves or pressure clips for their personal use. Students in all other programs who wish to wear their student card for identification purposes are encouraged to purchase a plastic case with clip or lanyard from the NC Bookstore.