Information for Parents

As the parent of a student ready to head off to university, we know that you have many questions. Please read through the information below to stay in the loop about life at Brock. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email, or by phone at 905 688 5550 x4293.

Important Dates for 2014/2015

  • September 19-21, 2014 — Ontario Universities’ Fair
  • November 2, 2014 — Fall Preview Day, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • January 14, 2015 — Ontario secondary school applicants must submit their 101 applicaions by this date
  • March 1, 2015 — Brock Open House, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • June 1, 2015 — Ontario secondary school students must respond to our offer of admission by this date
  • June 1, 2015 — Residence applications and deposits are due
  • Summer 2015 — Smart Start: a day-long orientation program held for all first-year students and their parents.
  • July to August 2015 — LEAP: add to the Smart Start experience with this fun day of leadership and volunteerism.
  • August 2015 — BaseCamp: rock climbing, canoeing and backpacking trips for incoming undergraduate students.

Applying to Brock

Whether your son or daughter is thinking of applying to Brock, or has already accepted our offer of admission, our Admissions team is here to assist them through the application process with any questions they may have. Please visit the Admissions website for more information on the application process or admissions related questions, or refer to this year’s undergraduate calendar.

Transitioning to Brock

Smart Start

Student Making A Realistic Transition is Brock University’s summer academic orientation program. This first official day for your new Brock student will begin their transition to university life, and help them to feel more at home on campus. Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend, and will learn more about university life, and all of the services new Brock students may access during their time at Brock.

For more information on Smart Start, click here.


BaseCamp offers rock climbing, canoeing and backpacking trips for incoming undergraduate students during July and August. They’ll explore the outdoors, travel and camp together, share stories, and end up with a great group of friends when they’re back on campus in the fall. On the trip, they’ll have the chance to ask questions about what being a university student is like, find out what it takes to make healthy choices while living away from home, and feel confident about themselves going into their first year. This is a great way to start off the university experience in a unique way.

For more information on BaseCamp, click here.


Do you know an incoming Brock student who is interested in leadership and volunteerism? Students may add to their Smart Start experience with this action-packed bonus day! They will experience skill-based mini-workshops geared towards supporting their transition to Brock; an orientation to downtown St. Catharines and the public transportation system; an overnight stay in residence and a community service volunteer opportunity with a local community partner.

For more information LEAP, click here.

Learning at Brock

Global Transitions Program

Global Transitions offers students an opportunity to start their university experience in another country. Participants of the GT Program will have the opportunity to spend three months in Ghana, learning through volunteering, and receiving university credit.

For more information on the Global Transitions Program, click here.

Co-op Programs

Co-op education offers students a valuable opportunity to enhance their education by acquiring career-related work experience before graduation. They’ll gain practical experience, develop a network of contacts, and obtain a better understanding of careers in their field.

For more information on Co-op at Brock, click here.

Living at Brock


The residence system at Brock has been recognized as bring one of the best in Canada. Students live in modern facilities, meet new friends, and become a vital part of the Brock community. Brock offers six individual residences in two distinct styles: traditional and townhouse, with both single and double rooms.

For more information on residence at Brock, click here.

Off-Campus Living

Brock University’s Off-Campus Living office offers year-round housing information to students, landlords, and residents in the Niagara region. The office provides resources regarding a variety of off-campus housing topics, such as finding accomodations, landlord/tennant issues, neighbourhood relations, community involvement, and much more.

For more information on Off-Campus Living, click here.

Safety on Campus

Campus Security — We are very proud of our safe and friendly campus. There are many security features on campus, including Campus Security – who are on duty 24/7, Emergency Call Buttons located across the campus, and a Campus Watch program.

Foot Patrol — Foot Patrol is a free volunteer service offered by the Brock University Students’ Union that provides students, staff and visitors with a safe escort on and around campus at night, as well as acting as the eyes and ears of Campus Security.

To request a walk, call Foot Patrol at ext. 4700.

Visiting Brock

Discover Brock For Yourself!

Plan a visit to our campus and discover the Brock experience for yourself! All tours are led by current Brock students who will show you around our beautiful campus. You will visit many areas of interest along the way such as classrooms, residences, recreational areas, student meeting spaces, and much more. Regular campus tours are offered Monday to Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00pm, and will take approximately 1.25 hours.

For more information, or to register for a campus tour, click here.

Overnight Stay

If you book a tour from May through August, extend your Brock experience by planning to stay overnight on our beautiful campus! We will provide you with your own private air-conditioned bedroom complete with an adjoining washroom. The Brock University campus is minutes from tourist attractions like Niagara Falls, the Welland Canal, and wine tours throughout Niagara!

For more information on overnight stays, click here.

Niagara Tourism

Brock University is situated in the Niagara Peninsula, home of natural beauty and world-famous attractions. When you visit our campus, leave yourself some time to explore the features our broader region has to offer. Click here for ideas to start planning your visit and experience everything Niagara has to offer.

For more information on tourism in the Niagara Region, click here.

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