Fall Preview Day Program 2018

A guide to your day at Brock University

Welcome to Brock

Today is all about you – have fun and enjoy your day.

What is there to do today?

  • Tour our beautiful campus
  • Visit our exceptional residences
  • Meet with faculty, staff and students at our Information Fair
  • Attend presentation sessions or Brock experience opportunities.

Where should I start?

  • Review the schedule inside to determine the sessions you’d like to attend. Note the time(s) and room(s).
  • Campus tours and residence visits will be available all day until 4 p.m.
  • The Information Fair will be open all day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Brock staff and student volunteers are available across campus to answer any questions and to help you find your way.

Information Fair

Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore all our programs and services. Faculty, staff and student representatives will be in our Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium, ready to chat and answer any questions that you may have. Refer to the large floor plan on your way in to easily locate the areas that interest you.

Guided Hot Spot tours

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour our beautiful campus via our unique ‘Guided Hot Spot’ tour program. See classrooms, seminar rooms, service areas, student meeting spaces, recreational areas and more. Visit the stations around campus to take a tour of our campus.

Click here for a map of Hot Spots around campus

Residence tours

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover why Brock is known for having one of the finest residence systems in the country! Tours will be offered throughout the day, highlighting the various residence styles Brock offers. Plan to spend approximately 20 minutes in each residence.

Please note: Tours will begin from Decew and Lowenberger Dining Halls.

Presentations and Brock Experiences

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is a growing and cutting-edge Faculty with a focus on advancing the health and well-being of individuals to make the world a better place to live. All five of our departments have strong experiential learning components, and outstanding records of placing students on desirable and exciting career paths.

Please attend our presentation sessions to hear from faculty, staff, current students, and alumni as they discuss the many exciting and unique Applied Health Sciences experiences offered here at Brock.

Nursing presentation

David S. Howes Theatre (access via Hot Spot 2)
11:15 a.m. – noon

Nursing graduates leave Brock with a well-regarded reputation for excellence and have the knowledge and skills to be health care leaders in Niagara and beyond. Join this information session to learn more.

Health Sciences presentation

David S. Howes Theatre (access via Hot Spot 2)
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Join this session to learn more about how our diverse degree programs will allow students to learn about current health topics, and gain experience applying knowledge from the biosciences, social sciences, statistical sciences and humanities to better understand the health of individuals, families and communities.

Kinesiology and Physical Education presentation

David S. Howes Theatre (access via Hot Spot 2)
1:15 – 2 p.m.

Brock Kinesiology offers courses that allow students to create, integrate and apply knowledge from the biosciences, social sciences and humanities in the transdisciplinary study of human movement across the lifespan. Join our session to learn more about our exciting degree programs in kinesiology and physical education.

Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management presentation

David S. Howes Theatre (access via Hot Spot 2)
2:15 – 3 p.m.

Are you interested in understanding and advancing the complex role of leisure and recreation in the lives of individuals and communities?

Do you want to learn about the business of sport and how the sport industry in Canada works? This session is a chance to learn more about two of our departments.

Recreation & Leisure Studies offers programs that produce highly qualified graduates who make meaningful contributions to the varied fields of recreation and leisure services.
Sport Management at Brock is known and respected for its comprehensive curriculum which expands student understanding of the multi-faceted sport industry.

Experience the Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences Labs

Nursing Labs
East Academic, building 2
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Drop-in)

Our Clinical Simulation Lab is a replicated health care facility. Drop by throughout the day to see this amazing space.

Kinesiology Labs
Tours will depart from outside of the Information Fair
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.

The Department of Kinesiology at Brock is fully invested in researching and teaching all aspects of human movement, with research and teaching labs aimed to provide students and researchers with state-of-the-art facilities.

* Please note that these tour spaces fill up quickly, on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure your group can be accommodated.

Health Sciences Labs
Tours will depart from outside of the Information Fair
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The health sciences lab tour will showcase the scientific research accomplished within the department. Examples of this research includes diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, infectious diseases and immunology and inflammation, to name a few.

* Please note that these tour spaces fill up quickly, on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure your group can be accommodated.

Faculty of Education

Concurrent Teacher Education

12:15 – 1 p.m. in South Block 204 or
1:15 – 2 p.m. in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre

Are you interested in teaching? Do you want to graduate with two degrees — an undergraduate degree and a Bachelor of Education? Brock offers a range of Concurrent Teacher Education programs across a variety of subject areas and grade levels. Learn about the exciting options available and how to prepare yourself for multiple careers.

Goodman School of Business

Goodman School of Business presentation

Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
11:15 a.m. – noon or 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Brock’s Goodman School of Business is part of an elite group of exceptional business schools around the world with international accreditation conferred by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Discover why it will be the best choice for you.

Experience the Goodman School of Business

Goodman Atrium
(access via Hot Spot 6)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

At Goodman, experience matters. Classroom learning is coupled with relevant employment-related experiences to make you an outstanding candidate when you enter the job market. Come see what sets Goodman apart by speaking with current students and touring our new state-of-the-art facility.

Faculty of Humanities

Experience the Centre for Digital Humanities

CDH Production Lab, Thistle 269
(access from Hot Spot 3)
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Drop-in)

Pondering a career in interactive media, be it video games, educational resources, technical project development or artistic pursuits? Join us in the Centre for Digital Humanities to see our state-of-the-art, hands-on learning and collaboration spaces where you will spend time as an IASC or GAME student at Brock.

As you explore our multiple media development, audio recording and virtual & augmented reality (VR/AR) lab spaces, you’ll be interacting with faculty, staff, students and graduates of our programs, who will be happy to share their work and speak to their experiences in this exciting area of study.

Experience the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (Tour)

15 Artists’ Common, Downtown St. Catharines
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Drop-in, tours depart every hour on the hour)

Are you interested in studying the fine and performing arts? Tour our state-of-the-art facility, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA).

1 p.m. Shuttle Bus

Gather in the South Block hallway outside of room 203 at 1 p.m., immediately following the Humanities presentation. You’ll be taken via bus down to the MIWSFPA, and be back in time to enjoy some of the other activities on campus before the end of the day.

Faculty of Humanities (including the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts) presentation

South Block 203
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Meet the Dean and Associate Dean and several current students to learn about the first-year experience in Humanities. Information will include departments, programs, key contacts and real feedback from Humanities students about their life at Brock.

Experience the Archaeology Lab and Cypriote Museum

3rd floor of the International Centre (access via Hot Spot 4)
Noon – 3 p.m. (Drop-in)

Explore over 170 Cypriote artifacts from the Department of Classics in our Cypriote Museum. Come and see some of the ancient artifacts that you will have a chance to study & handle throughout your coursework here. You can also view some exhibits about ancient technology, which were designed and curated by Brock students. Tour the new, spacious archaeology lab and see some of the projects that you’ll work on with your professors. You can also learn about the international Field Courses in the Mediterranean each spring— amazing opportunities for you to travel, see the world and to gain practical archaeological experiences all before you graduate!

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Mathematics and Science at Brock presentation

South Block 204
1:15 – 2 p.m.

Brock’s Faculty of Mathematics and Science is home to world-class researchers and award-winning instructors. We are committed to providing you with an exceptional undergraduate education with unique hands-on training and an opportunity to engage in theoretical and applied research. Our graduates have gone on to exciting careers in a number of fields, including medicine, research, finance, game design, pharmacy, and top graduate schools.

Experience the Computer Science Labs

Meet at the Computer Science booth in the Information Fair
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Computer Science will be showcasing their department by hosting a meet and greet with multiple upper-year students, including the President of the Brock Computer Science Club (CSC). These sessions will include tours throughout the Computer Science labs.

Experience the Earth Science Department

Meet at the Earth Science booth in the Information Fair
2:15 p.m.

Earth Science and Environmental Geoscience will be hosting a meet and greet with multiple undergraduate and master’s students. This session will include a tour of the Department including the Martian Crustal Studies Lab.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences at Brock Presentation

South Block 203
1:15 – 2 p.m.

Brock’s Faculty of Social Sciences offers programs that examine the world in which we all live and the many factors that influence behaviour. Programs provide multiple progressive study options. Learn more about how the social sciences are applied to real-world issues.

Experience the Centre for Lifespan Research (Tour)

4th floor of the Plaza Building
(access via Hot Spot 4)
1 and 3 p.m.

The Lifespan Centre consists of researchers, and students at Brock University who are looking to study human development across a person’s lifetime. On this tour you will get the chance to explore observation rooms, research labs and testing rooms that are actively used to expand new knowledge on human mental health, stress, lifestyle choices, brain development and peer relationships. Participants in this tour will also get a chance to learn and discover the amazing experiences that Brock students are taking advantage while at the University.

Special interest sessions

Transfer student on-the-spot-admissions

Brock Central (Schmon Tower, 3rd floor)
(please meet at Hot Spot 3)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Transferring from an Ontario college or university? Visit our Admissions team for on-the-spot applications, transfer credit assessment and admissions.

Brock University Students’ Union

Alumni Student Centre
(access via Hot Spot 4)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) is a student-run organization that builds on the Brock Experience by providing programs, events, services and employment opportunities for students. Check out their space to learn more about Orientation Week, clubs, food services, volunteer/job opportunities, your student health plan and more! To preview what else BUSU has to offer, visit their website at brockbusu.ca and follow them @brockbusu on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Residence Presentation

Thistle 247
11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Want to be a part of the residence experience? Come and learn about the various residence styles, features, amenities and living learning communities that we have to offer at Brock.

Maximizing Co-op Education Presentation

South Block 202
11:15 a.m. – noon or 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Brock has one of the most diverse co-op programs in Ontario. Combining your academic courses with co-op experience help participating students gain and develop skills, knowledge and confidence necessary for their future career journey. Attend this session to find out how you can benefit from this exciting program.

Financing Your Education Presentation

South Block 203
11:15 a.m. – noon or 2:15 – 3 p.m.

When you decide to go to university, one of your most important considerations is how you will finance your education. We will walk you through typical costs for first-year students, and discuss financing options available, including OSAP, scholarships and awards. This is one session you can’t afford to miss. #Brock$ense

International Student Information Session

South Block 216
11:15 a.m. – noon or 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Are you an international student wanting to study at Brock? Come and find out more about application admission to ESL, undergraduate and graduate programs. You may also chat with us about our International Student Scholarships and Awards.

International Mobility Opportunities

South Block 216
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Immerse yourself in another country! As a Brock student, you can study, travel and make lifelong friends around the world, even while you earn credit towards your degree! An international experience abroad will help you broaden your horizons academically, geographically and culturally!

Reaching ahead — A session for Grade 10 and 11 students

South Block 202
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Planning for your post-secondary education can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Find answers to many common questions and let us help you get started on the path to beginning your own Brock experience.

Exploring Careers for Your Degree

South Block 202
2:15 – 3 p.m.

A common question students have is, “What can I do with my degree?” As a Brock student, you will be engaged in a variety of experiences that will help you develop valuable skills and shape your career interests. In this session, you will learn how Co-op, Career & Experiential Education can support you through your educational journey and help you make the link between what you learn, and how it will connect you to the world of work.

Experience Makerspace (Drop-in)

Matheson Learning Commons
(access via Hot Spot 3)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Do you love to tinker, create, and collaborate? The Makerspace provides hands-on access to emerging technologies and a collaborative learning space for all to play, learn, and invent. Examples include 3D printing, virtual reality, micro computing, and robotics. Everyone is welcome to drop in and take advantage of interactive workshops, support from our skilled staff, and equipment to borrow for home use.

Campus Store

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Don’t forget to stop by our Campus Store to get your own Brock gear before you leave campus. We offer great Brock clothing, stationery, accessories and more. Staff will also be available to explain our procedure for buying and selling textbooks. As a guest, you’ll receive a 10 per cent discount at the Campus Store on clothing, start stocking up on your Brock gear now.

Where to eat on Campus

  • Guernsey Market
    9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • DeCew & Lowenberger Dining Halls
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Hungry Badger
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons Thistle 
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact us

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