Open House Program 2019

Welcome to Brock

Thank you for coming to visit us for Open House. This event is a great opportunity to experience all that Brock has to offer. Tour the campus and residences, meet faculty and staff, and attend presentation sessions designed to introduce you to our community. Remember, today is all about you, so have fun and enjoy your day!

What is there to do today?

  • Tour the campus.
  • Visit the residences.
  • Meet faculty, staff and students at our Information Fair.
  • Attend presentations or Experience Brock opportunities.

Where should I start?

  • Review the schedule below 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.

Welcome Sessions

South Block 215 & 216
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (every 15-minutes on the hour and half hour)

Your official welcome to Brock University! Learn how to make the most of your day while attending our Open House. We will provide you with tips on how to plan your day so you can participate in all the sessions of your interest.

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.

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 and the marked unit at Quarry View Residence.

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 healthier place to live. All five of our departments have strong experiential learning components, which means that students are placed in work settings where they apply their knowledge and skills leading to 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 at Brock.

Nursing presentation

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

The Department of Nursing is known for its smaller student body and more intimate learning environment, coupled with its new, state-of-the-art laboratories. Our 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.

The Department of Health Sciences offers 4 different degree programs so students graduate with the skills and knowledge to meet the changing needs of society. Degree programs are offered in Child Health, Community Health, Medical Sciences and Public Health. Attend this session to learn more about current health topics and courses which apply 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.

The Department of Kinesiology is one of the largest in Canada and offers 4 different degree programs, all of which are in high demand. Degree programs are offered in kinesiology, physical education and concurrent physical education/ education. Courses encourage 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.

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies offers programs that focus on community recreation, outdoor recreation and therapeutic recreation. These courses produce highly qualified graduates who make meaningful contributions to the varied fields of recreation and leisure services.

The Department of Sport Management is unique in Canada and has developed an outstanding reputation for its successful graduates. Sport Management courses focus on 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.

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 General Brock (access via Hot Spot #2)
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

The Department of Kinesiology at Brock is committed to providing students with an advanced understanding of all aspects of human movement through innovative lecture and lab-based course work in state-of-the-art research and teaching labs.

The teaching labs are designed to complement our kinesiology curriculum, providing experiential education opportunities to our undergraduates.

The research labs are home to the research of our faculty members and graduate students, with opportunities for undergraduates to participate in exciting and advanced research projects throughout their studies.

*Tour spaces fill up quickly. 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.

*Tour spaces fill up quickly. Please arrive early to ensure your group can be accommodated.

Faculty of Education

Concurrent Teacher Education

Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
11:15am – noon or 12:15-1pm

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
1:15 – 2 p.m. or 2:15 – 3 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 hotspot #6)
1 – 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.

The Goodman School of Business Case Competition

Meet at the Goodman School of Business booth in the Information Fair
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. or 2 – 3:15 p.m.

At Goodman, experience matters. Classroom learning is coupled with relevant employment-related experience to make you an outstanding candidate when you enter the job market. Come see what sets Goodman apart and test your business skills by participating in a fast-paced case competition.

Please note: There is a maximum of 30 students per session—sign up will be on a first come first serve basis.

Interested in attending? Click here to register

Faculty of Humanities

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

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 Centre for Digital Humanities

CDH Production Lab (TH 269)- access via 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 Interactive Arts and Science or GAME student at Brock. As you explore our multiple media development, audio recording and virtual and 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)

Tours will depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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).

11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Shuttle Bus

Gather in the South Block hallway outside of room 203 at 11:30 a.m. and 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.

Mathematics and Science

Mathematics and Science at Brock Presentation

Thistle 247
12:15-1 p.m.

Brock’s Faculty of Mathematics and Science is home to world-class researchers and award-winning instructors. Learn about the experiential learning and research opportunities that are available as a Brock student. Hear from current students who will share insights into first year and lessons they have learned while preparing for careers in a variety of exciting fields.

Tours of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Leaving from Thistle 247
1- 2 p.m.

Join is for guided tours of the 6 departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics, Oenology and Viticulture) and 2 Centres (Biotechnology and Neuroscience) that our students are able to choose from. Take a look around the laboratories and lecture halls that will become your home away from home. This is also your chance to ask questions and learn more about the Brock experience from our current students.

Experience a First Year Science Lecture

South Block 215

Curious about what it’s like to be in a first year science lecture? Join Dr. Douglas Bruce, Professor of Biological Sciences for an introduction to what your first year Biology course, BIOL 1P91 is all about.

Experience the Computer Science Labs

Meet at the Computer Science booth in the Information Fair
2:30 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.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences at Brock presentation

Thistle 247
11:15 a.m.-noon or 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.

Studying in Child and Youth Studies: Courses, Experiences, and Career Pathways

South Block 216
2:15- 3 p.m.

Learn more about how our CHYS program unites scholars from distinct academic disciplines to provide an exciting breadth and diversity of perspectives. With a BA in CHYS, students will be equipped with research skills that cut across issues and disciplines. Also, discover the many experiential opportunities available including service-learning, fieldwork, guest lecturers and internships. We will also be discussing the wide-variety of careers related to children and youth our CHYS Alumni have gone on to pursue.

Three Reasons to Study Psychology at Brock

South Block 202
12:15- 1 p.m.

Are you interested in majoring in Psychology next year? Come and find out how Brock’s Psychology Department is working to create a student-focused program that’s unique in Ontario. You’ll hear about how we work to ensure a smooth transition from high school, as well as our efforts to ensure that our psychology majors are well-positioned to compete for a variety of jobs when they graduate. Come and find out why we’re ranked 14th out of 98 psychology programs in Canada by Macleans magazine – and rising!

Sociology for Changing the World

Thistle 258 (meet at the Sociology booth in the Information Fair)
11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Experience the discipline of Sociology as you browse a book table, meet current students and watch a demonstration of critical social analysis. By showing that patterns of social inequality are not inevitable, Sociology inspires thinking about how to achieve a better society for all.

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.

Please bring:

  • High school and post-secondary transcripts
  • Photo ID
  • $100 application fee for full-time studies; $55 application fee for part-time studies

Accept your Offer!

Brock Central • Schmon Tower 3rd floor • Access via Hot Spot #3
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit us in Brock Central to accept your offer and become an official Brock student!

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 YOUR student-run organization that builds on the Brock Experience through providing programs, events, services and employment opportunities for students. Check out their space to learn more about Orientation Week, the student health plan, the universal transit pass, student clubs, food services, volunteer/job opportunities, and much more! To see what else BUSU has to offer, visit their website at and follow them @brockbusu on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Residence Presentation

South Block 204
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.

Summer Orientation Programs

South Block 202
2:15- 3 p.m.

Start your Experience early! Explore Brock’s three unique Summer Orientation Programs: Smart Start, LEAP, and BaseCamp. Learn more about how we’ve designed these programs to support students’ transition to Brock, and how bundling them can help you get the most out of your summer orientation experience.

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 201
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 and admission to ESL, undergraduate and graduate programs. You may also chat with us about our International Student Scholarships and Awards.

Reaching ahead — A session for Grade 10 and 11 students

South Block 201
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.

Experience Makerspace

Matheson Learning Commons (access via Hotspot #3)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (drop in)

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.

Brock gear

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. – 9:30 p.m.

DeCew & Lowenberger Dining Halls

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hungry Badger

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tim Hortons Tower

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tim Hortons Thistle

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Union Station (Subway & Booster Juice)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Brock

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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