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 2019-20

  • Fall 2019 — Students should complete the OneApp to be eligible for donor awards and bursaries. They should apply early to maximize their earning potential. Applications close April 15, 2020.
  • September 27-29, 2019 — Ontario Universities’ Fair
  • November 3, 2019 — Fall Preview Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • January 15, 2020 — Ontario secondary school applicants must submit their 101 applications by this date
  • February to May 2020 — Offers of admission, entrance scholarship offers and co-op offers are sent to Ontario secondary school applicants
  • May 1, 2020 — Applications for Law Plus (our pre-law experience program), Med Plus (our unique health preparatory program), and the Brock Leaders Citizenship Awards are due
  • May 1, 2020 — Applications are due for the One App and Niagara Principal’s Scholarships
  • June 1, 2020 — Ontario secondary school students must respond to our offer of admission by this date, and residence applications and deposits are due
  • Summer 2020 — Start your experience early. Register for our summer orientation programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp

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

Smart Start 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.

Learn more about Smart Start


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.

Learn more about BaseCamp


After your day of Smart Start, you can add to the experience with a smaller group component. The LEAP program allows you to continue your Brock orientation with an overnight stay in residence and community engagement opportunities.

Learn more about LEAP

Learning at Brock

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.

Learn more about Co-op at Brock

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 seven individual residences in four distinct styles: traditional, semi-suite, suite and townhouse, with both single and double rooms.

Learn more about Residence at Brock

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.

Learn more about Off-Campus Living

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.

Campus Security also offers a service that provides students, staff and visitors with a safe escort on and around campus at night.

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 a.m. or 2 p.m., and will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Click here for more information, or to register for a campus tour

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!

Learn more about overnight stays

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 the link below for ideas to start planning your visit and experience everything Niagara has to offer.

Learn more about Niagara Region tourism

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