Smart Start

Smart Start - Start your experience early.

Congratulations on becoming a Brock Badger! 

We’re excited to welcome you to the Brock community! Register for our Smart Start program to meet other Badgers, learn about your Brock experience and get answers to all of your important questions. Led by a team of current students and supported by the broader campus community, our programming includes course registration resources, email support, and additional information sessions on topics such as:

  • Academic success
  • Course registration
  • Finance
  • Getting involved
  • On-campus housing and off-campus living
  • Student wellness
  • University preparation
  • Your Brock Card

Register before June 3, 2024 to receive a 20% discount on student registration.
After June 3, 2024, the student price will increase to $50.

Smart Start Prices

Student PriceGuest Price
$40.00$15.00

Available Smart Start Dates

July

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Wednesday, July 10, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Friday, July 12, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.

August

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Friday, August 9, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Thursday, August 29, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.
Friday, August 30, 20249 a.m.3 p.m.

More information on Smart Start

Before you arrive on campus, there are some things you should look over. Review our pre-orientation checklist, get directions to Brock, and print off your parking map to prepare for your Smart Start visit.

Review our frequently asked questions

What will I do at Smart Start?

  • Have your course registration reviewed
    Finalize your class timetable with a member of our team.
  • Meet other first-year students
    Build your Brock support system before September.
  • Receive information about financing your education
    Learn about financial aid options available at Brock.
  • Tour our beautiful campus
    Find your first-year classes, and visit numerous campus hotspots, including our award-winning residences.
  • Get your first taste of our on-campus dining options
    Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal in one of our Fresh Food Company residence dining halls.
  • Learn about academic success options
    Participate in seminars outlining ways to succeed in post-secondary education.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Brock community
    Learn tips and tricks from current Brock students about making a smooth transition to university life.

Review your pre-orientation checklist

Things to do before your Smart Start date

  1. If you haven't done so already, register for your Smart Start date and prepay before you attend. You will need your seven-digit Brock Student ID number located on your offer of admission.
  2. Register for your courses. Not sure how? Join us for a How to Register for Courses session online throughout the month of June. Visit our Campus Events page to register.

Parking information and directions to Brock

Not sure how to get to Brock?

Smart Start is held at Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1

Get directions to Brock University

Wondering where to park on campus?

Parking map for Smart Start - park in Zone 1 and then walk to the Schmon Tower

Smart Start Registration

Personal Information

First Name

Last Name

Email
We recommend using your Brock University email (e.g. aa00bb@brocku.ca), as some mail clients will mark your Summer Orientation Programs registration confirmation emails as spam.

What is your 7-digit student ID number?

This is a 7-digit number that can be found on the letter you received when you applied to Brock, as well as on your offer of admission letter.

7-digit student ID number

What program have you been accepted to at Brock?

Are you a student from the Niagara Region?

Are you staying in residence or living off-campus in September?

Are you a college/university transfer student?

Are you a student from out-of-province?

What is your address?

What is your street address?

In what city?

In what province/state?

What is your postal/zip code?

In what country?

What is your primary/cell phone number?

What is your preferred phone number?

Do you have a secondary phone number?

What day would you like to attend Smart Start?

Are you bringing any guests? Not including yourself, of course!

Please note: If any of your guests are incoming Brock students, do not include them in your guest count, and please have them register separately.

How many guests are you bringing? (Maximum of 2)

Student Accessibility Services

If you are a student with a documented permanent or temporary disability or health condition which affects academic functioning, we strongly encourage you to meet with Student Accessibility Services for a Group Information Session on services and processes. Please check this box if you would like to attend.


More information on meeting with Student Accessibility Services:

Register with Student Accessibility Services to meet with a case manager and have an intake meeting to discuss possible supports. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Transition Program Coordinator, Katie McInnis, at sasnewstudent@brocku.ca.

For more information, documentation guidelines can be found on the Student Accessibility Services website.

Should you or your guest(s) require personal assistance on campus due to a disability, please contact Smart Start at smartstart@brocku.ca to arrange support.

Hadiya’dagęnhahs – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre

Our goal is to help Status or Non-Status self-identified Indigenous students (inclusive of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students) make a smooth transition to life at Brock. We offer services in a culturally sensitive manner and encourage students to maintain or increase their cultural identity while at Brock.

First Generation Students

If your parents didn't attend post-secondary, you're blazing your own trail, which means you're a first generation student.

Dietary Information

Meal vouchers will be provided for you and your guests. These vouchers will allow you to choose from various dining stations in our Guernsey Market, based on your preferences. To help us prepare for your visit, please indicate any dietary restrictions in your group (including both the student and guests)

The facilities and kitchens used to store, prepare and serve meals on campus are not Kosher certified. If this inhibits the appropriate accommodation for your dietary needs, please reach out to dining@brocku.ca regarding your upcoming time at Brock University, to ensure a plan can be created for you.








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