Summer Orientation Programs

To get to know your life at Brock, we offer three unique summer orientation programs — Smart StartLEAP and BaseCamp.

You’ll meet fellow students, maximize your Brock experience, and learn all of the essential information to make the transition to university life before Orientation Week.

You can learn more about each program below, and register for all three programs through one simple registration system.

Smart Start

Catch a glimpse of Brock.
We’ve designed Smart Start to support your transition to Brock and to help you make important connections with the Brock community.

By taking part in our one-day academic orientation program, you’ll have the opportunity to get your Brock ID card, register for courses, have your schedule reviewed by an adviser, learn more about various student supports and services, and familiarize yourself with Brock’s campus before starting in September.


Experience community.
Get a first-hand look at our campus and community — in a small group with other new students — through the lens of our experienced student leaders and mentors.

Participate in skill-building workshops, learn about campus resources and supports, experience an orientation to downtown St. Catharines, stay overnight in residence, and help a local community partner during a service-learning volunteer opportunity. Day and overnight options available.


Start with an adventure.

Embark on a truly Canadian experience with a group of fellow new Badgers.

Explore the beautiful outdoors, camp together and feel confident about yourself going into your first year at Brock.

Smart Start Prices

Standard Price Bundle Price
With two or more summer orientation programs
Student price $40.00 $36.00
Guest price $15.00 $13.50

Available Smart Start Dates

No available Smart Start dates.

More information on Smart Start

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

Watch our how-to videos

Review our frequently asked questions

What will I do at Smart Start?

  • Register for your courses
    Finalize your class timetable with Academic Advisors.
  • 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
    Visit numerous campus hotspots, including our award-winning residences.
  • 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.
  • Take your photo for your Brock Card
    Beat the lines in the fall and have your photo taken for your student ID card at Smart Start.

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. You will need your seven-digit Brock Student ID number located on your offer of admission.
  2. Register for your courses. Closer to your Smart Start date, there will be a tutorial video found in Step 1. Check back soon!
  3. Print your Smart Start registration confirmation email. This email will be your complimentary parking pass for your Smart Start visit.
  4. Plan to arrive early on your Smart Start date! You’ll have an opportunity to have your photo taken for your student ID card, meet current students and staff, enjoy some refreshments and socialize with other new students.

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?

Park in Visitor Parking/Lot D, and walk to Academic South/Walker Complex

LEAP Prices

Early bird prices are available before July 10, 2018. Bundle prices are available when you register for two or more summer orientation programs.

Early Bird Standard Price Early Bird Bundle Price Standard Price Bundle Price
Day Program $80.00 $72.00 $95.00 $85.50
Overnight Stay $140.00 $126.00 $160.00 $144.00

Available LEAP Dates

No available LEAP dates.

More information on LEAP

Looking for more information on LEAP, including frequently asked questions?

Visit the LEAP website

BaseCamp Prices

During registration, you will have the option to pay the deposit amount (150.00) or the full trip amount. Your spot on the BaseCamp trip will not be held unless you pay your deposit, with the full balance to be paid at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of their trip.

Early bird prices are available before June 30, 2018. Bundle prices are available when you register for two or more summer orientation programs.

Deposit Amount Early Bird Standard Price Early Bird Bundle Price Standard Price Bundle Price
Canoeing $150.00 $395.50 $395.50 $813.60 $732.24
Backpacking $150.00 $395.50 $395.50 $711.90 $640.71
Early Move-In and Canoe Trip Combo $150.00 $395.50 $395.50 $836.20 $752.58
Rock Climbing $150.00 $282.50 $282.50 $480.25 $423.23
Short Hills Adventure $150.00 $282.50 $282.50 $536.75 $483.08

Available BaseCamp Dates

No available BaseCamp dates.

More information on BaseCamp

Looking for more information on BaseCamp, including frequently asked questions?

Visit the BaseCamp website

Summer Orientation Programs Registration

Registration is now closed. Thank you for participating in our summer orientation programs!