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
- Getting involved
- Residence and off-campus living
- Student wellness
- University preparation
- Your Brock Card
Smart Start Prices
|Student Price||Guest Price|
Available Smart Start Dates
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Friday, July 7, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 8, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 13, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Friday, July 14, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 20, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Smart Start: Transfer Success|
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
|3 p.m.||9 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 27, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 29, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Wednesday, August 2, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Friday, August 4, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 5, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Friday, August 11, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 15, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 17, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 19, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 23, 2023||9 a.m.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 26, 2023||9 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.
- Pick up your Brock Card
Beat the lines in the fall. Upload your photo to idphoto.brocku.ca at least 48 hours before coming to Smart Start and you can pick up your photo while on campus.
Review your pre-orientation checklist
Things to do before your Smart Start date
- 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.
- 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