Your next steps

Even though you’ve already applied to Brock University, there are still a number of steps you should take before your first day of classes. Consider this your road map — follow these steps, and next thing you know you’ll be a full-fledged Brock University student!

Not an Ontario high school student?
If you’re not an Ontario high school student, then these next steps might not be right for you. Select your group from the list below to find your correct path to becoming a Brock University student:
college or university transfer students
Canadian out-of-province students
American and international students

Haven’t applied to Brock yet?
Visit our Apply page to find out how.

Step 1

Accept your offer

You’ve received your offer, you’ve done your happy dance, and you’re already drawing badgers all over your notes. Before you start packing your bags and making your way to Niagara, you’ll need to formally accept your offer to Brock University. If you applied to Brock through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), that is also where you will accept your offer. If you did not apply though OUAC, you will need to accept your offer through your student portal.

Learn how to activate your student portal.

Step 2

Apply to residence and pay your residence application fee

We are happy to guarantee residence to all incoming full-time undergraduate students, with an academic admission average of 80% or higher (as determined by the Registrar’s Office when academic admission is offered), who are coming directly from a Canadian high school where they were full-time students during the 2019-20 academic year; or coming from outside of Canada with no prior post-secondary experience. Also, Brock University must receive both your residence application and residence application fee prior to June 1, 2020. Students who are not eligible for the residence guarantee will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis, (once those who are guaranteed a space in residence have been accommodated)

Oh, and don’t worry — you don’t need to accept your offer before applying for residence.

Step 3

Register for your courses

Course registration for incoming first-year students with no prior credits will open mid June. Make sure you have your Campus ID and password handy when registering. You should also ensure that you have activated your portal at least 24 hours in advance.

Step 4

Sign-up for our Summer Orientation programs

We want to ensure that every student coming to Brock in the Fall gets the best transition experience for them. That’s why we offer three Summer Orientation Programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp

Each of our Summer Orientation Programs offer a unique experience, and we encourage you to register for any or all that appeal to you! You can learn more about each program, and register for all three programs through one simple registration site.

Step 5

Secure your housing

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 accommodations, landlord/tenant issues, neighbourhood relations, community outreach, and much more.

Please note: If you submitted your residence application and fee to Brock before the June 3 deadline, you will know the outcome of your residence application by late June.

Step 6

Apply for bursaries and OSAP

Brock University has pledged an additional $1,000,000 to our awards programs. We’ve increased our Brock Scholars entrance scholarships, as well as our donor scholarships and bursaries for students in financial need. Although the awards deadline has now passed, there is still time to apply for bursaries based on financial need. Please refer to for deadlines.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) may help to pay for your education, and the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at Brock University is happy to assist you with your application. Please refer to for deadlines.

For more information on student loans, and Brock University’s Student Access Guarantee, please visit our Student Awards page.

Learn more about OSAP, how to apply and how much assistance you can expect to receive.

Step 7

Pay your fees

Beginning mid-July, visit your Student Financial History while logged into your portal at You will see tuition owing for registered courses and any residence or meal plan fees, if applicable.

Brock does not mail paper statements. It is your responsibility to check your statements via your student portal at

We offer helpful advice for budgeting and allocating your money.

Information regarding costs, due dates and payment methods.

Learn how to activate your student portal.

Learn more about residence and application fees at Brock.

Brock’s Dining Services student meal plans and programs.

Step 8

Plan for orientation week

Celebrate your first week at Brock at our orientation week! Presented by the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), O-Week includes concerts, the famous Vendor Fair, countless events, and fun in the sun.

Step 9

Enjoy your first day of classes

It’s finally here — you made it! Just make sure you don’t miss your first day of classes. Review the important dates below: