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 in September. 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 you 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

Although the June 1 application and fee deadline to guarantee your space has now passed, limited spaces in residence are still available! Please submit your residence application and fee as soon as possible if you have an interest in living in residence. Remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are unable to offer you a space in residence, your name will be put on a waiting list.

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 First Year Experience program

Making the transition to university can be overwhelming. That’s why we created the Brock University First Year Experience program. Offering videos on a number of topics important to incoming students, program-specific orientation days, and information on numerous programs to prepare you for your first day of classes and beyond, this program has been designed to ensure that your transition to Brock is an easy one.

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 the Fee Calculator 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 for 2019-20