Frequently asked questions

Please browse our list of frequently asked questions for information about the Brock University Alumni Association, alumni benefits and more!

WHAT IS THE BROCK UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (BUAA)?

The BUAA is an autonomous organization made up of Brock graduates, for Brock graduates, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The BUAA has existed as a volunteer organization since 1967 and was independently incorporated in 1976. Learn more here.

HOW DOES THE BUAA DEFINE ALUMNI?

According to the BUAA Constitution, membership is composed of all persons who have received degrees, diplomas or certificates from Brock University.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BROCK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION?

You automatically become a member of the alumni association once you earn a degree, diploma, or certificate from Brock University. There are no feeds to join.

I DON’T KNOW MY ALUMNI ID NUMBER. WHAT DO I DO?

Your alumni ID number is your student number. If you have forgotten your ID number, please contact alumni@brocku.ca with your full name (at the time of graduation), graduation year, and contact information in order to validate your Brock record and locate your ID number.

WHAT IS AN ALUMNI CARD?

Alumni cards are used to identify individuals as graduates of Brock University to provide access to on and off-campus benefits, services, discounts, and more.

WHAT DO I NEED AN ALUMNI CARD FOR?

To access some alumni benefits, services, or discounts you may be required to present your alumni card as identification. For example, you will need to present your alumni card at the Brock library in order to gain library privileges. Some service providers may need to contact the alumni office to validate your alumni status before approving your access to their discounts and benefits.

HOW DO I GET AN ALUMNI CARD?

Alumni cards are given to graduates when they receive their degree or diploma.

To request a replacement alumni card please email alumni@brocku.ca. Replacement cards are printed in batches and mailed out once per month. You will need to provide your alumni ID number, full name and mailing address in order to receive a new card.

IS THERE A FEE TO GET A REPLACEMENT CARD?

No. Alumni cards are free!

WHAT ALUMNI BENEFITS AM I ELIGIBLE FOR?

Brock graduates are entitled to many benefits and services including competitive rates on home, auto and life insurance, health and dental coverage, and more. Learn more about alumni benefits and services here.

WHAT ON CAMPUS SERVICES DO ALUMNI HAVE ACCESS TO?

Enjoy continued access to on-campus services including the Walker Complex and library. Alumni can also access CareerZone services within their first year of graduating.

DO ALUMNI HAVE ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY?

As a Brock graduate, you are welcome to access the library in-person or select online resources. Click here for full details on alumni library access. For more information, contact 905-688-5550 x4583 or email libhelp@brocku.ca.

I AM GRADUATING SOON, HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CONVOCATION?

Congratulations graduate! Click here to find out everything you need to know about graduation as you take your first steps as alumni!

HOW DO I REPLACE MY DIPLOMA?

Following Convocation, you may order a copy of your diploma or certificate. To request a duplicate or replacement diploma, follow the instructions on this page.

WHERE CAN I BUY A FRAME FOR MY DIPLOMA?

The Brock Campus Store will be set up during Convocation. Pre-order your diploma frames and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony.

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY TRANSCRIPT?

Transcripts are provided by the Office of the Registrar. For more information, please email trnscpts@brocku.ca or call 905-688-5550 x3052.

AS A RECENT GRADUATE, HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO MY STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT?

Your email account will expire shortly after you graduate.

IS THERE A JOB BOARD WHERE ALUMNI CAN SEARCH FOR JOBS?

CareerZone is your portal to job postings (on and off campus), online workshops and other valuable resources. In order to access CareerZone you must have a valid Brock ID and password. Alumni who no longer have an active login, must reactivate their account by going to my.brocku.ca. For more information, contact Career Services at 906-688-5550 x 5115 or email career@brocku.ca.

I AM AN EMPLOYER; HOW DO I POST A JOB OR INTERNSHIP FOR ALUMNI?

CareerZone is your campus resource for posting jobs and recruiting graduates. As an employer, you will be able to post jobs and volunteer opportunities and search upcoming Brock Co-op and career events. Click here to register for an employer account. If you have a question or are having trouble logging in, please contact careerzone@brocku.ca.

DOES BROCK UNIVERSITY OFFER AWARDS TO ALUMNI?

Presented annually by the Alumni Association, awards are reviewed by the Recognition of Excellence Committee and chosen based on individual criteria. Click here to view our award categories and descriptions.

HOW DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN ALUMNI AWARD?

If you know someone who you think would be a great candidate, please fill in the Award Nomination Form to submit your recommendation.

AS AN ALUMNUS, DOES MY CHILD QUALIFY FOR ANY SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND BROCK?

Yes, the Alumni Association provides an undergraduate award to a child of a Brock alumnus. Apply online through OneApp on the Student Accounts & Financial Aid website.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ALUMNI EVENTS?

The Brock University Alumni Association hosts events across Canada throughout the year. View our Upcoming Events for information on what events are on the horizon.

WHEN IS HOMECOMING?

Homecoming is typically hosted during the third weekend of September each year. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date to ensure you receive your save-the-date email and invitation!

IS THERE AN ALUMNI CHAPTER IN MY AREA / HOW DO I JOIN A GROUP?

Stay connected with fellow alumni through alumni chapters and social networking. Click here to find an alumni chapter near you. To join an existing chapter or to start one in your area, please contact alumni@brocku.ca for assistance.

HOW DO I CO-ORDINATE A REUNION?

If you would like to connect with fellow Brock alumni and friends, consider co-ordinating a reunion. If you’re interested in co-ordinating a reunion we highly recommend planning for Homecoming Weekend in September. To organize a reunion, please contact alumni@brocku.ca.

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?

If you are interested in volunteering for the Alumni Association, please fill complete our volunteer form online.

WHAT ALUMNI SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS CAN I JOIN?

Connect with us on these social media sites:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

LinkedIn

WHAT IS SURGITE?

Surgite (sur-gi-tay), latin for “Push On” – The inspiring last words of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. Surgite is an alumni magazine that celebrates Brock University and promotes the success of our graduates in the Niagara Region and beyond.

HOW OFTEN IS SURGITE PUBLISHED?

Surgite is published twice a year in June and December. Surgite is mailed to alumni and friends of Brock University through the Alumni Relations department.

I WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN SURGITE MAGAZINE, HOW DO I SEND IN A SUBMISSION FOR CONSIDERATION?

We welcome input from alumni for letters to the editor, articles or idea. Please send correspondence to campusnews@brocku.ca. For advertising inquiries please call 905-688-5550 x3942.

HOW CAN I REMOVE MY NAME FROM THE ALUMNI MAILING / EMAIL / CALL LIST?

To update your subscription preferences please contact alumni@brocku.ca.

HOW DO I UPDATE MY CONTACT INFORMATION?

To stay connected with us, please update your contact information by filling out this online form.

CAN THE ALUMNI OFFICE HELP ME FIND/GET IN TOUCH WITH AN OLD CLASSMATE FROM BROCK?

Due to privacy laws, we are unable to give out personal contact information however, we can try to make contact on your behalf and provide the person with your contact information. It will be up to your classmate to get in touch with you, if they wish. Please email alumni@brocku.ca and provide as much information on the person that you are trying to locate to assist us in finding them in our database.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE BROCK MEMORABILIA AND ALUMNI ITEMS?

The Campus Store sells Brock branded items including alumni clothing, swag and Tartan memorabilia.

HOW DO I MAKE A DONATION TO BROCK UNIVERSITY?

Without your donation Brock wouldn’t be one of the fastest growing universities in Canada. Click here to discover the various ways you can give. Fill out the Online Donation Form to make a gift or a monthly pledge using your credit card.

Still can’t find the answer to your question?

Please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office, Thistle 265E at 905-688-5550 x4190 or email alumni@brocku.ca. Or drop by our office located in Thistle Complex Room 265E, around the corner from the Tim Hortons in the Schmon Tower.