Brock University: Alternative Reading Weeks

You know what’s better than having a week off at March Break? Having one each semester! When you get to Brock next year and take a look at your calendar don’t be surprised when you see that there is not only a week off in the middle of February but also in the middle of October. In University these “March Breaks” are called reading weeks (while in reality I don’t know exactly how much reading is actually getting done…).

One of the great ways to get involved in first year is to volunteer and I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about the Alternative Reading Week options that are offered by Brock! If you were looking for a way to get involved, have an incredible reading week as well as make a difference in the life of someone else this is how you do it!

Last week, there were 3 different groups of students from Brock that went to very different places to do some good on Brock’s behalf. The trips went to El Salvador, South Carolina and the Dominican Republic and the groups of students worked with locals to either help with Habitat for Humanity building a house or helping to teach children to speak English and assisting in the community. This is an incredible way to get out there, get your hands dirty as well as have a lot of fun on reading week so make sure you look into this option! Keep in mind deadlines for the Alternative Reading Week’s tend to be about mid-November so make sure you keep these trips in mind when you get to Brock in the Fall! If you wanted more information about signing up and prices please click  here!

Alternatively, if you don’t have the time or the funds to get away, or if you simply felt like doing some volunteering closer to home there are lots of ways to get involved in the Niagara community. During one of the first week’s of school you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Brock’s Volunteerfest which is an opportunity for local organizations to meet with students right here on campus, and for students to find a cause that they want to dedicate their time to. As well, check out the ExperienceBU page frequently as your one stop shop of ways to get involved on campus and in the community.

That’s all for today future badgers! Good luck on your incoming applications! Keep an eye on your mailbox at home and make sure you show us your #happydance !


About Lauren

Hey guys! I'm Lauren and I'm entering my fourth (and final!!) year at Brock in Psychology. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, testing out the coffee shops around town, taking in the sites around Niagara and hunting for steals at the local shopping hotspots. This is my second year as a Campus Experience Coordinator and I’m absolutely ecstatic to be coming back for another year! I knew that I wanted to come to Brock the moment that I set foot on campus, and it’s my biggest hope that you can feel as at home as I’ve felt with this school. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my blogs and I’ll be sure to get back to you with the answer!

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