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Which Residence Is For Me? Part I

Hello! My name is Mason Gerrard, and I am a third year student-staff member at Brock University. I am majoring in French Studies and Philosophy. I also am a Residence Don in Quarry View, as well as a Brock Ambassador. You may have seen me giving tours of Brock’s lovely campus with Recruitment and Liaison Services. I hope that you will be able to read through these blogs and find helpful information about Brock University.

In this blog post, I will try to tackle the vast topic of Brock’s Residences. First and foremost, I want to say that, unfortunately, there is no ‘best residence’! If only it were that simple! What I hope to convey in this post is that depending on your personality, interests, and other characteristics, I can guarantee there will be at least one residence that will interest you, if not more!

For starters, we divide the residences at Brock into two categories: traditional and non-traditional. A traditional residence is similar to the style you must have seen in movies: apartment style with an indoor common area per floor, whereas Brock’s non-traditional residences are set up in a grouped town house arrangement outdoors.

Court 11 in Village Residence: A Non-Traditional Residence

Court 11 in Village Residence: A Non-Traditional Residence

That’s our first distinction: traditional vs. non-traditional. Within the traditional style, there are four different buildings: Decew, Vallee, Earp and Lowenberger. I won’t go into too much detail, but these buildings have floors where students live in conjunction with one another. Traditional residences are serviced with cafeterias in both Decew and Lowenberger, and therefore cooking facilities are not present. Conversely, there are two non-traditional style residences: Village and Quarry View. These have cooking facilities in place for you, but nonetheless the cafeterias are open to you.

It can be difficult to get a good idea of what is being described from this blog post, so if you are at all intrigued or would like to have a guided tour of the residences and campus, please sign up for a free tour at this link: https://discover.brocku.ca/tours/

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About Mason

Welcome to what might be your first taste of Brock University! My name is Mason. I am in my fourth year of study at Brock University, majoring in French Studies and Philosophy, completing a minor in Business. I have been active in the Brock community as a Residence Don, and I mean it when I say that I love Brock University!

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