What’s open and closed during the holidays


University buildings throughout the main campus, east campus and satellite locations will be locked and closed during the holidays, starting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

They will re-open for regular business hours on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Individuals who have access/proxy cards to buildings can enter the building if they’re authorized to do so during this time. For your personal safety, please contact Campus Security at x3200 to advise them of your location and let them know when you leave the building. Please ensure you have your Brock identification with you and can produce it if asked.

If you don’t have swipe/proxy card access, you must enter the University through the front of the Schmon Tower and register at the welcome desk. Campus Security officers will be stationed at the welcome desk between 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. You will be asked for identification, the reason for your visit, and length of your stay.

If there is no one at the welcome desk, contact x3200 or use the emergency phone at the pillar at the front of the Schmon Tower. An officer will meet you there.

Please contact Campus Security at x3200 when you leave.

Schmon Tower

The main entrance will be open from Wednesday, Dec.25 to Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. for faculty, staff and others who don’t have access cards or keys, and have a legitimate reason to enter the University. For your safety, everyone must sign in at the welcome desk.

If you are aware of any contractor work or are planning to visit the University, e-mail Campus Security Services at security@brocku.ca prior to Dec.13 with specified times and dates. Brock University identification or contractor identification must be produced.

James A. Gibson Library

The library will close at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. The Map Library will close at noon on Dec. 24 and re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

Walker Complex Seasonal Operational Hours:

Dec. 23: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24: 6:30 a.m. to noon
Dec. 25 – 26: closed
Dec. 27 – 31: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 1: closed
Jan. 2 – 3: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Between Dec. 27 and Dec. 31, access to the Walker Complex will be limited to the west entrance opposite the tennis courts. No access on Jan. 1.

Buildings with swipe/proxy card access

Buildings will be accessible to those who have the authority and reason to enter during the holidays. Please remember that the auto alarm systems are still in effect for off hours, so have your code ready if necessary.

Only selected buildings have auto alarm. If you don’t have an access code, then your building is not affected. Also, contact Campus Security at x3200 to inform them that you are in the building.

Buildings with swipe/proxy card access are:
573 Glenridge
International Centre
Brock Research and Innovation Centre “BRIC”
Inniskillin Hall (Proxy entrance)
Mackenzie Chown Blocks “D”, “F”, “J” (Swipe entrances)
Mackenzie Chown Blocks “B”, “H” (Proxy entrances)
Plaza Building
Taro Hall
The Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
Theal House
Welch Hall

The Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex

Lab activities cannot be conducted alone. You must make sure someone knows where you are.

In case of fire or emergency, call 911, then phone Campus Security at x3200 to pinpoint the location and facilitate response. Pull Fire Alarm if there is a fire and leave the building.

Cairns Levels 1, 4, 5 will require proxy card use, at all times.

Residence Winter Break

Residences will be closed Dec. 18 at noon until Jan. 5 at noon.

For further information and details regarding this closure please refer to the End of Term Notice on the Department of Residences website.

No food service will be available on campus other than vending machines.

Parking and Campus Roads

Should a significant snowfall occur, major campus roads will be cleared, including Lots D and P. These are the parking lots that should be used by visitors, faculty, staff and students. There will be no charge for permit holders to park in these lots over the holiday period.

Facilities Management

In the event of a building or grounds-related emergency between Dec. 24 and January 1 (inclusive) please call Campus Security Services at x3200. Heating setbacks and ventilation reductions will be in effect during the holiday schedule.

Custodial services will be provided at the Walker Complex during holiday hours of operation.

If you have questions about this notice after Dec. 23, please contact Campus Security at x3200.

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