Thousands of students moving in Sept. 6

Students haul boxes during Move-in Day in this file photo.

Students haul boxes during Move-in Day in this file photo.

Brock University is set to welcome new and returning students back to campus for the start of another school year. The back-to-school tradition includes the annual residence move-in blitz on Sunday, Sept. 6. That day also serves as the kickoff to a full schedule of orientation week activities.

* Residence move-in blitz (Sunday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): More than 700 volunteers including 100 University staff will help 2,400 students move into Brock’s six residence complexes.

* Live Burn (Sunday, Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. in front of Schmon Tower): Controlled burn of a mock residence room designed and furnished to resemble a typical student’s room. This fire safety demonstration provides a real-time illustration of how quickly fire can spread.

Brock’s O-Week for students takes place Sunday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 13 with Brockchella serving as this year’s theme. The week will be highlighted by a concert Tuesday, Sept. 8 featuring house music headliner 3LAU.

Among the activities planned this year:

* Academic and Athletics Orientation (Tuesday, Sept. 8, various sessions, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.): An opportunity for students to meet professors, classmates and teammates in their faculties, majors and sports teams.

* Big-Ticket Concert (Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 to 11 p.m.): A back-to-school, all-ages show at Weatherstation Field featuring 3LAU, DJs Grandtheft, Sleepy Tom and DJ Patty V.

* Vendor and Club Fair (Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Wednesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Two days of activities and giveaways featuring local businesses and Brock services.

* Ice Cream Eating Contest (Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m.): A new event in partnership with Marble Slab Creamery held in front of Schmon Tower.

* All-Ages Paint Party (Friday, Sept. 11, 10 p.m.): A messy and fun party of music and paint held at Weatherstation Field.


Because of the amount of space and organization required to get 2,400 students moved into residences, there will be no parking in any lots near those buildings on Sunday, Sept. 6. This includes anyone using Brock’s Athletics and Rec Services facilities. Anyone needing access to the Walker Complex or sports fields are asked to park in Lot A on Sunday.

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