REMINDER: What’s open and closed during the holidays

Brock University buildings throughout the main campus, east campus and satellite locations will be closed and locked during the holidays starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Individuals who have proxy/swipe access to buildings (exterior doors) can enter the building if they are authorized to do so during this time. If you do enter, please contact Campus Security at Ext. 3200 to advise them of your location, and call again when you leave. And be sure to have Brock identification with you.

Persons without proxy/swipe access must enter through the front of Schmon Tower and register at the Welcome Desk. Campus Security officers will be stationed there from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. You will be asked for identification, the reason for your visit and length of your stay. Please contact Campus Security at Ext. 3200 when you leave. If there is no one at the Welcome Desk, contact Ext. 3200 or via the emergency phone at the podium pillar at the front of Schmon Tower. An officer will meet you there.

Personal safety is paramount. Please make sure someone knows where you are, and remember that lab activities cannot be conducted alone.

In case of fire or other serious emergencies, call 911, then phone Campus Security at Ext. 3200 to pinpoint the location and facilitate response. If there is a fire, pull a fire alarm and leave the building.

More detailed holiday information can be found below:

Schmon Tower

The main entrance doors will be accessible from Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for faculty, staff and others who do not possess access cards or keys and have a legitimate reason to enter the University. For safety reasons, everyone must sign in at the Welcome Desk.

Campus Security

If you are aware of any work contractors or you might be coming to the University for, please e-mail Campus Security Services at prior to Dec. 20 with specified times and dates. Brock University identification or contractor identification must be produced.

The James A. Gibson Library / Matheson Learning Commons

Monday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 22 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23 – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24, to Monday, Jan. 2 – CLOSED

Tuesday, Jan. 3 to Friday, Jan. 6 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 8 – CLOSED

Regular hours resume Monday, January 9 – 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The Map, Data & GIS Library

Will be open on Dec. 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and reopen Jan. 3 to Jan. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Jan. 9, regular hours will resume

Walker Sports Complex Seasonal Operational Hours:

Dec. 21, 22, 23 – Open 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 24, 25, 26 – CLOSED

Dec. 27 to 31 – Open for public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 1 – CLOSED

Jan. 2 – CLOSED

Jan. 3 to Jan. 6 – Open 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Jan. 7 – Open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

From Dec. 27 to 31, please enter the Walker Complex via the west doors by the tennis courts.

Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Access to the Marilyn I. Walker School (MWS) is available to those who are authorized to enter the building during the holidays. All doors to the MWS will be locked with access to the building via proxy/swipe only. Please sign in and out with Campus Security at their office located in the main Lobby. If you require access to a particular room/area in the building and do not have access, please call Campus Security at x6300 for access. For safety and security reasons, you may be asked to show your Brock ID, so please have your identification with you at all times. If you need access to the building over the holidays, but do not yet have proxy access to the exterior doors, please contact Campus Security at x6300.

Buildings with Proxy/Swipe Access

The buildings will be accessible to those who have the authority and legitimate reason to enter during off hours and 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 have not been given an access code, then your building is not affected. Also, contact Campus Security x3200 to inform them that you are in the building. This is essential for safety and security reasons.

Buildings with Proxy/Swipe Access:

  • 573 Glenridge Ave.
  • International Centre
  • Brock Research and Innovation Centre
  • Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
  • Inniskillen Hall (Proxy entrance)
  • Mackenzie Chown Blocks “D”, “F”, “J” (Swipe entrances)
  • Mackenzie Chown Blocks “B”, “H” (Proxy entrances)
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Plaza Building
  • Taro Hall
  • Theal House
  • Welch Hall

All Residences (except Gateway Suites Residence)

Will be closed for the Winter Break from noon on Wednesday, Dec. 21 until noon on Sunday, Jan. 8. For further information and details regarding this closure please refer to the End of Term Notice on the Department of Residences web site.


Brock University is pleased to offer free parking across the main campus from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2. While there is no charge for parking during these dates, parking regulations still apply.

  • No parking in a fire route or in bus stops
  • Accessible permits must be displayed while parking in accessible spaces
  • Obstructing roads, laneways or loading/unloading areas is prohibited
  • Parking on landscaped areas or walkways is prohibited

Regular parking operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Should there be a snow event, Visitor Lots D and P will be the first lots cleared and available for parking.

Facilities Management

In the event of a building or grounds-related emergency during the period of Dec. 24 – Jan. 2, (inclusive) please call Campus Security Services at ext. 3200 who, in turn, will inform the applicable Facilities Management staff to best address the situation.

Heating setbacks and ventilation reductions will be in effect during the Holiday Schedule. For all building-related emergencies or issues of an urgent nature during the closure, such as broken glass, loss of power or flooding, please contact Campus Security.

Custodial Services

Will be provided at the Walker Complex during hours of operation over the Holiday Season.

Food Service

No food service will be available on campus after 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 until Tuesday, Jan. 3 (other than vending machines). Tim Hortons Tower re-opens from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, as well as the Guernsey Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the first week back. Regular hours of operations commences on Sunday, Jan. 8 when Guernsey Market will be open from noon to 9:30 p.m.

There are a number of private food outlets open on the east side of Glenridge Ave., immediately opposite the main campus.

The Brock Research and Innovation Centre (B.R.I.C.) hours will be:

  • Friday, Dec. 23 – Open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30 – Open 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan. 2 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Open for regular hours – 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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