Residences prepared to safely be “home away from home” for Fall Term

As Brock prepares for a Fall Term that will take place mostly online, the University will open residences in September for students who are in need of a place to stay.

The residence application for fall 2020 is still available; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be several new rules to ensure physical distancing procedures and protocols are observed at all times.

Jamie Fleming, Director of Residences, said the University is ready to welcome a new cohort of students in the midst of an unprecedented time.

He said that changes to residence programming this fall include only assigning students to townhouse residences where they will each have their own single room and will share kitchens, living rooms and washrooms with two other students.

There will also be limitations on the use of public spaces, such as lounges, and a strict no-guest policy that will accompany protocols that will allow for containment, contact tracing and isolation in the case of an illness.

In addition to the enhanced safety protocols, those staying in residence can also expect to enjoy some of the more traditional parts of living on campus, including meal plans and residence life programming that will take place through a multi-platform delivery.

The residence application will also remain open throughout the fall for those interested in residence for Winter Term.

“Students don’t have to wait until Winter Term,” said Fleming. “Intake in residence will be ongoing for those wanting to move in part way through the Fall Term.”

Students are asked to continue to monitor their University email account for important updates and information.

To learn more about residences at Brock University, visit the Brock Residences website.

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