What you need to know as exam season nears

If you’re feeling like you could use a refresher on how exams work, you’re likely not alone. It’s been a while since most students last wrote an in-person exam, and while some things remain the same, public health measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 mean there will be some changes to the examination process.

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about writing exams this winter — from what to bring (and what not to bring) to the exam room, to where to find the best study space on campus, below.

For more details, see the Registrar’s updated exams page.

Before you arrive:

  • Screen yourself using the COVID screening app
  • Make sure you have your student ID card

Once you’re here:

  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes early
  • Food and drink are not permitted (with the exception of water in clear bottles with no label)
  • No electronic devices are allowed, including smart watches
  • No backpacks are allowed
  • Coats are to be placed under your desk/chair

Safety measures:

  • Masks are mandatory indoors
  • Gyms have 50 per cent capacity to allow for greater physical distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in effect
  • Hand sanitizer will be available

Student wellness:

  • Free, confidential, 24/7 text or chat support with licensed counsellors in real-time — download the MySSP app on the App Store or Google Play and search Brock University Student Counselling Program when creating your profile
  • The Wellness HUB, a space where students can drop in to chat with a Peer Health Educator about ways to improve health and wellness
  • Personal counselling services

Studying on campus


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  • The Brock University Library has more than 900 comfortable study spaces in three distinct zones: common areas, quiet areas and silent study zones.
  • The Library is offering Late Night Study from now until Tuesday, Dec. 21.
  • Graduate student study space is available in the lower part of the Pond Inlet Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Brock University Students’ Union has partnered with the Zoom Zoom ride share app to provide free rides home for students studying late on campus.


Computer labs

  • In addition to the Brock University Library computer workstations in the Matheson Learning Commons, ITS has several Computer Labs, including the Computer Commons in Scotiabank Hall (often called The Fishbowl) and labs in Cairns Complex, Mackenzie Chown Complex, Plaza Building, Welch Hall and in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
  • See a full list of lab space here and learn more about lab hours here
  • The Computer Commons is only available by appointment only and must be booked in advance here.
  • Brock University Virtual Labs are also available, providing users with access to the various apps required by students that are available on the in-person computer labs.


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