What’s open and closed during the winter break

University buildings throughout Brock’s main campus, east campus and satellite locations will be locked and closed during the winter break beginning Friday, Dec. 23 at normal hours. Buildings will re-open for regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 a.m.

Please see below for specialized hours and protocol for entering buildings during the holiday closure.

Call Campus Security when entering and leaving a building

During the holiday closure, individuals who have card access to a building’s exterior doors may enter if authorized to do so. For safety reasons, those entering buildings are asked to contact Campus Security Services at x4300 when entering and exiting the building. Those entering buildings must have their Brock identification with them and be able to produce it if asked.

Entering a building without card access

Employees who do not have card access must enter the University through the doors at Rankin Family Pavilion. Campus Security Services will be stationed inside at the desk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone entering the building will be asked for identification, the reason for their visit and the length of their stay. Employees are asked to call Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x4300 when they leave. If the doors are locked, call x4300 or use any emergency phone to ask an officer to open the doors.

Entering a building with card access

The buildings will be accessible to those who have the authority and legitimate reason to enter during the holiday break. Auto alarm systems are still in effect during the closure, and a code will be required to access select buildings. If employees have not been given an access code, their building/area may be armed.

For safety and security reasons, employees are asked to contact Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x4300 to inform them that they are in the building.

Personal safety is paramount. Lab activities cannot be conducted alone. Employees must make sure someone knows where they are.

Please note that heating setbacks and ventilation reductions will be in effect during the closure.

For proxy card access to exterior buildings over the winter break, employees should contact their department’s administrator, Facilities Management or Telecommunications before Friday, Dec. 23.

Buildings with card access include:

  • 573 Glenridge
  • Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being
  • Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex
  • Central Utilities Building
  • Goodman School of Business
  • Inniskillin Hall
  • International Centre
  • Mackenzie Chown Block B, D, F, H and J entrances
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Plaza Building
  • Robert S.K. Welch Hall
  • Theal House

Brock Safety app  

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to download the Brock Safety app from their respective app store. Brock Safety gives the Brock community access to campus and local resources 24/7. In addition, the Brock Safety app allows users to:

  • Report emergencies quickly and easily, and receive push notifications for their safety on campus.
  • Access local transit schedules and engage with the University on social media.
  • Contact Campus Security Services via phone or email, as well as report a location, report a problem, and if needed, schedule a Campus Security Services escort, 24/7.

In case of fire or other serious emergencies

Call 911, then phone Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200 to pinpoint the location and facilitate response. If there is fire or smoke, activate the fire alarm by pulling the nearest manual pull station, leave the building and contact Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200.

Building- or grounds-related emergency

If a building- or grounds-related emergency or issues of urgent nature, such as broken glass, loss of power or flooding, occurs from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2, call Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200.

Facilities Management contractors

If contract work is expected during the holiday closure, email Campus Security Services before Friday, Dec. 23 with specified times and dates. Brock University identification or contractor identification must be produced.


Free parking will be available in Zone 1 at the main campus from Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2. 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.

Dining Services

No food service will be available on campus from Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2. Several private food outlets will be open on the east side of Glenridge Ave. immediately opposite the main campus.

Closures include:

Market Eatery, closed Thursday Dec. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 8

DeCew and Lowenberger Fresh Food Company dining halls, closed Friday, Dec. 23 to Saturday, Jan. 7.

Starbucks, closed Saturday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan.  8

Tower Tim Horton, closed Thursday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 3

Hungry Badger Pita Pit, Pizza Pizza,  closed Thursday, Dec. 22 to Monday, Jan. 9

Hungry Badger Tim Hortons,  closed Friday, Dec. 23 to Tuesday, Jan. 3

Brock University Students’ Union

All Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) businesses and BUSU’s reception desk will be closed from Friday, Dec. 16 to Sunday, Jan. 8.

Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

The GSA office will be working virtually the week of December 19 to 23 and closing for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23 at noon.

 The office will re-open and be available virtually Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Wednesday, Jan. 4, returning to in-person service Thursday, Jan. 5 at the offices located in the Mackenzie Chown C-Block, Room 302 (MC-C302).

Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being

(Including Power Cord, SeniorFit and Heart Strong programs)

Closed from Monday, Dec. 19 to Monday, Jan. 2.

Campus Store

The Campus Store will be closed for in-store shopping from Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2 and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Members of the Brock community are invited to shop online anytime at the Campus Store website.

James A. Gibson Library / Matheson Learning Commons

Brock’s James A. Gibson Library and Matheson Learning commons will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24 until Monday, Jan. 2.

The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 6. Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 9.


All Residences (except Brock Suites) will be closed for the Winter Break from noon on Thursday, Dec 22 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 at https://brocku.ca/residence/moving-out/end-of-fall-term/.

Residence service desks will close at 4:30pm on Thursday Dec 22 and reopen on Sun Jan. 8. Residence offices close at 4:30pm on Friday. Dec. 23 and reopen Tuesday Jan. 3.

For further information, visit the Department of Residences website.

 Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC)

All areas of SWAC (Student Health Services, Personal Counselling Services, Student Accessibility Centre and The Hub) will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2. Visit the SWAC website for more information.

Students can receive urgent/crisis 24-7 telephone counselling by calling 1-833-276-2533 (1-833-BROCK33) or students who are outside of North America can call 001 416 382 3257 for 24-7 telephone support every day of the year.

Students in need of mental health supports can also access counselling and resources no matter the time of day through the My SSP mobile app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Walker Sports Complex

Friday, Dec. 23 — open 6:30 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Dec. 26 — closed

Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 31 — open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1 — closed

Monday, Jan. 2 — open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

From Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Monday, Jan. 2, visitors are asked to enter the Walker Sports Complex through the west doors by the tennis courts. Please check pool hours on the Brock Recreation website.

For any questions regarding building closures and protocols, contact Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x4300.

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