Brock’s Department of Residences renamed Housing Services

Brock University’s Department of Residences is now going by a new name: Housing Services.

The change comes as on-campus housing options continue to evolve to meet the needs of students and customers who are seeking housing at Brock.

In 2022, Ancillary Services worked with leading industry consultants The Scion Group to complete a Residence Master Plan. The process included the completion of a demand study, market analysis, student survey, stakeholder consultation and a review of marketing and branding.

“Our Residence Master Plan work helped inform the development of our strategic priories related to housing at Brock,” says Cindy Chernish, Director, Housing Services.
“The change to Housing Services aligns well with our goals over the next five years.”

Housing Services includes three portfolios:

  • Residence: Available to Brock students in any year of study, offering an eight-month contract and fully furnished living. Supported by Residence Life staff, upper-year, live-in mentors and program co-ordinators, transition support co-ordinators and 24-7 Service Desk support. A meal plan is mandatory.
  • Brock Suites: Upper-year and graduate housing located in Gateway Suites and Quarry View Townhouses. Independent living with on-campus convenience. All-in pricing under an eight-month contract, including utilities, parking, a fully furnished space and 24-7 Service Desk support. An added meal plan is optional.
  • Short-term stay: Accommodation options include overnight, Spring/Summer Term stays and unit rentals. Overnight launched last year and is available all year for stays of one to six days on campus at $59/night. Overnight Fall and Winter Term stays also include a voucher for an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast program featuring several dining stations, coffee, tea, juices and baked goods. Group bookings are available. 

“Our core service remains Residence; however, opportunity exists in growing the upper-year market and continuing to evaluate the need for new opportunities around third-party partnerships and monitoring the demand for graduate housing,” says Ed Wall, Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services.

The Housing Services team is working diligently, preparing to move in nearly 3,000 students at the beginning of September.

Applications for housing both in Residence and Brock Suites are still being accepted. Limited spaces are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

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