Open House to highlight Brock’s renowned student experience

Like spring, Brock University’s annual Open House is filled with signs of new beginnings.

Thousands of prospective students and their families will visit Brock’s campus Sunday, April 7 to begin planning the next chapter in their educational journeys and their lives.

To help them along the way will be hundreds of student ambassadors, staff and faculty members eager to share their own Brock experiences and answer questions about all the University has to offer.

Held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open House includes a packed day filled with tours, presentations and demonstrations that allow visitors to learn about Brock’s innovative programming, cutting-edge research and hands-on learning opportunities that have seen the University rise as a top choice for high school graduates.

Among the day’s highlights is an information fair in Ian Beddis Gymnasium that will share insight into all aspects of the Brock student experience, from academic programs to student supports and extracurricular opportunities.

Presentations on “Next Steps to Becoming a Brock Badger” will be offered every hour, sharing details on how to apply for scholarships, awards and Brock’s experiential Plus Programs, as well as information on summer orientation programs and course registration. Participants will also learn about typical costs for first-year students, OSAP funding and how to make tuition payments.

“Brock’s Open House is an opportunity for us to highlight the ongoing support our dynamic staff and faculty offer students throughout their university journey, which begins well before their first classes start in September,” says Matt Melnyk, Director, Student Recruitment. “We’re here to help them break through at Brock and find success each step of the way.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour Brock’s main campus, exploring labs, classrooms, athletic facilities and more, in addition to taking specialty tours that focus on residences, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines and the Goodman School of Business. Program-specific presentations will also be offered to help visitors learn more about their academic areas of interest.

“Between our beautiful campus on the Niagara Escarpment, our exceptional programs and our welcoming University community, it doesn’t take long to see why Brock is a top choice for so many students,” says Carly Dugo, Senior Recruitment Officer, Events and Operations. “We look forward to meeting many future Badgers this Sunday and watching as they turn offers into acceptances.”

As Open House takes place one day prior to the April 8 total solar eclipse, ISO-certified eclipse viewing glasses will be handed out to visitors (while supplies last). Brock is hosting its Eclipse on the Escarpment event April 8 to mark the celestial phenomenon.

For a full schedule for Brock’s Open House, visit the event website.

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