Graduate housing and teaching students

Welcome to the graduate student and Faculty of Education teaching students information page. At Brock University we are happy to offer upper year housing that accommodates your needs as professional students. Below you will find information on the application process, quick links to popular searches and a list of frequently asked questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brock University!

Graduate options

As a graduate student or teaching student, you have two options when deciding to live on-campus.

  1. Residence – Living in a community of undergraduate students with all the residence community support. Meal plan mandatory.
  2. Brock Suites – Upper year and Graduate student housing, 8-month contract with option to extend at reduced rate.  Meal plan optional.
Exterior main entrance of Gateway Suites

Building options

Graduate housing offers you more options to tailor your residence experience:

  1. Residence buildings: Choosing to live in Residence allows you to rank 5-9 building and style preference in the order you wish along with requesting friendship groups and living learning communities.
  2. Brock Suites: Gateway Suites and Quarry View Townhouses allow you to live more independently with close proximity to all University amenities and meal plan options.

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Next Steps:

1. You will need the information provided with your student offer to get started.

2. Visit our application page and start the application process today!

3. Don’t forget to note the important dates and fees and payment schedule.

Learn More About Living On-Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Guarantees

To live on-campus, you must be a full-time student in a graduate or degree program at Brock. Students in any year of study are welcome.

For students applying for Brock Suites*

Brock Suites living is limited. Priority will be given to our current Brock Suites residents with a good disciplinary record, who are enrolled in an academic program and who meet the deadline to re-apply. Our admissions process is based on when an application is submitted, and their deposit is received. Our advice– apply early, get your application fee in on time and be at the top of the list. We start our assigning early in Spring.

*Brock Suites is better suited for graduate students.

For students applying for the Residence experience

Once we have met our guarantee requirements, graduate/pre-service students will be assigned based on availability. The residence application is open to all graduate/pre-service students in any year of study. We are hopeful that we will be able to accommodate all applications and encourage all students to apply.

Our admissions process is based on when an application is submitted, their deposit is received (before the June deadline) and their academic standing. Our advice– apply early, get your application fee in on time and be at the top of the list. We start our assigning in June.

Yes, there is opportunity to do this! If you choose Brock Suites you can make this part of your contract. All other on campus will have the opportunity to reserve starting in February of each year for the coming Spring/Summer term.  Visit the Spring/Summer page for more information about staying on campus during the Spring and Summer months.

Application Preferences and Assignment Process

Yes, this is possible but this starts with you and your friend’s residence application.  If you have a friend coming to Brock and you would like to share with that person, list each other’s names and rank your preferences in the same order. Please note, Brock Suites allows for mixed gender friendship units.

Many graduate students choose to apply for Brock Suites.  This is an upper year living in Gateway Suites and Quarry View Townhouse buildings.

Alternatively, you have the option of choosing a residence experience which allows you to rank 5-9 building and style preferences in the order you wish along with selecting your friendship groups and living learning communities.  Learn more about all the buildings and styles and decide what your preferences are.

Yes, we encourage that for most students.  In addition to the supports from our exceptional Residence Life staff you can apply for any residence building you wish.  The meal plan is required. If you would prefer a more independent upper year living experience, that is when we recommend Brock Suites.

  • Buildings – Quarry View Townhouses and Gateway Suites are the only buildings associated with the Brock Suites living community.
  • Units can have mixed genders if requested by friendship groups.  Floors can be mixed gender.
  • Options to extend your contract – 4 months before or after your 8 month contract to provide a 12 month year round economical residence option.
  • Residence Agreements – learn more
  • Residence Life – There are minimal residence life supports with Brock Suites.  It is independent living, with close proximity to all University amenities and facilities.
  • Meal plan – This is not required with this option but can be added! Learn more about your options.
  • Payments/Fees – The $600 application fee is due immediately. The payments are billed monthly not by instalments. The fees include all utilities (i.e. electrical, internet, gas, hydro) and parking.  It is all-inclusive living.
  • Medical Considerations – The medical considerations form is due immediately since assigning begins early.  If you have accessibility requirements you will be assigned to Gateway Residence.
  • Winter Break Stay – This is included in the Brock Suites fees.

Yes, you will have more flexibility with Brock Suites.

For example, some programs (e.g. Faculty of Education or Goodman Business school) have an early start to the academic year or irregular dates.  Check your program start dates if they are before/after student residence move-in or move-out on our Important Dates page to know if this applies to you.

If you are weighing living off-campus or on-campus carefully review your lease with the Residence and/or Brock Suites Agreements. Some students may find the fairness of the on-campus options more aligned with their needs.  For example, in March 2020 when COVID-19 impacted residence early departure students were not locked into a long-term lease.  Some students were living at home but paying for off-campus housing.


Residence – This fee is due no later than June 3 to qualify for the residence guarantee (note: the residence guarantee does not apply to graduate students).
Click here to learn when Residence payments are due. Click here to learn how to apply a payment to your student account.

Brock Suites – This fee is due with the application to be considered for a spot which is first come first served.
Click here to learn when Brock Suites payments are due. Click here to learn how to apply a payment to your student account.

Carefully choose your application preferences when you apply.  Once submitted, application changes cannot be made online in your residence application portal.  If you do need to make a change, these need to be requested before June 3 by emailing Changes cannot be made to your residence application after June 3.
If you have applied for Winter Term Only (January to April), any changes to your application need to be requested before November 15 by emailing
All responses to your change requests will be sent to your Brock Outlook 365 student email.

Brock Suites

Visit the cancellation and early withdrawal page for more information if making a change before or after move-in day.


Visit these pages if you are cancelling or withdrawing before move-in or after move-in.

Your residence agreement outlines these in detail.

We are happy to work with you on this. The process starts with indicating this on your online application for Residence or Brock Suites. You can visit our medical considerations page to learn how to submit the appropriate documentation.

All upper year and graduate students need to submit their documentation as soon as possible regardless of the type of housing path you have selected (Residence or Brock Suites).

Yes, you can apply at any time, even during the school year.  The January intake is subject to availability.  After submitting an online application for Winter Term make an application fee payment of $600 onto your student account to be considered.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in November and, based on room availability, assignments will go out in December.

Winter Break stay is included in Brock Suites. Only those with special circumstances can stay in Residence during Winter Break. To learn more, visit our Winter Break Closure page.

Room Assigning and Waiting List Notification

For upper year students applying for Residence (not Brock Suites)
We begin the assigning process after the June deadline and students will be notified of their status in July.

For upper year students applying for Brock Suites
We begin the assigning process in the Spring and students will be notified of their status no later than April.

Your name will be put on a waiting list if we are unable to offer you a space in residence (or Brock Suites). We will email you and tell you your place on the waiting list. You will be sent weekly updates on your waiting list number. You will only move up the list if and when a student cancels their application and we are able to assign the room to someone on the waiting list.

If you are still on the waiting list at the start of term and are not offered a room, the full application payment of $600 will remain as a credit on your account with the University and will be put toward other fees (e.g. tuition). You must inform us in writing should you wish to withdraw from the waiting list. Only written notice of withdrawal on the day it is received by Housing Services will be accepted in order to reverse the application fee. Your full application fee will be left as a credit on your student account as long as you notify us in writing of your wish to withdraw before we offer you a bed.

Please note, however, if you leave your name on the waiting list and we offer you a bed in residence, the forfeiture schedule applies. If your name remains on the waiting list and you are offered a bed that you turn down, you will forfeit the $600-application fee. Students whose status is to be reviewed for discipline reasons may be placed on the waiting list or prohibited from re-admission to residence. The full application fee will be refunded if a student is prohibited from returning to residence for discipline reasons.

Residence – Room assignments for September are sent out in July. (Room assignments for January are sent out in the beginning of December.)

Brock Suites – Room assignments go out in April.

Meeting your roommate (bathroom mate/unit mate) will be one of the things you do on move in day.  (We are unable to share names and personal contact information for other students due to privacy legislation.)

There are no changes to room assignments prior to move-in. When a student wishes to change rooms this must be done in consultation and co-ordination with the residence don, head resident and Housing Services. This is explained in detail in our procedures for changing rooms.

Residence – Winter Move-in is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024 after 12pm(noon). Fall Move-in weekend is scheduled for August 31 to September 2, 2024.

Learn how to prepare for move-in day. and remember to check your Brock Outlook email for more information.

Brock Suites – Move-in is scheduled based on your confirmed contract start date (i.e May 1 or September 1)