First Year Student

Welcome to the first year students information page. We are so excited to welcome you into our on campus community.

Fall 2023/Winter 2024: Secure your space in Residence today! Applicants will be guaranteed a space on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Fall 2024: Brock is pleased to guarantee a space in Residence to full-time undergraduate students in any year of study who apply and pay the residence application fee by June 3, 2024. The guarantee does not apply to Brock Suites, which continues to be first-come, first-served.

Please review the information on this page to learn more about residences at Brock and how to apply.

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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.

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Life in Residence

Your residence and university experience is full of opportunities to get involved, explore your interests and grow as a young adult. When living in residence we are here to help you navigate that journey. 

 Exclusive Benefits:  

  • 8-month contract   
  • Fully furnished 
  • 24/7 Service Desk and Campus Safety Support  
  • Transition Support Coordinators: mental health and wellness resource  
  • Residence Life Staff: Upper year live in mentors and program coordinators  
  • All-access meal plan membership: 
    • All-you-care-to-enjoy dining
    • Red Seal Certified Executive Chef 
    • Registered Dietitian  
    •  Special events programming and food pop-ups  
  • Lifestyle and Learning Communities: Live with students with similar academic or lifestyle interests 
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Request a friend
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Residence building options

First-year living allows you to choose a variety of room style options providing you the flexibility to prioritize what works best for you.  You will rank all your 6 preferences in the order you wish.

Residence room styles are described as the following;

  • Traditional  (DeCew)
  • Semi-Suite (Earp, Vallee, Lowenberger, Residence 8)
  • Townhouse (Village)

Learn More About Living On-Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Guarantees

To live in Residence, you must be a full-time student in a degree program at Brock or studying in our IELP program. Students in any year of study are welcome.

September 2024 Residence guarantee: Brock is pleased to guarantee a space in Residence to full-time undergraduate students in any year of study who apply and pay the Residence application fee by June 3, 2024. The guarantee does not apply to Brock Suites which continues to be first come, first served. The residence application for September 2024 to April 2025 is now open!

YES!  As soon as your application and your $600 application fee payment are received, you will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are interested in joining us in January visit this FAQ for more information.

You can apply for Residence as soon as you have a full-time undergraduate or graduate offer from Brock. You do not need to accept the offer first.

In fact, we recommend that you apply for residence and pay your $600 residence application fee as soon as possible.  If you change your mind, you still have time to cancel.

To be included in the 2024/25 residence guarantee, you must have both your residence application and $600 residence application fee payment received by Brock by June 3, 2024. Applications and payments are still accepted after June 3rd, however these are prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, the application fee will be placed on your account shortly after your application is submitted and will be subject to interest on a monthly basis.

If you haven’t already done so, make your payment as soon as possible! After making your payment please watch your Student Finance History in your portal to see when it’s received.

Students 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.

Learn about room/building styles in order to rank all of your preferences.

First year and new residents must rank 6 preferences:

Visit the Fees and Payment page to view the residence and meal plan fees. These are paid by 3 instalments.

You can pay your application fee anytime after you have submitted your application. Learn more about making application fee payments.

Carefully choose your application preferences when you apply.  Once submitted, residence 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 student email.

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

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 residence application. You can visit our medical considerations page to learn how to submit the appropriate documentation.

The deadline for new students to submit their documentation for a September 2024 start is June 3, 2024.

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 January make an application fee payment of $600 onto your student account to be considered.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in November and based on availability room assignments will go out in December.

Only those with special circumstances can stay in residence over winter break. To learn more, visit our Winter Break Closure page.

Room Assigning and Waiting List Notification

Our admissions process is based on marks. We look at admission averages when assigning students to Residence. The higher your admissions average, the better chance you have of getting the style of building and the type of room you prefer. More than 70% of the bedrooms in residence are single rooms. The rest are double rooms.

We give applicants the opportunity to indicate a preference for a particular style of room. We are unable to guarantee that you will be offered a place in your first preference of building or room style. First year and new residents must all rank six room style choices in order of most preferred(1) to least preferred(6).

Avoid the residence waitlist – apply and pay your fees well before the deadline to secure your spot in residence. Your name will be put on a waiting list if we are unable to offer you a space in residence. 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 move up the list as we get cancellations.

If you are still on the waiting list at the start of term and are not offered a room, the full application fee 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 room assignment.

Please note, however, if you leave your name on the waiting list and we offer you a bed in residence (and later you decide to cancel/withdrawal) the forfeiture schedule found here will apply. 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 reversed if a student is prohibited from returning to residence for discipline reasons.

Room assignments for September start are sent out by the end of July. Room assignments for January start are sent out by the beginning of December.  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. Information about the room switch process and how to submit your request can be found here.

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.