Preparing to live in residence

Move-In day is a very exciting moment whether this is the first time you are leaving home or you have been a graduate student.  We know you are already in planning mode.  This information is provided to answer some of your move-in questions.  A more detailed move-in page and information will be available two weeks prior Residence September Move-In.  Information for January 2024 move-in is available below.

Residence Move-in

Student move-in for Winter Term is Sunday, January 7, 2024 after 12pm(noon).

The $600 residence application fee is required to complete your application for Winter Term (January to April 2024).

New students moving into residence at the beginning of Winter Term will be charged as detailed on the fees page.  Full payment is due January 8, 2024.

Early arrivals are not available.

Students arriving for Winter Term only are welcome to check-in at their Service Desk any time after 12pm(noon) on Sunday January 7, 2024.

September 2024 arrivals will receive an assigned date and time for arrival during the move-in weekend (August 31 – September 2). Move-in details will be sent to your Brock email account prior to check-in so you have time to review the process and plan your arrival.

If you will arrive on a later date/time, please let us know in advance by emailing

Email is the primary method of communication. Please make sure you have set-up your Brock student email account (Outlook) correctly and remember to check it regularly to stay up to date on all Brock related information. Instructions on how to access and set-up your Brock email can be found here.

You will receive your room assignment and move-in details via your Brock Office 365 Outlook student email account.  Make sure you set up your Brock email so you will know when this information comes in or if we have any questions about your application.

January 2024 Arrivals – You will be contacted in November/December regarding your application for January 2024 arrival. We will send your room and move-in details by email in early December.

September 2024 Arrivals – Residence room assignments will be sent out by the end of July. Move-in details are provided 2 weeks before move-in weekend.

To understand your room assignment, refer to the EXAMPLES provided on the Decode your room assignment page.

Learn more about making residence fee payments.

Learn how to access your student financial account history to see your fees and payments.

January 2024 arrivals: The $600 application fee is due with your application (deadline of November 30, 2023). The next and final payment for your total fees is due on the first day of classes for the winter term, Monday January 8, 2024.

September 2024 arrivals: The $600 application fee is due with your application (deadline to qualify for the residence guarantee is June 3, 2024). The next payment (60% of your fees) is due on the first day of classes, Wednesday, September 4, 2024.  The final payment (remaining 40% of your fees) is due on the first day of classes for the winter term, Monday January 6, 2025.

Learn more about instalments and how/when to pay them.

Your Brock Student Card is your access to the Brock Community and all of its partners. Your Brock Student Card has your meal plan and flex dollars on it, and will provide access to residence laundry room and service desk.

As we prepare for your arrival to campus, we’d like to introduce you to CloudCard, an online student card photo submission platform. Let’s get started!- click here to learn how to complete your Brock Card photo submission

Move-in Weekend is scheduled for August 31 to September 2, 2024*.

* Assigned move in dates/times will depend on your residence room assignment. Move in dates and times will be made available by mid-August so you have time to prepare.

2023/2024: Fall Term classes begin Wednesday, September 6, 2023 and Winter Term classes begin Monday, January 8, 2024.  Click here for more important dates.

2024/2025: Fall Term classes begin Wednesday, September 4, 2024 and Winter Term classes begin Monday, January 6, 2025.  Click here for more important dates.

Residence Buildings

We stress that bricks and mortar don’t make your stay in residence a memorable one. It’s the people with whom you will be living.  Visit the residence buildings and amenity page for descriptions, picture galleries and 360 degree tours of each residence.

Yes, campus tours does provide residence tours.  Visit their website for available tours.

All Brock University Residence rooms are already fully furnished with a twin bed, a dresser, a desk and chair, closet or wardrobe, shelving, and garbage bins. Townhouse Style residences also have furnished living rooms and kitchenettes/kitchens equipped with a sofa, a chair, tables, and eating area. If you’re thinking about bringing extra furnishings and/or appliances you MUST read our Allowable Appliances and Allowable Furnishings documents. Due to your room and unit being fully furnished there is limited space for extra furnishings and appliances, and anything that is brought in must be made of metal or plastic. Why? To help reduce fire safety hazards and potential pest problems. Everyone wants to be on the safe side!

Learn more about:

Learn more about what to bring/not to bring for semi-suite or traditional residences.

Learn more about what to bring/not to bring to townhouse style residences.

You will need to bring your own linens for a single/twin-sized bed. Alternatively, Housing Services has partnered with Residence Linens to facilitate delivery of a linen package for your arrival.  You will need to wait until you get your room assignment before ordering linens but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your decorating scheme!
When ordering, ensure you select Brock University as your school and give your correct building and room number.

Many students choose to pre-order a rental refrigerator (and freezer for townhouses) so that they meet the residence guidelines for furnishings.  This is not mandatory but to avoid disappointment, make sure you review the allowable appliances guide.  Housing Services has partnered with Coldex Rentals to help make your transition to living in residence more smoothly.

Student mailing addresses (all residences except Quarry View and Gateway):

Student Name

Room, Residence Building

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way

St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1


Student mailing address (Quarry View only):

Student Name

Room, Quarry View Residence

51 John Macdonell Street

St. Catharines, ON L2T 4E4


Student mailing address (Gateway only):

Student Name

Room, Gateway Suites

49 John Macdonell Street

St. Catharines, ON L2T 0A4

Learn more about residence technology on the Information Technology Services website.

Visit the Information Technology service WiFi page at this link.

Learn more about meal plans on the dining services website.