Welcome to Spring Orientation for International Students!

Your life at Brock begins here! Brock International is ready to support your success starting with an orientation experience designed exclusively for international students.

International Orientation is a combination of one virtual and one in-person event to prepare you for your journey and welcome you when you arrive.

Virtual Orientation
Wed., April 24 at 7:30 a.m. EDT

The virtual orientation component prepares you with practical information about academics, resources available at Brock, immigration information, health insurance information and more.

Information on important topics such as:

  • Academic Culture & Success
  • Immigration Essentials
  • UHIP & Health Insurance
  • Wellness Resources
  • Living in Niagara & Transportation
  • Important Dates
  • Q&A Session

In-Person Orientation
Sun., April 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Our in-person orientation event is your opportunity to familiarize yourself with Brock’s beautiful campus with help from staff and student guides. Come and learn all about Brock with other new international students like you!

  • Your official welcome presentation!
  • Guided campus tours
  • Residence move-in support
  • A Service Fair where you can connect with Brock’s many departments including Brock International, Academic Advising, Student Life, Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), Career Services, and more!
  • An opportunity to shop for essentials with student guides at the nearby Pen Centre Shopping Mall
  • Meet our International Student Ambassadors and Brock staff that are here to support you throughout your journey
  • Meet other new students and start building your community!

Why you should attend

Learn about supports and services available to help make your transition to Canada and Brock University easier.

Start building lasting friendships and connections from day one.

Pick up free refreshments and free swag, and choose from a limited selection of gently-used household items to get you started in your new home!

Prepare ahead for your transition to academics at Brock. Register now for these helpful pre-arrival sessions.

Intro to Technology Tools
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
11:00 a.m. EDT

Intro to Academic Skills
Thursday, April 11, 2024
11:00 a.m. EDT

Intro to Seminars & Communication
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
11:00 a.m. EDT

International Orientation FAQs

Students should plan to attend both orientations as they provide different information, all of which is essential to starting your term successfully.

Students can expect to receive an email in the first week of April outlining both our orientation events (virtual and in-person), along with links to the ExperienceBU events so they can RSVP.

In the 3rd week of April, you will receive an email reminder about orientation and about submitting your photo to the Card Office so that you can pick up your student card once you arrive on campus.

No, there is no dress code. Please come dressed comfortably and weather-appropriate.

Still have questions about International Orientation?

Contact Brock International – isa@brocku.ca

We can’t wait to meet you in April!