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  • Fall Parking Reminders

    Parking Services information update

    With Fall Term now underway, the Parking Services team is reminding Brock faculty and staff about updates to parking on campus. The information listed below can also be found on the Parking Services website.

    The main Parking Services office is located in the Campus Store and open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A new Parking Guest Services desk is now located in the Rankin Family Pavilion, alongside Campus Safety Services. The desk will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for customer and guest support, including the HONK mobile app and paid parking payment support.

    If you have any questions, please visit the Parking Services website or contact

  • We are hiring student roles!

    Parking Services is a dynamic department at Brock that provides services to all members of the university community including faculty, staff, students, community members and guests. We have an outstanding staff team who works to oversee permit sales and enforcement, visitor pay parking, way finding event signage and monitoring/directing university traffic for special events.

    We are looking for exceptional students who have a high degree of willingness to serve the public in a customer service role, and who have an extended knowledge of Brock’s facilities and services to join our team. Over 20 positions available.

    Parking Office Ambassador:$158872/9925$30488.htmld (deadline to apply 12: 01 am August 7)
    Parking Enforcement Ambassador:$158872/9925$30514.htmld (deadline to apply 12:01 a.m. August 14)
  • Parking changes coming this fall

    Brock Parking Services is rolling out several changes over the coming months to enhance the customer experience.

    “We have been working on a number of projects and are excited to finally share them with the Brock community,” said Jen Lawson, Director, Retail and Parking Services.

    The most notable change will come with the implementation of Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, which uses a vehicle’s licence plate as the parking permit, eliminating the need for paper permits or hangtags.

    LPR will be implemented with the sale of 2023-24 parking permits beginning July 11 for faculty and staff and July 25 for students.

    Wayfinding signage and changes to some lots will accompany LPR, making it easier to identify paid and permitted spaces. As of September, Zone 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be known as Lot 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    This fall will also see the launch of a new shared Parking Services and Campus Safety Services desk in the Rankin Family Pavilion. Customers will be able to visit the desk for in-person support, including the purchase of paid parking though HONK.

    Finally, a refresh to the Parking Services website will offer updated information about parking options on campus, requests for event parking, rules and regulations and “how-to videos” for HONK users wanting to pay for parking or purchase monthly and flex passes.

    These changes were informed in part by a survey conducted by Parking Services in April. More than 2,400 customers responded.

    “With a number of initiatives underway, the results of the survey helped reinforce the opportunities we have to educate and support our customers,” said Lawson.

    For more information about parking on campus, visit

  • 2023-24 Permits on sale soon

    2023-24 on sale permit dates:

    July 11 Faculty and Staff

    July 25 Students

    August 8 Residence Students

  • Free parking returns for Spring, Summer Terms

    Free spring and summer parking makes its return to Brock’s Zone parking lots beginning next week.

    From Monday, May 1 to Thursday, Aug. 31, a permit will not be required to park in Zones 1, 2, 3 or 4. However, parking is still prohibited from 2 to 5 a.m. A map showing Zone parking lots is available on the Parking Services website

    University partners who are hosting large events on campus are reminded to complete the Event Parking Request Form and connect with the Parking Services team in advance.

    For additional information about Parking on campus, email or visit

  • Paid parking resumes on campus Thursday, Sept. 1

    With September’s arrival comes the return of paid parking at Brock University’s campuses.

    Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, drivers coming to a Brock campus are required to either display a valid parking permit or pay for hourly or daily parking through the HONK mobile app. This includes electric vehicles using the on-campus charging stations.

    Pay and display machines on campus are no longer in use.

    Overnight parking remains prohibited between 2 and 5 a.m., unless using a permit that specifically allows overnight parking. A full list of available parking permit options and rates is available on the Parking Services website.

    Permits for several parking lots, with four- or eight-month options, are still available and can be purchased online only. Hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and five-day parking packs are also available through the HONK app. View the below chart to determine the best value option for parking based on the amount of time spent on campus.

    Permits purchased after Aug. 17 are available for pickup Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Parking Services desk at the top of the ramp outside of the Campus Store. Customers who are moving into residences will receive their parking pass in their move-in package.

    For more information about parking at Brock, visit or contact

  • Parking permits available for Winter Term

    There’s still space available for drivers looking to park on campus this winter.

    With about 80 per cent of Brock’s classes taking place in person during the upcoming Winter Term, the University’s Parking Services team is ready to accommodate an increase in demand for on-campus parking passes.

    To prepare for the growing need, the University added more than 200 new parking spaces in high-demand lots during the summer as well as several electric vehicle charging stations across campus.

    With students taking part in a variety of academic schedules, Parking Services is also continuing to offer several options to ensure customers get the best value based on the amount of time they spend on campus each week.

    These include using the Honk Mobile app for a variety of hourly, daily, weekly or monthly options, as well as a permit that runs for the entirety of the Winter Term from January until April — the best value for customers who are on campus for three or more days each week.

    For more information or to purchase a parking pass, visit the Parking Services website.