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  • 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 brocku.ca/parking-services or contact parking@brocku.ca

  • Canada Games Parking Impacts Aug 5 to Aug 22

    Zone 1 will remain free parking for Brock Faculty, Staff, and Students during the Games. The lot will be shared with Canada Games, and we ask that the Brock community park their vehicles on the northeast side of the lot.

    Once Zone 1 is full, overflow parking for the Brock Community is available in one-half of Zone 3 (closest to Village Residence) and Lot QV (around Quarry View Residence). Lots will be signed appropriately.

    Permitted lots will remain permit-only parking and will continue to be monitored and enforced. Visitor parking lots and spaces will remain paid and will continue to be monitored and enforced.

    Lot P is completely designated for Canada Games and will not be available for paid visitor parking. This lot will be closed from Friday, Aug. 5 through to Monday, Aug. 22.

    Zone 2 will be utilized for spectators to Canada Games Park and we ask that you please avoid using this lot.

    More Canada Games FAQs

    Brock Parking Lot Map 

     

  • 2022-23 Parking Permits on Sale Dates

    2022-23 Parking permits on sale soon! View 2022-23 parking rates. All permits are ordered online

    • July 12 10 a.m- Faculty & Staff permits
    • July 26 10 a.m.- Student permits
    • August 2 10 a.m.- Residence parking permits.

    Two options for permit delivery:

    1. Canada Post: Mailed to your home address indicated at point of purchase. Deadline for Canada Post delivery is Aug. 17.
    2. Parking Services Office Pick-up: visit the Parking Services Office located in the Campus Store Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Parking Services Office Open

    We look forward to welcoming many of our customers back to campus!

    Office Hours (located in the Campus Store) Monday to Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Email: parking@brocku.ca monitored Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 4309

  • Student Jobs Available!

    Parking Services is currently hiring of Parking Office Assistant and Parking Enforcement Assistant.

    Part-time $15/hour. Application deadline July 21

    Learn more and apply- click here

    Questions about the roles? Email parking@brocku.ca 

     

  • 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.

  • Brock gets green light for green vehicle charging on campus

    Brock University will soon become a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within higher education in Ontario thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

    Combining the government funding of $235,000 with Brock’s own contributions will allow the University to install 20 EV charging stations on its main campus, including 17 Level 2 and three Level 3 DC Fast Charge stations. Level 3 charging is particularly important for people who travel from outside Niagara, as they can charge a near-empty battery to 80 per cent in as little as 20 minutes.

    “Canadians want greener options to get to where they need to go. We’re giving it to them. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” said Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

    Adding the chargers is a step toward a number of important goals for Brock.

    “The additional EV charging infrastructure at the main Brock campus will contribute to our Strategic Plan goal of enhancing the life and vitality of our local region and beyond,” said Scott Johnstone, Senior Associate Vice-President, Infrastructure and Operations. “Since the Brock campus is open to the Niagara community, the investment also supports the adoption of EVs in the Niagara region through the reduction of carbon emissions.”

    The initiative also falls in line with Brock’s guiding value of sustainable, accountable and transparent stewardship.

    “As more and more consumers feel comfortable purchasing EVs due to the accessibility of charging stations, less CO2 emissions will be emitted into the air,” said Ed Wall, Acting Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services. “This project helps Brock remain committed to stewardship and will have positive impacts on environmental resources to ensure a sustainable future for the community.”

    The initiative will play a key role in Brock and the region’s climate change adaptation efforts and work toward a low-carbon future, Wall added.

    “Investing in EV charging stations at Brock University is one way of achieving net zero by 2050,” said Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre. “This investment will offer confidence in greener choices and opportunities, including a greener economy and a more sustainable future for students, residents and travellers.”

    With the funding in place, it’s expected the 20 charging stations will be installed across the Brock campus parking lots over the coming months and be operational by this fall.

    Investments in green infrastructure are bringing us closer to a zero-emission future, in addition to helping Ontarians make greener choices, improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” added Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines. “We are proud to support Brock University’s efforts to provide students, employees and residents with more transportation options.”

  • Brock University approves free parking for Winter Term

    While access to Brock’s main campus remains limited as the province continues under a stay-at-home order, the University has approved free parking for those who require it during the Winter Term.

    Going forward, parking will be free on campus throughout the remainder of the term and pro-rated reimbursements will be issued for permits from Jan. 14 to April 30. Prohibited parking in fire lanes, laneways or landscaped areas will still be enforced.

    Brock University students will have a pro-rated credit made to their student account, minus any outstanding tickets or fees. The credit will be applied towards current and/or future tuition and fees.

    Faculty and staff are asked to check their Brock email, or the email on file with Parking Services, for details related to their account.

    Customers who paid for hourly or daily parking through the HONK parking app or pay-and-display machines between Thursday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 26 are asked to email parking@brocku.ca for more information.

  • Brock announces flexible parking options for Fall Term

    With far fewer people needing to be on campus for the Fall Term due to Brock University’s COVID-19 measures, Parking Services is now offering a flexible suite of parking options.

    In addition to the traditional permit and daily parking options on campus, Parking Services is introducing new weekly, monthly and bulk buy options to meet the reduced parking demands on campus this fall.

    Parking remains free in Zone 1, Lot E and visitor parking Lot D this summer, with enforcement of permitted and paid parking lots resuming Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    Zone 2 will remain closed this fall due to the construction of Canada Games Park, but permit prices for Zone 1 have been reduced.

    Parking permits will be available online only starting Tuesday, July 28 through a self-service customer model on the Parking Services website. Upgrades to the online parking system AIMS have been implemented to improve the customer service experience.

    Zone 1 permits will initially be sold for the Fall Term only, with Winter Term permits going on sale in November once an announcement has been made regarding the academic plan for the Term.

    In addition to full-term permits, Parking Services is adding weekly and monthly options, as well as a multi-day bulk buy package where customers get five single-day passes to be used as they need them within 60 days of purchase. These new options will all be facilitated through the HONK mobile app for contactless, convenient customer service.

    Details of a mid-August distribution will be released in the coming weeks.

    For customers looking for daily paid parking options, paid parking on campus will be in Lot D and Zone 3 (formerly Lot S). All paid parking on campus will be cashless — either through the paid parking machines or the HONK parking app.

    For more information, including 2020-21 parking rates and FAQs, visit Parking Services website. Questions can be directed to parking@brocku.ca

  • Parking permit holders to get pro-rated reimbursements for April

    Brock University faculty, staff and students who hold valid campus parking passes will receive pro-rated refunds or credits for the month of April, as campus operations remain suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Parking Services has announced a list of measures that will be applied to permit holders, depending on the nature of their account or payment methods. In the coming days, permit holders will receive emails from Parking Services outlining the details for each account.

    • Brock University students will have a pro-rated credit made to their student account, minus of any outstanding tickets or fees, as per the Parking Services refund policy. The credit will be applied towards current and/or future tuition and fees. If you have parking credit on your student account and have applied to convocate you may request a refund at brocku.ca/safa/contact-us/request-a-refundto have the credit released to you. Students who do not return in September may request their parking credit after the registration close date in September 2020.
    • McMaster students will receive a refund, net of any outstanding tickets or fees, as per the Parking Services refund policy.
    • Faculty and staff are asked to check their Brock email or the email address on file with Parking Services for a message containing specific details related to their account.