Welcome to Brock and welcome to Residence! We are so excited for you to be here and be a part of this community. Over the first couple of weeks of September we will be hosting a variety of events specific to residence students, and promoting the many events that others are hosting across campus. Residence is one of these experiences that what you get out of it is dependent on what you put into it, the same goes for Welcome Week! Attending events, engaging with your community, and exploring all that Brock has to offer will help set you up for a wonderful residence experience.
Residence Welcome Week Event Information
First Community Dinner
As part of your first welcome to residence, residence students will accompany their residence don to the Guernsey Market and then to an area around campus to enjoy their dinner as a community from a safe physical distance. Ask your dons for more information about timing!
Please note the following COVID-19 requirements:
- Students will be required to go through a designated screening point to enter campus buildings
Students will be required to wear a face mask when inside campus buildings and outside when physical distancing by 6ft (2m) is not possible or predictable
Students will be expected to remain in their “social bubble” of the people who live in their residence unit when eating dinner around campus
- Should students not follow the above COVID-19 requirements or other public health guidelines will be followed up with via the Residence Community Standards.
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. (virtual event)
Residence students are invited to compete for prizes and Marriott Cup points with their communities! Residence students will be invited to work together with members of their community in a variety of challenges. The top 2 teams will win prizes and their communities will be awarded Marriott Cup points! This event will take place over Microsoft Teams. Join by clicking the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y432tuft
1st place team: $20 Amazon gift card/ person
2nd place team: $15 Amazon gift card/ person
Cooking Tips & Tricks (with Chef Nick)
Cooking on your own for the first time? Tune into @BrockResidence on Instagram to hear some tips and tricks from Chef Nick!
Like the post and tag 2 friends to be entered into a draw for a $20 Goodfood gift card
New Student Academic Orientation
The NSWAO is your official welcome to Brock University. Through the online event, you will have the opportunity to be part of the largest annual welcome ceremony for the incoming class of 2020 and get oriented to your faculty and program of study. We know this is a year like no other and we want you to know that we are here to support your success! Learn more and register.
1 p.m.- 2p.m. (in person event)
In collaboration with Brock Recreation, residence students are invited to participate in a physically distanced yoga class! The class will take place outside of Lowenberger Residence. Visit Experience BU to sign up!
Prizes: Two names will be drawn from the list of students who participated, for a chance to win $20 Starbucks gift card/ person
Human Rights & Equity Speaker: Jr LaRose
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join our exclusive Zoom audience as Canadian Football League veteran, Grey Cup 2011 Champion and National Indigenous Speaker JR LaRose, gives a dynamic address on building a strong Brock community through active student leadership, consent, sexual violence prevention and advocacy.
Featuring live audience Q&A’s and appearances from Brock International Ambassadors, Student Executives, Club Presidents and more.
Kick off the school year right and find out how YOU can be a Badger for Change!! Register here.
3 p.m.- 4 p.m (in person)
In collaboration with Brock Recreation, residence students are invited to participate in a physically distanced HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class! The class will take place outside of Lowenberger residence. Visit Experience BU to sign up!
Prizes: Two names will be drawn from the list of participants for a chance to win a $20 Tim Hortons gift card/ person
Tune into @BrockResidences on Instagram or visit brocku.ca/residence/fire-safety for important information on how to be fire safe while living (and cooking!) on your own for the first time.
Fire Safety Quiz will happen on Friday on @BrockResidences. Answer the questions for a chance to win a $20 Campus Store gift card.
From September 4th-September 11th, first-year students are encourage to participate in the virtual Welcome Week Fitness Challenge! Students must complete 5 or more challenges to be eligible to win a prize. Learn more by visiting ExperienceBU or following @BrockRecreation.
To be entered to win, fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/JGfbFh6z1t7BJgCr6
Entries are due September 11th by 11:59 p.m.
As residence looks a little different this year, we are getting creative about the ways that we connect you with people in your community. Visit brocku.ca/residence/connect to sign up and for more information!
Meet & Compete ESports Tournament
Residence students are invited to compete for prizes in a Rocket League Tournament hosted by Brock eSports!
Residence students are asked to sign up between September 7th and September 15th at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y5wa9ekm
Residence students will be assigned to teams based on skill level. The top three teams will win prizes! Learn more about the rules and tournament outline.
The tournament will take place on September 19th starting at noon. The finals will be streamed at 8:00pm.
- 1st place team: $20 Amazon gift card/ person
- 2nd place team: $15 Amazon gift card/ person
Residence students are encouraged to show off their talents by submitting pre-recorded videos. Residence students will then get the chance to vote on their favourite, with the winners winning prizes!
- Submit your talent via a 30 second video to @BrockResidence on Instagram!
- Submissions are open September 11t at noon-September 14 at 10 a.m.
- Voting is open September 14 at 5 p.m. until September 17 at noon
- Winners will be announced on September 17th!
- 1st place: $20 Uber Eats gift card
- 2nd place: $15 Uber Eats gift card
In addition to Residence Welcome Week, events for just our residence community, new students are invited to participate in Brock’s first ever virtual Welcome Week events, which are packed with activities and games, while also focusing on setting up students for a successful first year.
As part of Welcome Week, BUSU has also created a fully online and interactive experience for new students. BadgerFest 2020, which kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 8, takes some of the most popular events from the past and turns them virtual while also creating new, digital events that haven’t been done before at Brock.