Residence COVID-19 Information

Through the 2020-21 academic year, Residences at Brock remained open in a reduced capacity. ​ ​We have a number of safety protocols in place, that with the cooperation from students, have been effective. ​ Residence at Brock continues to be open for the 2021-22 academic year and we look forward to welcoming students in a few weeks!

Below is a series of frequently asked questions we have been receiving. We ask that you monitor your brocku.ca email daily as important information is first shared first through direct emails. Other sources of information include FAQ webpages for- new, returning, and graduate students.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

With the successful rollout of vaccines across Canada and in Ontario, Brock has been actively preparing for a significant return to campus in September, including more in-person experiences for our residence community. Reducing the spread of COVID-19 through vaccinations is critical due to the close living arrangements in residences.

Residence students must have one dose prior to their scheduled residence move-in. Residence students are advised to schedule their second dose following the guidelines laid out by the Public Health Agency of Canada. All students are required to have their second dose within 14 days of move-in unless there is a period remaining between the dosing interval, in which case students will be required to have their second dose within 14 days following eligibility for the second dose.

Students currently living in residence are required to meet the same timelines as those joining us in September. That is, by the September move-in date, you will be required to receive your first dose of the vaccination.

Yes. This requirement applies to all students living in Brock University residences.

Students will be asked to complete an attestation form prior to arriving in residence and will be required to show proof of vaccination during the move-in process. You will receive additional details to your Brock email from the Department of Residences.

Residence students were sent an email, addressed to their Brock email on July 30, 2021 regarding attestation.  The email explained the purposes of attestation and included a link to the attestation form.  We require residence students to complete the form because we have mandated residence students to be vaccinated.  The attestation is how we will be verifying vaccination status.  It was due Monday, August 16. If you have not yet submitted your attestation documentation please refer to July 30 email and following the process for submission as soon as possible.

The expectation is that all students without an exemption form will have to provide proof of vaccination when they move in. In addition, students will have to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination before arrival.

No. We will not be able to share this information with students.

Students  who have not received their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to register for an appointment through the provincial booking portal. Pharmacy booking information is also available through the portal.

Students can also book a vaccine appointment at Brock’s Student Health Services (SHS) student vaccine clinic thought the SHS student booking portal.

Your residence contract will be terminated and you will be required to vacate residence. You will be held financially liable as per the residence agreement.

Residence students are required to have received at least one dose of vaccine prior to move-in.  Students who are unable to provide proof of vaccination or proof of exemption will not be permitted to move-in to residence.  International students will be given 14 days following the completion of their quarantine period to acquire their first dose. More information for International students is located in the below FAQ section- International Students.

Yes. We look forward to welcoming thousands of students onto campus this fall.  We had students living in residence throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

Residence Move In days will take place over the Labour Day long weekend. Please monitor your Brocku email for a message with your specific Move In date, time and location.  In order to spread out arrivals and avoid congestion in entry lobbies, hallways, elevators and stairwells, students will be sent a specific date (Saturday Sept 4, OR Sunday, Sept 5, OR Monday Sept 6) and a specific one hour time slot (between 8am and 5pm) and residence building location. These will be specific to where a student has been assigned.

Information about payment including related frequently asked questions can be found here.

Exemptions

Residence students who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code will be able to submit a request for accommodation. Students can email res@brocku.ca to request a copy of the exemption form. Forms must be submitted no later than Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

International students

All international students have coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine through UHIP.

Please visit the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre website for more information.

No. All individuals required to quarantine must proceed straight to their approved accommodations immediately after arriving in Canada.

The University will recognize Health Canada-approved vaccines as well as vaccines on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing for students to stay in residences.

International students who are unable to obtain their first dose on move in will have 14 days (following the end of their quarantine period) to obtain their first dose and their second dose per the dosing interval.

Other

Students will be expected to follow all public health guidelines during their stay in residence. These may include requirements with respect to physical distancing and wearing face covering. Also, there may be additional residence specific rules in place, as precautionary measures (e.g. limiting visitors). We will regularly update students depending on changing circumstances.​

Should a residence student test positive, the University’s isolation protocol involves re-locating the student (and roommates, where applicable) for the required period and providing necessary support. This has been well received during the current year and proved to be an effective process.  ​

Public area cleaning (e.g. lobbies, common hallways and lounges, Service Desks, laundry rooms) will be enhanced as per guidelines from Public Health.​

Should students change their mind before residence room offers are made, the full residence application fee is refundable and left as a credit on the student’s account. For more information on withdrawing early from residence before moving in visit this page.

More than 70 per cent of Brock’s on-campus residence inventory are single rooms, which allows for a safe opening in the fall while following provincial COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. In addition, Brock’s  three-stage reopening plan is intended to serve as a high-level reference to support planning efforts as Brock University adapts to changing risk levels associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University plans to have its eight residences fully operational, returning to near-full capacity. Our occupancy plan will be reviewed throughout the summer months.  The implementation of any necessary COVID-19 mitigation measures will be announced as soon as possible.

We ask all students who will be staying in residence this fall to monitor their Brock University student email for updates. Students can also follow @BrockResidence on Instagram for updates.

The University will provide quarantine accommodation to qualifying and newly arriving international Brock students. The quarantine accommodation will be provided at no charge for the two week quarantine period. Further information has been sent via email directly to international students who have applied to live in residence. If you have further questions, please contact the Residence South Service Desk by phone at 905-688-5550 x4311 or by email at southdesk@brocku.ca.

We are working closely with Public Health to ensure the ongoing safety of dining on campus.  Measures such as COVID-19 screening, proper personal protective equipment such as face masks must be worn by our guests and employees, daily temperate checks for staff as well as frequent sanitation schedule of high touch points within the locations and the designated seating areas.  As the guidelines change we also monitor and adjust the capacity in each location.  All guests are advised to sanitize their hands before entering and exiting.  Social distancing indicators are present throughout spaces.

Yes. Our occupancy plan for 2021-2022 allows for the use of double rooms.

No.  However, students can request to share a room.  If you have a friend coming to Brock and you would like to share with that person, list each other’s names and rank your preferences in the same order.  We will consider requests made and the public health guidelines in place in the fall in determining the use of double rooms.

Questions?

Connect with a Department of Residences staff member today!

Call: 905-688-5550 ext. 3370 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. EST. or email: res@brocku.ca