Through the 2020-21 academic year, Residences at Brock has remained open in a reduced capacity. We have a number of safety protocols in place, that with the cooperation from students, have been effective. Over 70% of our room inventory is single rooms, which allows us to plan for our residence community this September.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 (expected to be late July), 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.
At this point, and continuing into summer, 2021, the University will provided 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. For information, please contact the Residence Admissions Team Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by phone at 905-688-5550 x3370 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
Should we continue to have a reduced occupancy plan whereby all assignments are single occupancy, then the single room rate will apply (even if the room assignment is to a room that is designed to accommodate two students).
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.
After consultation with colleagues in the sector and consideration of the legal implications, Brock will join other universities in not requiring vaccinations for students, staff and faculty members on campus in the fall. This decision was discussed with Niagara Region Public Health and conversations with public health will continue as September approaches. Some student populations, such as those living in residence, may be asked to disclose their vaccination status. Read full update.
We will communicate details and next steps to residence students as they become available.