Graduate housing and teaching students

Welcome to the Department of Residences graduate student and Faculty of Education teaching students information page. At Brock University we are happy to offer upper year housing that accommodates your needs as professional students. Below you will find information on the application process, quick links to popular searches and a list of frequently asked questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brock University!

First year student experience

Your residence experience

As a graduate student or teaching student, you have two residence experience options when deciding to live on-campus.

  1.  Traditional residence experience, living in a community of undergraduate students with all the residence community supports and extend your residence life experience.
  2. Upper year housing, a year round independent living experience at Brock Suites.
Exterior main entrance of Gateway Suites

Your residence building options

Graduate housing offers you more options to tailor your residence experience:

  1. Choosing a traditional residence experience path allows you to either rank 3-10 building and style preference in the order you wish along with selecting your meal plan, friendship groups and living learning communities.
  2. Brock Suites is an upper year residence at Gateway Suites and Quarry View Residence that allows you to live more independently with close proximity to all University amenities and meal plan options. Learn more about Brock Suites.

Apply Online TODAY!

2021-22 Residence Application is now open.

Next Steps:

1. You will need the information provided with your student offer to get started.

2. Visit our application page and start the application process today!

3. Don’t forget to note the important dates and fees and payment schedule.

Your on-campus living experience gives you the community, dependability, safety and proximity that will help you make the most of your time at Brock University. See you in September!

Learn More About Living On-Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Guarantees

To live in residence, you must be a full-time student in a graduate or degree program at Brock.

For students applying for Brock Suites*

Brock Suites living is limited. Priority will be given to our current Brock Suites residents with a good disciplinary record, who are enrolled in an academic program and who meet the deadline to re-apply. Our admissions process is based on when an application is submitted, and their deposit is received. Our advice– apply early, get your application fee in on time and be at the top of the list. We start our assigning early in April.

*Brock Suites is better suited for graduate students.

For students applying for the traditional residence experience

Once we have met our guaranteed requirements graduate/pre-service students will be assigned based on availability. The residence application is open to all graduate/pre-service students. We are hopeful that we will be able to accommodate all applications and encourage all students to apply.

Our admissions process is based on when an application is submitted, their deposit is received (before June 1) and their academic standing. Our advice– apply early, get your application fee in on time and be at the top of the list. We start our assigning June 1.

Yes, there is opportunity to do this! If you choose Brock Suites you can make this part of your contract. All other on campus will have the opportunity to reserve starting in February of each year for the coming Spring/Summer term.  Visit the Spring/Summer page for more information about staying on campus during the Spring and Summer months.

Application Preferences and Assignment Process

Many graduate students choose to Brock Suites.  This is an upper year residence in Gateway Suites and Quarry View Residence.

Alternatively, you have the option of choosing a traditional residence experience path allows you to rank 3-11 building and style preference in the order you wish along with selecting your meal plan, friendship groups and living learning communities.  Learn more about all the buildings and styles and decide what your preferences are.

Yes, we encourage that for most students.  In addition to the supports from our exceptional Residence Life staff you can apply for any residence building you wish.  The meal plan is required. If you would like a more independent upper year living experience that is when we recommend Brock Suites.

  • Residences – Quarry View and Gateway Residences are the buildings only associated with the Brock Suites living community.
  • Units can have mixed genders if requested by friendship groups.  Floors can be mixed gender.
  • Options to extend your day: 4 months before or after your 8 month contract to provide a 12 month year round economical residence option.
  • Residence Agreement – learn more
  • Residence Life – There are no residence life supports with this choice.  It is independent living, with close proximity to all University amenities and facilities.
  • Meal plan – This is not required with this option but certainly be added! Learn more about your options.
  • Payments/Fees – The application fee is due immediately.  The payments are billed monthly not by installments.  The fees include all utilities (ie electrical, internet, gas, hydro) and parking.  It is all-inclusive living.
  • Medical Considerations – The medical considerations form is due immediately since assigning begins early.  If you have accessibility requirements you will be assigned to Gateway Residence.
  • Winter Break Stay- This is included in the Brock Suites fees.

Yes, you will have more flexibility with Brock Suites (Gateway or Quarry View Residence).

For example, some programs like some Faculty of Education or Goodman Business school have an early start to the academic year or irregular dates.  Check your program start dates if they are before student residence move-in or move-out on our Important Dates page to know if this applies to you.

If you are weighing living off-campus or on-campus carefully weigh your lease with the Residence Agreement.  In these changing times, some students may find the fairness of the residence agreement more aligned with their needs.  For example, in March 2020 when COVID-19 impacted residence early departure students were not locked into a long-term lease.  Some students were living at home but paying for off-campus housing.

Residence Fees

Brock Suites – This fee is due before March 5.

Traditional Residence – This fee is paid between April 1 and no later than June 1.

Learn more about making application fee payments.

Carefully choose your application preferences when you apply.  Residence application changes cannot be made online in your residence application portal.  If you do need to make a change, these need to be requested before June 1 by emailing res@brocku.ca.  All responses to your change requests will be sent to your Brock 365 student email.  After June 1 changes cannot be made to your residence application.

Brock Suites

Visit the cancellation and early withdrawal page for more information if making a change before or after move-in day.

Traditional Residence

Visit these pages if you are cancelling or withdrawing early before move-in or after move-in.

Your residence agreement outlines these in detail.

We are happy to work with you on this. The process starts with indicating this on your online residence application.  You can visit our medical considerations page to learn how to submit the appropriate documentation.  Brock Suites requires this information to be sent in as soon as possible following your application.

Brock Suites requires this information to be sent in as soon as possible following your application.  All other upper year students need to submit their documentation by April 30, 2021.

Yes this is possible but this starts with you and your friend’s residence application.    Yes this is possible but this starts with you and your friend’s residence application.  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. Please note, Brock Suites allows for mixed gender friendship units.

Yes, you can apply at any time even during the school year.  The January intake is subject to availability so this is a continuous and ongoing process throughout the year as students come and go from residence.

Winter Break stay is included in Brock Suites.  Only those with special circumstances can stay in traditional residence but you can learn more about these at this link.

Room Assigning and Waiting List Notification

For students entering their second year in Fall 2021

We will confirm if you have a guaranteed space in residence by mid-April for those that applied and paid by April 5.

For those who do not meet the guarantee or apply after April 5, you will either be assigned or wait-listed based on availability. Wait-list updates will be provided weekly.

For students entering their third year or higher, we begin the assigning process after the June 1st deadline and students will be notified of their status by mid-June.

For students applying for Brock Suites

We begin the assigning process after the April 1st deadline and students will be notified of their status by mid-April.

Your name will be put on a waiting list if we are unable to offer you a space in residence. We will email you and tell you your place on the waiting list. You will be sent weekly updates on your waiting list number. You will only move up the list if and when a student cancels their residence room and we are able to assign the room to someone on the waiting list.

If you are still on the waiting list at the start of term and are not offered a room, the full application fee of $600 will remain as a credit on your account with the University and will be put toward other fees (e.g. tuition). You must inform us in writing should you wish to withdraw from the waiting list. Only written notice of withdrawal on the day it is received by the Department of Residences will be accepted in order to provide a refund. Your full application fee will be left as a credit on your student account as long as you notify us in writing of your wish to withdraw before we offer you a bed.

Please note, however, that if you leave your name on the waiting list and we offer you a bed in residence, the refund dates above apply. If your name remains on the waiting list and you are offered a bed that you turn down, you will forfeit the $600-application fee. Students whose status is to be reviewed for discipline reasons may be placed on the waiting list or prohibited from re-admission to residence. The full application fee will be refunded if a student is prohibited from returning to residence for discipline reasons.

Traditional Residence – Room assignments go out by the middle of July.

Brock Suites – Room assignments go out in end of April.

Meeting your roommate (bathroom mate/unit mate) will be one of the things you do on move in day.  (We are unable to share names and personal contact information for other students due to privacy legislation.)

There may be updates to this procedure due to COVID-19.

In the past, it is highly unlikely that there will be any changes to room assignments before Thanksgiving. When a student wishes to change rooms this must be done in consultation and co-ordination with the residence don, head resident and the Department of Residences. This is explained in detail in our procedures for changing rooms.

Residence Move In days 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.

Learn more about move-in day.