We hope you have enjoyed your stay in residence this year. Please note the following information about leaving residence at the end of the term. View the notifications that students have received (will receive) about the end of term.
Moving out of residence
When do I have to leave?
The Residence Agreement stipulates that students must vacate their rooms and leave residence by noon on the day following their last exam in April or by noon on April 23, 2021, whichever comes first. However, due to exams being extended until April 23, 2021 this date is now April 24, 2021. This policy exists to ensure that residence remains an environment conducive to academic success during the examination period. Please note if a student has not moved out by his/her designated date and time, it will be considered a violation of the Residence Agreement. The student will receive a $100-charge and will be required to leave residence immediately.
Extended stay policy
Any student wishing to be considered for an exception to the conditions outlined in the Residence Agreement must submit a Request for an Extended Stay form online explaining his/her circumstances by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2021. Students who do not submit a form by March 31 may still do so up to 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure date but they will be subject to a $50-administrative fee and the request may not be granted.
Simply go back into your residence application on my.brocku.ca to complete the request for an extended stay. Documentation is required to support requests for extended stays beyond noon on the day after a student’s last exam and a per diem charge for each night beyond the original departure date may be assessed. Please read the policy and attach any required documentation to the online request form.
Who is allowed to stay?
A student may be granted permission for an extended stay beyond noon on the day after his/her last exam only under extraordinary circumstances. Some examples of requests that may be considered are below. Please note that conditions may apply.
- Academic requirements that are not listed in the exam timetable (i.e. take-home exams, exams facilitated by SAS). Such a request must be accompanied by official documentation from your professor/counsellor confirming that you have an academic commitment that requires you to stay beyond your scheduled time in residence.
- International travel. Please submit proof of travel. Please note that extensions may not be given for multiple days regardless of flight schedules, so make your travel plans accordingly.
Students who have registered and paid to live in Brock’s Summer Residence Accommodation can apply for an extension to remain in residence until their official transition to their summer stay through the extended stay request form on the portal.
Please note that a student’s prior behaviour in residence will also be considered when evaluating extended stay requests.
Who would not be allowed to stay?
Here are some examples of requests we are unable to accommodate:
- The person I am getting a ride with isn’t finished his/her exams until the last day.
- The person picking me up can’t get that day off work.
- I’m scheduled to work at my job (on-campus and/or in the local area) until April 30.
- I don’t get my house off-campus until May 1.
Visit our extended stay in residence page for more details including step by step instructions on submitting your request.
- Students will receive an email, in early March, to their Brock account informing them of the date we have on record as their last exam.
- Students are expected to move out by 12 noon on the day after their last exam. Please note – students cards will no longer provide access as of this time.
- Do not leave your keys in your room. You are not considered to be moved out until you sign out with the appropriate Service Desk and return your keys to them. If you do not hand in your keys at your scheduled move-out date and time, the door will be plugged and a lock change will be initiated immediately at your expense.
- All students will be required to complete an Express Check-Out as outlined below:
- Express Check-out: Students will lock their room and return keys to the appropriate Service Desk (North – Quarry View and South – Village). In order take precautions, immediately following the departure of all occupants, the unit front door will be plugged. The unit / rooms will be inspected by Department of Residences Facilities staff, 72 hours following the departure of all occupants but prior to anyone else entering the room/unit. You are held accountable for damage/cleanliness charges assessed to the shared/common areas regardless of whether you are the first or last person to move out. In townhouses, this would mean any area that is shared and accessible to all unit mates.
- More details regarding the check-out process steps will be sent to your Brock email account closer to your expected departure. These steps will take into account the public restrictions/guidelines in place during that time.
Room/Unit inspections and damage assessment
Once all residents have departed, Department of Residences facilities staff will conduct an inspection in every room/unit to assess the state of cleanliness and inspect for damages. No one other than Department of Residences facilities staff will enter the room/unit until after the inspection has been done. Conditions will be compared against your move-in inventory and condition report, and damages assessed accordingly. Students are individually responsible for their own room and jointly responsible for unit and/or common area damage, loss of furnishings, and cleaning charges if no specific individual(s) are determined responsible. This is regardless of whether you are the first or last to move out. Damages will be billed to your student account and you will receive an email to your Brock account notifying you of charges before the end of June 2021.
What do I need to do in my room/unit before I move out?
Avoid charges by leaving your unit/room in a clean and acceptable state:
- Remove posters and adornments, including tape, sticky tac, and sticky notes from all surfaces (i.e. walls, ceilings, windows, and doors). Note – if damage has been done to the wall charges will apply.
- Remove garbage/recycling and non-Brock items.
- Place furniture back in its original location. See back of room move-in inventory and condition report for diagram and/or check online under Buildings & Amenities for each building.
- Put beds back to their original state:
- In Quarry View the adjustable beds must be set back to the fifth and sixth rungs, in between the fourth and seventh rungs.
- In the Village double rooms beds must be re-bunked at a height between two lines (in courts 7-12) and set back to bed over desk at the line (in courts 1-6)
- In Vallee the bed platform must be put back to the lowest level
- In Earp and Lowenberger there are two black lines on the foot board. Place the bed spring between these lines
- In DeCew, the platform should be placed at the top rungs and the dressers placed underneath.
- Clear cupboards, drawers, cabinets and countertops, and wipe all surfaces clean.
- Vacuum carpeted surfaces and wash hard floor surfaces.
- In washrooms:
- Scrub the sink, toilet, and tub clean of soap residue, hair and grime.
- Clear cupboards, vanities, and counter tops, and wipe all surfaces clean, including the mirror.
- In kitchens:
- Remove items and clean the fridge both inside and out
- Clean stove top, including the element rings and burner plates, and inside oven, including the racks and oven bottom
- Clear cupboards, drawers, and countertops, and wipe all surfaces clean.
Replacement of any original inventory item with non-Brock property is not allowed. Charges will apply to replace with Brock item.
Below is a list of cleaning costs that you will incur if required in your room/unit/common areas. Work required by custodial staff is charged at a minimum of 15 minutes ($7.19) at an hourly rate of $28.76.
- Removal of garbage and/or recycling
- Washing of blue recycle bins, grey recycle bins, kitchen garbage cans, bedroom blue recycle bins and bedroom waste cans
- Removal of posters and/or adornments from all surfaces (walls, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.)
- Removal of graffiti on surfaces (doors, walls, windows, or furnishings)
- Removal of non-Brock items/furnishings left behind
- Placing furniture back to its original location
- Cleaning oven and/or stovetop
- Cleaning fridge/freezer
- Cleaning bathtub/shower
- Washing shower curtain that is excessively dirty
- Cleaning toilet/sink
- Cleaning dirty cupboards, drawers, counters and/or furniture tops
- Cleaning wall spills, splatter
- Cleaning/mopping/vacuuming floor
- Washing bedroom closet curtain that is excessively dirty
Below is a list of common repair and/or replacement costs that will be assessed:
- Replace missing sink or bathtub drain plugs: $5 each
- Replace missing/damaged shower curtain: $20
- Replace missing bathroom plunger: $15
- Replace missing/damaged entrance floor mat: $65
- Replace missing/damaged entry door viewer: $75
- Replace missing/damaged shovel: $12
- Replace missing/damaged central vac attachments/hose (Village only): $10-$55
- Replace missing/damaged kitchen waste can: $110
- Replace missing bedroom/bathroom waste can: $30
- Replace common area blue and/or grey recycling boxes: $15
- Replace missing bedroom recycling blue box: $10
- Replace missing zippered mattress protector: $30
- Replace missing/damaged wireless access point: $600
- Replace missing/damaged window screen: $50 – $150
- Replace glass in broken window: $150 and up
- Replace bedroom dresser: $450
- Replace bedroom shelf unit: $210
- Replace broken bedroom mirror: $30
- Replace missing or damaged mattress: $130
- Placing bed(s) back to proper level or re-bunking: $25-$50
- Replace bedroom chair: $185
- Replace bedroom closet curtain: $45
- Replace kitchen chair: $125
- Replace living room end table: $200 coffee table; $250
- Replace living room chair: $550
- Replace living room sofa: $600 – $1100
- Replace missing ceiling light fixture covers: $15 – $30
- Steam cleaning a bedroom carpet: $50
- Steam cleaning an entire townhouse unit: $150
- Deodorizing and neutralizing odours in bedrooms (i.e. cigarette smoke): minimum of $100
- Deodorizing and neutralizing odours in an entire townhouse unit (i.e. cigarette smoke): minimum of $450
- Tampering with safety equipment (fire extinguisher, automatic door closers, exit signs, fire hoses, smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, etc.): $75 tampering fee plus repair/replacement/clean-up costs
- Repair holes in wall /damaged drywall: $150 and up
- Replace/repair damaged interior doors: minimum of $290
- Do not attempt to paint or repair drywall anywhere in your unit. As per the RCS, if you do, it will be redone by professionals and you will be billed accordingly.
Additional charges may be assessed for:
- Lost townhouse unit front door key – lock change required: Village: $250; Quarry View two-bedroom: $185; Quarry View three-bedroom: $205; Quarry View four-bedroom: $230.
- Lost townhouse bedroom key: $35
- Lost traditional residence bedroom key – lock change required: Single room: $160; Double Room: $185.
- Replace broken bedroom or unit key or temporary swipe card: $35
- Replace lost or broken mailbox key: $10
- Failure to move out by designated move-out date and time: $100 (per day).
There are also some uncommon repairs and/or replacements that may occur. These would be billed at time and material costs so no estimated pricing is provided.
The only people who decide whether a charge will be assessed for damage and/or missing inventory items are Department of Residences facilities staff who inspect and assess rooms once vacated. A residence don or desk staff member does not have access to view the conditions nor do they have the authority to make assessments. Therefore, stating you spoke to your don or a desk staff member whether a charge has been assessed to you will not be accepted as a valid appeal.
Before checking out, please ensure that:
- You’ve cleaned and tidied so that you don’t receive any charges as indicated above.
- Your thermostat is turned to 16°C/60°F.
- Any window in your room is closed and locked.
- Your drapes/blinds are closed.
- You’ve removed all personal belongings.
- Your lights are turned off.
- Your door is closed and locked.
Students are not allowed to leave belongings in their room. Property left behind will be considered abandoned and removal costs will be charged as indicated above.
Non-perishable food items, clothing donations and electronic recycling [to be determined]
Should you wish to donate any unopened, non-perishable food items that you have left over, clothes that you don’t want to take home, or printers/small appliances you no longer need, please watch your emails for details. Depending on restrictions in place in April, there may be donation bins that will be set up.
Exam quiet hours
Quiet hours are:
Sunday to Thursday, 11 pm to 8 am
Friday and Saturday 1 am to 8 am
Extended quiet hours are implemented during the December and April exam period. Starting on the last day of classes (Friday, April 9, 2021) and continuing through until the end of exams, quiet hours are extended to 22 hours daily with only two hours for less quiet activities – Sunday through Friday 7 – 9 pm and Saturday 9 – 11 pm. During these two hours, noise should not be excessive. Restrictions and reminders are posted in each residence.
Please note: “Respect Hours” are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The No Guest/Visitor policy continues during the exam period
Residence community standards
Any violations of the residence community standards can impact a student’s status for returning to residence the next year. For students not returning to residence, end-of-year violations are referred to the University Disciplinary Board, whose sanctions can impact a student’s overall status at Brock.
Notify any regular senders of mail (e.g. friends, newspaper/magazine subscriptions) of your change of address for the summer. Do not have packages shipped to your residence address after April 16th.
Once you move out of residence, any of your mail received by the Department of Residences will be returned to sender.
Returning to residence
If you wish to return to residence for the 2021-22 academic year, you can apply now. Immediately after submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, contact the Department of Residences at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-688-5550 x 3370. Non-receipt of the confirmation email indicates that your application was not successfully submitted. Residence rooms are available for upper year/returning students.
Options for parking during residence move-out:
All packed and ready to load belongings (15-20 minutes max)
- You can load and unload near a residence building but you must be parked in a loading/unloading space.
- Do not to park in accessible parking spots or in fire routes. The City still enforces these regulations on campus.
- Ensure your four‐way flashers are on or that someone stays with the vehicle at all times.
- If you follow the tips above and are out within 20 minutes, there is no charge.
Short-term parking (an hour or so)
- For short‐term parking during the day only, use one of the visitor lots.
- Do not use the loading/unloading spots near the residences unless you are all packed and ready to go [thus leaving them available for use for those set to leave]
- Overnight parking is permitted with a residence permit or with a residence overnight guest pass. This must be purchased and used only by the residence student as no guests are allowed in residence during exams. So this is only useful if a residence student is moving themselves home.
- If you live in Village Residence, DO NOT park in a fire route of your court driveway. These areas are clearly marked. Vehicles parked in fire routes will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
- You can use the unloading/loading spots just off the roadway at each court as long as you will be less than 20 minutes.
- Always have four-way flashers on when in the unloading lane and/or have someone stay with the vehicle.