First Year Student

Welcome to the first year students information page. We are so excited to welcome you into our on campus community.

January Residence

Move-in January 8. Available for Brock students in any year of study. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Secure your space today!

  • 4-month contract
  • Fully furnished
  • All-inclusive meal plan

September 2023 Residence guarantee: Brock is pleased to guarantee a space in residence to full-time undergraduate students in any year of study who apply and pay the Residence application fee by June 1, 2023. The guarantee does not apply to Brock Suites which continues to be first come, first served.

Please review the information on this page to learn more about residences at Brock and how to apply.

First year student experience

Life in residence

Your residence and university experience is full of opportunities to get involved, explore your interests and grow as a young adult. When living in residence we are here to help you navigate that journey. 

 Exclusive Benefits:  

  • 8-month contract   
  • Fully furnished 
  • 24/7 Service Desk and Campus Security Support  
  • Transition Support Coordinators: mental health and wellness resource  
  • Residence Life Staff: Upper year live in mentors and program coordinators  
  • All-access meal plan membership: 
    • All-you-care-to-eat dining including late night hours.  
    • Red Seal Certified Executive Chef 
    • Registered Dietitian  
    •  Special events programming & food pop-ups  
  • Lifestyle and Learning Communities: Live with students with similar academic or lifestyle interests.  
  • Unlimited wi-fi 
  • Choose your roommate 

Residence building options

First-year living allows you to choose a variety of building style options providing you the flexibility to prioritize what works best for you.  You will rank all your 6 preferences in the order you wish.

Residence building styles are described as the following;

  • Traditional  (DeCew)
  • Semi-Suite (Earp, Vallee, Lowenberger, Residence 8)
  • Townhouse style (Village)

Apply Online TODAY!

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.

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 degree program at Brock or studying in our IELP program.

September 2023 Residence guarantee: Brock is pleased to guarantee a space in residence to full-time undergraduate students in any year of study who apply and pay the Residence application fee by June 1, 2023. The guarantee does not apply to Brock Suites which continues to be first come, first served.

YES!  As soon as your application and your $600 application fee payment are received, you will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are interested in joining us in January visit this FAQ for more information.

NO – You can apply for residence as soon as you have a full-time undergraduate or graduate offer from Brock. You do not need to accept the offer first.

In fact, we recommend that you apply for residence and pay your $600 residence application fee as soon as possible.  If you change your mind, you still have time to cancel.

To be included in the residence guarantee, you must have both your residence application and $600 residence application fee payment received by Brock by June 1. Late payments are still accepted!  After June 1st, these are prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.

So, if you haven’t already done so, make your payment as soon as possible! After making your payment please watch your Student Finance History in your my.brocku.ca portal to see when it’s received.

Students 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

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.

Learn about building styles in order to rank all of your style preferences.

First year and new residents must rank seven choices:

Visit the Fees and Payment page to view the residence and meal plan fees.  These are paid by 3 installments.

You can pay your application fee anytime after you have submitted your application. 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.

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.

The deadline for new students to submit their documentation is June 1, 2022.

Yes, you can apply at any time, even during the school year.  The January intake is subject to availability.  After submitting an online application for January 2023 make an application fee payment of $300 onto your student account to be considered.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in November and based on availability room assignments will go out in December 2022.

Only those with special circumstances can stay in residence but you can learn more about these at this link.

Room Assigning and Waiting List Notification

Our admissions process is based on marks. We look at admission averages when assigning students to residence. The higher your admissions average, the better chance you have of getting the style of residence and the type of room you prefer. More than one third of the beds in residence at Brock are in a double room. The rest are single rooms.

We give applicants the opportunity to indicate a preference for a particular style of residence. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee that you will be offered a place in your first preference of building or room style. First year and new residents must rank seven choices.

Apply early and pay your fees to increase your chance of getting into residence. 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.

Room assignments go out by the middle of July.  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.

Move-in Day is scheduled for September 2-4, 2023*.

* Assigned move in dates will depend on your room assignment. Move in dates and times will be made available by mid-August so you have time to prepare.

Learn how to prepare for move-in day.  More information will be added in the coming weeks to include further details about move-in weekend.