Returning Brock student

Welcome to the Department of Residences upper year students information page. Upper year students are any students who are in their second, third, or fourth year of study.

Living on-campus provides Brock students with the opportunity to access all of the benefits of the residence life community, the safety and dependability of on-campus housing and delicious food through Dining Services new all-access meal plan programming.*   Below you will find information on the residence options available for upper year students, application process next steps, quick links to popular searches and a list of frequently asked questions. *meal plan not required in Brock Suites.

Residence guarantee for those who will be going into their second year this coming fall:

To support the current first year students who did not have the opportunity to experience residence in more normal, non-pandemic times and connect with other Brock students in the 2020/21 academic year, we have created a second year student guarantee.

Brock University is pleased to guarantee a space in residence to 200 second year students beginning Fall 2021 on a first come, first serve basis.  Please be advised that the guarantee applies to students who enrolled at Brock during the 2020/21 academic year, provided your residence application and residence application fee is received by April 5, 2021.**

Please note: The residence application is open to all current upper year students, however the guarantee applies only to upper year students entering their second year applying to residence**.  We anticipate being able to accommodate all applications and encourage all students to apply.

**not applicable when applying for Brock Suites.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brock University!

Your residence experience

As an upper year 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.
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Your residence building options

Upper year living offers you more options to tailor your residence experience:

  1. Choosing a traditional residence experience path allows you to 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 that allows you to live more independently with close proximity to all University amenities and meal plan options.  The option of an 8 or 12 month contract outside the undergraduate academic calendar is ideal for Graduate students.  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 degree program at Brock.

For students entering their second year in Fall 2021
Brock University is pleased to guarantee a space in residence to 200 second year students on a first come, first serve basis. Please be advised that the guarantee applies to students who enrolled at Brock during the 2020/21 academic year, provided your residence application and residence application fee is received by April 5, 2021. This is not applicable when applying for Brock Suites.

Once we have met our guaranteed requirements all others will be assigned based on availability.

For students entering their third year or higher
Once we have met our guaranteed requirements upper year students will be assigned based on availability. The residence application is open to all current upper year 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.

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.

If you were enrolled at Brock for 20/21 academic year, then yes, for September 2021 you are guaranteed a space. We recognize that due to COVID-19 travel restrictions you may have been prevented from travelling to Canada, so missed out on the residence opportunity this past year.

Yes, there is opportunity to do this! If you choose Brock Suites you can make this part of your contract. All other on campus 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

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.

Alternatively you can choose to Brock Suites.  This is an upper year residence in Gateway Suites and Quarry View Residence.

Yes, we encourage the traditional residence path 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 mandatory.  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.

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

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

Brock Suites – This fee is due before March 5.

Learn more about making a payment.

Traditional Residence

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

Brock Suites

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

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.  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 waitlisted based on availability. Waitlist 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.

Move in Day is Sunday September 5th *.

*This may need to be adjusted to a multiple day Move In between Sept 1st and 7th depending on the COVID-19 regulations/restrictions in place later in the summer. 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.

Students in Brock Suites can move in starting September 1st.

Learn more about how to prepare to live in residence.