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Brock University

Brock University

General Information

Brock University serves 17 000 students at its main campus in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Brock also has a secondary campus in Hamilton, Ontario which primarily serves the Faculty of Education.

The information that follows pertains to the St. Catharines campus of Brock University.

Brock offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in its 7 faculties:

  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Graduate Studies

The address for Brock University is:

St. Catharines Campus:
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way 
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
(905) 688-5550

www.brocku.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At Brock University, the Office providing services for students with disabilities is called Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS provides services and supports to foster an equitable educational experience for students with disabilities. SAS facilitates academic accommodations and provide supports to students with a documented permanent disability or temporary ongoing medical, mentaI health and/or cyclical health condition which is affecting academic functioning. Services and accommodations are determined on an individual basis. Please visit www.brocku.ca/sas  for more information and a list of required documents.

Transition Programs

Student Accessibility Services offers three transition program options: Smart Start Partnership, Strategies Conference and Mindful Transitions. For more information, please visit:

https://brocku.ca/sas/new-students/#summer-transition-programs

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Brock University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Brock University’s Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

SAS assists students with a documented permanent disability or ongoing temporary medical, mental health and/or cyclical health condition which is affecting academic functioning. We do require documentation outlining how the functional limitations of the disability affect academic functioning. Please visit www.brocku.ca/sas  for more information and for a list of documentation requirements.

 For more information or assistance about required documentation,  please contact sasnewstudent@brocku.ca

 

Support Services Available

Health Services

Brock University's Health Services provides medical services to students from a team of health care practitioners through medical appointments and an urgent care walk-in clinic.

Counselling Services

Brock University offers Personal Counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Transition Program

Brock University offers Students Making A Realistic Transition (SMART) program for all first year students, to help familiarize themselves with the services provided at Brock University.

Academic  Support

At Brock University A-Z Learning Services delivers over 175 free workshops per year on things like study skills, exam prep, and essay writing.  They also provide a free Writing and Study Skills Drop-In Centre and a Science Drop-In Centre, as well as fun events like Night Against Procrastination.

Library Services

At Brock University, the James A. Gibson Library provides students with a wide variety of resources such as catalogues, databases, e-books, and A-Z list of journal. The library also offers specific services for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and visitors. The library also provides accessible formats and materials for persons with disabilities.

FROM INTENTION TO ACTION (FITA): is a 12 week one-on-one program suitable for students who may be overwhelmed with the transition to university. Within the program, students participate in a psychological assessment which evaluates their personal adjustment, career interest, personality, study habits and academic achievement. Counsellors then guide students through the process of developing goals that promote wellness and academic success.  To participate in the program please contact Student Wellness and Accessibility Services at 905 688 5550 x5404 or fita.intake@brocku.ca

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Brock University’s Student Awards & Financial Aid office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Brock University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Brock University’s Residence Office  accommodates 2,500 students in 7 different residence buildings featuring traditional, semi-suite and townhouse style buildings.

 Residence is guaranteed to incoming Year 1 full-time students who are coming from high school or from out of province provided we receive the residence application and application fee no later than the advertised deadlines.

We also guarantee residence to students transferring from a post-secondary institution, who meet the certain conditions.

Traditional style residence consists of single or double rooms with communal washrooms and mandatory meal plans.

Semi-suite style residences consist of single or double rooms with semi-private washrooms and mandatory meal plans.

Traditional and semi-suite residences have common lounges and common study rooms.Townhouse style buildings include 3- bedrooms, a shared washroom, communal kitchen and shared living spaces. Meal plans are not mandatory but can be purchased if desired.

Amenities for all residences include:

  • Access to a 24/7 front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities
  • High speed wireless internet
  • Local telephone services in shared lounges or living rooms

Meal plans are an additional mandatory cost and several different plans are available. Meal plans operate using meal plan and flex dollars, and any unused dollars at the end of first year will carry over into upper years.

Brock University offers a wide variety of barrier-free rooms and can accommodate special requests if they are noted on the online residence application form when applying. Students who indicate that they require special accommodations will be asked to submit appropriate documentation to the university. Students with mobility issues may have a one on one consultation with the Department of Residences to ensure that all needs are addressed and any modifications required can be completed prior to residence move-in day.  The Department of Residences uses March of Dimes for attendant care needs.

Off-Campus Housing

Brock University's Off-Campus Living offers accommodation listing service, student landlord resources, neighbourhood relations, and community outreach services for students seeking housing off campus.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Brock offers Campus Maps for each campus.

St. Catharines Transit

St. Catharines Transit Commission is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Brock University receive a bus pass included in their tuition. St. Catharines Transit Commission provides routes and schedule for every transit route they offer. Students are able to access the Brock University transit schedule page which provides Brock University specific transit routes.

Accessibility
St. Catharines Transit Commission offers accessible services with features such as kneeling buses, fold out ramp, automated stop announcement, and wheel chair and scooter positions. Persons who require a support person to travel with them can apply for the Support Person Pass which allows the support person to travel free of charge. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the Support Person Pass Application Form.

The Paratransit provides door-to-door transit service for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. More information about Paratransit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Niagara Specialized Transit provides transportation from one municipality to another within the Niagara Region. For more information and for eligibility requirements please visit: https://www.niagararegion.ca/transit/nst/

Academic Programs

Brock University offers a wide range of Academic Programs in their 7 faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Brock University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services
905-688-5550, ext:3240
sasnewstudent@brocku.ca
Located in the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, 4th Floor of the Arthur Schmon Tower, Room #ST400

Health Services
(905) 688-5550 ext 3243
Located in Harrison Hall

Personal Counselling
905-688-5550, ext:4750
cheilbron@brocku.ca
Located in the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, 4th Floor of the Arthur Schmon Tower, Room #ST400

A-Z Learning Services
905-688-5550, ext:5774
learning@brocku.ca
Located in the Student Success Centre, Room TH 131

James A. Gibson Library
(905) 688-5550 ext 4583

Student Awards & Financial Aid 
safa@brocku.ca
Questions can be directed to Brock Central which is located on the 3rd floor of the Arthur Schmon Tower or ext: 3052

Residence Office
(905) 688-5550 ext 3370
res@brocku.ca

Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre
905-688-5550, ext:3240
asksas@brocku.ca
Student Accessibility Service and Personal Counselling is Located on the 4th Floor of the Arthur Schmon Tower, Room #ST400 and Health Services is located in Harrison Hall.

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Brock University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.