Learn about services for students at Brock University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
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.
Brock offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in its schools and faculties:
- Goodman School of Business
- Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Mathematics and Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
The address for Brock University is:
St. Catharines Campus:
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
At Brock University, the Office providing accessibility services for students 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.
For more information about accessibility at Brock University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Brock University’s Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Brock University, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.
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.
Brock University offers Personal Counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
Brock University offers Smart Start program for all first year students, to help familiarize themselves with the services provided at Brock University. 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 and are guided through the process of developing goals that promote wellness and academic success.
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.
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.
Brock University’s Academic Advising services help students achieve their academic goals and can help students when choosing courses, considering dropping or withdrawing from a course, returning from an absence, experiencing academic difficulty, and more.
Other Support Services
Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Brock University’s Student Accounts & 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.
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
- 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.
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.
Brock offers Campus Maps for each campus.
St. Catherines 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.
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://nrtransit.ca/specialized-transit/.
Brock University offers a wide range of academic programs in their faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Brock University is available on their website.