FAQs

Have a question about BadgerFest and not sure where to find the answer? You’re not alone! Here are the answers to the questions we get asked the most.

Welcome Week is the first week of your Brock University career. It’s a jam-packed week of events, fairs, volunteering opportunities, etc. to get you orientated with the Brock community, your Faculty and campus.

BadgerFest is comprised of the Brock University Students’ Union (aka BUSU) events that take place throughout the week.

Where can I buy my ticket?
Tickets are available at Brock’s Online Ticket Platform. Students will need to create a Brock Tickets account (all you need to do is create an account with your Brock ID – more information available here).

Early Bird Tickets
A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets will be on sale beginning August 23rd at noon, until August 30th at 11:59am (or while quantities last). Early Bird tickets are $30 plus applicable taxes and fees.

General Admission Tickets
General Admission tickets will be on sale beginning August 30th at noon, until September 7th at 9:00pm (or while quantities last). General Admission tickets are $40 plus applicable taxes and fees.

Can I buy more than one ticket?
Unfortunately, tickets are one per person.

Can my non-Brock friends come?
Unfortunately, this show is only open to Brock students. A valid student ID is required upon entry.

A student card is required to get into Welcome Week events. If you didn’t get yours at Smart Start, don’t worry! The Brock One Card Office (located in Sean O’Sullivan Theatre box office, Room TH221A), is open all Welcome Week long, including move-in day. Their hours are:

Sunday September 1st: 8am to 7pm
Monday September 2nd: 10am to 3pm
Tuesday September 3rd: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday September 4th: 8am to 6pm
Thursday September 5th: 8am to 6pm
Friday September 6th: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Note: Please have your student id # (seven digit number) and a piece of government-issued photo id to pick up your student card.

Yes. All Welcome Week events are permitted to Brock students only. You will be required to show your student ID at many events, so we recommend carrying it with you.

The Engagement Levy provides funding for events and programming for first entry Brock students, to successfully orient them with the campus and help them make new friends. These events include BadgerFest, Frost Week, Wellness, Professional Development, other weekly events and much more. It is charged with tuition to incoming first-year students. If you didn’t opt-out, you will have access to all BadgerFest events.

First-entry students who attend and are scanned in to BUSU’s BadgerFest events, without paying at the door, will be assessed the Engagement Levy fee, regardless of their opt-out status on the Student Ancillary Fees Assessment page.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Log in to your my.brocku.ca student portal
Click on the StudentAnciOpt link
Review your fees

As long as you see the BUSU Engagement Levy on your page, you’ll have access to BadgerFest events.

Please Note: First-entry students who attend and are scanned in to BUSU’s BadgerFest events, without paying at the door, will be assessed the Engagement Levy fee, regardless of their opt-out status on the Student Ancillary Fees Assessment page.

If you have the Engagement Levy and have not opted out, all you need to do is bring your Brock Student Card to any event to gain entry.

Please note, first-entry students who attend and are scanned in to BUSU’s BadgerFest events, without paying at the door, will be assessed the Engagement Levy fee, regardless of their opt-out status on the Student Ancillary Fees Assessment page.

The first year engagement levy will provide students access to all BadgerFest events, but will not guarantee entry. All BUSU events will have a maximum capacity, and once capacity is reached, we will not be able to let patrons in unless another leaves.

We STRONGLY

Yes. Welcome Week is going to be one of the best times of your Brock experience and to ensure this we really want to make sure that everyone is treated with respect, dignity and is safe at all times. We ask that throughout the week you show the same respect to staff, volunteers, security and your fellow Badgers that they will show you.

Over and above these basic principles, BadgerFest is a fun event where people different races, religions, cultures, belief systems, sexual orientations and walks of life come together as the Brock Community. With this said, we ask that you be mindful of certain sensitivities and appropriateness of what you wear to events.

We ask that you do not appropriate others cultures as fashion statements. For those who aren’t aware, cultural appropriation occurs when individuals borrow certain cultural symbols – including bindis, headdresses, etc. – for reasons outside of the signified culture. It is disrespectful to wear cultural items as a fashion statement, and many music festivals around the world have prohibited all kinds of appropriation.

BadgerFest will be doing the same and the event should be a positive space for every student attending, so please think twice before wearing an item that could offend someone.

No! BadgerFest takes a lot of planning, and only confirmed events are added to the schedule. You can expect updates throughout the summer.

Photographs, videos and other personal information may be collected at BUSU event’s under the authority of the Brock University Act, 1964 S.O. c. 127 and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31.

All photographs and videos collected at BUSU events may be used for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, posting on the BUSU website, BUSU affiliated websites, and various social media outlets. If you do not wish to be in photographs or videos, please speak to a member the BadgerFest Media Team (easily identifiable by their BadgerFest Media Team lanyards), and be aware of where the cameras are, so you can avoid being included accidentally.

Any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, including photographs and videos, by BUSU can be directed to BUSU’s Marketing Manager via email at [email protected]

BUSU is committed to running events that are inclusive to all Brock students. For any accessibility concerns or questions, please email our Director, Operations, Kate Swiatek.

Have more questions?

The Brock Welcome Week site has many more answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Please click here to read more!