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.

BadgerFest is your Brock Welcome Week (Frosh Week) festival. It is the first week of your Brock University career and is a jam-packed week of events, fairs, volunteering opportunities, etc. to get you orientated with the Brock community, your Faculty and campus. BadgerFest is hosted by Brock University Students’ Union (aka BUSU).

No. Some BadgerFest events are primarily designed for first year students, but all undergraduate students are welcome at all BadgerFest events.

No. You must be a Brock student and have a Brock student card to attend BadgerFest events.

BadgerFest 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 only confirmed events are added to the schedule. You can expect updates throughout the summer. There may also be last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances or weather. Once you register for events, we will send you info on changes, and you can stay up to date on the latest via our Instagram account @brockbusu.

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 at [email protected]

Where possible, the Niagara Water Filling Truck will be onsite so you can refill your empty water bottle. Some events such as the Big Ticket Concert and Paint Party with DJ will ONLY permit empty water bottles to be brought in for filling. For the most accurate information, see the listing in the events section of this site.

No. BadgerFest is a smoke and vape free event.