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.

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.

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.

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 TH123 within the Guernsey Market, just off the main stairway), is open all Welcome Week long, including move-in day. Their hours are:

Sunday, Sept 2nd- Coming Soon
Monday, Sept 3rd- Coming Soon
Tuesday, Sept 4th- Coming Soon
Wednesday, Sept 5th- Coming Soon
Thursday, Sept 6th- Coming Soon
Friday, Sept 7th- Coming Soon

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

BadgerFest Passes will be available for purchase at Smart Start. If you are not attending Smart Start, you can buy your BadgerFest pass online.

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

BadgerFest Pass pick up, as well as sales, will be available at the following locations:

Sunday, September 2 – 10am-4pm – Isaac’s Bar and Grill (Patio)
Monday, September 3 – Noon-4pm – Isaac’s Bar and Grill (Patio)
Tuesday, September 4 – 10am-4pm – Vendor Fair (Weatherstation Field)
Wednesday, September 5 – 10am-4pm – Vendor Fair (Weatherstation Field)

Please ensure that you have a copy of your receipt (either on your phone or printed) and photo ID to pick up your pass.

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!