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Residence Move In

Location: Quarry View, Earp, Vallee, DeCew, Lowenberger, Village Residences
Host: Department of Residences & Brock University Students’ Union
Please have ALL items labeled with name, residence, and room prior to arriving on move in day. Please check your Brock Email for your specific time slot.

Welcome to Residence, we’re happy to have you! You will move in, get introduced to your Don and other Residence Life Staff members from your building along with meeting other students who will become your community for the remainder of the year! Don’t hesitate to ask the Residence Life Staff any questions.

Off Campus BBQ

Location: Isaac’s Patio
Cost: $5, Free for SOCS members!
Host: Brock Society of Off Campus Students
Food, drinks and fun activities! This is a great opportunity to meet other off campus students and Brock SOCS student members and learn about the many events we are running during O-Week.

For more information and to join Brock SOCS then follow this link here

Kick Off Party

Time: 8:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Are you excited to start your first year!? Are you ready for the BEST seven days of your undergrad? What better way to kick off the week than with fellow Badgers at the Kick-Off Party!? Here you will meet your execs, show your school pride, win wicked swag items and more!

Welcome Week Live Burn

Time: 8:30pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Department of Residences
Come and watch as a mock dormitory goes up in smoke to learn the importance of fire safety.

Tower Party

Time: 9:00pm-12:00am
Cost: $10 (Cash Only, At the Door) | Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Tower Island (in front of Schmon Tower)
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Kick off Badger Fest with a pump up from your Executive Team, followed by the biggest outdoor dance party right on Campus. Come out to enjoy a live DJ, dazzling light show, and your first opportunity to meet those you will be spending the next four years with. Must have your student ID to enter. See you there, Badgers!

Brock Summer Games

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Department of Residences

Do you have what it takes to be a badger? Go head-to-head in a friendly competitive tradition against other Brock Communities for the coveted title of Summer Games Champion! Get you team cheers ready to help Brock kick off the year! Test your smarts and your skills at our many events and cool down with some tasty refreshments. Bring your reusable water bottles and your game face for a fun filled time! Remember to bring your student card to track your attendance on ExperienceBU!

If you require any accessibility accommodations, please email [email protected]

Comedy Night

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $10 (Cash Only, At the Door) | Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Host: Brock University Students’ Union

What better way to spend your second night at Brock than by laughing. This is a great chance to take a seat and laugh with your new Brock U friends. Remember to arrive early to get yourself a good seat, as this is a wildly popular event, and seats are limited.

Check out our comedians Keith, Kyle and Cedric in action below. Warning, these clips may contain language or content that may offend some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Keith Pedro

Kyle Brownrigg

Cedric Newman

New Student Welcome and Academic Orientation

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Ian Beddis Gym
Host: Student Life & Community Experience
The New Student Welcome and Academic orientation is your official welcome to Brock University! Hear from President Gervan Fearon and enjoy an inspirational keynote to kick your day off! Click here for full details and to register now.

Vendor Fair & Clubs Fair

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Do you know what services are offered to you at Brock? Are you interested in joining a team or club? Want free food, prizes, company giveaways and more? Check out this year’s Vendor & Clubs Fair, Brock’s biggest Welcome Week event that connects you to the people and places available to you during your time as a Badger. With over 50 vendors both on campus and off, you’re sure to grab everything you need in one place. Bring your BadgerFest bag and walk through our free, two-day fair to play games, collect info, eat some food, and win prizes! We’ll see you there, Badgers!

Campus Tours

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Sir Isaac Brock Statue (in front of the Schmon Tower)
Host: Department of Residences
Have the first day of class jitters? Let us help you find your classrooms before classes start. Bring your class schedule and let us show you where you need to go. You can also get information on campus resources and find your way around Brock.

Badger’s Believe It or Not

Time: (UPDATED) Show #1: Doors Open at 7:00pm
Show #2: Doors Open at 10:00pm
Cost: $10 (Cash Only, At the Door) | Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Host: Brock University Students’ Union

Come out for a private show and prepare to be amazed, by the world renowned acts of Wes Barker and Wayne Hoffman. They have performed on America’s Got Talent, Fooled Penn and Teller and now they are here at Brock to amaze you. We’ve added a second show, but please remember to arrive early to get yourself a good seat, as this is a wildly popular event, and seats are limited.

Wes Barker:

Wayne Hoffman:

Vendor & Clubs Fair

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Are you up for round two? Check out the second day of Vendor Fair for more swag and new surprises… but don’t forget to wake up for class, Badgers!

Bubble Soccer

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Alumni Field
Host: Department of Residences
The classic game of soccer taken to the next level! Grab your team of 5 and join us to compete in the most exciting game of soccer you’ll ever play in.

Fortnite Tournament

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Isaac’s Lounge
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
It’s game time!! Visit Isaac’s Lounge to take on Brock’s best gamers, including your very own BUSU president, for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Free tickets available here on Thursday, August 30th at noon (limited spots available). Game on, Badgers!

Mixed Not Mangled

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Isaac’s Bar and Grill
Host: Student Life & Community Experience, Department of Residences and Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre
Experience a three-dimensional environment through virtual reality technology, learn about safe partying, explore creative options for mocktails while participating in interactive games. All are welcome!!!! Fun, food and more fun!!!!!! Bring your student card for entrance!

Outdoor Movie Night

Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
You may not be a movie buff… but it’s always nice to see a new film on the big screen! Bring your friends and bring a blanket, because it’s sure to be a night you won’t forget. Join us for an outdoor screening under the stars, complete with popcorn and refreshments! Stay tuned for out movie announcement!

Wellness Fair

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Kickoff a year of Wellness with us and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in Jubilee Court. This is your one-stop shop for all things health & happiness.

Goat Yoga

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
For the first time ever, we are bringing goats to Brock! Goat yoga is one of the newest and fastest growing trends in North America, and an event that is now part of your Welcome Week experience! What better way to de-stress and start off your school year right, than by bonding with your fellow Badger’s and playing with the cutest, friendliest, barnyard animals you ever did see!? Free tickets available here on Thursday, August 30th at noon (limited spots available).

Paint Afternoon

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Join us for a free paint lesson, and take home your creation! You’ll follow along with our instructor as you paint your very own masterpiece. Free tickets available here on Thursday, August 30th at noon (limited spots available).

Condom Poker & Dirty Bingo

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $5/Bag Of Condoms | 2 Bags Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Ian Beddis Gymnasium
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Come try your luck at various casino games, winning and spending condoms instead of chips. If poker is your thing, be sure to grab a seat in our Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, which will be starting at 7:30pm. The night also features the ever-popular Dirty Bingo tournament, for you to play three rounds of the classic game and be eligible to win some “intimate” prizes from our special guest host! The night is sure to be rowdy and a ton fun – you don’t want to miss this! Special thanks to our friends at One Condom for partnering on this event.

Ghost Walk

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Meet at Schmon Tower
Host: Department of Residences
Prepare yourself to feel shivers as you venture on a guided ghost walk of Downtown St. Catharines. Explore the history and haunted tales of the unique buildings not far from campus. Think you can handle the scare? Come join us for a night that will send a chill down your spine. We will meet at the Schmon Tower at 8:00pm and will travel downtown via the 316 Bus.

Isaac’s – The First Shot

Time: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cost: $5
Location: Isaac’s Bar & Grill
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
Badger’s, are you ready to party? Thirsty Thursday’s are BACK and waiting for you! Get ready for an unforgettable start to your year, on opening night at very own on-campus bar. The loudest music, the coldest drinks, and the best students- there’s no place else to be on a Thursday night! This is a 19+ event. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Badger’s Got Talent

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Isaac’s Bar & Grill
Host: Department of Residences, GoLive Music Club & Brock University Students’ Union
Do you love to sing? Are you a skilled magician? Have you mastered the violin? Whatever your talent, we want to see it! BUSU and Residence Life have teamed up with Brock’s live music club GoLive to host the year’s biggest open mic talent show night, now in a new location @ Isaac’s!!! Come check out the stage and, if you’ve got the nerve, jump on stage to perform!. We have so many talented Badgers right here on campus including a FINALE PERFORMANCE by the GoLive Rock Band! We want to give you your time to shine! The official sign up list is now live here !

Paint Party: GlowRage presents PaintU

Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: $15 Early Bird Tickets | $20 General Admission Tickets | Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
For one night, and one night only, Paint Party is back! Come on out to Weather Station Field for one of the biggest events we’ve ever thrown, and don’t forget your Badger Fest t-shirt and sunglasses! Dance the night away to with all your new friends, and prepare to be covered in gallons of paint. This is always a student favourite and you don’t want to miss out on making some incredible memories at this event. Must have student card for entry.

Meet and Compete

Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Captain John’s Lounge (Decew Residence)
Host: Department of Residences
Do you like pizza? Mario Cart? Board Games? Pool? Bring your friends to Captain John’s Lounge for a night of friendly competition.

Brock Cares Day of Service

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Isaac’s Bar & Grill
Host: Student Life and Community Experience

Want to end off your O-Week by giving back to the Niagara community? The 10th annual Brock Cares Day of Service is for you! Come out and participate in Brock University’s biggest community service day to give back to the community, and learn about the various volunteer opportunities at Brock and across the Niagara Region. Volunteers will receive FREE FOOD, and transportation to all sites will be provided.

When: Saturday September 8th, 2018. Shift times will vary throughout the day and can be found at http://signup.com/go/mxCUABz.

Where: Check in at Isaac’s at the shift time you signed up for online.

To register for Brock Cares 2018:

  1. Visit http://signup.com/go/mxCUABz
  2. Choose your site- Clicking on the site name will give you info about the organization, and the project(s) you will be volunteering with
  3. Complete the online waiver or download the waiver (if under 18), and proceed to fill in the volunteer information
  4. Please ensure that after clicking the green “save and done” button that you scroll up to the top of the page. Here, a blue bar will appear, where it will prompt you to click “save” This step is important to secure your spot, and will allow you receive the sign-up confirmation email.
  5. *Your confirmation email from signup.com will allow you to access your sign-up to make any changes before the event.

Beach Bash

Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Cost:Free
Location: Lakeside Park Beach
Host: Department of Residences
Come discover Port Dalhousie and the attractions in the surrounding area while experiencing classic beach fun including a sand castle competition. Shuttles will leave from Isaac’s at 10:30am! Limited spaces available, so please arrive early.

Big Ticket Concert featuring NAV

Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cost:$30 Early Bird Tickets | $40 General Admission Tickets | Free with BadgerFest Pass
Location: Weather Station Field
Host: Brock University Students’ Union
BIG. TICKET. CONCERT. Need we say more? Before school becomes too stressful, join the rest of your student body for an incredible show right here on campus! Stay tuned for our full concert line up. Must have student ID for entry.

Campus Carnival

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost:Free
Location: Jubilee Court
Host: Department of Residences, SLCE
Everyone deserves to feel like a kid again. Our classic carnival will bring a smile to your face as you experience games, face painting, and lots of carnival snacks. Come show off your strength at the high striker or your dance moves in the disco bounce house – there is something for everyone!

*Events, times and locations are subject to change. Please check this website frequently for the most up to date information.

Looking for more events?

These events are just what the Brock University Students’ Union has planned for Welcome Week. Looking for more? Click here to see the full Brock Welcome Week Schedule.