Your Next Steps

So, you’ve received an offer of admission to Brock University.
Congratulations — we’re excited to see you this fall!

First and foremost, make sure that you’re frequently checking your email and this website for important information. If there’s something you need to know between now and the first day of classes, this is where you will find it.

Consider this your road map — follow these steps, and next thing you know you’ll be a full-fledged Brock University student!


Step 1 — Activate your student portal

Going forward, you’re going to be spending a lot of time on my.brocku.ca in your personalized student portal. It is where you can monitor your application status — including any changes or conditions to your offer of admission — apply for student awards, apply for residence, pay your student fees, and so much more. The sooner you get accustomed to using my.brocku.ca, the better.

Click here to learn how to activate your student portal


Step 2 — Visit our campus

One of the best ways to get a feel for a university is to visit its campus. So hop in a car, take a train, or hike up the Niagara escarpment and let us roll out the red carpet just for you!

Join us on April 5 and 6, 2014 for our April Campus Days! Each April Campus Day will feature programming catering to specific faculties and programs.

Click here to learn more about our April Campus Days

Campus tours are available regularly from Monday to Friday at 10 am and 2 pm, and on select weekend dates. All tours are led by current Brock students, and you will visit many areas of interest such as classrooms, residences, recreational areas, student meeting spaces, and much more.

Click here to choose a day to visit our campus


Step 3 — Accept your offer

You’ve received your offer, you’ve done your happy dance, and you’re already drawing badgers all over your notes. Before you start packing your bags and making your way to Niagara, you’ll need to formally accept your offer to Brock University.

If you applied to Brock through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), that is also where you will accept your offer.

If you did not apply though OUAC, you will need to accept your offer through your my.brocku.ca student portal.

Click here to learn how to accept your offer


Step 4 — Keep on top of your deadlines!

Part of becoming a successful university student is mastering the art of time management. Get a head start, and keep these deadlines in mind.

If you’re looking for ways to try and offset the costs of university, there are several tools available to you. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is the most common way to help pay for your eduction, but there are also approximately $500,000 in awards available through the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at Brock University.

The deadline for applying for student awards is March 31, 2014. Students are encouraged to apply for OSAP before June 30, 2014 to ensure their loan is processed on time.

Click here to learn more about Student Awards

Here are some more dates to keep in mind:

Attending Brock with the goal of pursuing a career in health care?
Learn more about Med Plus

Interested in pursuing a career in Health Care? Get on the path to success and apply for Brock University’s unique experiential program Med Plus. Med Plus is a four year non-credit initiative designed to run concurrently with a student’s academic study.
Med Plus is a program that runs in partnership with:

  • Niagara Region medical and health professional organizations, individual practitioners and hospitals
  • Brock University academic programs
  • Brock University Student Health Services

The deadline for applying to Med Plus is April 30, 2014

Click here to apply for Med Plus

Attending Brock for Music?
Learn more about Music auditions

If you have been accepted into the BMus or BA in Music programs, an audition is required to secure your spot in the program.

You must participate in an audition on one of these dates:

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Friday, May 9, 2014

Click here to learn more about Music auditions

Attending Brock for Dramatic Arts or Dramatic Arts/Education?
Learn more about the DART Invitational

If you have been accepted into the BA in Dramatic Arts, BA in Dramatic Arts (Co-op option), or Concurrent BA/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) with a teachable subject in Dramatic Arts, you are required to participate in the Dramatic Arts Invitational.

You must participate in a DART Invitational on one of these dates:

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014

Click here to learn more about the DART Invitational

Looking to add an international component to your degree?
Learn more about Global Transitions

The Global Transitions program offers students an opportunity to enhance their university experience – by volunteering in Ghana. Interested in seeing the world and becoming a true global citizen? This could be the program for you! Participants of the GT Program will have the opportunity to spend 3 months in Ghana (located in West Africa), learning through volunteering, and receiving University credit.

The deadline for applying to Global Transitions is March 31, 2014

Click here to learn more about Global Transitions


Step 5 — Apply for residence/off-campus living

If you’re planning to live on-campus at Brock University, we have good news — residence is guaranteed for all incoming Year One full-time students coming directly from high school, or whose primary residence is outside of Ontario.

While your spot in residence might be guaranteed, you still need to apply and submit your deposit for residence by June 2, 2014.

Not interested in residence? No problem — there are countless off-campus living opportunities all around the Niagara region.

Click here to learn more about residence and off-campus living


Step 6 — Make the transition to Brock

You’ve followed all the steps. You never missed a deadline. Now it’s time to complete your transition to a full-fledged Brock University student.

Attend Smart Start, our summer academic orientation program. Smart Start is your first official day as a Brock student before your classes begin in September. You’ll have a chance to finalize your course timetable, meet other first-year students, tour our campus, and learn more about the Brock community.

Click here to apply for Smart Start