Arthur Schmon Tower

Named after the chair of the Brock University Founders’ Committee, the Schmon Tower was designed by architect company Gordon S. Adamson & Associates and built in 1968. The flagship building of Brock University, the Arthur Schmon Tower is visible from miles around. Its 13th floor houses University senior administration. The Registrar’s Office is on the third floor, student awards and financial aid and Student Development Centre on the fourth, and Human Resources and the finance office on the 12th. Six of the 13 floors are the James A. Gibson Library, while the ground floor is the Matheson Learning Commons, which includes the Common Grounds Cafe. Its underground level is home to Faculty of Humanities classrooms, Career Services, Guernsey Market and spacious Market Hall.

Fast fact: On a clear day, you can see the Toronto skyline across Lake Ontario from the top of the tower.¬† Dr. Arthur Schmon was the primary force behind getting a university established in the Niagara peninsula and was the chairman of the Brock University Founders’ Committee, formed in 1962.

Floor 1: Career Services‘ main office, as well as the Brock Card office is located on the ground level of Schmon Tower. It is also home to the march√©-style Guernsey Market, Market Hall dining area, and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts classrooms, practice rooms and theatres.

Floor 2: On the second or main floor of the Schmon Tower, you will find the main entrance to the University, as well as the Matheson Learning Commons, a dynamic, student-centred space designed around the social aspects of learning. Located inside the Learning Commons is Career Services‘ Resource Centre, group study rooms, printers, the help desk, Common Grounds Cafe and several James A. Gibson Library services including, reference, reserves and circulation services.

Floor 3: The third floor of the Schmon Tower is home to the Registrar’s Office. Students and parents will find services, such as Academic Advising, Admissions, Records and Transcripts, Smart Start first-year orientation program and information about convocation.

Floor 4: The fourth floor of the Schmon Tower is home to the Associate Vice-President Student Services, Student Awards and Financial Aid and the Student Development Centre, which includes Academic-Zone Learning Services, Non-Academic Discipline Services, personal counselling, Services for Students with Disabilities, Student Event Risk Management and Student Leadership.

Floor 5: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the fifth floor offers independent quiet study areas and science books. You can also find Brock theses and dissertations, copying and printing services, microfiche and microfilm.

Floor 6: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the sixth floor offers independent, quiet study areas, graduate study rooms and science journals.

Floor 7: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the seventh floor offers independent quiet study areas, and humanities and social sciences journals. You can also find government documents and newspapers.

Floor 8: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the eighth floor offers independent quiet study areas as well as humanities books.

Floor 9: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the ninth floor offers independent silent study areas and humanities and social sciences books.

Floor 10: One of six floors of the Schmon Tower dedicated to the library, the 10th floor offers independent silent study areas as well as humanities and social sciences books. The 10th floor is also home to special collections and archives, which houses unique, focused collections that are accessible to all researchers.

Special Collections and Archives contains the library’s unique and specialized primary record and book collections, including the Niagara Collection, covering all aspects of life and history in the Niagara area from the earliest times to the present, War of 1812 Collections, a repository of 1812 era records, books and newspapers, and Brock University Archives, which are records chronicling the history of this institution.

Floor 11: The 11th floor of the Schmon Tower houses Library Collections, Library Liaison Services and Data Research Services. It also contains offices for the auditor, Office of the University Secretariat, including the Freedom of Information and Privacy Officer, as well as the Vice-President Academic and Provost Office of Co-ordinator, Academic Reviews and Planning.

Floor 12: On the 12th floor of the Schmon Tower you will find Financial and Administrative Services, including Student Accounts Finance Office, Purchasing, Accounting, Accounts Payable and Institutional Analysis. Human Resources and Environment, Health & Safety is also located on the 12th floor.

Floor 13: The top floor of the Schmon Tower is home to senior administrators, including Office of the President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Finance and Administration, and Vice-President Advancement. The 13th floor also contains several meeting rooms, Government Relations and University Advancement.

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