What’s open and closed at Brock during the holiday season

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Brock University will be closed for the holidays from Friday, Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Most buildings throughout the main campus, East Campus and satellite locations will be closed and locked during this time.

To access any closed buildings, individuals need authorization (as faculty or staff) or official permission to be arranged in advance through Campus Security. In the interest of security, occupants may be questioned by Campus Security on their reason for being there. Have identification and permission (as appropriate) available to avoid confusion.

Personal safety is paramount. Anyone entering the University during this period should sign in and out with Campus Security at the Schmon Tower lobby or by calling 905-688-5550 x3200. If you do not have a cell phone, you may contact Campus Security using the emergency phone at the front entrance of Schmon Tower. Lab activities should not be conducted alone. Make sure someone knows that you are here.

In case of fire or other serious emergency, call 911, then Campus Security at x3200 to pinpoint your location and facilitate response. Pull the fire alarm if there is a fire or other danger to building occupants.

The Schmon Tower main entrance doors will be accessible from Dec. 24, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2 p.m. for faculty, staff and others who do not possess an exterior door key. Anyone entering this way must have a legitimate reason and/or permission to enter the University. Everyone must sign in at the Reception Desk.

The James A. Gibson Library will close from Friday, Dec. 23 at regular business hours to Tuesday, Jan. 3 for regular business hours.

Walker Complex seasonal operational hours:

  • Dec. 23 — 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 to 26 — closed
  • Dec. 27 to 31 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 — closed
  • Jan. 2 to 6 — 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

From Dec. 27 to 31 and Jan. 2 and 3, access to the Walker Complex will be limited to the west entrance opposite the tennis courts.

  • Dec. 27 to 31 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 — closed
  • Jan. 2 — 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 3 to 7 — 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Jan. 8 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 9 — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Buildings with swipe card access will be accessible to those who have the authority and a legitimate reason to enter during off hours and holidays. Please remember that the auto alarm systems are still in effect for off hours, so have your code ready if necessary. Only selected buildings have auto alarm. If you have not been given an access code, your building is not affected. Also, contact Campus Security x3200 to inform them that you are in the building. This is essential for safety and security reasons.

The buildings with swipe card access are listed below:

  • 573 Glenridge
  • International Centre
  • Brock Research and Innovation Centre
  • Mackenzie Chown blocks D, F, J
  • Plaza Building
  • Taro Hall
  • Theal House
  • Welch Hall

Residence Winter Break

When: Dec. 21, 2011 at 12 noon to Jan. 8, 2012 at 12 noon

Students are not permitted in residence over the winter break. Students must leave residence by noon the day following their last exam in December and residences will not re-open until noon on Sunday, Jan. 8. Students are not required to remove all their belongings from their rooms. Only take what you need or want over the break.

Read our Residence winter break policy

Additional information

Faculty and staff do not need a pass to gain access if they have their own keys and/or swipe for access and can produce photo ID. Anyone else wishing to access the University must notify Campus Security via an email from their department advising of their impending visit.

This email notice must be received prior to 4 p.m. on Dec. 16. It must specify times and dates of the visits. Brock University ID must be produced on the day of the visit.

In the event of a building or grounds-related emergency from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 (inclusive), call Campus Security at x3200. Campus Security will inform Facilities Management staff to address the situation. Heating setbacks and ventilation reductions will be in effect when the University is closed.

Should a significant snowfall occur, major campus roads will be cleared, including Lots D and P. Visitors, faculty, staff and students should use these parking lots. There will be no charge for permit holders to park in these lots over the holiday period.

Custodial services will be provided at the Walker Complex during hours of operation over the holiday season.

Vending machines will be the only food service on campus. There are a number of private food outlets on the east side of Glenridge Avenue, immediately opposite the main campus.

If you have further questions regarding this notice after Dec. 23, contact Campus Security Services at x3200.

Please note: Campus Security Services will not be able to process any access requests that are received after the deadline of Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

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