St. Catharines university will see record numbers move in this weekend


Published September 1, 2022 at 10:48 am

For most people, the Labour Day weekend is the one last chance to relax for the summer.

For college and university students, the weekend is more aptly named as they’ll be labouring to lug their worldly possessions into dorm rooms across the country to be ready for classes-Orientation Week to start on September 6.

Over the Brock University’s St. Catharines campus, it going to be crazy as more than 2,600 students will descend for the largest Move-in Weekend in the University’s history over Saturday and Sunday (September 3-4).

“This will be our biggest move-in ever at Brock,” says Cindy Chernish, Interim Director, Residences.

“With the addition of Residence 8, DeCew Residence being open to capacity following its major renewal and all of our buildings operating at near capacity, we’re excited to welcome a record number of students to live on campus beginning this weekend.”

And, of course, for many students, it’s an emotional experience, leaving home for the first time ever.

“Moving away from home for the first time can be a stressful experience, not only for students but also for their parents,” she says. “We’re here to demonstrate the strong support network at Brock that is ready to help them along the way.”

From the moment students and their families arrive on campus for Move-in Weekend, the goal is to make them feel welcome and comfortable with this significant life transition, Chernish says. Members of the Brock community will be lined up along the roadways leading to residence buildings to greet new Badgers and provide any needed additional directions to their new home.

Move-in Weekend and the activities that follow, such as Welcome Week, offer a bonding experience like no other, Chernish says.

“Move-in is when students meet the people in their building and start forming the connections that often grow throughout university,” she says. “That is where lifelong friendships begin.”


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