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OWeek 2019 Schedule

Sept. 1
Sept. 2
Sept. 3
Sept. 4
Sept. 5
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
Sept. 8
8am Classes:
8am – 9pm
8am – 9pm
9am Move-Ins 🚚
Day 1
Move-Ins πŸš›
Day 2

Off-Campus (OC) Registration Day

International Student Orientation

Residence, OC and Affiliate Day

Welcome Rally

Faculty Day πŸ”¬ πŸ“Š πŸ—ž ⛹️‍♀️ 🚣
βš–οΈ 🎭 πŸ’Ό πŸ₯ 🎢 🚧 ⚑️

+ Charity BBQ πŸ’œπŸ”πŸŒ½

10am Service Fair
10am – 3pm

Enhance your
Note-Taking Skills
1:30pm – 2:30pm

11am Welcome Back to Campus Social and Meet the New President OServes πŸ’œ Soph Name Reveal
1pm Successful Time Management Workshop ⏰
3pm Global Cafe
7pm Home Based Events (Residence & Affiliate) Purple Kick Off 🏈🐎 Live Burn

Spilling the Universi(TEA)

Closing Ceremonies πŸ‘‹βœ¨ UC Hill Concert
Two Friends and Shaun Frank🎡

+ Affiliate Events

+ Sports & Games

8pm Opening Ceremonies πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ’œβœ¨ One Love
9pm Residence, Faculty, OC and Affiliate Events UC Hill Concert
Killy, Anders, and Lil Berete 🎡

+ Affiliate Events

+ Sports & Trivia

10pm Home Based Events (Residence & Affiliate) &

Hypnotist & Silent Disco Programming

Residence, Faculty, OC and Affiliate Events
11pm Residence, Faculty, OC and Affiliate Events

Key Dates

June 3Begin uploading photo for Western ONECard (student.uwo.ca)
June 5Sign-up for Summer Academic Orientation (sao.uwo.ca)
June 5Residence prepayment ($900), Residence Priority Consideration form & Residence Placement Questionnaire due (myhousing.uwo.ca/portal)
June 5Facebook Live with Courtney! Course Registration & Summer Academic Orientation (facebook.com/westernuRegistrar)
June 15Begin registering for Fall/Winter classes (student.uwo.ca)
June 30Apply for OSAP by June 30 to guarantee deferral of tuition until September (ontario.ca/OSAP)
July 9Facebook Live with Courtney! Residence assignments & Summer Academic Orientation e-Advising (facebook.com/westernuRegistrar)
July 18Last day to apply for Admission Bursary (registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/bursaries_workstudy.html)
August 1First instalment of residence and tuition fees due (for first-year students) (registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/)
August 1Last day to submit a residence early arrival request (myhousing.uwo.ca/portal)
August 7Facebook Live with Courtney and OWeek Team (https://www.facebook.com/events/2376225712635041/)
August 15Last day to upload photo and have your Western ONECard ready at move-in (student.uwo.ca)
August 23Residence International and Exchange Student Welcome Day RSVP Deadline
August 29 & 30International and Exchange Student Residence Move-In Days
August 31International and Exchange Student Welcome Day
September 1 Residence Move-In Day 1
September 2Residence Move-In Day 2 & Off-Campus Registration Day
September 1 – 8Western OWeek
September 5Classes begin

Western OPass

Canada's Best Orientation Experience

The Orientation Pass is your all-access pass to all events during Orientation Week. For almost all incoming students, the OPass fee is automatically included in your tuition. For those who do not have the OPass automatically added to their accounts, you may still be eligible to attend OWeek. We will be sending you an email mid-August with information on where/when/how you can opt-in.

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What is OWeek?

The Orientation Program at Western University is a large source of pride at Western. The program is a campus wide effort and is nationally regarded as a model of student orientation for all students new to the University and its Affiliated Colleges.

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Charity & OServes

Charity Sophs connect incoming students with the London community. The Charity team is responsible for organizing events such as Orientation Serves, BBQs, and the Terry Fox Run. Orientation Serves provides students with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community through an afternoon of volunteering. Last year thousands of students gave back through partnerships with 60 organizations.

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Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. Consent.

We are so excited to welcome each and every one of you to Western.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community. Our campus celebrates all races, nationalities, gender identities, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, spiritual practices, abilities, and any other dimension of personal lifestyle.

Every person has equal worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. There is no room for hate on this campus. We are all part of Western’s community, and we all look out for each other. Have a safe and enjoyable OWeek!

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Sophs - your new automatic friends

Sophs are Western’s beloved orientation leaders who help welcome new students and provide an orientation to campus life.

Meet the Teams


Western is committed to achieving barrier free accessibility for everyone studying, visiting and working at Western. If there is anything we can do to help make sure that you can access everything that OWeek has to offer, please contact us.

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Welcome to London, Ontario, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

International and Exchange students

We offer an early move-in option for International and Exchange Students who are moving into on-campus housing and we will be having International and Exchange Student Welcome Day on August 31.

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Our Affiliated University Colleges

Welcome to Western University and King's, Brescia, or Huron University College. Here is some information that pertains specifically to OWeek at the Affiliate Colleges and some FAQ from Affiliate students.

King's University College
Huron University College
Brescia University College
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Our Campus

Acknowledging the Land

Western University is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Attawandaron peoples who have longstanding relationships to the land and region of southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In the region, there are eleven First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population. Western values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island (North America).