“I want to attend Orientation Week. How do I get an O-Pass?”

Having an O-Pass will allow you to gain access to all the events going on during Western’s Orientation Week. Most incoming students will not have to buy an Orientation Pass (O-Pass) because it is included in their tuition under “Orientation Fee”.

Students that have paid their Orientation Fee can collect their O-Pass in their residence on their designated move-in day. Students living off-campus can collect their O-Pass on Monday September 4. To ensure that your Orientation Fee is covered in your Tuition, log into Student Centre (student.uwo.ca), look under Detailed Statement of Account, and find Orientation Fee under the Ancillary Fees Heading.While it’s recommended that you confirm your student fees by checking your Student Centre account, there are a few student groups that typically are not automatically assessed the Orientation Fee:

  • Fanshawe-Western Collaborative Nursing Students
  • Transfer students
  • Exchange students
  • Visiting students who have not been coded as first year
  • Advanced standing students entering upper-year with permission

Don’t worry, you’re still eligible to participate in O-Week! If the Orientation Fee has not been charged to your Tuition, you will need to Opt-In to receive an O-Pass for Orientation Week. The students above and any other students whom have not been assessed the Orientation Fee are welcome to opt-in, either at their residence on move-in day, or starting Monday September 4. Some exceptions to eligibility may apply (ex. if you have previously studied at Western University).

If you are a first year/new to Western student, who will be automatically assessed the O-Pass fee, and you do not wish to participate in Orientation Week, please click this link to Opt-Out. 

*Affiliated University College Students

Please check back in later in the summer to find out more about Huron, Brescia and Kings Opt-In and Opt-Out processes.