Canada’s Best OWeek Experience

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 eligible to attend OWeek. We will be sending you an email mid-August with information on where/when/how you can opt-in.


The OPass fee is priced at $118.26 + HST for all incoming students except incoming Brescia students. Brescia students will be charged $167.93 for their OPass.

How do we assess whether your OPass is automatically added for you:

  • Main Campus
  • First Year
  • New to Western
  • Full-time (3.5 credits)
  • Enrolled in a course

The OPass fee is included in the tuition of most incoming students, with the exception of the following:

(However, these students are eligible to opt-in)

  • Fanshawe-Western Collaborative Nursing Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Exchange Students
  • ELC Students
  • Visiting Students not coded as First-Year
  • Advanced-Standing Students entering Upper-Year with permission
  • Part-time (less than 3.5 credits)


Main Campus Opt-Ins

Mid-August – Eligible incoming students are notified of their eligible status and are sent information on how to opt-in during OWeek

OWeek – Eligible students who arrive at residence can opt-in at their Residence during Move Ins (Sunday September 1st and Monday September 2nd) and Off-Campus students can opt-in at their OC Registration Day. After move-ins, students that wish to opt-in will be directed to the UCC 269A at the following hours below on each day of Orientation Week. Students may purchase an OPass ($118.26 + HST) using DEBIT OR CREDIT ONLY. Students will need their photo ID and Student Number to opt-in.

If a student’s wristband becomes damaged or falls off at any point throughout Orientation Week, they can receive a replacement wristband free of charge. The wristband will be replaced provided that the original wristband is presented and exchanged when the student is acquiring their new wristband. If a student misplaces their wristband they will be subject to the wristband replacement fee. The fee for a first-time replacement without presentation of the original wristband is $25.00. The fee for a second-time replacement is $50.00. Third-time replacements will not be permitted.

Opt-in/Wristband Replacement Hours in UCC 269A:

  • Sunday, September 1ST                   12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Monday, September 2ND               9:00am – 11:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 3RD                12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 4th          12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Thursday, September 5th               4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday, September 6th                     4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday, September 7th                4:00pm – 11:00pm

Affiliate Opt-Ins

Affiliate Opt-ins will take place on each respective campus. Below is the information on where and when to opt-in on each campus. Students at Affiliate Campuses can Opt-in at UCC 269A during the times listed above ONLY when their respective Affiliate office has closed (if they want to opt-in during the day, they are required to go to their Affiliate office)


Brescia University College student opt-ins for $167.93 in person during the following hours:

  • Monday, September 2 from 9am-5pm at the Clare Hall Bottega
  • Tuesday, September 3 from 9 am-5pm at the Clare Hall Bottega
  • Wednesday, September 4 from 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm at The Hive
  • Thursday, September 5 from 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm at The Hive
  • Friday, September 6 from 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm at The Hive


King’s University College students can opt-in for $133.63 on King’s campus:

  • Prior to OWeek
    • 9:00am – 3:30pm @ Student Finance (Wemple Building)
  • Monday, September 2nd
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm @ Labatt Hall, 4:00pm – 7:00pm @ Alumni Court Residence and Campus Life Office
  • Tuesday, September 3rd – Friday, September 6th
    • 9:00am – 3:30pm @ Student Financial Services


Huron University College students can opt-in for $133.63 on Huron’s campus:

  • Monday, September 2nd
    • 8:00am – 2:00pm @ the Kingsmill Room
    • 2:00pm – 5:00pm @ UCC 269A
  • Tuesday, September 3rd – Friday, September 6th
    • 8:30am – 4:30pm @ the Information Desk

Thursday August 15th – Opt-Out Deadline:
Students that were automatically assessed the OPass fee can head to the Registrar’s Office website for more information on opting out. The Registrar’s Office website will be updated in July.