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 valued at $118.26 + HST for all incoming students.

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 to OWeek

OWeek – Eligible students who arrive at residence can opt-in at their Residence during Move Ins (Sunday September 1st and Monday September 2nd). After move-ins, students that wish to opt-in will be directed to the UCC (room number to be confirmed) that will be open each day of Orientation Week. Students may purchase an OPass ($118.26 + HST) using cash, debit, or credit.

Affiliate Opt-Ins

Affiliate Opt-ins will take place on each respective campus during different times of the week in different locations. Check back here for more information on where to opt-in on each campus. Students at Affiliate Campuses can Opt-in at UCC (room tbd) 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)

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.