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Welcome to Western University!

We are excited to have you join us for Orientation Week (also known as “OWeek”), taking place from Monday, September 7th to Sunday, September 13th, 2020.

Western sets the OWeek standard across Canada and, this year, we fully plan to raise that bar even higher. Get ready for exclusive virtual experiences, campus-wide events (online and in-person), and everything you need to make your year a success.

Check out our block schedule for a sneak peek at what's in store!

It's a 7-day welcome to a new school, new friends, and a new life. Near or far, virtual or in-person, our OWeek will be accessible to all students via the OPass! Don’t miss out on once-in-a-lifetime memories made possible by Canada’s best Orientation.

If you have questions, please reach out to Orientation Staff at orientation@uwo.ca. See you soon, Mustangs.

HEADLINER ANNOUNCEMENT: Tune in remotely or join an Orientation Week Viewing Party on Campus to see the Arkells perform for Western's OWeek at 10PM on Monday September 7, 2020. Download the OWeek App Western Orientation 2020 for more information!

Arkells Study Break Poster
Members of Arkells welcome students to the start of the 2020 semester.

Having formed in post-secondary, 6X JUNO Award winners Arkells will share stories about how they were able to pursue their creative passions while studying at school, balancing course work and building the foundations for their small business and full-time career as one of the most successful bands in the country.

Join the band for a mix of interactive story telling and song requests. The Arkells are also taking YOUR questions during their Study Break. Song inspo, politics, relationships... they’ll answer it all! Post your questions to the Facebook Event.


We're excited to have Western's very own Loud Luxury join us virtually on September 12th at 10PM for OWeek's Closing Ceremony performance. Tune in remotely or join an Orientation Week Viewing Party. Download the OWeek App 'Western Orientation 2020' for more information!

Our official Oweek App is LIVE.

  • Download the app from the App Store (available for iPhone and Android users)
  • Installed? Great! Now sign in using your UWO email address
  • Create your profile
  • Search for Western OWeek 2020
  • Check out speakers bios, performers and events
  • Add events to your profile and create your personalized schedule
  • Get your ticket for in-person event experiences via Eventbrite [limited capacities per venue]
Keep checking back throughout the week, as more great content and events will be added!

We're so proud to launch this app, in partnership with Mixr, a Western student initiative.

Welcome to Western, Mustangs! We're so happy you chose Western for your post-secondary adventure.

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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OWEEK Spirit Leaders

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

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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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Western is committed to achieving barrier free accessibility campus 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 at orientation@uwo.ca.

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International and Exchange students

Living in residence at Western University is an experience like no other. Home to students from more than 121 different countries, our residences offer excellent amenities, academic support, a focus on promoting a safe living environment, and opportunities to make new friends. As an international or exchange student, the best place to live is on campus.

Information about move-ins for International and Exchange Students living on campus will be announced soon. In the meantime, visit the residence COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

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Our Affiliated University Colleges

Welcome to all students studying at to Western University and King's, Brescia, or and Huron! Information that pertains specifically to OWeek at the Affiliated Universities Colleges can be found here. Check back for more updates in July.

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Huron University College
Brescia University College

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).

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