Western University University Students' Council of Western Brescia University College Huron University College King's University College

Welcome to Western University! We are excited to have you join us for Orientation Week (also known as “OWeek”), taking place from Sunday, September 6th to Sunday, September 13th, 2020. OWeek is an amazing time when the entire campus community comes together to welcome new students and celebrate the start of the fall term.

We’re sure you have lots of questions about what Orientation Week will look like in the fall. Although COVID-19 has impacted the way we socialize with each other, Western, Huron, Brescia and King’s are still very committed to providing a safe and unforgettable Orientation Week for all incoming students! OWeek events will be blended and include a mix of both in-person and virtual experiences. Check back here to get your OWeek fix and stay in the loop about event updates throughout the summer.

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

What is OWeek?

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Sophs - OWEEK Spirit Leaders

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

Meet the Teams

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.

Learn More

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!

Learn More

Accessibility

a. 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.

Learn More

Welcome to London, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦

International and Exchange students

a. 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.

Learn More

Our Affiliated University Colleges

a. 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.

King's University College
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).

Learn More