Congratulations! You’re ready to immerse yourself in a distinctive education that can only happen at Brescia —Canada’s women’s university. You’re ready:
- To learn what it means to be Brescia Bold
- To redefine your definition of leadership
- To be inspired by faculty members who will guide, mentor, support, and encourage you
- To give back — to your community and beyond
#BresciaBound Next Steps Checklist:
- Celebrate! You’re BresciaBound! Take a photo with your offer package and share on social media – Remember to tag #BresciaBound and @bresciauc!
- Respond to your offer of admission by the deadline outlined in your offer letter.
101 students can accept an offer of admission on the OUAC website.
If you did not apply through OUAC, please follow the steps outlined in your offer package.
- Activate your Western Identity and email address. You will need your Western student number and 4 digit access code.
- Apply to live in Brescia’s residence, Clare Hall, by the June 8, 2020 deadline.
- Sign up for a Summer Orientation Day (SOD) taking place in June and July (Online registration available in the spring of 2020).
- Build your budget. Fees are due mid-August.
Students are encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities.
- Upload a photo for your WesternONE Card (student card).
- Prepare for course registration by reviewing the Brescia Welcome Guide and first-year course list. A downloadable version of the Brescia Welcome Guide will be available in the spring of 2020)
- Learn about on-campus resources and support services.
- Register for the International Bridging Program
(if you are coming from outside of Canada)
- Get ready for Brescia’s Orientation Week, September 7-11,2020.
June 1, 2020:
Deadline to Accept your Offer of Admission to Brescia
Questions or concerns about your offer of admission? Connect with your Admissions Officer
June 8, 2020:
Deadline to Apply to Residence
Residence is guaranteed to incoming students who apply by the June 8th deadline. After the June 8th deadline, residence spaces will be allocated based on availability. The application link for September 2019 is open. Click here to apply!
June 2020 – August 2020 (various dates)
Summer Orientation Days (SOD) for incoming students
Brescia’s Summer Orientation Days (SOD) will prepare you for the transition from high school to university.
• Learn about academic choices
• Select your courses with an Academic Advisor
• Create your academic timetable
• Register for courses
• Take a campus tour
• Connect with current students, faculty and staff
Western ONECard (student card) Photo Upload Deadline
The deadline to upload a photo for your Western ONECard (student card) will be mid August.
Your Western ONECard functions as: an identification card (for exams and with your bus pass); your library card; your meal plan card; your access to Campus Recreation and more.
The photo upload service for the Western ONECard is available through Student Center to students who will be attending Western for the first time. Click on “Western ONECard Photo Upload” under the heading “Western Links” to get started. Photos must follow the Western ONECard Photo Standards. Click here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Photos uploaded after the deadline may not be ready for pick up during orientation week and the first week of classes. To ensure your student card is ready for September, please upload your photo by the August deadline.
September 1 – 5, 2020:
International Bridging Program
All international and out of province students are invited to join this orientation program designed to allow you to adjust to campus and your new city before our regular orientation week. You will receive guidance about academics, accommodations, shopping, eating, entertainment, classrooms and other facilities, transportation, and thriving in the Canadian culture.
September 6, 2020:
Residence Move-In and Orientation Week
For what to expect on move in day visit our Residence FAQ.
You can view a list of items to bring to Residence, and other helpful tips, here:
Residence Info 2017
Please address any questions to our Residence Office at 519-432-8353 ext. 28156 or email@example.com
Orientation Week runs for the full week starting the day after you move in, and will be full of fun events that help you get to know your campus and new classmates.
You may request to have your registration deferred for a period of one year. Typically, your deferral will be granted only if you have not undertaken academic studies at the high school, college, or university level during the deferral.
To request deferral, you must:
- Accept your offer of admission for the term to which you were initially admitted by the deadline stated on the offer
- Submit a written request to Amanda Cox, Associate Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions, no later than one month prior to the beginning of the term to which you were initially admitted
- Explain your reasons for making the request
- Summarize your plans for the deferral period
- Make a deposit of $225 no later than August 30, 2020 to hold your deferral, which will be applied as a credit to your account
You will not need to reapply for admission. Also, offers of residence and entrance scholarship will be automatically deferred. Before your intended registration date, preferably in May, you must contact the Registrar’s Office to ensure that your file is reactivated.
To submit your deferral request, mail, e-mail, or fax:
If you have questions, please contact us at 519-858-5151, or firstname.lastname@example.org