PLEASE NOTE: International and Out-Of-Province students are not required to attend a Summer Orientation Day. Students will be contacted in the summer months (June/July) to select their courses and arrange their class schedule.
Summer Orientation Days at Brescia
Brescia’s Summer Orientation Days (SOD) will prepare you for the transition to university. We want to help you and your families get a better sense of the changes, challenges, and bold new experiences that await you in September.
At your SOD, you will have the chance to learn about academic choices, financial aid, select your courses with an Academic Advisor, and map out your timetable. You will also register for some of your courses, have the option of taking a campus tour, and meet current Brescia students.
Services For Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) in Western’s Student Development Centre (SDC) can help organize next steps for any necessary accommodations that you may need while attending university. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic accommodation must be requested during the summer, as soon as possible after students register for courses. Later requests will be considered however, accommodation may not be arranged in time for first term examinations. Please note that academic accommodation and related assistance provided at Western may differ from that provided by an individual’s previous educational institution. More information about SSD is available at the Student Development Centre website
If you have questions related to SOD, please email email@example.com or call The Hive at 519-858-5151.
SOD Dates for 101 Students (Ontario High School Students)
SOD Dates for 105 students (all other applicants)
Looking for a student perspective on Summer Orientation Days?
Read through the testimonials below to learn more!
I recently attended a SOD. I went into the day knowing that I was going to get important information about my future endeavours at Brescia and I would also be able to pick my courses. For me, this day ended up being very helpful and it allowed me to connect with some upper year students that were very friendly and helpful. I know that without this day I would have had a lot of troubles picking my first-year course. I recommend that everyone goes to these days and that you bring your parents because if your anything like me you may not fully understand the financial side of the day so it really helps to have them there for a second set of ears and to take everything in with you.
My SOD was well planned out and organized. Everyone there was very helpful in answering any questions and providing guidance while choosing courses. I was kind of scared going to university and not having the amazing guidance staff from high school, but after my SOD I learned that the staff at Brescia are just as amazing. Thank you so much! My SOD definitely made going to university seem a little less scary.
Arts and Humanities
Everyone I met at Brescia that day was so friendly and welcoming. The presentations helped ease some of my worries about university and helped answer some of my questions about financial processes. Sometimes that stuff can be especially confusing but the team at Brescia did an awesome job! My advisor was very understanding and listened to my concerns about first year, and made choosing my courses a breeze! Everything was very well organized and planned to perfection. Thanks to the team at Brescia for doing an amazing job with these SOD’s. It really makes a difference for first-year students and now I feel like I’m ready for first-year! Excited to be heading to school in the fall!
I attended the July 4th SOD day and it went so well! The presentations were well put together and easy to understand and many questions were answered for me! When it came to choosing courses, my advisor was so helpful in guiding me when planning my schedule and classes in a way that fits how I learn best. They made the process so quick and painless which is something that really eased some nervousness of me going to university! Thanks to everyone at Brescia that made this experience so positive! I’m so excited for this coming September!
I was very glad I went to a SOD because it definitely made university seem a little less scary! I had a great time during the presentations and they definitely made me understand the financial process. My financial advisor answered my questions about university life and lessened my worries about my classes, and informed me about things I could join/do to help make my experience at Brescia more enjoyable and comfortable. I’m very excited for school in the fall and I can’t wait to meet everyone and call Brescia my home for the next four years of my life! Thank you!
Arts and Humanities
SOD was very well organized, everyone was extremely friendly, it was done in a timely manner, and I really appreciated the help enrolling in my courses. I felt confident about my choices and with my schedule. Everyone did a great job, and I’m so excited for September! Thanks!
Foods and Nutrition
I found my SOD to be incredibly helpful! I was able to sit down with an academic advisor and plan out my courses and they helped me in regards to module and breadth requirements. The presentations also allowed me to take notes on the transition to university life, help me make any final touches on my OSAP application, and apply for bursaries.