Summer Orientation Days

Brescia UC
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.

Tentative 2020 Summer Orientation Days

Please note, online registration for Summer Orientation Day sessions will open in March 2020.

SOD Dates for 101 Students (Ontario High School Students)

Tuesday, June 16 9:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday, June 17 4:30PM-7:30PM
Thursday, June 18 9:00AM-12:00PMThursday, June 18 12:00PM-3:00PM
Tuesday, June 23 9:00AM-12:00PMTuesday, June 23 12:00PM-3:00PM
Thursday, June 25 9:00AM-12:00PMThursday, June 25 12:00PM-3:00PM
Friday, June 26 9:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday, July 8 12:00PM-3:00PMWednesday, July 8 4:30PM-7:30PM
Thursday, July 9 9:00AM-12:00PMThursday, July 9 12:00PM-3:00PM
Tuesday, July 14 9:00AM-12:00PMTuesday, July 14 12:00PM-3:00PM
Wednesday, July 15 9:00AM-12:00PMWednesday, July 15 12:00PM-3:00PM

SOD Dates for 105 students (all other applicants)

Wednesday, June 17 4:30PM-7:00PM
Wednesday, June 24 9:00AM-12:00PMWednesday, June 24 12:00PM-3:00PM
Friday, June 26 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday, July 7 9:00AM-12:00PMTuesday, July 7 12:00PM-3:00PM
Thursday, July 16 9:00AM-12:00PMThursday, July 16 12:00PM-3:00PM

Student Accessibility Services (formerly Services for Students with Disabilities)

Student Accessibility Services (formerly Services for Students with Disabilities) 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

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 SAS is available at the Student Development Centre website

If you have questions related to SOD, please email or call The Hive at 519-858-5151.

Looking for a student perspective on Summer Orientation Days?
Read through the testimonials below to learn more!

Students Testimonials
I found Brescia to be a very warm and inviting atmosphere when I went to my SOD. Everyone that I met was very kind and helpful in answering all of my questions. Every presentation that I had listened to I gained more knowledge about University and what Brescia has to offer me. My SOD went so well that I can’t wait to call Brescia my home for the next four years. I have visited Brescia numerous times. Since I was in grade ten for a religious retreat, a business venture day, and numerous open houses. I have met many wonderful and kind people. When leaving Brescia at the end of the SOD, I felt that this is where I need to be for the next four years. Brescia is the place for my future dreams to happen. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to September.
Lauren C
Social Sciences
London, Ontario

I recently attended a SOD. I went into the day knowing that I was going to get important information about my future endeavors 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 trouble 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.
Alessia D
Social Sciences
Chatham, Ontario

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.
Mary-Jane M
Arts and Humanities
Kitchener, Ontario

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!
Amanda Johnson
Social Sciences
Delhi, Ontario

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!
Victoria Johnson
Social Sciences
Delhi, Ontario

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 about 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!
Momil Azam
Arts and Humanities
London, Ontario

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!
Jessica Lyndsey
Foods and Nutrition
London, Ontario

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.
Melissa Milligan
Social Sciences
Bayfield, Ontario