Communities: Residence Houses

All students living in residence are asked to select the “House” that they wish to live in for the up-coming session. New students, for example, would most often choose either Inizio House or Brescia House. Esperto House is reserved for students entering Year 2 or above.

2017-2018 House Descriptions

Inizio House

In Italian, “inizio” means “beginning, start, and departure”.

Beginning university is an exciting but challenging time of new beginnings. Inizio House is designed for incoming students and strives to create an environment geared to easing the transition to university life. Programming and support services focus on creating the best first-year (or Preliminary Year) experience possible. Student leaders are selected to participate in the house to create a supportive and mentoring environment for all students living in these communities.

Inizio House has extended study hours during the exam and mid-term periods, and a limited guest policy. Residents are permitted up to 10 overnight guest stays per term in Inizio House, provided that these stays do not have a negative impact on the residence community. Male guests, however, are not permitted to stay overnight in Inizio House.

Brescia House

As a university, Brescia values women, and their potential for leadership in society.

Brescia House embraces students from all backgrounds and at all stages of their Brescia studies. Core to Brescia’s values is the development of and respect for community, and in Brescia House student leaders will work with residents to provide programming and support services that will enhance the building of community.

At Brescia House there is a more relaxed guest policy and residents are challenged to be governed by the impact of their actions upon the broader community. Residents are permitted up to 12 overnight guest stays per term in Brescia House, provided that these stays do not have a negative impact on the residence community. Male guests are permitted to stay overnight in Brescia House.

Esperto House

In Italian, “esperto” means “qualified, capable, and familiar”.

Esperto House is a warm and welcoming community designed for upper year and graduate students who choose to live in residence as they continue in their time at Brescia. As the community will be restricted to those in their second year or higher, the programming conducted in Esperto House will be focused on supporting a community of learners transitioning through the senior years of study, acknowledging that these residents form a different population then first year students and helping to prepare these students for life after Brescia.

At Esperto House there is a more relaxed guest policy and residents are challenged to be governed by the impact of their actions upon the broader community. There are no set restrictions on the number of overnight guest stays per term in Esperto House provided that these stays do not have a negative impact on the residence community.  Male guests are permitted to stay overnight in Esperto House.


Contact Us

For more information, check out our FAQs or e-mail us at brescia-res@uwo.ca.