Welcome to The Hive

We are your first stop for any registration, fees and programming questions here at Brescia. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Visit us just off the Living Room, main floor, Mother St. James Memorial Building.
Tel: 519-858-5151
Email: brescia@uwo.ca

This Week’s Top Questions

Where can I find my fall final/midterm exam schedule?
Students can find there exam schedule here. Please confirm you are reading the correct time and date for your specific section.
How will I know if I received a bursary?
Students can apply to the Brescia General Bursary until October 15th, 2017. Applications will be processed by the Financial Aid Officer after the application deadline has passed for the 2017-2018 year. Applications are reviewed in late October, and students will receive their decision via their Western email sometime in early November

If students have questions about this application or need support, please visit the Hive.

When is my second installment of tuition due?
The second installment of tuition is due to Brescia on December 1, 2017. Students will be expected to pay their remaining balance from their personal invoice. Similar to the first installment of fees, Brescia will only defer OSAP funding from your installment if you have indicated that the ministry should send funds to Brescia on your behalf. Please check your personal invoice to confirm:

  1. Your first installment of tuition has been received and deducted from your balance
  2. Your statement is billing you for a correct course load

Please visit the Hive if you have any questions about your second installment of tuition.

When does the Campus Shuttle Bus run?
There is a shuttle bus that runs between Brescia and King’s, and Brescia to main campus. This service is free and you do not need to show you student card or bus pass. Find the schedule here.
Can I still change my class schedule?
The Add/Drop Period has ended for Fall 2017, so students are no longer able to swap their fall term or full courses for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Students are still able to change their courses during the winter term, as long as there are no conflicts with their full year courses.

Students can drop their first term course (A or F) without academic penalty until November 10th, 2017, and may drop their full year course without academic penalty until November 30th, 2017. Please note: this course will still read as “withdrawn” on your academic record.

If you have questions about any potential refund, available learning services, or the process to drop, please visit the Hive.

How do I apply for OSAP for the 2017-2018 Academic Year?
You can still apply for OSAP within 40 days of the end of your academic term. Please find more detailed application instructions here.

If you formerly applied for OSAP but are opting not to this academic year, please note the Continuation of Interest-Free Status form must be completed by November 1, 2017.

How can I receive an Academic Accommodation?
Academic Accommodation is provided for evaluations that are worth 10% or more of your final grade. Students can fill out the accommodation form(s) at The Hive. Students are required to bring in a valid piece of documentation to submit with their request. For more information about what types of documentation are accepted please see the chart below.

Please note: the multiple exam policy is in effect for both midterm and final exams. Please visit the Western Exam Schedule for more information on what constitutes grounds for a multiple exam accommodation.

Types of Academic Accommodation and Documentation Chart

How do I book an academic advising appointment?
Please contact The Hive to book appointments with Academic, Career or Financial Aid Advisors. The Hive staff are trained to answer the basic level of questions in all areas related to academics, registration, fees and programming. Call or drop by to speak with a Hive staff member to determine if you need an appointment or if we can help you! Call 519-858-5151 or visit The Hive.
Where can I go if I am feeling overwhelmed and/or experiencing emotional distress?

There are many resources students can choose from; here are a list of services you can access when you need support:

Business Hours:

  1. Psychological Services in the Student Development Centre at Western (room 4100 of the Western Student Services Building)
    Individual Counselling
    Crisis Counselling
  2. Student Health Services at Western (Room 11, UCC)
    The SHS multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, physician psychotherapists, and social workers to meet the varying needs of students.
    Counselling is available year round by calling Student Health Services.
  1. Student Wellness Educator (Leanne Bonello at Brescia)
    Case Management portfolio serves Brescia and individual students by coordinating prevention, intervention, and support efforts across campus and community systems to assist at risk students and students facing emotional distress and/or crisis, life traumas, and other barriers that may impede success.
    Good referral: Student experiencing complex issues and significant mental health concerns, sexual violence and/or substance use. Stay tuned for more details!
  1. Rhonda Gilby- Psychologist
    Rhonda offers counselling services one day a week on Brescia Campus.
    $100/session and you get reimbursed through your student health plan.
    519-860-2220 or rgilby@uwo.ca to book an appointment.

After Hours:

  1. CMHA Crisis Support Services at Western Student Health Services (UCC Room 11)
    March 21st– April 20th Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s 5pm-9pm
    This is the same support at the CMHA Crisis Centre on Huron Street.
    This service is available to all Brescia students too!
  1. Mental Health and Addiction CMHA Crisis Centre (648 Huron Street)
    Open 24/7.
    For more information, call 519-434-9191.
  1. Family Service Thames Valley Walk- In Clinic (125 Woodward Ave.)
    Every Tuesday 1:00 pm – 6:30pm
    Drop in counselling.
  1. Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline (1-866-925-5454)
  2. If you have been sexually assaulted or think you might have been sexually assaulted here is a 24/7 service:
    Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital
    Room B0-644, 268 Grosvenor StreetLondon
    Business hours:
    (Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 519 646-6100 ext. 64224
    After hours: 519 646-6100, press “0” and ask switchboard to page the nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence

Wellness Resources
Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide

For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

Keep up to date on all things Registration 2017/2018 here

Academics

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Course Registration
Information about Fall/Winter Course Registration, and a link to the Fall/Winter timetable can be found  here. Or through the Brescia registration pages.

Add/Drop Courses
Students can make changes to their Fall/Winter 2017-2018 courses online through their Student Center account using the Add/Drop/Swap functions. The final day to add Full Year or Fall term courses is September 15th, 2017. After September 15th, students are no longer able to add Full Year or Fall term courses. The final day to add Winter term courses is January 16th, 2018.

After these dates, students may be able to drop courses but will need to complete an Add/Drop Form to do so. Add/Drop Forms are available from The Hive at Brescia, Main Floor, Mother St. James Building. It is your responsibility to be aware of all deadlines associated with adding and/or dropping courses. Important add/drop dates you need to remember are located in the Western Academic Calendar or online at www.registrar.uwo.ca.

December 2017 Exam Period
Study Days: December 9, 2017
Exams: December 10-21, 2017

April 2018 Exam Period
Study Day: April 12-13, 2018
Exams: April 14-30, 2018

Academic Accommodation Requests
Have you missed a test, midterm, or assignment due to medical or other extenuating circumstances? Please visit us in the Hive to submit your supporting documentation and complete the Academic Accommodation Request Form or click here for further information.

How to Access your Personal Timetable
Your personal timetable with room locations is available through your Student Center account.

General

Intercampus Shuttle Bus
The schedule for the Affiliate Inter-campus Shuttle bus can be found here:
Shuttle Bus Schedule

Parking Passes
An annual or half-term Parking Pass can be purchased at The Hive at Brescia, Main Floor, Mother St. James Building. Students can apply for a permit by first filling out the Annual Parking Permit Application.
Daily passes are available at the Welcome Desk (outside auditorium). They are available for $6.50 each, or can be purchased in bulk (via debit or credit) at a rate of 4 for $25, or 5 for $30.

Health/Dental Opt-Out
The deadline to opt-out of the USC Health and Dental Plan is on September 22nd, 2017. Please ensure that you visit student benefits and select University Student Council of Western University.

Release of Information
Due to privacy legislation, Brescia University College is unable to provide third parties with personal information (academic, financial, or otherwise) of its students. The Release of Information Form is to be completed by the student if they wish their information to be shared with a third party (i.e. parent, sibling, other). This form is available on Western’s Student Centre website.

Official Letters
Request an official letter of verification online!

Finances

Personal Fee Invoice
Accessing your personal invoice Personal Fee Invoice will show you all fees that have been billed to your account at Brescia University College.

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 fees have been posted. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for your account to be adjusted.

Payment Methods
Did you know that the most convenient way for you to pay, through the comfort of your own home, is through ONLINE BANKING. Simply proceed through online banking as you would complete a normal bill payment.  Set up Brescia University College (not Western) as the payee and when asked for your account, simply enter your student account number.  You can then complete the payment process.  It is as easy as that!  The funds are automatically transferred here to Brescia and then applied to your student account.   There are also other payment methods. Please visit the Hive to pay with Cheque or Debit.

For summer courses, you can still pay Western University directly through Online Banking — simply set Western University as the payee. The Hive will not process tuition for summer courses. Please visit the Western Student Services Building (located next to the University Community Centre) if you wish to pay via cash, cheque or debit.

Release Of Student Fee Account Information
Access to your private financial information is something that we take very seriously.  If you would like to give us permission to discuss your student account with someone other than yourself, please get in contact with the Hive during the summer to arrange a release for the 2017/2018 Academic Year.

2017-2018 Fall/Winter OSAP Application
The full-time OSAP application for the 2017/2018 Academic Year is available now. All grants applications — including the 30% Off Tuition Grant — has been consolidated into one application.
The part-time OSAP application will be available in early July.
Brescia students are asked to complete their application ASAP to ensure funding is in place by the start of the academic year, and for students relying on OSAP to cover their first installment of fees.

The full-time OSAP application for the 2018/2019 Academic Year is now available — we recommend current Brescia students wait until Intent to Register is completed before completing their OSAP application. More information regarding this application will be available in March.

Fee Deferral
Qualified OSAP students will be allowed to defer their payment of tuition and residence fees due in mid-August, until their OSAP funding is released. To qualify you must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Applied for OSAP by June 30th or as soon as possible and submitted to Brescia all outstanding OSAP paperwork
  • Selected the option that allows “the Ministry may use a portion of my OSAP funding to pay,on my behalf, my tuition and compulsory fees directly to my school” a question directly on the OSAP application and;
  • Verified that you will be receiving OSAP funding and that your September/January disbursement of OSAP is enough to cover your First/Second installment of fees. If it is not you will need to pay the difference by the appropriate deadline.* Refer here for Brescia’s deadlines.

Admission Scholarships
Learn about our scholarship available to in-coming students.

Upper Year Scholarships
Returning Brescia students may apply for the following scholarships

Brescia’s Work Study Program
Important Dates, Applying, Job Postings, and Timesheet submission for Payroll

Dollars and Cents…
Managing your Educational Expenses

Financial-need based awards
Bursary Opportunities for new and continuing students

OSAP
All you need to know.

OSAP Loans
Time to begin OSAP Repayment?

Student Engagement

Are you new to Brescia?

Orientation Week
Mark your calendars for September 3-9, 2017 (O’Week). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become acquainted with the Brescia and Western community, meet new friends, get to know your Professors and participate in exciting events at Western and Brescia. Stay tuned for more information regarding Orientation Week 2017.

Soph Peer Mentors
Did you know that every new student has an upper year Soph Peer Mentor for their first year at Brescia? Follow your Sophs on Twitter (@BresciaSophs) and connect through Facebook before you get to campus in September.

Co-Curricular Record
Showcase your Brescia and Western co-curricular experience to future employers through the Co-Curricular Record!

Bridging

New International and Out-of-Province are welcome to participate in Bridging, our program to support new student’s transition to both university life, and living in London, ON. Bridging will run prior to Orientation Week, from August 29-September 2. Please be sure to register for Bridging here. The deadline to register for Bridging is July 31, 2017.

Career Resources
Find valuable career resources for resume and cover letter development, job searching, interview preparation and much more in the Brescia Student Life Centre.

Emails

The following is an archive of emails sent to Brescia Students.

Orientation Emails
Orientation – sent August 5, 2016
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Residence Students Opt In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Residence Students Opted In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Off Campus Students Opt In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Off Campus Students Opted In)
Orientation – sent September 1, 2016
Orientation – sent September 2, 2016
International- sent July 7, 2017 (Bridging)
Orientation– sent July 20, 2017
Orientation – sent August 4, 2017
Orientation – sent August 11, 2017

Residence Emails
Residence – sent August 5, 2016

Financial Emails
Financial – sent July 28, 2016
Financial – sent July 26, 2016
Financial – sent June 16, 2016
Financial – sent August 5, 2016
Financial – sent September 13, 2016
Financial – sent September 22, 2016
Financial – sent October 5, 2016
Financial – sent November 7, 2016
Financial – sent November 16, 2016
Financial – sent December 2, 2016
Financial – sent January 5, 2017
Financial – sent February 28, 2017
Financial – sent March 7, 2017
Financial – sent March 7, 2017
Financial – sent March 14, 2017
Financial – sent March 27, 2017 –DDEPT students
Financial– sent March 30, 2017
Financial– sent April 3, 2017
Financial – sent May 1, 2017
Financial– sent June 13, 2017
Financial- sent July 7, 2017
Financial- sent August 2, 2017
Financial – sent August 14, 2017
Financial– sent September 11, 2017
Financial– sent October 5, 2017
Financial – sent November 9, 2017

Registration Emails
Registration – sent June 13, 2016
Registration – sent March 29, 2017
Registration – sent May 10, 2017
Registration – sent June 9 2017

Student Life Emails
Student Life – sent October 18, 2016
Student Life – sent October 21, 2016
Student Life – sent December 1, 2016
Student Life – sent December 14 2016
Student Life – sent January 9 2016
Student Life – sent September 15, 2017

Wellness Emails
Wellness – Sent March 8, 2017

Student Update Emails
Student Update – sent September 1, 2016
Student Update – sent March 29, 2017
Student Update – sent August 28, 2017