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.

*As of Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 5pm EST, Brescia will shift to a modified services model.  The Hive will be closed to in-person consultation, but can be reached via phone or email, Monday to Friday to 10:00am -3:00pm EST.

Tel: 519-858-5151
Email: brescia@uwo.ca

This Week’s Top Questions

How can I enroll in classes for Summer 2020 Term?
Starting February 18th until July 28th, students can activate in their student centre for the summer term, listed under Student Services Links, “Summer Term Activation”.

After activating, it can take up to 72 hours before course registration access has been granted. Once your account is activated, login to your student centre and under Academics > Planning > Enroll in Classes. For instructions on course registration, please refer to the Summer Guide.

To know which courses are running in the summer academic term, the Summer 2020 Timetable can be viewed here.

For information regarding course sessions, dates and deadlines, please view the Summer Enrollment Chart.

UPDATE: Summer undergraduate courses will be delivered online in the same sessions they are currently scheduled (e.g. a 6-week Intersession course will continue to be offered online from May 11th to June 26th).  In addition to all of the online courses the University normally provides in the summer, many courses slated to be offered onsite will be moved online as well. While we know that you will have many questions about what courses will be delivered in the Summer and how they will be delivered, please note that we are working through the details and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Students must be aware of the rules and restrictions for summer enrollment. The workload for the Spring/Summer/Distance Sessions (i.e. May to August) at this University or any other shall be restricted to a maximum of 2.5 courses, with no more than 2.0 courses to be taken simultaneously (excluding Distance Education courses). In the case where 2.0 courses are taken simultaneously, only 1.0 of them may be a laboratory course.

More information about Summer OSAP and tuition can be found here.

How can I do my Intent to Register?
Intent to Register (ITR) is the process to notify Brescia and Western that you will be returning next year.

This is a mandatory process – ITR tells us what campus you are going to attend, what degree you plan to pursue, and what modules you plan to enroll in. This helps Brescia plan their courses based on numbers, and it generate you a registration enrollment date in the summer when you will select your courses for next year.

ITR is available in your Student Centre at student.uwo.ca as of January 31st 2020. Fill out the form by April 30th 2020. If you change your mind during this process, we will use your last completed form for the adjudication process.

For more information visit the ITR page on our website or follow the ITR step-by-step guide here.

How can I enroll in classes for Fall/Winter 2020-2021?
In May, academic advisors will be completing the adjudication process, in which we assess whether students are eligible for the modules they selected during the Intent to Register process. Please note: advisors are not taking appointments during this time.

After adjudication is complete, you should then see your 2020-2021 module on your student centre. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Hive and we will be happy to assist you.

Students will receive varying enrollment appointments, based on their year of study. More details on enrollment appointments and/or how to enroll can be found here.

How can I confirm I am ready for graduation?
Students may start to apply for June convocation starting in March 2020 on the student centre under My Academics. Students must apply for graduation by April 30, 2020.

Please refer to the Brescia Graduation Checklist regarding next steps for graduation.

If you would like to confirm your progression, or verify your courses prior to any course changes, please Request a Degree Check.

* Western University has decided to postpone Spring convocation as part of their larger response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all scheduled ceremony dates from May 22 through June 19. Please refer to Western Convocation FAQs amid COVID-19.

How do I make a change to my OSAP for the 2019-2020 academic year?
To notify OSAP of any changes to your account, please visit The Hive to fill out an OSAP Change Form. For specific questions relating to OSAP, please contact brfinaid@uwo.ca or book at appointment with Rachel Bruijns, our Financial Aid Officer.
Where can I learn strategies to succeed in my classes?
Students can take advantage of the Learning Skills Services available on Western main campus. Learning Skills Services provides various services, whether in individual support, presentations regarding learning strategies, or peer-assisted programming.

We recommend students review the list of presentations being offered by Learning Skills Services.

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. *NEW* this year is the self-reported absence feature available through Student Centre.

*As of Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 5pm EST, Brescia will shift to a modified services model. The Advisors are still meeting with students and accepting appointments. Meetings are being held either through phone, Skype, or Zoom.

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.
  3. Student Wellness Educator ( Leanne Ford 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.

After Hours:

  1. CMHA Crisis Support Services at Western Student Health Services
    Monday’s, March 16th – April 13th from 5-9 pm (King’s University College)
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s, March 17th – April 16th from 5pm-9pm (UCC Room 11)
    This is the same support at the CMHA Crisis Centre on Huron Street.
    This service is available to all Brescia students too!
  2. Mental Health and Addiction CMHA Crisis Centre (648 Huron Street)
    Open 24/7.
    For more information, call 519-434-9191.
  3. Family Service Thames Valley Walk- In Clinic (125 Woodward Ave.)
    Every Tuesday 1:00 pm – 6:30pm
    Drop in counselling.
  4. Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline (1-866-925-5454)
  5. 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.


Add/Drop Courses
Students can make changes to their Fall/Winter 2019-2020 courses online through their Student Center account using the Add/Drop/Swap functions after their registration window opens. The final day to add Winter term courses is January 14th, 2020. The final date to drop a second term 0.5 course has been extended to April 3rd, 2020 without academic penalty. The last date to drop a 1.0 course for the 2019-2020 academic year is November 30, 2019.

Students may 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

*As of Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 5pm EST the Hive will be closed to in-person consultation, but can be reached via phone or email, Monday to Friday to 10:00am -3:00pm EST. If you would like to drop a course please email the Hive at brescia@uwo.ca.

April 2020 Exam Period*
Study Day: April 4-5, 2020
Exams: April 6-26, 2020
Note: Good Friday (April 10) and Easter Sunday (April 12) are recognized as official holidays.

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.

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Course Registration
 Students can also find information about course registration on the Brescia registration pages.

Registration Updates – Fall/Winter 2019-2020

MOS 4415 A/B which is a modular requirement for Consumer Behaviour is NOT being offered this term. In place, student can Request Special Permission to Substitute one of the other upper year marketing courses including MOS 3325B (E-Commerce Strategy) or MOS 4425B (Non-Profit Marketing and Fundraising).


Please note that we have had some modular changes to our Foods and Nutrition program-Hons Spec in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Nutrition and Family program for students joining us in the 2019/2020 academic year. If you have visited the academic calendar recently, you might have noticed these changes. Please be advised that these changes do not affect anyone who started their studies at Brescia before September 2019.

Foods and Nutrition Modular changes for Sept 2019

Family Studies Modular Changes Sept 2019

If you started your studies prior to September 2019, we would suggest that you visit the archived version of the academic calendar which will have the appropriate module requirements that reflect the program to which you were accepted to. Students can access previous calendars by accessing the ‘View Previous Calendars’ link in the bottom header of the Academic Calendar:   http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/index.cfm

Special Course information

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


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. Permits are only available for Brescia students/staff/faculty.
Daily passes are available at the Welcome Desk (outside auditorium). They are available for $7 each, or can be purchased in bulk (via debit or credit) at a rate of 5 for $32.50.

Health/Dental Opt-Out
Please ensure that you visit student benefits and select University Student Council of Western University. Please note: students require alternative medical benefits to be eligible to opt out of this plan.The deadline to opt out of this plan was September 25, 2019.

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 (under Release of Information).

Voluntary Withdrawal Process
Students considering withdrawing from Brescia should review the information here: Voluntary Withdrawal

Official Letters
Request an official letter of verification online!


Personal Fee Invoice
Accessing your Brescia Student Finance Account will show you all fees that have been billed to your account at Brescia University College. If you have completed course registration, your invoice should be available near the end of July annually.

Payment Methods
The most convenient way for you to pay, in 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 number, simply enter your student 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.

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 2019/2020 Academic Year.

Admission Scholarships
Learn about our scholarships available to incoming students.

Upper Year Scholarships
Learn about our scholarships for returning Brescia students

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

All you need to know

OSAP Loans
Time to begin OSAP Repayment?

Student Engagement

Are you new to Brescia?


Soph Peer Mentors
Did you know that every new student has an upper year Soph Peer Mentor for their first year at Brescia? Follow information regarding the Soph program and other SLC initiatives on Instagram!

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


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.

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.