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

How can I enroll in classes for Fall/Winter 2019-2020?
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 2019-2020 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.

When is my winter instalment of tuition due?
All winter tuition is paid to Brescia University College. Second instalment of fees for the fall/winter 2019/2020 term are due December 1, 2019.
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 confirm I am ready for graduation?
Students may start to apply for June convocation starting in February 2020. 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.

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.
When are the Reading Weeks for the 2019/2020 academic year?
The fall 2019 Reading Week is scheduled for November 4, 2019-November 10, 2019. The winter 2020 Reading Week is February 17, 2020-February 21, 2020.
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 (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!
  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.

Academics

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).

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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

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 first term 0.5 course is November 12, 2019 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.

December 2019 Exam Period*
Study Days: December 6-7, 2019
Exams: December 8-19, 2019

April 2019 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.

*Tentative

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. 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!

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. The Personal Fee Invoice should be available near the end of July annually.

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 2019/2020 Academic Year.

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?

 

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!

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.

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.