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

The Mid-Year Test and Exam Schedule is now LIVE.
Please confirm all final examinations prior to making travel arrangements.

This Week’s Top Questions

How can I drop a course?
As the web registration period is closed, students will not be able to make changes to their fall term or full courses, except to drop via paper form in the Hive. Students may or may not be eligible for a refund, and we recommend students review all implications of dropping a course.

The deadline to drop a Fall half course (A or F) is November 12th.

The deadline to drop a Full course is November 30th.

How do I apply for OSAP for the 2018-2019 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 you must complete the Continuation of Interest-Free Status form to prevent moving into OSAP repayment.

How can I receive a letter to access my RESP?
Students can apply for a Verification of Enrollment form here. Please note there is a minimum 2 business days required for processing.
Does Brescia offer career services?
Brescia offers a variety of services relating to career development and exploration.

For Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Support, please visit our Career Peers. Our Career Peer program (housed in the Student Life Centre) is open for drop in visits on Wednesdays from 11:00 – 2:00, and Thursdays from 11:30 – 1:30.

To book a career advising appointment with one of our Coordinators of Student Life and Learning, please visit the Hive.

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 do I apply for a bursary?
Applications for the General Bursary and Named Awards are due on October 15th. Students can apply online through the Brescia Financial Aid page on the website.

Please note: students will not be notified regarding the status of their application until after the deadline has passed.

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.
  3. Student Wellness Educator (Sheldon Hill, (for Leanne Ford’s maternity leave) 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.
  4. Rhonda Gilby- Psychologist
    Rhonda offers counselling services one day a week on Brescia Campus.
    $100/session or 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!
  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 2018-2019 Course Registration
Information about Fall/Winter Course Registration, and a link to the Fall/Winter timetable will be found here starting in June. Students can also find information about course registration on the Brescia registration pages.

Special Course information

Add/Drop Courses
Students can make changes to their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 courses online through their Student Center account using the Add/Drop/Swap functions after their registration window opens. The final day to add Full Year or Fall term courses is September 14th, 2018. After September 14th, students are no longer able to add Full Year or Fall term courses. The final day to add Winter term courses is January 15th, 2019.

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 2018 Exam Period
Study Days: December 8-9, 2018
Exams: December 10-21, 2018

April 2019 Exam Period
Study Day: April 10, 2019
Exams: April 11-30, 2019
Note: Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Sunday (April 21) 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.

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
The deadline to opt-out of the USC Health and Dental Plan is on September 26th, 2018. 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 (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.

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 2018/2019 Academic Year.

2018-2019 Fall/Winter OSAP Application
The full-time OSAP application for the 2018/2019 Academic Year is available now. All grants applications has been consolidated into one application.Students looking to seek only grant funding will still complete the full application, and select “grant only” funding after the assessment has been completed.

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 2-8, 2018 (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 2018.

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. Bridging will run prior to Orientation Week, from August 28-September 1.

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
Financial – sent January 15, 2018
Financial – sent February 6, 2018
Financial – sent March 3, 2018
Financial – sent March 7, 2018
Financial – sent March 9, 2018
Financial – sent April 4, 2018
Financial – sent May 1, 2018
Financial – sent June 6, 2018
Financial – sent July 7, 2018
Financial – sent August 2, 2018
Financial – sent September 5, 2018
Financial – sent September 26, 2018
Financial – sent October 30, 2018
Financial – sent November 27, 2018
Financial – sent November 29, 2018

Registration Emails
Registration – sent June 13, 2016
Registration – sent March 29, 2017
Registration – sent May 10, 2017
Registration – sent June 9 2017
Registration – sent February 1, 2018
Registration – sent February 26, 2018
Registration – sent March 27, 2018
Registration – sent May 7, 2018
Registration – sent June 1, 2018
Registration – sent November 26, 2018
Registration – sent December 7, 2018

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
Student Life – sent February 26, 2018

Wellness Emails
Wellness – sent March 8, 2017
Wellness – sent September 17, 2018

Student Update Emails
Student Update – sent September 1, 2016
Student Update – sent March 29, 2017
Student Update – sent August 28, 2017
Student Update – sent February 1, 2018
Student Update – sent March 1, 2018 (Graduation)
Student Update – sent August 27, 2018
Student Update – sent August 28, 2018
Student Update – sent August 30, 2018
Student Update – sent September 4 2018