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 View my Adjudication Comments?

Our next step in the Intent to Register process is confirming that students are eligible for their requested modules. In late May, Academic Advisors will review all requests for Brescia modules to confirm whether or not a student is eligible for their requested module. Students will be updated regarding the results of their adjudication prior to their registration date.

Beginning in the first week of June, students will start to be able to see your report comments online in Student Center. Your report comments will state your eligibility for the program you requested in Intent to Register and any outstanding degree/program requirements. You can find this information in Student Centre, under “Grades”, then “View my Grade Report”.

Summer courses can impact adjudication at Brescia. Upon completion of summer courses, we will reassess a student’s eligibility for their intended module. For non-Brescia modules, please refer to the respective faculty regarding their policies.

How Do I Register for a Summer Orientation Day?

Our Summer Orientation Day program supports all new Brescia students with their course enrollment and orientation to campus life. Registration for Summer Orientation Days can be found here.

All returning students seeking support with their course enrollment can visit the Hive.

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.

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.
When can I register for courses for the Fall/Winter Academic Term?
After students receive the results of their adjudication, the process for course enrollment will soon begin.

All students who completed their ITR will receive an enrollment appointment on their Student Centre. Fourth year enrollment will begin mid-June, third year in early July, and second year in mid-July. Enrollment appointments typically appear approximately 3 days prior to your registration date. Please contact the Hive if you do not receive an enrollment appointment.

How do I Opt Out of the Student Medical Plan?
As part of your ancillary/compulsory fees, any student registered in 3.5 courses or more is charged for the Health/Dental Plan. Students can choose to opt-out of the Health and/or Dental Plan at www.studentbenefits.ca no later than September 22nd, 2017 for a refund. The refund will not be reflected on your Brescia personal invoice until early November.
How can I receive a verification of enrollment letter to access my R.E.S.P. account?

Students can fill out an online request form on the Brescia Hive Page here. Verification of enrollment letters take a minimum of two business days to complete. Please select the RESP letter option only if your banking institution has provided you with a form to complete.

How do I apply for OSAP for the 2017-2018 Academic Year?
Apply online by June 30th to allow for funds to be available for the September OSAP release. Be sure to submit signature pages and required supporting documentation to the Business Office at Brescia no later than the first Friday in July for fee deferment consideration. Please find more detailed application instructions here.
How do I participate in Orientation Week?
All incoming full-time first year students joining us directly from high school will be automatically assessed the $90 O-Pass fee so all you need to do is show up on day one to participate! Check your Brescia Student Finances Account to be sure.
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


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.


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. 2017/2018 Parking Passes are not currently available. 2016/2017 Parking Passes are still valid until August 31, 2017. 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). Monthly parking passes are available during the summer months (May, June, July, August) and can be purchased in the Hive for $50 each.

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!


Summer Tuition Fees
Summer Tuition Fees are paid to Western University. Your Summer tuition balance will be posted on your Student Centre, listed under your Detailed Statement of Account. Summer fees are paid entirely in one installment. Preliminary Year students and students enrolled in the Nutrition Diploma Program still pay their summer tuition fees to Brescia University College.

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.

Please refer to your personal fee invoice, and ensure your balance remaining is $0.00 for Fall/Winter 2016-2017. If you notice an over-payment resulting from a change in course-load or changes to your student account, please refer to the Hive to request a refund. To improve our efficiency in processing refunds, we now offer refunds via e-transfer; please ask a Hive attendant more about this process.

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 fees will be posted to your Personal Fee Invoice after the registration period.

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.

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

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!


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.


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

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

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

Wellness Emails
Wellness – Sent March 8, 2017

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