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Current Students

Campus Access Questionnaire

All Brescia, Western and affiliate students require a daily assessment completed through the provincial COVID-19 screening tool. Please ensure this completed prior to visiting campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Who should I contact if I have a question?

Brescia students should contact The Hive at or 519.858.5151.

Connect via our contact form, in-person, live chat (link on The Hive's website) or via email ( between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

Additionally, all forms are available online here. Please fill out the form electronically and send it to

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What if I am sick and cannot attend my classes or I need an extension for an assignment or test?

If you are told to self-isolate due to COVID-19, please complete the Self-Isolation Reporting Tool (SIRT) The SIRT is intended for self-isolation due to COVID-19 only and students who complete this form will be expected to remain off-campus for a minimum of five days. The information you provide will be used to assess your need for any academic considerations. 

If you have questions, please contact The Hive at 519-858-5151, by email or through the Live Chat feature.

Are masks still required on campus indoors?

We have consulted with the Middlesex-London Health Unit and our workplace health and wellness physicians and they are continuing to see transmission of the virus in our community. We have decided that the masking mandate for indoors will remain in place for the spring academic term (May & June, 2022).  We will be communicating a decision about masking for the summer term by mid-June 2022.

Where can I go to get an approved mask and what masks are required now?

All staff, faculty, students and visitors to campus are required to wear a three layer medical grade masks. Community members are welcome to wear N-95, KN-95 or equivalents. Brescia has a supply of ASTM-level 3 disposable medical masks and additional PPE for community members upon request.

Please visit either the St. James Welcome Desk, Clare Hall Reception or Beryl Ivey Library for a mask. 

To ensure that we can continue the rest of this semester in person, Brescia's masking mandate and vaccination policy will remain in effect until at least the end of this semester despite the changes to provincial guidelines. 

Do I need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access Brescia's campus?

Yes, all students, faculty, staff and visitors must provide proof of vaccination to access campus. Testing in lieu of vaccination is only available to those with a medical or Ontario Human Rights Code exemption.

Western will be continuing its vaccination policy for spring and summer academic terms and it will be reviewed by September 1, 2022.

For additional information on vaccinations and how you can be vaccinated on campus visit Western's vaccination page.

If you have any questions about vaccination requirements in residence, please contact Brescia's Residence Manager, Carolyn Temple.

I am concerned I may have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
Can Brescia faculty members post recordings of their online lectures? 

This will be decided by each individual professor. Please consult with your professor directly.

I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am concerned I am going to miss tests, assignments and course work. What should I do?

Please contact The Hive at 519-858-5151, by email at or through the Live Chat feature to understand the process of seeking accommodations. 

How do I get more information on, and apply to the Brescia Emergency Fund?

Brescia recognizes this is an especially challenging time for our students, some of whom are facing significant financial challenges as a direct result of COVID-19. We are working to identify and respond to students with immediate short-term financial concerns.

For more information, visit the Brescia Emergency Fund page.


The health and safety of Clare Hall residents and our campus community continue to guide our decisions. Brescia requires all students living in Clare Hall and all community members on campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to live in Clare Hall?

Yes. All students must have submitted proof of vaccination by October 12, 2021. Western University continues to offer on campus vaccinations. To book an appointment, visit Western's COVID-19 website.

I do not want to or am not able to receive to COVID-19 vaccine. Can I still live in Clare Hall?

Exemptions will only be granted to students who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

Does the type of vaccination received matter? Will a vaccination received outside of Canada be accepted?

Residence students can receive any Health Canada approved vaccine. A World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine for international students will also be accepted. Vaccination documentation will be required for all students.

Will Brescia turn away students from Clare Hall if they cannot provide proof of vaccination upon arrival?

Students who cannot provide proof of full vaccination will not be permitted to live in Clare Hall.