When will I be allowed to move into residence and where will they check in?
Move-in day will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday September 1st. All
residents will receive an email with information including a specific move-in time
and location. International and out-of-province students needing an alternate move-in
date should contact the Residence Manager.
What can be expected on move-in day?
Once you arrive to campus, there will be signs, students, staff and volunteers providing
directions to specific parking areas. Students will access Clare Hall via Sarnia Road
(not Western Road). Sophs, or upper year students, will help you unload your car and
assist with carrying baggage to your room. There will be Residence Life Staff in the
building to give directions to your room and welcome you to Clare Hall.
Can I find out my neighbour’s name before I move in?
Due to the Privacy Act, we are not allowed to give out names of residents.
What do the rooms look like?
Each room has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, large closet, built-in desk, desk chair,
window seat, internet access, your own sink and a washroom (shower and toilet) you
share with the student next door.
Can I bring my own furniture to residence?
Furniture is provided and must remain in the room. If something is required for medical
reasons, special consideration may apply. In such an instance, please contact Carolyn Temple, Residence Manager.
Can I have cable TV?
There is TV in the lounges. Cable TV may be purchased through a separate contract
with Rogers. More information is available at the Clare Hall reception.
Are there phones in the room?
No. Students will be asked to provide a contact cell number during move-in day in
case of an emergency
What should not be brought for my room?
- Cooking appliances (ie. Kettles, Keurigs, Tassimo or Coffee Makers)
- Halogen lamps (including lava lamps)
- Candles & incense
- Extra furniture
Are internet charges included in my room?
Internet charges are included in the cost of your room.
Can I share a suite with someone I know?
Students may pre-select a suite-mate if they know someone else who is going to be
living in residence at Brescia.
Will my parents be notified of any changes, personal information or things that go
on in residence?
Parents will not be notified of any changes or a student’s personal information. Unless
we receive written permission, we are unable to discuss anything with parents. Parents
will only be contacted if they are listed as the emergency contact and the student
is determined to be at risk.
What if a student wants to move off-campus during the winter semester?
Students can move off-campus at any point throughout the school year. However, students
are responsible for all residence fees for the entire academic year.
What are the rules in residence?
Detailed information on rules regarding quiet hours, alcohol, guests, etc. can be
found under Residence Handbook.
What services does reception provide?
The Clare Hall reception desk is open 24 hours a day. The Front Desk Staff are responsible
for various administrative functions such as calling for emergency assistance and
helping you with any residence related needs.
Where do I pick up my mail?
Your mail will arrive at reception and be sorted into mailboxes located near the reception
desk. Mailbox keys will be available on move-in day.
How are the facilities maintained?
Brescia’s custodial staff is responsible for maintaining the halls, lounges and public
washrooms. However, students are required to clean their own washrooms and rooms during
What about safety?
All outside doors are locked except for the main door at the front of the residence
building. For student’s safety, a security guard is on duty in the late evenings and
overnight. There is a reception desk staff member present 24 hours a day. At night,
Western’s Foot Patrol provides safe escorts on main and affiliated campuses.
Can I get insurance for what I bring to residence?
Usually, if the parents have home insurance the students can claim their belongings
under their parent’s insurance. Please consult your insurance provider for further
How do I get around London?
Every full-time student has unlimited access to the London Transit system. The cost
of the bus pass is included in tuition fees. Additionally, there is also a King’s/Brescia
shuttle which has drop-off and pick-up sites on main campus and all affiliate colleges.