New-to-Bresica students and Sophs with spotlight on them at UC Hill.

Schedule and Highlights

Brescia is excited to welcome our new students this fall!

It is important to us that our incoming students have a positive and welcoming introduction to our community, no matter where they are located. Ongoing details will be updated on this page and our social media channels throughout the summer, and communication will be sent to all incoming students via their Western email account on a weekly bases in the weeks leading up to Orientation Week.

Just a reminder that although we have orientation events scheduled until Sunday, September 11th and into the academic year, classes start on Thursday, September 8th, 2022.

Orientation Week Schedule

Please note that some details on the schedules we provide may change as we receive more details from the Western community, and as we work through the precautions needed ensure the health and safety of our students. 

Brescia Orientation Week Schedule 2022

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Event Highlights

The OWeek schedule is packed full of fun events that aim to prepare you for your transition to university life. That being said, it is a busy week! Below we've highlighted the core events that we recommend all students attend in order for you to feel confident in your upcoming journey at Brescia. 

Welcome Rally

Date: Monday, September 5th, 2022
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Mother St. James (MSJ) Auditorium

Event Description:
Welcome to Brescia! During this event you will be introduced to the Brescia President, Academic Dean, Brescia University College Students' Council (BUCSC) President, Orientation Head Soph and the entire Brescia Soph Team. Alongside your official welcome to campus, this event will breakdown what to expect during OWeek, staying up-to-date on events via the Socio app, and so much more!


Date: Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Various classroom in Mother St. James Building

Event Description:
In collaboration with Brescia faculty, Brescia University College Students' Council (BUCSC) Faculty Representatives and Sophs, Edvantage is an opportunity for you to get to know your professors and your peers in your program while engaging in interactive, program-specific activities developed specifically with you in mind! This a great opportunity for students to start building connections while exploring the possibilities of their program.

Celebration of Nations

Date: Monday, September 5th, 2022
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Clare Hall Mercato

Event Description:
Get ready to travel around the world here at Brescia! Spend the evening learning about and celebrating various cultures found in our Brescia community and beyond through interactive artistic and cultural activities. This event showcases our Keynote Speaker Sierra Jamieson, an Indigenous Student Activist, as well as our amazing community partners who are excited to share their histories and traditions while creating lasting memories with our new-to-Brescia students. Students will be given a passport to get stamped at every booth, and those who get theirs filled, will be entered into a draw to win a big prize!