Students walking on the sidewalk outside of the Beryl Ivey Library.

When you Arrive

  1. Number one.

    Pick-Up Your Western ONECard 

    If you’re living in residence, you can pick-up your card on your Move-In Day. If you’re living off-campus, you can pick-up your card any time after Labour Day. Remember, your ONECard also includes your bus pass and your meal plan! 

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  2. Number two.

    Participate in International Bridging Week 

    If you are arriving to Brescia from another country or outside of Ontario, this  program is designed just for you. Bridging Week gives you the unique opportunity to adjust to campus before domestic students arrive for Orientation Week. 

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  3. Number three.

    Attend Brescia’s Orientation Week 

    Orientation Week is specifically designed to help all new-to-Brescia students familiarize themselves with the Brescia and Western campuses, and to help them prepare for the academic and social transition to university life. As a Brescia student you get what we consider “the best of both worlds” since you will not only have access to Brescia programming, but a variety of Western and affiliate programming as well.  

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  4. Number four.

    Get Ready for Classes

    The first day of classes is the Thursday during Orientation Week. You will have an opportunity to receive a campus tour to find your classes, resources and services on campus and even where to find delicious food and our favourite best study spots!

    *Did you know you can spot one of Brescia’s deer eating on a tree right outside your classroom or residence window?! (Shhh, it’s one of our best kept secrets!)

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  5. Number five.

    Join Alert WesternU

     Join Western’s emergency mass notification email system, Alert WesternU, to receive important safety messages via Western email and text in the event of a campus-wide emergency, incident, or campus disruptions due to extreme weather. 

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