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

When You Start

  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 joining 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 Brescia life before all incoming students, like yourself, begin New Student Orientation together. 

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  3. Number three.

    Attend Brescia’s New Student Orientation 

    Orientation is specifically designed to help all new-to-Brescia students become familiar with the Brescia and Western supports, 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

    Before the first day of classes, you will have an opportunity to receive a campus tour and discover resources and services on campus.

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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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