|Welcome to Western
Greetings from Western University! Our faculty, students and staff, along with the City of London, are waiting to welcome new students to Western in Fall 2014.
We are committed to making your experience at Western as exciting, enriching, rewarding, and successful as possible. That commitment starts before you arrive by providing information and support as you prepare for your arrival at Western. Should you have any questions, please contact our international liaison officers. (See below)
International Student Guide
This comprehensive guide contains useful information on travel, study permits, key services, important dates and times, housing, finances, health, safety and wellness, and a map of campus.
Summer Academic Orientation (SAO)
The Welcome Booth is located outside the baggage claim area at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Please stop by the booth to pick up your free gift bag and make a free international call home. Pearson Airport offers free Wi-Fi service for those with mobile devices, allowing you to send a quick message home about your safe arrival.
Western International Liaison Officer, Betty Chang, will be at the Toronto Pearson International Airport between 12 pm and 8 pm on Friday, August 29 to greet you and assist you with onward transportation.
If your flight arrives during those times, you will see Betty wearing a Western purple t-shirt as you exit the secure baggage claim area. The Welcome Booth staff will help you find Betty if you don't see her at your arrival terminal. We look forward to welcoming you to Canada soon!
International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC)
The IESC is a great resource throughout your time at Western for counselling, assistance and support, as well as helpful transition and social programs.
IESC offers a reception service from August 25 to September 12, and an after hours welcome helpline: +1 519-661-2111 ext. 85908 from August 25 to September 2, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 am, to help newly arriving international students. Once you arrive at Western, be sure to visit IESC to pick up your orientation package, including a copy of the International Student Handbook.
Note: the new location for IESC is in the former Ivey Building/Lawrence National Centre, near Somerville House and University College.
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON, N6A 3K7
Phone: +1-519-661-2111 ext. 89309