Students

Photo of students practicing social distancing.

Western is preparing for a full return to in-person classes and on-campus activities this September while prioritizing the health and safety of our campus community. We continue to work closely with provincial and local public health authorities and will update the campus community as plans develop.  

The health and safety of our campus is a shared responsibility. Vaccinations are required for students living in residence and we strongly encourage all members of the campus community to get vaccinated as soon as they can. An on-campus vaccination clinic and testing centre will open later this summer to accommodate first and second doses for students, staff and faculty.

Student FAQs

Academics

1. What will the Fall 2021 term look like?

Western is preparing for a full return to in-person classes and on-campus experiences this fall, keeping the health and safety of the campus community as our top priority. As has always been the case, Western will continue to offer select online course options.

2. Are students required to be vaccinated before returning to campus this fall?

Vaccinations are required for students living in residence and we strongly encourage all members of the campus community to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

Students living in residence will be asked to get vaccinated before their arrival – and those who can’t access the shot will have 14 days following their move-in date to get vaccinated on campus. Those who for medical or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code cannot be vaccinated may request an accommodation.

For more information, visit: https://housing.uwo.ca/coronavirus/faq.html  

3. I am an international student. Where can I find information specifically for me?

International students can visit Western International for specific information and resources.

Student Support & Services

1. What will the Fall 2021 term look like?

With accelerated COVID-19 vaccination rollout across the region, Western University is preparing for a full return to in-person classes while prioritizing the health and safety of the campus community. As Western University continues to respond to the changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course offerings may be subject to change.

2. How can I access campus mental or physical health supports?

If you need support of any kind at any time, please contact: Student Support & Case Management at or 519-661-2111 x89152.

3. Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine or a COVID-19 test on campus?

The university will operate an on-campus vaccination and testing centre later this summer in the Graphic Services Building to accommodate first and second doses for students, staff and faculty. Until then, the campus community is encouraged to book vaccine appointments through the Middlesex London Health Unit's (MLHU) online booking system. COVID-19 tests can be booked at one of the London Assessment Centres. For more information about vaccines please visit https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/vaccine.html.

4. What is happening with athletics and recreation?

Indoor facilities including the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC) and Thompson Athletic and Recreation Centre (TRAC) will be temporarily closed. Robust digital programming will continue in Campus Recreation and Sport. More information will come as it becomes available.

For more information and updates on Western Campus Recreation, please visit the Western Campus Recreation website.

5. How do I access Western Libraries’ services?

Information about summer library services can be found at https://www.lib.uwo.ca/covid19/index.html

Fees & Financial Support

1. Where can I find information about financial support?

Students with questions regarding fees or financial aid may find additional information or submit a question by visiting the Office of the Registrar or the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies