Campus traffic disruptions during Orientation Week

Move-in weekend/week: Students in residence will begin moving in on Sept. 2. Please take extra time and care when traveling around campus over the weekend and throughout the following week.

O-Week 2022: To assist with student pedestrian safety during the busy return to campus certain campus roadways will be closed during Orientation Week:

  • University Drive from Sunset to the Talbot Intersection*.
  • Lambton Drive from the Talbot Intersection to Kent Drive.
  • Huron Drive for Lambton Drive to the South Valley parking lot entrance.

Closures are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 5 to Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists

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Parking on Campus: In addition to the road closures, the Huron Flats, South Valley and Talbot parking lots, as well as the visitor spaces by FIMS/Nursing Building, will be closed during the same times. If you are using these lots please remove your vehicle by 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by 3 p.m. on Saturday.

London Transit: During the bridge and road closings LTC buses will be detouring their routes from University Drive Bridge. For updates, visit:

Driving to campus: O-Week is a busy time, please drive slowly and take extra care when traveling through campus. Remember to give yourself extra time and expect delays when traveling to and around Western.

Accessibility: Students, faculty, and staff with mobility limitations should contact Accessibility Services at or 519-661-2111, extension 81458. Students can call 519-661-2147 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to arrange for assistance. There is no change in service for students using the Western Accessible Transportation Service (WATS).

We will continue to provide updates as they become available via Western’s social media accounts and on this webpage.