Campus traffic disruptions during Orientation Week

Move-in weekend/week: Students in residence will begin moving in Sept. 1. Please take extra time and care when traveling around campus over the weekend and throughout the following week.

O-Week 2023: To assist with student pedestrian safety during the busy return to campus certain campus roadways will be closed during OWeek.

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Sept 3-9 Daily Closures Map
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CLOSURES are as follows:

A) Saturday Sept. 2, 8 p.m. to Sunday Sept. 3, 1 a.m.
Huron Drive between Lambton and South Valley Lot
View map of the closure.

B) Sunday Sept. 3 to Saturday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Daily).

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

Parking: Please note Huron Flats, South Valley and Talbot parking lots, as well as the visitor spaces by Faculty of Information and Media Studies/Nursing Building, will be closed during the same times. If you are using these lots please move your vehicle by 6 p.m.
View map of the closure.

C) Tuesday Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lambton Drive between Western Road and Huron Drive
View map fo the closure.

London Transit: During these closures, LTC buses will be detouring their routes from University Drive Bridge.

Driving to campus: OWeek 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. All Western roadways have a posted maximum speed of 30 km/h. Motorists entering campus will need to slow down, reducing speed from adjacent city roads. Western Special Constable Service enforces speed limits on campus.

Accessibility: Students, faculty and staff with mobility limitations should contact Accessibility Services or call 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.