Western's Digital First Year Experience

Joining the Western community is something special. We have collected digital supports and resources here to help you navigate your first-year transition so that you can thrive whether you're on-campus, or at a distance.

Thriving Foundations Program

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FOUNDATIONS FOR THRIVING: PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Making a connection to our community is what sets Western apart. See what we have to offer and how we'll help set you up to thrive. 

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PILLAR 1: SmartStart WESTERN

Part of pillar 1 in Thriving Foundations: Check out these resources to help you prepare yourself to be the best student you can be.

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PILLAR 2: COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

An optional, one-day on-campus experience offered July-August to connect you to Western's community. Deadline to register is July 12!

More Resources for Incoming Students

WESTERN CHOOSE PORTAL

Your personalized portal will stay active until OWeek with all your most up-to-date information.

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OWEEK AT WESTERN

The plans are underway! Check back often for updates about your orientation week 2020 kick-off.

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THRIVE ONLINE

Read stories written by Western students, and share your own to help us celebrate, engage, relate, entertain, and educate each other.