You are welcome to visit campus anytime, but Western has two special days set aside each year that feature presentations and tours, with opportunities to ask questions of staff, faculty, and students. Fall Preview Day and March Break Open House give students and their families the opportunity to tour campus and explore facilities and meet some key faces within their faculties of choice. This is the perfect time to ask specific questions about programs, degree modules and other opportunities within each department.
On this day of discovery, you will have a chance to meet with our faculty, staff and students and learn why Western offers the best student experience among Canadian Universities. Feel the spirit and pride we hold for Western. Take the opportunity to get an in depth look at your future academic program, our residences, the strong network of support services that will help to ensure your success, and our beautiful campus. We do hope you enjoy your visit.
With a full schedule of events planned, there will be faculty presentations and demonstrations, bus tours of campus and guided tours of residence facilities.
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Fall/Winter campus tours begin on Monday, September 19 and run until Wednesday, April 4 with exceptions around holidays and school events. They will be available Monday to Friday at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm when booked in advance.
Campus tours last approximately 2 hours and include a visit to at least two faculties (depending on the most requested academic areas of the group), a library, and the University Community Centre.
Campus and residence tours last approximately 3 hours and include a visit to at least two faculties (depending on the most requested academic areas of the group), a library, the University Community Centre, Delaware Hall - a dormitory-style residence and Elgin Hall - a suite-style residence. If time permits, your guide may also include a visit to the Western Student Recreation Centre.
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
Come and meet us! Senior secondary school students, their teachers, family and friends are invited to attend this annual event. Faculty, staff and students from The University of Western Ontario and twenty other universities will be available to answer your questions. For more information visit the OUF website.
You are cordially invited to come visit us in University College to meet professors, staff and students from the departments of Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. In addition there will be representatives from the Linguistics and Writing Programs, the Academic Counselling office and the Arts and Humanities Students’ Council.
Please plan to attend one of our welcome and overview presentations and complete your day at Western with a visit to the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, home to an extensive gallery space for student exhibits. We look forward to meeting you and will be ready to answer all of your questions about courses and programs in the Arts and Humanities.
Refreshments will be served
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Main Entrance, University College Departmental Information and Faculty Research
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rooms 224, 224A, 225, 225A University College Second Floor
Faculty Welcome and Overview
10:00 am - 10:30 am OR 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Conron Hall, Room 224, University College Second Floor
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Visual Arts displays and self-guided tours
11:00am, 12:00pm or 2:00pm
Guided Tours of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
Guided Tour of Campus
Taking a guided tour of our beautiful campus will last approximately two hours...
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If you also wish to visit both styles of residences, an additional hour will be required. Where possible, campus tours are tailored to the academic interests of the participants. For more information and to book your tour, VISIT SITE.
Self-Guided Walking Tour
Enjoy some of the lesser known features of The University of Western Ontario campus with the recently released guidebook, Walking Tour: A self-guided tour of Canada’s most beautiful campus...
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With its mix of modified collegiate gothic and modern architecture, and its many trees and gardens, Western has something to offer everyone – from the newest members of the university community to seasoned veterans of the campus. In addition to old favourites and some hidden treasures, this guided tour, created in partnership between the Geography Department, Graphic Services and Physical Plant Division, cuts a path through campus highlighting many ‘green’ attractions such as gardens, naturalized areas, LEED buildings and relevant research locales.
Complimentary parking passes will be provided to tour participants on the day of your tour. Please park in a visitor designated attended lot. You may be asked to pay a $12.00 cash deposit which will be reimbursed when you present the parking pass which you will receive on your tour.
For more information about parking on campus, please visit Parking and Visitor Services.
Want to stay within walking distance of campus? Consider staying at the beautifully appointed Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. VISIT WEBSITE
Also within walking distance! Windermere Manor, although set in the classic elegance and intimate charm of a memorable country inn of a bygone era, provides all the conveniences any traveller demands. VISIT WEBSITE
London and Area Accommodations
There are many options for visitors to take a break or a meal. Visit Hospitality Services for a searchable list of on-campus eateries. Centrally located in the University Community Centre (UCC), you'll also find the student-operated restaurants The Spoke and The Wave.