Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to make changes to your reservation. You can email email@example.com or call 519-661-2100 (both are monitored Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET).
If you know ahead of time that you will be more than 15 minutes late for your tour, due to traffic or other circumstances, please call us as soon as possible so we can try to make arrangements - 519-661-2100. If you arrive to the Campus Tour Centre more than 15 minutes late, and the tour has left already, you should go directly to Student Central. Here’s how to get to Student Central from the Campus Tour Centre:
We ask all guests to book in advance so we can be prepared for each tour group. If you didn’t book a tour and you find yourself on campus, you can call us and we’ll try our best to accommodate, 519-661-2100. Please note, due to scheduling, space may not be available.
A campus tour involves at least two hours of walking, including stairs. If anyone in your group has a stroller, wheelchair, crutches, or they have difficulty with stairs and walking long distances, please contact us in advance to arrange a barrier free access tour. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-661-2100 (both are monitored Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET).
We’re happy to welcome larger groups (9 or more people, including school groups and teams) to campus! Please contact us directly and DO NOT book a reservation through the Book a Tour section. You can email email@example.com or call 519-661-2100 (both are monitored Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET).
Visitors for campus tours and encouraged to park in the Huron Flats Student Parking Lot (it’s the teal coloured lot with an S on the map). Take a ticket when you enter the lot and keep it with you. You’ll receive a complimentary parking pass from your tour guide. Check the parking section for more. Please note, if the Huron Flats Student Parking Lot is full, you may choose to park in another gated Student Lot – Althouse (H), Medway (R), Ontario (N), Springett (I) or Visitor Lot (these are in navy blue on the map) Social Science (J), D.B. Weldon (D) or Alumni/Thompson (M). During our school year, the campus is very busy and access to any lot will depend on space availability.
If you choose to park in a metered spot, pay-and-display spot or another lot on/off campus, we will NOT be able to reimburse you for your parking.
The campus tour room is located in the University Community Centre. You can use the Campus Map Tool to see where the University Community Centre is located on campus (use the keyword “UCC”). Here’s how to find the tour room:
When you book a summer campus and residence tour, we will primarily be touring Ontario Hall, which is a hybrid-style residence. There are three different styles of residence at Western and seven first-year buildings. Ontario Hall is the only first-year building open in the spring/summer. You can take a virtual tour of all our residence buildings online.
When you reserve your spot on a tour, you can indicate which faculty you are most interested in seeing. We will do our best to accommodate, but in large groups where there are varied interests, we will have to take the two most popular faculties. Keep in mind, our tour guides are trained to show all the faculty buildings and can answer any questions you have about a faculty building, even if you don’t tour it. You’re also welcome to walk around after the tour is complete.
If you have a program in mind, you can search for it to find out which faculty it falls under. If you have questions, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, you can learn more about the differences between Biology, Medical Sciences and Health Sciences here.
We welcome everyone to take a campus tour of Western University; however, our tours focus on undergraduate studies. This includes the Ivey Business School, which you may indicate your interest in when you register. Campus tours visit two academic faculty buildings for undergraduate students, a library, the University Community Centre, the Western Student Recreation Centre and residence. Although we will not be visiting buildings specifically for second-entry programs and graduate studies, our tour guides will be happy to point you in the right direction.
The University Community Centre has several eateries and vending machines. Visit our Eateries website and search by building “University Community Centre.” If you have more time, you might want to check out our on-campus pub, The Spoke, or restaurant, The Wave.
When you arrive at the tour room, a student guide will greet you and check you in. Pending availability, you may also get the chance to have a quick presentation and Q&A session with a staff member from our recruitment office.
Yes! If you’re interested in having an advising appointment with a staff member from our recruitment team before or after your tour, please book ahead by calling 519-661-2100 or emailing email@example.com. Appointments are available Monday to Friday with start times between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
If you want to book an appointment, please provide the time you would like to meet, your education background (e.g. current Ontario high school student), and what specific information you are looking for / what sort of questions that you have. This will help us book you with correct advisor.