Taking a guided tour of our beautiful campus will last approximately two hours. If you also wish to visit both styles of residence an additional hour will be required. Where possible, campus tours are tailored to the academic interests of the participants.
We do not conduct campus tours specific to the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. We are, however, more than happy to give you information about these programs while on tour.
It is very easy to reserve your tour space online (book/register for a tour links above) but if it is less than 4 business days before the date of your visit you have to contact us directly to complete a reservation.
You can contact the Undergraduate Recruitment Office by email at email@example.com or via telephone at 519-661-2100 (staffed Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm).
As a courtesy to our campus tour guide staff whom are current students taking time out of their busy schedules, please inform us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend a previously booked tour.
Please note the following:
All campus tours require advanced registration and are limited in size. You are encouraged to book early before they become full.
These are outdoor walking tours so please wear comfortable footwear and dress accordingly.
Only the tour dates and times with spaces available will be provided as online self-booking options. If it is less than 4 business days before you wish to visit, you must contact the Campus Visits office via telephone or email so that we can make the tour reservation for you if there are spaces available (see Campus Tours section above).
You must select the correct tour type to access the available reservation options.
Summer campus and residence tours operate from Monday, May 6 until Friday, August 16. Tours are Monday to Friday at 10:30AM and 1:30PM when they are booked in advance. There are certain exceptions around holidays and school events detailed below.
Summer campus and residence tours will 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, one dormitory-style residence (Sydenham Hall) and one suite-style residence (Elgin Hall). If time permits, your guide may also include a visit to the Western Student Recreation Centre.
Summer campus and residence tour exceptions:
Special Saturday tours in May
Saturday, May 25 - 11:00AM OR 2:00PM
Choosing to visit on a weekend means not all campus buildings are open and all support offices (e.g. Admissions, Housing, etc.) are closed.
As with all tours, there are a limited number of spaces available so you are encouraged to book early before they become full.
Fall/Winter campus tours will begin on Monday, September 16 and run until Friday, April 4 with exceptions around holidays and school events (detailed below). 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, one dormitory-style residence and one suite-style residence. If time permits, your guide may also include a visit to the Western Student Recreation Centre.
Fall / winter 2013-2014 tour exceptions:
Fall / winter Saturday tours
Saturday tours will be offered on a very limited basis during the academic year. All campus tour guides are current students so we are not able to offer every Saturday as an option because of their studies.
It is important to note that Saturday tours will be offered at 11:30am are campus only and do not include residence. As well, not all buildings are open and all support offices like Admissions, Housing, etc. are closed.
As with all tours, there will be a limited number of spaces available so you are encouraged to book early before they become full.
Please remember when booking for a Saturday tour that you have to select the appropriate tour type (campus only) to access these dates.
Saturday tours will be offered on the following dates:
The 2013 Fall Preview Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013. Additional details and registration information will be posted by October 2013.
Details of the 2014 March Break Open House, Saturday, March 8, will be posted here by February 2014.
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 cash deposit ($12.00). Parking passes will be distributed at the start of your tour. You will be refunded your parking deposit when you leave the lot. We apologize, but we will be unable to refund your parking charges at campus meters or non-attended lots. For more information about parking on campus, please visit www.uwo.ca/parking/visitors.html
We suggest that you park in the Alumni/Thompson or the Weldon visitor lots which are closest to the Cronyn Observatory (where the tours start from).
For visitors who require additional assistance or barrier free access, please contact James Oake directly at 519-661-2111, ext. 85675 or firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of booking so that we may make any necessary arrangements in advance of your visit.