Here are 4 tips for planning your visit to Western:
Arrive early. In most cases, you’ll get to see a quick presentation and ask a staff member questions before you head out on your tour. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled tour, you should go directly to Student Central and we’ll do our best to connect you with your tour. Here’s how to get to Student Central from the Campus Tour Centre:
Go back up the stairs to Starbucks
Turn right down a hallway and through a double set of glass doors to a newer looking building
Go to the front desk of Student Central and let them know you are late for a tour
Plan at least 20 minutes for parking and walking to the Campus Tour Centre. We want to make sure you arrive on time so you don’t miss out on any of the action! We recommend allowing yourself extra time to find parking and walk from the parking lot to the University Community Centre. We ask that you park in the Huron Flats Student Parking Lot, it’s coloured teal and marked with an S on the Western Parking Map. Then, you’ll take a stroll to the University Community Centre where you’ll find the Campus Tour Centre. You can use the Campus Map Toolto see your path from the Huron Flats Student Parking Lot to the University Community Centre.
Come prepared. We won’t be stopping for food and drinks, so be sure to bring snacks if you think you’ll want them. During the tour, you’ll be walking inside and outside, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes (maybe even a step counter if you have one, you’ll take thousands of steps). We also recommend you bring an umbrella, just in case.
Ask questions. Your student tour guides can offer insight on what student life is all about at Western, so be sure to make the most of your time with them and ask lots of questions. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Where’s your favourite study spot on campus?
What was the most difficult part about starting university?
What’s one thing you think every first-year student should try?
Why did you choose Western?
What’s one piece of advice you would give to a first-year student?