Welcome to Western

Plan Your Day

Plan Your Day


If you plan to stay in the London area, please visit the Tourism London website for a listing of local accommodations.

Directions to Campus

Please allow approximately thirty minutes, under normal driving conditions, to travel through the city of London and reach the main campus. For directions to Western and a variety of maps, please visit Western's Maps & Directions page.

1151 Richmond Street is the official public street address for Western but there are several other entrances to campus, including access from Western Road and Windermere Road, which we suggest you consider using.

With the Search button function on the maps & directions page linked above, you can locate specific information for campus buildings and parking lots. We have included direct Google map GPS directions to the various open house parking lots in the Parking section of this webpage.


Complimentary parking is available for the day. Be aware that there are some parking lots on campus that will require payment. We do not advise that you use these lots, as there is plenty of free parking available.

Please note the designated parking area for each faculty:

Overflow parking is available at the following locations if your primary parking lot is full when you arrive on campus.

If you wish to review all of the on campus parking options and regular parking information, please visit Western Parking & Visitor Services.

March Break Open House Timetable

When you arrive at Western for March Break Open House you will receive a printed program to help guide you through your day. It will be available in staffed parking lots, the University Community Centre, every faculty welcome centre, the campus walking tours booth and numerous other on campus locations. Contents will include:

  • Where to Eat
  • Academic Program Sessions
  • Special Presentations
  • University Community Centre Drop-In Centre
  • Sessions Timetable
  • Tours

If you would like to plan your day in advance you can print the timetable portion of the program here.

Western Mobile App

Western's new mobile app has features that can help guide you through Fall Preview Day. From campus maps to detailed locations of all eateries on campus, the latest version of WesternU Mobile will put the Western experience in your pocket. Get it today on Android and iOS!

University Community Centre Drop-In Centre

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Atrium & Mustang Lounge, University Community Centre

Stop in and speak directly with students and staff that provide some of the helpful programs and services available at Western. Enter your ballot here for a chance to win Western gear.

  • Campus Community Police Service
  • Campus Computer Store
  • Foot Patrol
  • Hospitality Services
  • Housing
  • Indigenous Services
  • McIntosh Gallery
  • Off Campus Housing & Advisors
  • Scholar's Programs
  • Sports and Recreation Services
  • Student Development Centre
  • Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Student Financial Services
  • Student Health Services
  • The Book Store
  • The Student Success Centre: Careers, Leadership and Experience
  • Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions
  • University Students' Council
  • Western International
  • Western Mustang Band
  • Writing Support Centre

Where to Eat

We have several dining halls and coffee shops open to serve you during the day. Please note the avilable times and recommended locations for you to take a break or dine.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Science
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Centre Spot, University Community Centre 

Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences (including the School of Health Studies, School of Kinesiology, and the School of Nursing)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Essex Hall or Ontario Hall, Residence Dining Hall

Don Wright Faculty of Music, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Elgin Hall or Medway-Sydenham Hall, Residence Dining Hall

Faculty of Social Science
Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Residence Dining Hall
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Other Options

  • Tim Hortons, University Community Centre (7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Tim Hortons, Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)*
  • Tim Hortons, Spencer Engineering Building (8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m)
  • Tim Hortons, Social Science Centre (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
  • Tim Hortons, Natural Sciences Centre (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Starbucks, Richard Ivey Building (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Elgin Hall, Residence Dining Hall (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Booster Juice, University Community Centre (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Starbucks, University Community Centre (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Centre Spot, University Community Centre (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Quotes Cafe, The D.B. Weldon Library (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • WSRC, Western Student Recreation Centre (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Subway, University Community Centre (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

* limited menu only