Find the support you need
With you every step of the way
Summer Academic Orientation (SAO): register for first-year courses with help from faculty and staff.
Academic Support Services
Accessible Education: Meet with a counsellor to explore arrangements the University can make to accommodate your needs.
Writing Support Centre: Free one-to-one writing support sessions, writing seminars and drop-in services.
Learning Development & Success: Achieve your academic goals by gaining skills to learn and study more effectively.
Leadership Education Program (LEP): Workshops on topics such as career management, communications, conflict management and diversity.
Leadership & Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP): Partner with an upper-year peer mentor from your Faculty or program.
International Peer Connection: Connect with a Peer Guide for help transitioning to life at Western.
Transition Programs and Services
English Conversation Program (for international and exchange students): Improve your English communication skills, meet new people speaking in a group and learn more about Canadian culture and life at Western.
Academic and Transitional Programming for Indigenous Students: Intensive academic, cultural and personal supports on your education journey.
Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS): Community for first-year students living off-campus, including access to resources, events and activities.
Out of Province Student Association (OPSA): Mentoring and ongoing support for students from provinces that are outside Ontario.
Psychological Services: Professional, confidential psychological services free of charge to all Western students.
Student Health Services: Medical, psychiatry and counselling services year-round. Services are accessed by appointment and require a valid provincial health card or UHIP for international students.