If you are a single student who has been accepted for an exchange to Western University, you will automatically receive either a guaranteed offer of residence or waiting list information with your academic offer package. No formal application is necessary, however you will be required to complete an online Residence Placement Questionnaire once your deposit has been received.
Students attending Western through the Faculty of Law or the Richard Ivey School of Business should contact their exchange coordinator at Western to inquire about housing. Students registering at Brescia, Huron or King's are not eligible for residence at Western's main campus.
Please be aware that the majority of students in residence are 1st year undergraduates (17-19 years of age). As an older student, if for some reason you find that living in residence is not conducive to your lifestyle/study habits, too noisy, or too restrictive, please speak with your Residence Manager. Should you decide to move out after your arrival, you will be held financially responsible for your vacated room for the duration of your contract if a suitable replacement is not found.
Full Academic Year (September - April)
Eligible exchange students who receive academic acceptance by mid-May and who will be attending UWO for the full academic year will receive a guaranteed offer of residence. Late acceptances will receive residence waiting list information with their academic offer.
One Semester Only Fall (September - December) or Winter (January - April)
Eligible exchange students who will be attending UWO for one semester only may receive a guaranteed residence offer or waiting list information, depending on availability Note: Residence fees quoted are for eight months, and will be prorated based on the number of days in the term i.e., (approximately ½ of fee quoted).
Please note that our guaranteed eligibility requirements are reviewed annually, and as such, are subject to change for the following year.
Quick Links for Exchange Students
The Residence Room and Meal Plan Rate chart can be found at our Rate Chart page. Note that the room rates and meal plan overhead costs are fixed (non-refundable) whereas unused portions of the meal plan credit purchase may be refunded at the end of the school year. Refunds are transferred by bank wire transfer directly to the student's bank account if desired. If this option is not available, refund will be sent by regular mail in the form of an international bank draft.
Meal Plan information can be found at Your Meal Plan page. A meal plan is mandatory in all residences except London Hall and Alumni House.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Most important dates can be found at our Dates and Deadlines page.
For exchange students, here are some specific timelines to keep in mind:
Check out our payment options information at our Payment Methods page.
Note: Once payment has been received and processed to their account, you will receive an automatic email confirming that a payment has been received.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
Our refund and withdrawal policy for all students is available at our Refunds/Withdrawals page.
The Off-Campus Housing service website is available at http://offcampus.uwo.ca/
Visit the RezNet website for more information related to your computing and Internet connection needs: http://reznet.uwo.ca/
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