Applying to residence is easy! We use an online application to enable us to consider your building choices, match you with a suitable roommate and assign your room.
No formal application is necessary. All first-year undergraduate students meeting the eligibility requirements will receive either a guaranteed residence offer or a waiting list offer with their academic offer.
Guaranteed Residence Offer:
If you are a single student, without children, coming directly from high school, and receive an offer of full-time, first-year admission to Western's main campus by mid-May, then a place in residence is GUARANTEED. In order to retain your guaranteed space, your prepayment of $900 must be received in our office by the deadline date outlined on your offer of residence. (Please note that students registered at Brescia, Huron or King's are ineligible to apply for residence on main campus.)
If you are a President's or Faculty Scholarship recipient, we will accommodate you in your first choice of residence in a single room, unless you request a double room. If you have a 95%+ entrance average based on your mid-term mark, you will be accommodated in one of your top three residence choices.
Any students who enter university with a 90% average or above and live in residence for their first year will be guaranteed a space in university accommodation for their second year (but not necessarily in the same building).
Please note that our guaranteed residence requirements are reviewed annually, and as such, are subject to change for the following year. Students who do not meet our guaranteed offer requirements are still welcome to apply to our residence waiting list.
Waiting List Offer:
All other first-year undergraduate students not meeting the guaranteed residence offer criteria above will be sent residence waiting list information with their academic offer (e.g., students with previous post-secondary education, mature students, those who have received late academic offers).