Learn about services for students at Western University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Western University serves over 27,000 students at its campus in London, Ontario. In addition to its main campus, Western also has 3 affiliated colleges, each with their own classes and students services: King's University College, Huron University, and Brescia University College. Students at these colleges also have full access to courses and services at Western University. Western University offers a large variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in its 12 schools and faculties:
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Don Wright Faculty of Music
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Information and Media Studies
- Faculty of Law
- Richard Ivey School of Business
- Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Science
The address of Western University is:
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
King's University College:
266 Epworth Avenue
London, Ontario N6A 2M3
1349 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 1H3
Brescia University College:
1285 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 1H2
At Western University, the office providing accessibility services for students is called Academic Support and Engagement. Academic Support and Engagement is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
King's University College
As an affiliated university campus of Western, King's University College provides acccessibility services for their students through their Accessibility Services office.
For more information about accessibility at Western University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Western University's Accessibility Plan.
To access accommodations, students must submit the following documents to Student Accessibility Services:
- A psychoeducational report (including a diagnosis) by a psychologist
- Assessments that are more than three years old are reviewed on an individual basis
- Students who do not have a recent and thorough assessment may receive assistance from their counsellor in obtaining one
- An IEP/IPRC is acceptable as interim documentation
- Documentation provided by a registered psychologist or psychological associate, psychiatrist or relevantly trained physician
- A psychoeducational report or other documentation that outlines functional implications of one's ADHD in a university setting and information about co-existing conditions
Mental Health Conditions
- Documentation provided by a registered psychologist or psychological associate, psychiatrist, or relevantly trained physician
- Documentation must describe symptoms and difficulties that a student currently is experiencing and include a description of the degree of impairment and the rationale for any accommodations that are suggested
- Description of current treatment, such as medication or psychotherapy, and their implications for accommodation also should be provided
Sensory, Physical, and Medical Disabilities
- Documentation completed by the treating physician or a physician who is most familiar with a student’s disability
- Documentation should include a diagnostic statement, a summary of presenting symptoms, a description of how the student’s illness or disability may affect them in an academic setting, the expected progress or stability of the condition, and situations that may worsen the condition
- Documentation from other health practitioners such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors often is useful in determining the most appropriate accommodations and services for a student. This documentation must be accompanied by diagnostic information from a physician or medical team representative
Documentation forms are available from Student Accessibility Services for health care practitioners to complete.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact Western University's Academic Support and Engagement directly.
King's University College
In order to receive accommodations at King's University College, students must submit the standard medical form, provided by Accessibility Services. This documentation must state the functional implications of the disability, as related to being a University student. It should support accommodations that are being requested, and specify situations or activities that may worsen a student's condition. Documentation that includes suggestions for accommodation is appreciated. Students with Learning Disabilities must also provide a current Psycho-Educational Assessment report completed by a registered Psychologist or Psychological associate.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact King's University College's Accessibility Services directly.
At Western University, the Student Health Services in an appointment-based and urgent care medical clinic, providing health care for all students at Western University and affiliated colleges.
Western University offers Counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
Western University's Learning Development and Success team offers resources and supports to all students at Western. The Writing Support Centre offers a variety of programs to help students with their academic writing. Learning Skills counsellors can provide information and support to help Western students achieve academic success.
Western University offers different libraries for various faculties. The libraries offer services for students including borrowing services, interlibrary loans, media booking, study and collaborative learning spaces. The libraries at Western University also offer accessible services for students with disabilities.
Western University offers academic advising to students through each of the different colleges and faculties.
Other Support Services
King's University College
Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development at King's University College supports students in a number of areas such as:
- Indigenous Students
- Career Services
- Mature and Transfer Students
- First Generation Students
- Learning Skills Services
- Accessibility Services
- Personal Counselling
- Mental Health and Wellness
The Learning Hub offers tutoring, learning skills support, and writing help for students at King's University College.
The G. Emmett Cardinal Carter Library offers services for studnets at King's University College.
King's College offers academic advising for students to help with academic improvement, change of status, impact of course choices and more.
Student Services at Huron University support students with money matters, academic advising, international opportunities, and health and wellness.
Brescia University College
Brescia University College's Student Life Centre supports students with initiatives, programs, and services in the following areas:
- Enhancing career and professional development
- Supporting orientation and transition
- Expanding leadership and involvement
- Fostering experiential education
- Building awareness and capacity for mental health and well-being
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Western University’s Student Finances office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Western University’s financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Western University’s Housing Office offers traditional, suite and hybrid-style residence. All first year students are guaranteed a spot in residence if they complete the online application prior to the deadline provided. Traditional style residence includes single and double rooms with shared washrooms on each floor. Suite style residence accommodates several students in private rooms with a shared bathroom, shared kitchen and shared living space. Hybrid-style residence includes single rooms with semi-private washrooms shared between two residents. Building amenities include:
- Common lounges
- Common study spaces
- Access to a 24/7 front desk
- Laundry facilities
All rooms in residence come furnished and wired and wireless internet access is available in all rooms. Residence rates vary depending on residence style, room choice and building selection. Meal plans are mandatory in all reasidences except Alumni House and London Hall. Meal plans operate on a meal based and flex dollar system and several different plans are available.
Western University offers several barrier-free rooms. Students requiring special accommodations while in residence must complete the Medical Accommodation Request Form during the residence application process. Students are encouraged to contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office for assistance.
King's University College provides on-campus housing for approximately 360 students. Double rooms are the standard accommodation for first year students. Students with special considerations may submit a Single Room Request form for consideration. This form can be downloaded from the Online Residence Application site.
Huron University's residence buildings offer single or double rooms in dormitory or suite style residences. Residence space is guaranteed for first-year if they apply by the deadline.
Brescia University College residence provides single rooms (with shared bathrooms) and a limited number of rooms with private bathrooms available for students with special considerations. Residence spaces are guaranteed for all students who apply by the deadline.
Western University's Off-Campus Housing Service offers an accommodation listing service, where landlords can advertise rental properties available.
Western University offers Accessible Maps & Floor Plans of the campus.
London Transit operates a fleet of buses. Full-time students at Western University receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Routes and schedules are provided for each bus route.
The LTC uses accessible buses which include low floors and designated scooter and wheelchair securement areas.
The LTC offers the Support Person Pass which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the Support Person Pass must fill out the application form.
The Specialized Transit service administers the various accessible transportation services in London. The Specialized Transit service offers an accessible fixed route-service connecting users to community destinations, workshops and medical shuttles, and door-to-door services. Information about eligibility guidelines and the application process is available on their website.
Western University offers a wide range of academic programs in their 12 faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Western University is available on their website. Information about academic programs for the affiliated colleges is available for: King's University College, Huron University, and Brescia Uniersity College.
Academic Support and Engagement
Located at Western Student Services Building, 4th floor
Student Health Services
Located in Room 11, UCC
Located at Western Student Services Building, Room 4113
Located in Room 1120, Western Student Services Building
Located in Ontario Hall, Room 3C10