Key Steps

Residence at Western really is a place for everyone, and we have different layouts to suit every lifestyle. Learn about the process to book your spot in one of our many on-campus accommodations below.

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First-Year Students

Accepting your residence offer is easy, and is GUARANTEED to incoming first-year students as long as you meet our eligibility requirements and deadlines:

  • You must be coming to Western directly from high-school.
  • You are single and do not require accommodation with dependents. See our University Apartments or Platt's Lane Estates for family accommodation.
  • You have received an offer of full-time, first-year admission to Western's main campus by mid-May.
  • You are a registered main campus Western student. Brescia, Huron or King's students are not eligible for residence on main campus.
  • You must also complete your Residence Placement Questionnaire and submit your Residence prepayment by the deadline.

All students who meet these deadlines and eligibility go through the same randomized process for building selection, with the exception of some scholarships. For more information on scholarships and our process, please review our Building Assignments FAQ.

Step 1

If you receive a guaranteed residence offer with your Western academic offer, log in to our myHousing Portal to complete your Residence Placement Questionnaire before the deadline. This is where you will rank your building choices, complete a lifestyle questionnaire so we can match you with a suitable roommate, or provide your preferred roommate's name if you have someone in mind! To learn more about our roommate selection process, read our FAQ.

What if I'm waitlisted?
First-year undergraduate students not meeting the guaranteed residence eligibility requirements above will be sent residence waiting list information with the academic offer (e.g., students with previous post-secondary education, mature students, those who have received late academic offers).

Step 2

Make your Residence prepayment to the Residence Admissions Office prior to the deadline. Otherwise, your residence offer may be canceled. Once your prepayment has been received, you will receive a confirmation email and we will start the building placement process. Ensure you're regularly checking your Western email account for communications from the University.

Step 3

You will receive your Residence building assignment via email, and direction to complete the Residence Onboarding Process. This is where you can view your Statement of Account, Residence Contract and move-in details as well as select a payment plan.

Step 4

Read our Move-In Planning Guide which includes information on what to pack, move-in day times, and OWeek details. You will meet your roommate as well as find out your room number on your move-in day.

Upper-Year Students

As an upper-year student, you can live in residence after first year regardless if you're a Student Leader! We also welcome transfer, professional, and graduate students if you have a valid Western student identification number, are single and have received an offer of admission to Western's main campus.

Living in residence provides the comfort, convenience, independence, security, and opportunities for involvement you need to help you achieve your academic goals. Also, the application process is first-come, first-served, providing you with more flexibility for an upper-year lifestyle.

If you entered Western as a full-time first-year undergraduate student with an average of 90% or higher and are currently living in residence, you will be guaranteed residence for second year as long as your request is submitted by the deadline.

Step 1

Applications open in mid-November on the myHousing portal.

Step 2

Submit building preferences. Note: Availability of buildings is on a first-come, first-served basis and single rooms (in any of our nine residences) are guaranteed. You can choose to live in any of our first-year buildings or Alumni House or London Hall, our exclusive upper-year buildings.

Step 3

You'll receive an email with a building offer. Accept the offer to secure your spot in this building.

Step 4

Pay your residence prepayment and you can then select your suite, room and roommates if you should choose.

Are you an International or Exchange student? Refer to our guide here for more information on living in Residence.