Accessibility in Residence
All residences, with the exception of Medway-Sydenham Hall and Alumni House are accessible to persons with physical disabilities or decreased mobility. Barrier-free suites are available in Essex Hall, Elgin Hall, Perth Hall, Ontario Hall, and London Hall.
Standard mattresses in all residences are 80” in length, the same length as a typical Queen or King mattress. Historically we have found that students who are 6’6” tall or shorter have found the standard length mattress to be a comfortable size. Students taller than 6’6’’ can request a special long mattress as needed.
There are many services and resources available in residence and campus-wide for those who require accommodations for non-mobility needs, medical conditions, allergies, service animals, or mental disabilities. In addition to submitting a request for an accommodation in residence, you are encouraged to register with Accessible Education before the academic year begins as they may be able to provide you with resources and services that could be of assistance to you at Western.
Please ensure that a qualified health care professional, who is familiar with your needs and can substantiate your request, completes the necessary sections when submitting your request.
We strive to create a positive, inclusive and safe dining experience for all students. We support informed food choices through the use of nutrition symbols at the point-of-purchase and work on a one-on-one basis with students to help identify appropriate menu options.
Allergen risk management is a shared responsibility. Students with severe food allergies are strongly advised to complete a Residence Accessibility Request before the deadline. This will allow our team to take your allergy (or allergies) into consideration during the building assignment process. With your consent, the Department of Housing shares your dietary information with the Nutrition Manager in Hospitality Services. Once the building assignment is announced in late July, you are encouraged to list your food allergies and dietary needs when completing the Residence On-boarding Process in the myHousing portal.
More information on food allergies can be found at nutrition.uwo.ca.
Extended payment options are available through the Registrar’s Office to help students manage their tuition expenses and residence fees.