SAO Overnight RezLife Experience

 

Published on May 31, 2018

If you are planning on attending Western University’s Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) on Saturday, June 23 or Sunday, June 24, you can register to stay over in residence the night before your SAO session.

You'll be provided with a one-night stay in Ontario Hall, one of our hybrid-style residences, two meals in our dining hall (dinner before your overnight stay and breakfast in the morning) and the opportunity to meet other incoming first-year students by engaging in community-based activities and events.

Eligibility and Registration

Eligibility is limited to incoming first-year students studying at Western University’s Main Campus starting in September 2018. To register, complete the online form by June 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. for either Group 1 (June 22-23, for SAO Session on June 23) or Group 2 (June 23-24, for SAO Session on June 24) based on your date preference.

The cost of registration is $50 (plus HST) per student, and students have the option to register up to two parents/guests for $50 (plus HST) each in the same online registration form. Please note that you must register separately for the Summer Academic Orientation session the next morning.

For incoming Bachelor of Medical Science students, there will be additional activities relating to Living-Learning Communities on Saturday, June 23, for Group 2.

Schedule

Group 1: June 22–23, 2018

Friday, June 22
2pm - 4pm Registration and Check-In at Ontario Hall Lobby
4pm - 5pm Welcome Ceremony
5pm - 6pm Community Meeting
6pm - 7pm Community Dinner
7pm - 10pm Evening Activities
Saturday, June 23
7am - 7:45am Community Breakfast
8am - 8:30am Check-Out and Guided Walk to Summer Academic Orientation at the University Community Centre

Group 2: June 23–24, 2018

Saturday, June 23
2pm - 4pm Registration and Check-In at Ontario Hall Lobby
4pm - 5pm Welcome Ceremony
5pm - 6pm Community Meeting
6pm - 7pm Community Dinner
7pm - 10pm Evening Activities
Sunday, June 24
7am - 7:45am Community Breakfast
8am - 8:30am Check-Out and Guided Walk to Summer Academic Orientation at the University Community Centre

Parents and Guests

If you are a parent or guest of a student participating in the SAO Overnight Experience, and are interested in staying overnight in Residence, ensure that your student registers you in the online form. The cost of registration for each parent/guest is $50 (plus HST). Spots are limited; only up to two parents/guests are able to register per student.

Participating parents and guests will be provided with:

  • A one-night stay in an Ontario Hall double room that includes two twin beds (separate from participating students)
  • Two meals in our dining hall (dinner and breakfast)
  • The opportunity to engage directly with Housing Staff members

Register for Your Overnight Stay

Register below by selecting your preferred overnight date by June 20 at 11:59 p.m. Remember, you will have to register separately for the SAO session here.

Group 1 (June 22-23, for SAO Session on June 23)
Register
Group 2 (June 23-24, for SAO Session on June 24)
Register

 

How to Get Here

Using GPS

If you are using GPS to get here, enter "Perth Hall" into your directions. Entering "Ontario Hall" will take you to the front of our building off of Sarnia Road where there is no registration/parking access.

Highway 401 West Directions (from Toronto)

  • Follow Highway 401 W
  • Take exit #189 for Highbury Ave S toward Saint Thomas
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Highbury Ave N and merge onto Highbury Avenue N
  • Turn left onto Oxford St
  • Turn right onto Wharncliffe Rd S
  • Continue on Western Rd
  • Turn left into the Perth/Althouse College entrance. This entrance is located one set of lights south of the Sarnia/Western Road intersection (Note: Ontario Hall is not accessible from Sarnia Road).

Highway 401 East Directions (from Windsor)

  • Follow Highway 401 E
  • Take exit #180 for Wonderland Rd S
  • Continue driving north on Wonderland Rd
  • Turn right onto Wharncliffe Rd S
  • Continue on Western Rd
  • Turn left into the Perth/Althouse College entrance. This entrance is located one set of lights south of the Sarnia/Western road intersection. (Note: Ontario Hall is not accessible from Sarnia Road).

When you arrive at Western University

When you arrive at Western University, please check in at Ontario Hall Residence front desk, located at 230 Sarnia Road, London off of Western Road (Note: Ontario Hall is not accessible from Sarnia Road). Turn into the Perth/Althouse College entrance. This entrance is located one set of lights south of the Sarnia/Western road intersection. You may park your vehicle in the Ontario Hall parking lot located behind the building, free of charge.

Parking Map - Ontario Hall