Your student is nearly through their first term here at Western. As they enter into exam season, we hope that they’re confident, calm, and can take advantage of the many resources offered in residence.
   
Dear Parent/Guardian,
Your student is nearly through their first term here at Western. As they enter into exam season, we hope that they’re confident, calm, and can take advantage of the many resources offered in residence. From academic to social activities, we have lots of opportunities to share in this issue!
Student Leadership Positions Open
Student leaders in residence plan programming, foster a sense of belonging, and truly shape the first-year experience. Now, it’s your student’s opportunity to take over! There are various paid and volunteer positions available. Residence Staff Member applications are open now and close on Jan. 13, 2019. Or, if your student is interested in becoming a Residence Soph (A.K.A. Orientation Leader), make sure they attend the Rez Soph Rally & Info Session tomorrow night at 10 p.m. in SSC 2050. Applications for Residence Sophs close at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 3.
Leadership Roles
 
Sending Mail to Residence Students
Our residence front desks provide a variety of services to students, so when you’re sending mail, be sure to use the correct mailing address. When mail arrives, our front desk looks up your student in our system, so address the mail using the same name your student used in the myHousing Portal. Also, keep in mind that when the front desk receives a package that requires proof of age of majority (19+) or cash on delivery, as a policy, these packages are not processed and are returned to the sender. All residence buildings have different mailing addresses, so make sure you include all of the information needed for speedy delivery!
Mailing Addresses
Live On Campus After First Year
Convenience aside, there are still so many perks for your student to continue living on campus in their upper years. The application is different from their first year—students can now select their preferred residence, on a first-come first-served basis, until the buildings are full. They are also guaranteed a single room, whether they live in one of the seven first-year buildings, or one of our exclusive upper-year buildings. If students apply before December 21, they will be eligible to receive a $200 meal plan credit for next year. Are they not sure what building to choose? Tours are available!
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What's Next?
Residence Counselling Available for Students
Residence Counselling is here to listen and help. For your student, sharing what they may be experiencing with a counsellor can be helpful in terms of gaining a new perspective and learning new problem-solving skills. Any student living in a Main Campus Residence can book an appointment by emailing needtotalk@uwo.ca. Please be aware that while we are working hard to be as accessible as possible, wait times may be a bit longer at this point in the term. We recommend that your student accepts the appointment time offered and if an earlier one becomes available, we will be in touch. CMHA will also be holding walk-in crisis support from Nov. 19–Dec.13 from 5–9 p.m., every Tuesday–Thursday in UCC Room 11. View the complete list of on-campus and community mental health resources here.
Residence Counselling
Winter Break Extended Stay Requests
All students are expected to vacate their rooms and buildings within 24 hours following their final exam or class assignment, as recorded by the Office of the Registrar, or by Saturday Dec. 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon), whichever comes first. Under exceptional circumstances (change of exam date/time or long distance/international travel), students may request permission to stay longer than 24 hours after their last exam.

To request an extended stay, students are required to go to their front desk and fill out an Extended Stay Form. Forms must be filled out and submitted back to the front desk by December 1 to be considered. Residence reopens on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Further communication regarding the Winter Break will also be sent to students in the coming weeks.

Front Desk
Alert WesternU
Alert WesternU – powered by Everbridge – is Western’s new emergency mass notification system. It will issue important safety message in the event of a campus-wide emergency. All current students are enrolled with their @uwo.ca email address. Please encourage your student to add up to five additional contact methods including an email address or mobile number to text a parent or guardian. Please contact alerthelp@westernu.ca or visit the website for more information.
Learn More

residence.uwo.ca
Division of Housing & Ancillary Services at Western University
3C10 Ontario Hall, 230 Sarnia Road
London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 0N2
Tel: 519-661-3547