Start Up information for New Students
When are my fees due?
Tuition fees are due shortly after you register in a course(s). After you have registered in a course(s), the University will assess the amount of tuition owing. You can find your account balance at: http://student.uwo.ca. Information about how you can pay your fees can be found here for both Canadian and International students.
Hard copy fee bills will no longer be printed or mailed. To see an online statement of your account, log into http://student.uwo.ca. In the “Finances” section, click on “Detailed Statement of Account”. In the upper right hand corner, you can click on printer friendly form to print out your tuition bill should you require a copy. Payments received after the due date are assessed a late payment charge.
Need further help? Contact Student Financial Services, 519-661-2100.
How do I activate my Western email account?
Activate your account now if you haven’t done so already. Go to www.uwo.ca/its and select ‘Student Accounts’ and use your student number and Access Code. Don’t have an Access Code? Go to https://studentservices.uwo.ca/ You’ll need your date of birth and social insurance number. Want to forward your Western email to another account you use frequently? Go to www.uwo.ca/its/ and select “Email Services” and then choose “Forwarding Email”. Please be aware that if you forward your email, you will not receive your Western email if there is some problem with your other service. How do you use your Western email? Use our web mail application at https://mail.uwo.ca This link is available from the University’s home page (top bar)
Why is having your Western email account activated important?
Your Western email is the primary mode of communication with the University. Your computer account “userid” is used to access “OWL”, a software used in many classroom and online, distance studies courses.
What books will I need?
Your instructor will provide you with a book list. For your personalized text book list, go to “my possibilities” at http://studentservices.uwo.ca Your book list may also be found at our Bookstore website http://www.bookstore.uwo.ca/ To search for your texts, go to “textbook search”, “The University of Western Ontario”, and select the term you will be attending. Look for your section of the course—e.g. section “001” or “650” Books may be purchased from any bookstore. The BookStore at Western: http://www.bookstore.uwo.ca/ 519.661.3520
How do I access information about my account, academics and activities at Western?
There are two web services for Western students designed to help you track your personal information while at Western.
|Website||Student Center||Student Services|
|Logon information needed||Western email account username and password||Student number and “Access Code” or Western email account username and password|
|What you can use the website for||
-your registration date/time
-view final grades
-view your T2202a tax forms
-transcript order forms
-degree audit (checks your courses against the degree requirements)
-referral information, e.g. Student Financial Services
-Financial Aid Profile
-Intent to Register ( full-time term activation)
-personalized book list
Western Student Identification
The Western ONECard is both a campus identification card as well as a convenient, easy, and safe way to make purchases and use services on campus. You may obtain your card once you have registered in courses. Bring a piece of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport) and your student number to Student Central, Room 1120, Western Student Services Building. (9-4, Monday through Friday) http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/general-information/western_onecard.html
Visit this website for details: http://www.uwo.ca/parking/
What is expected of me at my class?
At the first class meeting, your professor will give you a course outline which will list required books, assignment details, an outline of the topics that will be covered in the course as well as any other details about the course that are necessary. Take pen and paper to your first class.
For Mature Students Only
Join our SAGE Society—a community of non-traditionally aged students. We provide an academic and social community within The Student Success Centre and with support from the University Students’ Council. We offer sessions on topics related to learning as well as social times. Email email@example.com and ask to be added to the mailing list.
Check out the Mature Students website for lots of good information such as awards and bursaries especially for mature students, tips from other mature students and more! http://success.uwo.ca/mature_students/index.html
Unlimited bus transportation for all Full Time undergraduates at Western. The program is effective from September 1st through April 30th annually. Students usually pick up their pass in early September in the UCC. Check this website for more details in late August: http://www.usc.uwo.ca/buspass/
The Library system is here to help you. Connect with a Resource Librarian and they can help guide you through your research, and help you learn the library system. http://www.lib.uwo.ca/, view tutorials online- http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials
Many professors will have a OWL site to support their lectures. Get familiar with using OWL by logging in here: http://owl.uwo.ca/
University Student’s Council - http://www.usc.uwo.ca/index.asp
Student Development Centre - http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/ Writing Support Centre, Learning Skills Services and much, much more.
How do I add and drop or swap courses?
The University allows changes in course registration within certain defined windows of time. For a complete list of these dates, see “Undergraduate Sessional Dates” at:http://westerncalendar.uwo.ca/2012/pg7.html. If you experience extenuating circumstances that require you to drop your course after the deadline, contact your Academic Counselling office and submit supporting documentation. They will consider your request to drop the course after the deadline without academic penalty.
All course changes must be done in writing after the online registration system has closed for your term.