Student Success Centre

Society of Mature Students (SMS)

Do you consider yourself to be an “adult learner”, “lifelong learner” or “mature student”?  Do you have some life’s experience before coming to Western?  Regardless of how you were admitted to Western—mature, college, or university transfer student—if you identify with being a “mature student”, you are welcome to join the Society of Mature Students (SMS), our Community for “Mature” Students.

Our mission is to provide an academic and social community for adult learners.  The Student Success Centre organizes sessions of interest such as financial aid, exam preparation, and career planning, and we hold regular social events.

Join the hundreds of students who belong to SMS!  We add all newly admitted mature students to our mailing list, and we welcome any mature/adult learner to get involved.  Contact for more information.

Read a letter from the SMS Coordinator.

Join our SMS Facebook group to stay up to date on events and activities. 

SMS Mentoring Program

Interested in being connected with an upper year Mature Student from your faculty? Sign-up here to request a mentor! The program allows you not only to connect with peers from your faculty but we run events and programming throughout the year to ease your transition.