Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Last Updated: August 26, 2022

The provincial government and the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) provide health and safety directives that inform our protocols here at Western. The following measures have been put in place in each of our residence buildings to enhance the health and safety of our community. These protocols will be updated regularly based on directives from the public health experts. 

It is essential that you adhere to the Residence Contract, follow directions from Residence Staff and University employees, respect the rights of your fellow community members, and demonstrate patience and kindness. Please note that violations of these health and safety protocols can result in elevated outcomes under the Residence Contract and Western’s Code of Student Conduct

Vaccination requirement 

Based on input from our experts and our own community, we are requiring our students, staff and faculty to have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and to have received one booster. We are asking the Western community to submit proof of vaccination status by October 1, 2022, through a new online process

Students living in residence will need to get their booster dose before moving in. However, Western will offer a two-week grace period—and easy access to the campus vaccination clinic—for those students unable to get a booster before they arrive.  


While masks are required in all instructional spaces on campus, other spaces including residence buildings are mask friendly.  

Guest policy

As we look to rebuild the health of our community, and enable meaningful connections for students in residence, there is a ‘no guest’ policy for the month of September. Except for the use of dining halls, access to an individual residence building is restricted to those who live there. As of September 30, there will be a limited pre-registered guest policy in place. Guests in residence are subject to the University’s vaccination policy and visitor procedure.  

Students are permitted to access dining halls across campus until 7:30 p.m. Access is limited to neighbouring dining halls during snack bar/late night hours (8–11 p.m.):  

  • Students from Essex Hall, London Hall & Perth Hall can access the Ontario Hall dining hall  
  • Students from Lambton Hall & Bayfield Hall can access the Saugeen-Maitland Hall dining hall   
  • Students from Delaware Hall, Elgin Hall & Alumni House can access the Medway-Sydenham Hall dining hall