COVID-19 Information

Most Recent Updates

Upper-Year Residence and Residence Soph Applications

April 06, 2021

The unpredictability presented by COVID-19 means we may need to continue our residence de-densification... (Read the full article)

Early Move-Out and Refund

April 01, 2021

As COVID-19 variants fuel transmission in the region, Western is moving the majority... (Read the full article)

3-Layer Masks Distributed in Residence

March 31, 2021

Western is implementing additional precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. (Read the full article)

Outbreak Declaration at Elgin Hall

March 30, 2021

The MLHU has confirmed seven positive cases of COVID-19 in Elgin Hall over the past few days. They... (Read the full article)

New Control Measures Implemented in Residence

March 28, 2021

Over the past week, COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically – both here in London and across... (Read the full article)

Outbreak Declaration in Two Residences

March 26, 2021

The MLHU has declared COVID-19 outbreaks in Saugeen-Maitland Hall and Ontario Hall with... (Read the full article)

Cases in Essex and London Moving to Orange Zone

March 03, 2021

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Essex Hall... (Read the full article)

London in the Red Zone

February 17, 2021

Starting February 16, London was moved into the Red Control level of the province’s COVID-19 response... (Read the full article)

Residence Fully Reopening Starting February 11

February 05, 2021

With the current stay-at-home order anticipated to end by February 11, we will begin to welcome students... (Read the full article)

February Return to Residence

January 15, 2021

Further to our previous residence update, we are writing to provide you with more information on the... (Read the full article)

Retrieving Your Personal Belongings

January 11, 2021

With Western’s recent announcement that in-person classes are delayed until February 21,... (Read the full article)

Delayed Return to Residence

January 08, 2021

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the province, and the Middlesex-London area... (Read the full article)

Impact from Province-wide Shutdown

December 22, 2020

Yesterday, the Ontario government announced a province-wide shutdown effective Saturday, December 26 for a... (Read the full article)

London Moving From Orange to Red

December 11, 2020

Earlier today, the Ontario government announced the Middlesex-London Health Unit region is moving from the... (Read the full article)

Winter Break Closure

December 02, 2020

The first term of the 2020-21 academic year is coming to an end. Here are a few important updates to help... (Read the full article)

Plan Your Reading Week

October 28, 2020

Hope you are keeping well as you are approaching the halfway point in your first term. As you continue to... (Read the full article)

Welcome Back From Thanksgiving Break

October 12, 2020

Hope you had a relaxing and happy Thanksgiving weekend. We hope that for some of you, you had a chance to... (Read the full article)

Update on Thanksgiving Weekend

October 07, 2020

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we hope your fall term has started off well and you’ve... (Read the full article)

Pause Social Circles and Limit Your Contacts

October 03, 2020

Yesterday morning, the Ontario government announced a tightening of public health measures, in response to... (Read the full article)

Uphold Safety Guidelines

September 25, 2020

As Western moved back to a modified version of phase 3 of our Return to Campus plan, the University has... (Read the full article)

Residence Update With Western Moving to a Modified Phase Three of Reopening

September 18, 2020

As highlighted in President Alan Shepard’s message to the University community on September 17,... (Read the full article)

COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocol in Residence

September 16, 2020

In efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, Western Housing has implemented the following plan to support... (Read the full article)

Commitment to Health and Safety

September 11, 2020

Welcome to Western and your new home away from home! Over the course of our move-in days, we welcomed... (Read the full article)

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Take Care for Tomorrow

We take care today, so we can gather, celebrate, and learn together tomorrow. Think about the people you take care for—and do your part to protect them. By following protocols, we can create a safer and healthier residence community and get back to doing what we love sooner.