Staying Informed


From emails about residence updates and upcoming events, to text messages for important announcements and deadline reminders, the Housing Office will be in touch with you in a variety of ways during your time in residence. Our goal is to keep you informed with important updates through methods that are convenient and efficient for you to access.



Each month you will receive an ‘All-Resident Update’ eNewsletter. Keep an eye on your Western inbox for these emails to learn about events, student leadership opportunities, as well as residence and University announcements. You will also receive separate emails for critical residence reminders and messages throughout the year.

We strongly encourage you to add to your Outlook contact list in your Western account to ensure you receive these emails in your inbox.

Throughout the school year, we will also send email updates to parents/guardians of residence students to keep them informed on important announcement. If your parent or guardian would like to receive these emails, you may register their email address in your myHousing Portal.

Text Messages

You will receive text messages on your phone from the Housing Office about important operational updates or deadline reminders.

These messages will be sent to the cell phone number listed in your myHousing Portal. Please ensure your phone number remains up to date.

Social Media

Stay tuned in to our @westernuhousing Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to learn about all that’s happening in residence. Follow your building’s Instagram account to learn about services and events within your building:

  • Alumni House (@westernualumnihouse)
  • Bayfield Hall (@westernubayfieldhall)
  • Delaware Hall (@westernudelawarehall)
  • Elgin Hall (@westernuelginhall)
  • Essex Hall (@westernuessexhall)
  • Lambton Hall (@westernulambtonhall)
  • London Hall (@westernulondonhall)
  • Medway-Sydenham (@westernumedsydhall)
  • Ontario Hall (@westernuontariohall)
  • Perth Hall (@westernuperthhall)
  • Saugeen-Maitland Hall (@westernusaugeenhall)

Posting about your residence experience? Tag #westernuhousing and you could be featured on our accounts.

Digital Screens

Keep an eye on the digital screens in your building to learn more about upcoming events, residence updates, and University announcements. You can find these screens in your building lobby and dining hall.