Students have found that a great way to get involved is by living on a focused-interest floor, where a friend with a similar interest is right next door. Focused-interest floors include visual and performing arts, healthy lifestyle, global village, volunteer and service learning, and leadership development.
Faculty-based floors also provide a tremendous opportunity for you to enhance your academic experience. Students living on these floors benefit from the friendship and support of being in direct daily contact with other first-year students who share their classes, academic interests and course load.
Each of these floors provides residents with informal out-of-class contact with professors, as well as programs designed to complement their interests, such as career nights, academic counselling, exam-review sessions, and an opportunity to meet their respective deans.
For more information on faculty-based or focused-interest floors, visit our Residence website.
We believe that learning is not limited to opening a book or listening to a lecture. We learn from every moment, situation and personal encounter. The more you are exposed to new situations and people, the more you grow.
Academic programmers (APs) are members of the residence staff who work to enhance the living and learning environment within the residence system. APs are full-time students who are trained to bring you the support and assistance you need to be academically successful. So, if you have questions or concerns about your courses, an AP is right there to help!
Enjoy a casual, relaxed setting where you can work on your studies with some friendly support right in your residence! Your academic programmers have organized a number of helpful workshops. Just come as you are and don't forget to bring some study questions!
Student Development Centre
Western's Student Development Centre (SDC) offers a broad range of programs designed to assist students with career, learning, social and personal concerns in an academic environment.
Get an Academic Edge!
It's clear that living in residence really gives you an academic advantage, including:
- Programs to help you make connections with professors
- Organized study groups for students in common courses
- Review sessions to help you prepare for exams
- Academic cafés for academic support in a relaxed, café atmosphere
- Presentations to improve your study and exam-writing skills
- Opportunities to participate in fun programs, such as study relays and breakfast clubs
- Academic bulletins, and much more!