International Student Orientation

We had an amazing time welcoming all incoming international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students to campus for our International Student Orientation! In case you missed any of our events, we will soon be uploading resources related to services across campus and presentations that were shared throughout orientation to the schedule page. There you can also find some more helpful resources for a successful start at Western! 

Have any questions about orientation? Contact us at

International Orientation Schedule

International Pre-Arrival Welcome Modules

Book an Appointment with an International Student Advisor

Contact the International and Exchange Student Centre for more information

SmartStart Western

SmartStart Western is a series of programs offered throughout the summer to support the transition of new undergraduate students to Western and provide them with a foundation for their academic journey.

All new international undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. Visit the SmartStart website for details.

Other Orientation Activities on Campus

Important dates for Orientation

  • September 5 - Labour Day (National Holiday in Canada)
  • September 8 - Fall Term classes begin

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students