International and Exchange Student Welcome Centre

Welcome Centre volunteer helping studentOne of the first places you should visit when you arrive at Western is the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC). Please visit us on the second floor of the International and Graduate Affairs Building.

Our staff and Welcome Team volunteers are here to welcome you and help you settle in to Western and London. We will answer questions you may have and help you get ready for a great year. We will also give you your Orientation Package for International Students. The orientation package includes information that you will find helpful when you arrive, including details about our services, Western, London, immigration, food, health care and much more! The Orientation Package also includes a copy of the International Student Handbook.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Welcome Centre will be open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Welcome Centre Winter 2020 dates:
  • Thursday, January 2 - Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 10, 2020


Please note: University Offices, including IESC and Western International, will be closed December 20 at 2:00 pm and will re-open January 2 at 9:00 am. Many businesses and services in Canada will be closed December 25 and January 1. Campus Police will remain open during this time.

Welcome Centre Winter 2020 Student Presentation:



Temporary Accommodation

Need a place to stay in the short term? View our temporary accommodations listing for places that are near the university campus.


Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements: 519-661-2111, Ext. 89309 or