Living In London

Residence and Campus Life

Western University's best student experience includes residence and campus life. Western’s state-of-the art residences have topped the Globe and Mail's student satisfaction survey as the best in Canada among large universities for eleven consecutive years.

Residence offers a myriad of leadership, academic and social programs that help you adjust to university life, build connections with your fellow residents, and develop your "outside the classroom" skills, which help you grow as a person.

How do they pick my roommate?
An efficient online survey that includes questions about your lifestyle, building and roommate preferences helps build your profile in order to match you with a suitable roommate. Then, a computer-generated lottery is used to assign students to rooms and match roommates.

Where do the Engineering students stay?
Many Engineering students stay in Essex Hall where there are two entire floors of just for Engineering students. Western’s residences offer a safe and inclusive environment within walking distance to lecture halls, libraries, recreation facilities and other services.

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Western also offers an Off-Campus Housing Service to provide students with support in searching for a place to stay in London and offers listings for a variety of housing options.