Welcome to The Hive

We are your first stop for any registration, fees and programming questions here at Brescia. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Visit us just off the Living Room, main floor, Mother St. James Memorial Building.
Tel: 519-858-5151
Email: brescia@uwo.ca

This Week’s Top Questions

When is the last day to add/drop courses without academic penalty?
September 16th 2016 is the last day to add a full course, a first-term half course, a first-term full course, or a full-year half course on campus and Distance Studies.
November 5th 2016 is the last day to drop a first-term half course or a first-term full course (2016-17 Fall/Winter Term) without academic penalty.
Please visit the Western Academic Calendar more information about sessional dates.
when is fall study break?
Fall Study Break starts on October 27th and goes to October 28th.
How do I know if I received a General Bursary?
Students can apply to the Brescia General Bursary until October 15th 2016. Applications will be processed by the Financial Aid Officer once the application has closed for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Applications are reviewed in late fall and students will be contacted by their UWO email regarding a decision.
Can I reserve a locker for the 2016-2017 Academic Year?
Students can rent a locker at The Hive.
Lockers cost $50.00 (Cash or Cheque) and are available on a first come, first served basis due to their limited number.
How do I apply for Brescia’s Bursary Program?
Brescia’s Fall/Winter Bursary application is now available! It is one application, and students can indicate which program(s) they wish to be considered for directly on the form. Click here for the application.
How do I apply for a 2016 Parking Pass?
Annual permits are available on a first come, first served basis due to their limited number. 2016 Parking Passes are now available but are not valid to use until September 1, 2016. Students can apply for a permit by first filling out the Annual Parking Permit Application.
How can I receive an Academic Accommodation?
Academic Accommodation is provided for evaluations that are worth 10% or more of your final grade. Students can fill out the accommodation form(s) at The Hive. Students are required to bring in a valid piece of documentation to submit with their request. For more information about what types of documentation are accepted please see the chart below.

Types of Academic Accommodation and Documentation Chart

How do I book an academic advising appointment?
Please contact The Hive to book appointments with Academic, Career or Financial Aid Advisors. The Hive staff are trained to answer the basic level of questions in all areas related to academics, registration, fees and programming. Call or drop by to speak with a Hive staff to determine if you need an appointment or if we can help you! Call 519-858-5151 or visit The Hive.

For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

Academics

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Course Registration
Information about Fall/Winter Course Registration, and a link to the Fall/Winter timetable can be found here.

Add/Drop Courses
Students can make changes to their Fall/Winter 2016-2017 courses online through their Student Center account using the Add/Drop/Swap functions. The final day to add Full Year or Fall term courses is September 16th. After September 16th, students are no longer able to add Full Year or Fall term courses.

After this date, students may drop Full Year and Fall term courses but will need to complete an Add/Drop Form to do so. Add/Drop Forms are available from The Hive at Brescia, Main Floor, Mother St. James Building. It is your responsibility to be aware of all deadlines associated with adding and/or dropping courses. Important add/drop dates you need to remember are located in the Western Academic Calendar or online at www.registrar.uwo.ca.

December 2016 Exam Period
Study Days     December 8-9, 2016
Exams            December 10-21, 2016

Academic Accommodation Requests
Have you missed a test, midterm, or assignment due to medical or other extenuating circumstances? Please visit us in the Hive to submit your supporting documentation and complete the Academic Accommodation Request Form or click here for further information.

How to Access your Personal Timetable
Your personal timetable with room locations is available through your Student Center account.

General

Parking Passes
An annual or half-term Parking Pass can be purchased at The Hive at Brescia, Main Floor, Mother St. James Building. 2016 Parking Passes are now available but are not valid to use until September 1, 2016. Students can apply for a permit by first filling out the Annual Parking Permit Application.
Daily passes are available at the Welcome Desk (outside auditorium).

First Installment Fees
Due on August 10, 2016. If you are expecting OSAP, it is your responsibility to cover the balance by this date.

Looking for your student fee information?  Use your UWO login and password to access your personal student invoice.

Failure to pay first installments will result in late fees being applied to your account. Late fees are as follows:  full time – $145.00 / part time – $72.50

Health/Dental Opt-Out

The deadline to opt-out of the USC Health and Dental Plan is September 30th, 2016. Please ensure that you visit student benefits and select University Student Council of Western University.

Official Letters
Request an official letter of verification online!

Finances

Fall/Winter Tuition Fees
Fall/Winter Tuition Fees are paid to Brescia University College. Your Fall/Winter tuition balance will be posted on your Brescia Invoice account soon. Please be sure to pay attention to the first installment fee deadline August 10, 2016. The Fall 2016 Fee Schedule is now available here

Personal Fee Invoice
Accessing your personal invoice Personal Fee Invoice will show you all fees that have been billed to your account.

Payment Methods
Did you know that the most convenient way for you to pay, through the comfort of your own home, is through ONLINE BANKING. Simply proceed through online banking as you would complete a normal bill payment.  Set up Brescia University College (not Western) as the payee and when asked for your account, simply enter your student account number.  You can then complete the payment process.  It is as easy as that!  The funds are automatically transferred here to Brescia and then applied to your student account.   There are also other payment methods

Release Of Student Fee Account Information
Access to your private financial information is something that we take very seriously.  We ask that you ensure you complete the following 2016-2017 Release of Personal Info Form if you would like to give us permission to discuss your student account with someone other than yourself.

2016-2017 Fall/Winter OSAP Application
The full-time OSAP application and 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant (stand-alone) web applications are available. The part-time OSAP application will be available in early July.
Brescia students are asked to complete their application ASAP to ensure funding is in place by the start of the academic year, and for students relying on OSAP to cover their first installment of fees.

Fee Deferral
Qualified OSAP students will be allowed to defer their payment of tuition and residence fees due in mid-August, until their OSAP funding is released. To qualify you must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Applied for OSAP by June 30th or as soon as possible and submitted to Brescia all outstanding OSAP paperwork
  • Selected the option that allows “the Ministry may use a portion of my OSAP funding to pay,on my behalf, my tuition and compulsory fees directly to my school” a question directly on the OSAP application and;
  • Verified that you will be receiving OSAP funding and that your September/January disbursement of OSAP is enough to cover your First/Second installment of fees. If it is not you will need to pay the difference by the appropriate deadline.* Refer here for Brescia’s deadlines.

Admission Scholarships
Learn about our scholarship available to in-coming students.

Brescia’s Work Study Program
Important Dates, Applying, Job Postings, and Timesheet submission for Payroll

Dollars and Cents…
Managing your Educational Expenses

Financial-need based awards
Bursary Opportunities for new and continuing students

OSAP
All you need to know.

OSAP Loans
Time to begin OSAP Repayment?

Student Engagement

New to Brescia?

Orientation Week
Mark your calendars for September 4-10, 2016 (O’Week). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become acquainted with the Brescia and Western community, meet new friends, get to know your Professors and participate in exciting events at Western and Brescia.

Soph Peer Mentors
Did you know that every new student has an upper year Soph Peer Mentor for their first year at Brescia? Follow your Sophs on Twitter (@BresciaSophs) and connect through Facebook before you get to campus in September.

Co-Curricular Record
Showcase your Brescia and Western co-curricular experience to future employers through the Co-Curricular Record!

Career Resources
Find valuable career resources for resume and cover letter development, job searching, interview preparation and much more in the Brescia Student Life Centre.

Emails

The following is an archive of emails sent to Brescia Students.

Orientation Emails
Orientation – sent August 5, 2016
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Residence Students Opt In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Residence Students Opted In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Off Campus Students Opt In)
Orientation – sent August 29, 2016 (Off Campus Students Opted In)
Orientation – sent September 1, 2016
Orientation – sent September 2, 2016

Residence Emails
Residence – sent August 5, 2016

Financial Emails
Financial – sent July 28, 2016
Financial – sent July 26, 2016
Financial – sent June 16, 2016
Financial – sent August 5, 2016
Financial – sent September 13, 2016
Financial – sent September 22, 2016
Financial – sent October 5, 2016

Registration Emails
Registration – sent June 13, 2016

Student Update Emails
Student Update – sent September 1, 2016

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