Our Department Orientation presentation is openly available if you would like to view it. We also have a dedicated orientation documents folder available in our public Dropbox.

What would you like to know more about?

“The Essentials”: Welcome to London Ontario and Western University!

London: Your Home Away From Home

Western University: The Basics

Your Friendly Neighbourhood SOGS


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Need help navigating your way around Western Campus? This map has been tailor-made just for you!

Click on image to open PDF version

Click on image to open PDF version.

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Orientation Schedule of Events


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Important 2018-2019 Dates

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Thriving in Graduate School: Taking Care of Yourself

SOGS and SGPS (School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) have worked together to amalgamate all the relevant resources for graduate students in a single place: the Thriving in Graduate School hub.

Through your student fees and OHIP card (UHIP for international students, provincial equivalent for out-of-province students), you have access to Health Services (e.g. medical care, individual counselling, allergy injections and immunizations, birth control, STI testing, and drop-in crisis support in partnership with CMHA-Middlesex Crisis). Psychological Services offers individual and crisis counselling, including sexual violence, eating disorder, and LGBTQIA+ (gender and sexuality) support. You also have access to the Wellness Education Centre (WEC), Graduate Peer Support (GPS), and Graduate Wellness Week. See here to visualize all integral services to support your overall wellness in graduate school.

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Gearing Up for Graduate School:
Professional Development and Student Services

In partnership with Western’s numerous Student Services, SGPS has launched its Graduate Professional Development Program: Own Your Future. Complementary to the program are the services that you can use to strengthen your academic and personal skills and enhance your overall graduate student experience.

Click the above image for a breakdown of the various services and links to the specific programming and support they offer, and see the below graphic for a general overview of Western’s Student Services:

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Department Graduate Student Associations/Councils

SOGS is currently developing a complete list of all Graduate Student Associations/Councils. Details regarding these groups, including contact information, will be made available soon. If you are aware of your Graduate Association/Council, please contact your Graduate Administrative Assistant. In the meantime, please contact sogs@uwo.ca.

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