Students wearing a mask sitting in the Mercato.

Current Students

Return to Campus Questionnaire

All campuses at Western (including Brescia) will require a daily check-in through the “Take Care Western” web portal. Students with in-person classes will get an automatic email reminder to fill out the online questionnaire prior to visiting campus; however, all students must submit this questionnaire if they are coming to campus for any reason. 

Complete Questionnaire

Frequently Asked Questions


Who should I contact if I have a question?

Brescia students should contact The Hive at or 519.858.5151. Or, you can fill out our contact form and we answer your question directly.

The Hive is available for in person visits from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. We continue to remain available via phone at 519.858.5151 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, all of our forms at The Hive are now available online here. Please fill out the form electronically and send it to

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I am currently abroad and I wish to travel to Brescia to study. Is this possible? 

As of November 17, 2020, Western University and Brescia University College's COVID-19 Readiness Plan has been approved by the Ontario Government.

If you are an international student who is currently outside of Canada and have a VALID study permit or have been approved for a study permit, you may be able to enter Canada provided you meet requirements and develop a safe 14-day quarantine plan.

Here are a few reminders to keep in mind if you plan on returning to Canada for the January 2021 term:

1. Ensure you are eligible to travel to Canada. Visit the International Student page on Western's website for details and important resources that will help guide your return.

2. If you need a place to quarantine, contact Lissette Ochoa immediately as Brescia has a plan in place for our Brescia students.

3. You MUST register your quarantine plan on the system BEFORE you arrive.

4. Download the ArriveCAN app in advance in order to show the government officials you have a responsible plan in place on arrival.

5. Consider the dates you plan to arrive and remember that if you arriving late in December-early January, many locations will be closed due to the holidays.

How will courses be offered for Fall/Winter 2020/2021?

For the upcoming academic year, we will have four different types of courses:

  1. Traditional in-person courses: where physical distancing measures are in place. These courses will show up on the timetable with both class times and room locations. Brescia sections are 530-539.
  2. Blended (that include both an online and in-person requirement): sections for blended courses at Brescia are 230-239.
  3. Online only: these courses are identified in the “notes” section of the timetable and will not have a course meeting time.
  4. Online with class times: for these classes there will be live virtual lectures/discussions that will also be recorded for students to view at a later time. Some of these courses may be referred to as “synchronous”. These courses have class times, but no room locations.*All Food and Nutrition labs will be offered in person, with physical distancing. Lab students will be offered appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
Do I still need to make payments to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) at this time?

To support student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has announced a plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans until September 30, 2020, with no accrual of interest. This will include pre-authorized debits.

Please visit the NSLSC website for more information. This is an automatic process.

 Is there a food bank that I can access?

The USC food bank is closed, but the food hamper system is still operating. Students can order pre-made food hampers for pick up in the UCC lockers on main campus.

I am concerned I may have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
How do I get more information on, and apply to the Brescia Emergency Fund?

Brescia recognizes this is an especially challenging time for our students, some of whom are facing significant financial challenges as a direct result of COVID-19. We are working to identify and respond to students with immediate short-term financial concerns.

For more information, visit the Brescia Emergency Fund page.

Beryl Ivey Library

The Beryl Ivey Library, is operating under modified services model. To learn more, visit Changes to Library Services

Food Services

The Mercato is operating for Clare Hall residence students, off-campus students, staff and faculty. To learn more, visit Dining on Campus

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre has moved to virtual appointments. To set up an online/virtual appointment please email Dr. Kubow at For more information, please visit the Writing Centre.

Academic Advising 

Academic Advisors are available for meetings by phone, or through email. Questions can be emailed to and online bookings for phone academic advising appointments can be made online on our Academic Advising website.