Students wearing a mask sitting in the Mercato.

Current Students

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 via phone at 519.858.5151, live chat (link on The Hive's website) or via email ( between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

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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How will Summer courses be offered in 2021?

Summer 2021 course registration opens Tuesday, February 16, 2021. All Brescia summer courses will be offered virtually. Labs and clinical courses related to Brescia’s Foods and Nutrition program may be offered in-person, with limited enrolment and physical distancing in place.  Students are asked to check the timetable for further details.

How will courses be offered in fall 2021? 

Pending public health guidelines, Brescia plans to offer approximately 80% in-person learning and 20% virtual learning. This not only provides our campus with a greater degree of safety, but also ensures maximum flexibility and choice for our students.  Additionally, it ensures that our students and faculty will not have to encounter dramatic shifts in course delivery, and can feel confident and prepared for the course path selected. 

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How do I find out what it open on Western's campus?

To see what is open and when at Western, please visit their COVID-19 website. 

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.


As fall plans are developed, the health and safety of Clare Hall residents and our campus community continue to guide our decisions. Beginning this fall, Brescia will require students living in Clare Hall to have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information visit our COVID-19 Update, May 27, 2021 and see the FAQs below.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to live in Clare Hall?

No, you only need to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to live in Clare Hall.

When and how do I provide proof of being vaccinated?

Students will be required to present proof prior to moving into Clare Hall (late August or September 2021). More details will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

I do not want to or am not able to receive to COVID-19 vaccine. Can I still live in Clare Hall?

Exemptions will be granted to students who for medical or other reasons, cannot be vaccinated in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Does the type of vaccination received matter? Will a vaccination received outside of Canada be accepted?

Residence students can receive any Health Canada approved vaccine. A World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine for international students will also be accepted. Vaccination documentation will be required for all students.

Will Brescia turn away students from Clare Hall if they cannot provide proof of vaccination upon arrival?

Students who cannot access their first COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus will have 14 days following their move-in date to get vaccinated on or off campus. Students who have not been vaccinated with a first dose within two weeks following their move-in date, or who have not been granted accommodation to this requirement, will not be permitted to remain living in residence.   

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions about vaccination requirements in residence, please contact Brescia's Residence Manager, Carolyn Temple.

Beryl Ivey Library

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

Food Services

The Mercato is operating for Clare Hall residence students only. 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.

 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.

To learn more about our fall 2021/2022 plans, see our latest COVID-19 update

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