What’s Open and When?

The Ontario government announced starting Monday, Oct. 25, capacity limits would be lifted in most settings where proof of vaccination is required. This applies to restaurant-style dining spaces on campus and the campus recreation centre.

Western Libraries

All six Western Libraries locations are open to support our on-campus community this fall.

Western students, faculty, and staff will have access to a full suite of library services, including study space, computers, and printing equipment. General stacks collections at Taylor, Business, Law, and Music libraries, plus materials in the Education Resource Centre, may be browsed and borrowed during regular hours of operation. Appointments to access archival materials, special collections, and maps are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Full details on Western Libraries’ services, including health and safety protocols for users, can be found at: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/covid19/index.html.

Campus Eateries

Restaurant-style dining across campus (Monday to Friday)

Here are the areas on campus where you can sit to eat and group study Monday through Friday:

Davinci’s (Spencer Engineering)  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
Great Hall 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  
Ivey  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
Lucy’s  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
Natural Science (beside Nucleus) 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.  
Sports & Recreation 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  
Talbot College  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  
UCC Centre Spot  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  

Vaccine passports will be checked. Please bring your Western ONECard or have your vaccine passport and ID ready for entry. Masks may only be removed while seated. 

For the hours of operation for all campus eateries, check this website: https://eateries.uwo.ca/Home/GetAllEateries

Students are encouraged to use the spaces provided. Physical distancing is required in any other areas, including study nooks. Eating in study nooks is allowed.

The Grad Club is open for takeout and patio dining from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays.

The Spoke Cafe is open for takeout and delivery from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Hospitality Services

All eateries on campus are open, with the exception of Tim Hortons in Social Science Building, and those in Weldon Library and Somerville House (Lucy's, Green Leaf Cafe) due to construction in these buildings. 

For open eateries and hours of operations, please visit: https://eateries.uwo.ca/Home/GetAllEateries or WesternU app.

Mobile Order App

Students can order ahead using the WesternEats mobile order app to skip the line and pick up the food safely. View participating eateries here.

For more information visit: https://eateries.uwo.ca/Home/GetAllEateries

Campus Recreation

Indoor facilities at the Western Student Recreation Centre is open with capacity limits and physical distancing in place (gym, weight room, etc.).

Indigenous Student Centre

WeStudents can access the Western Student Services Building (WSSB) and our centre in Room 2100 (across from the elevators). All new and returning students are encouraged to keep their student cards on hand at all times and to ensure that you have registered with Indigenous Student Centre to gain swipe card access to the space.


Parking & Visitor Services will resume collecting fees for parking services. Access to parking areas will once again be with active paid permit or pay-as-you-go visitor parking. Enforcement staff will be monitoring lots to help ensure a smooth return to campus for the entire community. Permit holders are reminded to park in their designated lots.

Any further questions can be directed to the Parking team at wparking@uwo.ca. Visit the Parking website for further information: www.uwo.ca/parking

UCC Locations

University Community Centre (UCC)

  • Tim Hortons – open
  • Starbucks – open
  • Subway – closed
  • Mustang Lounge – closed
  • Western Film – closed
  • The Peer Support Centre is taking online appointments

Student Health Care Clinic

Student Health Care is open, however, only those with an in-person appointment scheduled should visit University Community Centre (UCC) Room 11.

Students must pre-book clinic visits by calling 519-661-3030. Patients of the Staff/Faculty Family Practice Clinic must pre-book clinic visits by calling 519-661-2047.

Physicians continue to provide virtual visits via telephone. All visits need to be booked in advance. For up-to-date clinic hours of operation or to book an appointment, visit the Student Health Care website.

Student Central/Office of the Registrar

Student Central is available:

Chat Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In-Person Hours 

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Book Store & The Tech Hub 

The Book Store at Western is now open for in-store shopping and pick-up with capacity limits and enhanced safety measures. The Campus Computer Store has been rebranded as The Tech Hub and is now located inside The Book Store. Please see STORE HOURS for details.

UCC Health Services

University Pharmacy

Lower level, University Community Centre (UCC)

Regular Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit the University Pharmacy website for details.

UCC Dental

Lower level, University Community Centre (UCC)

  • By appointment only
  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit  https://uccdental.ca/ for more information.

Campus Vision

Lower level, University Community Centre (UCC)

  • By appointment only
  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit  https://campusvision.com/locations/western-university-uwo/ for more information. 

Western Chiropractic

Lower level, University Community Centre (UCC)

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Weekends by appointment only

Visit  https://www.westernchiropractic.ca/ for more inforamtion

Western Technology Services

Western Technology Services Helpdesk

Assistance over the phone or by a Jira Service Desk tickets continues to be available. Genlabs all remain closed at this time. 

Visit the WTS website for details.