Peer Support Center
The University Student Council (USC)’s Food Support Services (FSS) is UWO’s on-campus food bank and is dedicated to increasing food stability while reducing food insecurity.
Regardless of any marginalizing identifying factors, you belong at Western. To reinforce that value of equality, the USC is committed to promoting Inclusivity Programming. The goal of this service is to provide the Western community with awareness of social issues, support for marginalized groups, advocacy initiatives to improve the lives of undergraduate students, and volunteer opportunities for interested students.
Western may seem like a city in itself, but there’s so much more beyond the main gates of Campus to see and explore. Here’s everything you need to know to get you where you’re going.
Undergraduate Health Plan
Each student on Western’s campus is offered a health plan through the USC, which is directly overseen by your elected representatives. A portion of your student fees contributes to this coverage, which is specifically designed to supplement provincial health care and meet students’ needs.
Each of these Operations are owned and operated by the USC. With a focus on students serving students, they deliver exception service while providing employment and development opportunities for our part-time staff. Stop by the UCC and check us out.
Campus Gear is your one-stop shop to create unique and engaging clothing or merchandise for your club, faculty, team or group of friends. We have worked with countless groups on and off Western University campus to help create custom concepts that suit their styles. The options are endless. We have created relationships with a number of suppliers to ensure we can provide you with the best quality products that fit your budget.
Creative Services Copy & Print Shop offers a wide range of services to Western students, the University Faculty, Administration and the General Public at exceptional prices! Creative Services is your one stop destination for all of your printing and graphic design needs.– We are a full service print shop providing…
The Purple Store
Show your Western spirit in our t-shirts, sweatpants, and hoodies. We feature great Canadian brands like Jerico, Mask, TeamLTD, Liberty, and Gildan. Student-focused and friendly, we also deliver great customer service!
The Spoke is conveniently located in the heart of campus on the main level of the UCC and offers students a great place to relax while on campus. Whether you are coming for the 100% fair trade coffee, CLTs (Chicken, Lettuce and Tomato wraps), or Rick McGhie, The Spoke is sure to provide you with great food, great service and pricing fit for a student budget.
The Wave offers the best in casual dining in the heart of campus at Western University. Guests enjoy selections from our gourmet burger menu, fresh pastas, entree salads, wraps & grill items. We are also a large and extremely versatile venue and often the host to USC club events, speaker series, fashion shows & night club parties. The Wave has also become a popular wedding reception venue.
Our friendly staff, great food, drinks & atmosphere make the Wave the most popular eatery on campus!
Purple Bikes workshop operates with the principle of do-it-yourself. We provide the tools and mechanical instruction for members of the London community to repair their own bicycle. Our volunteer mechanics will advise you on how to perform your own repairs. No mechanical experience is necessary, only the willingness to get your hands dirty! But if you don’t want to we do offer bike services at reasonable fees. We also sell new and used bike parts at competitive prices.
Western Film is your on campus movie theatre – we are a second-run (or move-over) theatre… This means we show all the latest releases, just a few weeks after they debut in first-run houses. We are a fully equipped theatre with a large screen, Digital projector and 4,400 Watts of Dolby surround sound through 22 speakers.
UCC SHOPS AND SERVICES
The University Community Centre is home to a wide range of services that support and complement life at Western.
Book Store at Western
Serving the Western community since 1925, The Book Store at Western is primarily an educational resource for students and faculty. The Book Store provides course materials for all University courses in-store and online and is the official source of Western clothing, gift ware and product.
Campus Computer Store
The Campus Computer Store offers hardware and software, as well as an extensive line of computer accessories, audio/video equipment, video gaming products, and more. Educational discounts are available to the Western community.
Campus Vision provides eye care services to students, staff & the public. We are located in the lower level of the UCC building across from the book store. Our eye doctors provide comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting and medical eyecare services including treatment for eye infections, injuries, dry eye, vision changes and eye pain. Choose from our extensive selection of eyeglass frames, sunglasses and contact lenses.
We direct bill USC student health insurance and many private insurance providers. Patients with certain eye conditions, those under age 20, and those over age 64, may be eligible for coverage through Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP).
Studying at night on campus? Leaving a late class? Visiting friends in residence? Just don’t want to walk alone late at night? Western Foot Patrol is a free, volunteer driven service that provides safe escorts, deters crime and promotes safety awareness on the main and affiliate college campuses. We will walk you to your on campus destination, and some off campus locations, including King’s, Brescia and Huron. Call us at 519-661-3650 and one of our co-ed teams will walk you to your destination.
We also have great on-campus volunteer opportunities during the school year. More information can be obtained on our website or our office in UCC 57.
Grocery Checkout is Western University’s on-campus grocery store! Conveniently located in the UCC mall, Grocery Checkout is your go-to destination for healthy food options on campus. Whether you are looking for a healthy meal on-the-go or need to restock your fridge after a long weekend, Grocery Checkout has you covered. We offer a great selection of fresh produce, locally sourced meat and deli, and a wide variety of healthy lunch and snack options made fresh in-house. Have a craving for something sweeter? Come in for a scoop of Ice Cream from the London Ice Cream Co. or mix and match from the huge selection of goodies in our famous Bulk Corner. We look forward to seeing you on Campus!
If you’re graduating, don’t wait! We photograph graduates all year, so come see us right away.
Find us in the lower level UCC for all of your photo needs, including, Western Graduation portraits, Class Composites, Varsity Sport photography, Sorority/Fraternity composites and “Perfect group” photography. Don’t forget to ask us about Yearbooks too!
ID photos, international passport and visa photos also available, no appointment needed and printed while you wait.
You’ve come to the right place for a quick, professional prescription service… and we now operate a FULL SERVICE post office on location.
We have expanded! We aren’t just a pharmacy and variety store, but a post office too! Whether it be a quick refill, special packaging for your medications, over-the-counter remedies for coughs, colds, aches and pains, cosmetics and haircare items or just a small gift or card, we have it all right here for you! We offer almost all the services that Canada Post does at our in-store post office.
We are wheelchair accessible!
Spirit Hair Studio
Spirit Hair Studio takes pride in being the only hair studio on campus. Independently owned since 2013, our skilled and energetic team of hair professionals specialize in cuts for both men and women, advanced colour techniques, blowouts, nails, and facial waxing. We maintain the highest quality standards in all of our product selection and always go the extra mile to ensure that our products are Cruelty-Free. Our faithful clientele include members from all areas of our campus community, including undergrad and graduate students, postdocs, staff, course instructors, and senior faculty. Spirit Hair Studio offers a fun, upbeat atmosphere that never compromises attention to detail and makes sure that the individual needs of our clients are always met. Our talented team is committed to continual improvement, ongoing industry training and education, and up-to-date knowledge of trends and new product development. Whether you stop in for a quick a trim or need to look your best for a special occasion, one visit to our studio will confirm why Spirit Hair Studio is the preferred hair destination for the Western Community.
Student Health Services
UCC Dental is a full service dental office, conveniently located in the lower level of the UCC Building right here at Western. We offer dental cleanings, exams, x rays, fillings, whitening, sports and night guards and a full spectrum of other dental services many of which are 100% covered by your undergraduate or SOGS insurance!
We love to see faculty and staff too and are happy to do all the paperwork for you and submit your dental insurance claims electronically on your behalf! Concerns about those wisdom teeth? We have a certified oral surgeon on staff! Questions about our services or your student/staff dental insurance coverage? Call or stop by today to speak to one of our friendly staff members or visit us on the web.
Wellness Education Centre
At the Wellness Education Centre (WEC), we care about providing all Western students with a supportive, personalized way to learn about the many health and wellness resources available at Western and in the London community. We have a ‘no wrong door’ policy – if you have a question, we’ll help you answer it…or we’ll find the person who can.
The Wellness Coordinator, Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator, and Western Dietitian Services all have offices in the WEC
Since the year 2000 The Chiropractic Clinic has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Western Community by providing chiropractic care to students, staff and faculty. Our focus is not only to relieve your symptoms as quickly and efficiently as possible but to find the primary underlying cause of the problem and correct it so that our patients enjoy a healthier life in the future. Chiropractic care is extremely “proactive” and offers a unique pathway to optimal health. It is our hope that symptoms or illness are NOT the primary motivators for you to become a patient in our office.
Dr. Neil Burden and Dr. Landon Burden will strive to better inform you about true health and the role that chiropractic plays in the promotion of wellness for people of all ages.
The YMCA of Western Ontario offers a wide selection of programs and services and has been providing parents/guardians and children with the best in care for over 20 years. Our qualified educators are highly trained professionals who provide and support a child-directed learning environment. The YMCA encourages parent/guardian involvement in a variety of ways. Children receive a FREE Health, Fitness and Aquatics membership if attending our YMCA Child Care full time. In addition their family members each receive a 25% discount on their membership. Children enrolled in part-t9ime YMCA Child Care or a YMCA Before and After School Program and their family receive a 25% discount of their Health, Fitness and Aquatic membership.