Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Last Updated: January 2023

The provincial government and the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) provide health and safety directives that inform our protocols here at Western. The following measures have been put in place in each of our residence buildings to enhance the health and safety of our community. These protocols are updated regularly based on directives from the public health experts. 

It is essential that you adhere to the Residence Contract, follow directions from Residence Staff and University employees, respect the rights of your fellow community members, and demonstrate patience and kindness. Please note that violations of these health and safety protocols can result in elevated outcomes under the Residence Contract and Western’s Code of Student Conduct

Vaccination requirement 

Western is committed to regularly reviewing our vaccination policy based on the latest consultation with medical experts and local public health. While we  encourage our community to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, we no longer require students, employees and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus.


While masks are required in all instructional spaces on campus, other spaces including residence buildings are mask friendly.  

Guest policy

As we continue building our community and enabling meaningful connections for students in residence, there is a limited pre-registered guest policy currently in place. Each student is allowed to host ONE guest only at a time. A guest is a non-resident of your residence building. Anyone visiting you is considered to be your guest even if they live in a different Western residence. Guests in residence are subject to the University’s visitor procedure.  

Beginning January 19, 2023, residents can pre-register guests using the online portal - up to seven days in advance. The portal is open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.

Students are permitted to access dining halls across campus until 7:30 p.m. Access is limited to neighbouring dining halls during snack bar/late night hours (8–11 p.m.):  

  • Students from Essex Hall, London Hall & Perth Hall can access the Ontario Hall dining hall  
  • Students from Lambton Hall & Bayfield Hall can access the Saugeen-Maitland Hall dining hall   
  • Students from Delaware Hall, Elgin Hall & Alumni House can access the Medway-Sydenham Hall dining hall