Campus Housing

Location
London, ON
Undergrads
20,056
Tuition (in-state)
$20,141 ($4,727)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: With various options of residency, there is an ideal dorm for most students. Students that would like a party friendly dorm can opt/ask to be placed within one of the more 'loose' residences such as "The Zoo" (Saugeen-Maitland). there are also dorms located closer to the classroom buildings. Cafeteria options are vast among most dorms and fair among others. Multiple Tim Hortons are located throughout the campus as well as many other notable eateries. Social atmosphere is excellent at UWO, which is why student satisfaction is rated consistently among the highest in Canada.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Clean and Comfortable! Great place to live and there is always a party if you need one! ;)

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Rez on Campus – i lived in saugeen--the biggest rez at western.
i loved it, althought it can get dirty on sat and sun mornings the night after big parties! it was so much fun, there is always someone to hang out with.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Saugeen Maitland Hall – I lived in Saugeen for my freshman year at Western. The rooms were tiny but, all in all, I loved the residence. Food was great and the social atmosphere was wild. In my opinion, it is the best location of all residences at just a short walk to the UCC and all major buildings. The sophs and dons made my transition from home to residence easy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I stayed in Elgin Hall first year, and it was a great experience aside from the fact that the residence was slightly too quiet and hard to meet people in being suite style.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 61st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 386th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 563rd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 934th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren A. Moore
Hometown
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Major
BA in English Literature with a minor in Health Sciences
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Residence at Western is an integral aspect of the complete University experience. UWO takes pride in its orientation program, where upper-year leaders are designated to each floor to guide all of the new students into their new college lives. No matter where you're placed, it's generally agreed that it's the people who truly impact your dormitory experience. The residences are all within walking distance of classes, which is great for convenience's sake. While living in the residences as an upper-year student is seldom, the housing is nonetheless available. London Hall is a new residence solely reserved for upper-year students, and there are campus-owned apartment options, as well. Students can also pursue dormitory leadership positions as RAs and Dons to obtain great job experience, as well as a discount on housing.

Residences hold tons of freshman parties, and the staff is generally relaxed about drinking rules. Residents can sign in two people per night and any amount during the day. The most notorious dormitory for partying is Saugeen-Maitland Hall, where 1,200 students reside annually. Although suite-style dorms are great for those who enjoy privacy, some say that it's a bit more difficult to make friends in the closed setup. Since the suite-style residences are newer, they are in better condition, but all of the residences are regularly maintained. For being older, Delaware Hall has massive rooms and walk-in closets; in fact, walk-in closets are commonplace in most traditional dorms on campus. Overall, UWO residences are a great decision for both the accommodations and social opportunities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living On Campus
20%
Freshmen Living On Campus
76%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Delaware Hall
  • Elgin Hall
  • Essex Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Elgin Hall
  • London Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Alumni Hall
  • Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Medway-Sydenham Hall
  • Saugeen-Maitland Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
Also Available
When applying for residence, you can request an interest-specific floor. The location of these floors varies from year to year, but they are grouped based on academic programs and lifestyle.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alumni House
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primarily freshmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Common area with cable TV, kitchen, two bathrooms per unit. Nearby cardio/weight room, laundry facilities, and piano room.
Delaware Hall
Floors: 17
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primarily freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Three music rooms with pianos, exercise facilities, study rooms, a cafeteria with a late-night snack bar, laundry facilities. Rooms are very large. Delaware is the closest residence to campus.
Elgin Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primary freshmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Common area, kitchen, two bathrooms. Elgin has two music rooms with pianos, a cafeteria, exercise facilities, and a large common area with pingpong and foosball tables.
Essex Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primary freshmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Common area, kitchen, two bathrooms. Two music practice rooms with pianos, exercise facilities, a cafeteria, and a large common room with games and vending machines.
London Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- to 3-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Common area, kitchen in each unit. Work-out facilities, two music rooms with pianos, laundry facilities, and a large main floor lounge for special events and socializing.
Medway-Sydenham Hall
Floors: 18
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primarily freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: A cafeteria that's open seven days a week, six music practice rooms with pianos, a formal lounge, and study areas.
Perth Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primarily freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: A cafeteria that's open seven days a week, laundry facilities, music rooms with pianos, and various lifestyle-grouped floors.
Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Floors: 36
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Primarily freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Cafeteria open seven days a week including a nighttime snack bar, exercise facilities, music rooms with pianos, and common lounges for socializing.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bayfield Hall
Floors: Unspecified
Number of Units: Unspecified
Bathrooms: Single bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Room Types: Bayfield Hall offers single rooms that fluctuate in rental cost from $700 to $752.
Beaver/Ausable Halls
Floors: Unspecified
Number of Units: Unspecified
Bathrooms: Semi-private, shared between two people
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Room Types: Beaver/Ausable Halls feature two single rooms sharing a common area, kitchen, and bathroom.
Lambton Hall
Floors: Unspecified
Number of Units: Unspecified
Bathrooms: Semi-private, shared between two people
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Room Types: Lambton Hall features two single rooms sharing a bathroom, kitchen, and common area.
Special Features: Very close to campus!

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