COVID-19 Student FAQ
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot on campus?
Western’s on-campus vaccination and testing centre is open to King’s students and employees. Community members can book an appointment through Western’s vaccination website. You can also visit other vaccination clinics in Ontario.
Do I have to wear a mask on campus?
No. As of May 4, 2023, you will not be required to wear a mask in instructional spaces or anywhere else on King's campus. However, if you choose to still wear a mask, your choice will be respected.
Read the message from Dr. Robert Ventresca, King's Interim Academic Dean.
If I have further questions, who should I contact?
Students can contact Joe Henry, the Dean of Students, at email@example.com.
Where do I complete my daily COVID screening? Do I have to fill it out each time I come to campus?
You’ll find instructions about self-assessment in your course outlines.
What do I do if I am ill or in self-isolation?
If you are required to self-isolate as a result of direction obtained from a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, please do so. If you are not able to complete your remote learning or attend campus for an in-person assessment or final exam, please contact the Academic Dean’s Office to request academic considerations.
What should I do if I'm going to miss an exam?
As soon as possible, but no later than two days after a missed exam, complete an Academic Consideration Request, including appropriate documentation.
If you are ill, please submit a Student Medical Certificate (SMC) signed by a licensed medical or mental health practitioner, detailing the duration and severity of illness or appropriate documentation supporting extenuating circumstances, no later than two business days after the date specified for resuming responsibilities. Student Health and Wellness at Western can provide the required documentation.
When possible, you should inform your instructor before the date of the exam or assignment.
Can I come to campus to use study spaces?
All study spaces at King's are open at full capacity. We encourage you to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool before coming to campus.
Please see here for more information: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/campus-life/study-spaces-on-campus/.
I am living in residence. Where can I find updated information?
Please refer to the Residence and Campus Life Office website. Additional information for residents will be sent to your UWO email.
I’m an international student. Where can I find information specifically for me?
International students can contact our International office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-433-3491 ext. 4623, or can visit King’s International website for specific information and resources if you have any further questions.
How can I access campus mental or physical health supports?
If you need support of any kind at any time, please contact Accessibility, Counselling and Students Development or the Office of Dean of Students.
Can I use the Fitness Centre at King's?
The Fitness Centre is open for full use.
Can I use the Games Room?
The Games Room in the Student Life Centre is open for all students.
What is happening with athletics and recreation?
For more information and updates on Western Campus Recreation, please visit the Western Campus Recreation website. King’s Fitness Facilities in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre (SLC) is open.
How do I access King’s library services?
The Cardinal Carter Library is open for quiet and silent studying and all services are running as normal. No food is permitted in the library; however, lidded beverages are welcome.
Visit the library's hours page for the most up-to-date information.
What measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of the campus community?
The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. To achieve this during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to implement significant changes.
Rigorous cleaning schedules are in place across all spaces on campus.
I am concerned about ventilation and air quality. What is King’s doing in this regard?
King’s has undertaken a review of HVAC systems. The most current information is available here.
Jade Air Purifiers are installed in classrooms across campus. Each air purifier has five stages of filtration including hospital-grade HEPA filtration (H13 or MERV 17) allowing for filtration of particles as small as viruses. They also contain a UV light that will inactivate viruses. The air purifiers are very quiet and compact, making them ideal for our classrooms.
Is Campus Ministry holding in-person events this year?
Campus Ministry is looking forward to multiple in-person events this year, including retreats, lectures and other community-building events. Mass continues to be celebrated at the Windermere on the Mount Chapel. If there is a need to adjust, we will follow all University protocols and are well-equipped to live-stream. For the most up-to-date information please visit the Campus Ministry page.