Summer Academic Orientation (SAO)

Welcome Incoming Mustangs! Find Support for Your Course Selection Here

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) is a free program to assist incoming students with their course selection, help answer questions about programs and services on campus and support you in feeling confident to thrive during your time at Western.

Once you have accepted your offer at Western, you should begin the process of planning your course selection. There are great tools available to help you with your decisions! Check out Draft My Schedule and Western’s Academic Calendar to learn more. The Office of the Registrar also has a helpful page for new students, review it here. Our goal is to connect with every new student prior to September to ensure you have made the right choices for your program(s) and faculty.

Ways to Connect With Us


30-minute one-on-one appointments available from May 19 - August 21.


Virtual Orientation

Attend online workshops or view a recorded session.


Email Questions

Contact us and we'll respond to your questions in 3-5 business days.