Virtual Appointments

Students can book a one-on-one appointment (using Zoom) with an SAO advisor. Summer Academic Orientation is your opportunity to have your questions answered*. We can help with a number of important questions:

  • How do I choose which courses to take?
  • Have I chosen my courses correctly?
  • Which programs and services can support me?
  • How can I prepare for my academic year?
  • What services/supports are available to help me thrive?

Some students will need an additional appointment with their faculty or a specific department. The SAO advisor will conduct an initial appointment and assess what other supports might be helpful.

If you are in Engineering, Nursing or Music all academic advice will be given by the Faculty/Program advisors.

The Zoom link for your appointment will be shared with you by email 24-48 hours prior to your SAO appointment.

If you are unable to use Zoom for your appointment, you will have the option of requesting a telephone or email appointment. Please note if you request a telephone appointment you might incur long distance charges depending on your phone plan. Zoom appointments allow us to screen share with you to show you tools and websites to help you thrive at Western. If you need an appointment earlier than 11am (ET), email us at and we can assist you.

SAO Appointments begin May 19th and run until August 21st.


International Students


Domestic Students


Out-of-Province Students