Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to complete all necessary administrative responsibilities upon arrival in order to ensure an easy transition to Western.
The Western ONECard functions as an identification card for your identity at Western. It is also a library card, meal plan card, and can be used for door access and vending machine purchases.
You may obtain your Western ONECard in the Student Central Office. Please have your Western ID number and one piece of photo identification such as:
For further details, including important conditions concerning use and ownership, please visit Western ONECard.
The University provides an e-mail account to all faculty, staff and students, to be used in conjunction with their duties or activities at the University.
In order to activate your account you will need to go to the ITS Acceptable Use Policy page. You will need to know your Personal Computer Account Login name and password. If you do not know your login name and password, please contact the Computer Accounts Office and provide your Western ID number to identify yourself. Your account will normally be activated within 2 hours.
Keys to an office, laboratory, and relevant buildings are obtained from the Keys Office located in Room 2380 of the Support Services Building. You will need to provide a signed key requisition form which can be obtained from program administrators. A Western ID card MUST be shown to obtain keys.
Parking on the Western campus is limited and permits must be purchased by all academic staff, staff and students wishing to park vehicles on campus. Parking permits are transponders that activate electronic gates. This transponder can be obtained from Western Parking & Visitor Services. To obtain your permit, you will need to provide Parking Services with the make/type of vehicle and License plate number as well as your Western ID number.