Brescia University College



Make the Bold Choice. Choose Brescia.

Brescia University College is a university experience like no other, described by our students as the transformative learning community for passionate, creative young women who seek to fulfill their personal aspirations and lead boldly in a rapidly changing world.

Student Centred.

Brescia provides a unique learning experience to 1,550 full- and part-time students who enjoy small class sizes in which students make friends for life and learn from faculty members who know them by name.


Affiliated with the world-class University of Western Ontario, Brescia sits boldly on 43 acres of beautiful green space right across the road from Western’s main campus. Students enjoy the advantages of being on a small campus while being part of a large student community; almost 34,000 students are registered at The University of Western Ontario and its affiliated colleges in London, Ontario. The city offers a thriving arts and culture scene, including top-billed concerts, live theatre and orchestra, museums, art galleries and heritage sites, and an abundance of shopping.


As a women’s university, Brescia offers unparalleled opportunities for female students to develop their strengths and fulfill their potential. Students may participate in a wealth of student leadership roles and learn from female leaders. The Brescia campus, however, is open to both male and female students registered across the Western community.


A Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition, we prepare our graduates to respond with wisdom, justice, and compassion to a changing world. For 90 years, Brescia has provided an environment where thousands of women have absorbed the values of volunteerism and compassion. Students from all faiths, backgrounds and traditions are welcome.

Areas of Expertise

Brescia University College offers three-year and four-year undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines within the Arts and Social Science faculties. Specialized programs include Business, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Science. A Masters degree and a Diploma in Foods & Nutritional Sciences is also offered.

On Campus Housing

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Female only:300 bedsLowest: $12,890Highest: $14,040

Our new residence, Clare Hall, opened in September 2013, and accommodates just over 300 students conveniently on campus, steps from classes and the library. Set on top of a hill, Brescia’s campus is surrounded by nature and a view of the London and UWO skylines. Rooms feature individual climate control, floor-to-ceiling closets, queen size beds, built-in desks with shelving, and a window seat.

The en suite bathroom, typically shared with one other student, includes an oversized single shower and an environmentally-conscious, dual-flush toilet.

Premium single rooms with a private en suite bathroom are limited and will be available for students with special considerations.


Residents have access to card-operated laundry facilities, a fitness room, study rooms on each floor, and common space with kitchenettes. The residence is fully secured with access by swipe card and front desk security 24/7.

Fees are as follows:
Double Room + Meal Plan A = $9,800
Double Room + Meal Plan B = $10,000
Single Room + Meal Plan A = $11,300
Single Room + Meal Plan B = $11,500
Private Room + Meal Plan A = $12,000
Private Room + Meal Plan B = $12,200

Off Campus Housing

Various off-campus housing is available within the city of London. Price ranges from $350.00 per month to $700.00 per month. For off-campus housing listing, go to

Incoming Students

A number of services are available to first-year students, including summer academic counselling, a first-year faculty contact program, career and academic skills workshops, and orientation sessions. A Fall Welcome Day in October and a March Break Open House will be held on-campus. Please contact the Registrar's Office for exact dates and times.

Career Planning

Career counselling is available on-campus.


Brescia offers a number of opportunities through The University of Western Ontario.


Over 100 clubs and organizations are available to Brescia students, either through Brescia University College or The University of Western Ontario. During Orientation Week in September, students will be introduced to the vast assortment of social, cultural, political, academic, and recreational clubs available within the Western community.

Information Technology

Internet access is available through Western. Those students living in residence may purchase access through Brescia's REZNET connection, which provides unlimited access using Western's high-speed connection. Students can also access Western's resources by modem for a small charge. Western's library system is available online and computers are available at Brescia for students use at no cost.


Brescia students have access to all cultural, recreational, and sports facilities and events at The University of Western Ontario.

Special Services

Brescia students with special need work through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at The University of Western Ontario. The staff of SSD can assist students with various types of disabilities to adjust to the University environment. To help first-year students adjust, Brescia University College has introduced its Faculty Contact Program, which teams up faculty members with incoming students. Brescia's chaplaincy team is also available to all students to discuss confidentially their education or career hopes, as well as personal and spiritual aspects of their lives.

International Involvement

Exchange opportunities available. See The University of Western Ontario chapter for further details.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are available anytime. Tours can be arranged through the Registrar’s Office. Contact

Modified on August 31, 2020