Registration/Orientation Update

Teacher Candidates:

We look forward to welcoming you next week!  Please note the information below.

The Teacher Education Staff

Parking will be available free of charge on August 28 & 29. Beginning September 2, the student lot will be accessible by coin entry ($7) or permit. The annual permit for undergrad parking is $398.40, plus a $30 refundable deposit on the transponder. Term parking is $219.60. Parking permits can only be purchased, or renewed online at Permits are activated as they are requested. An email will be sent when the parking request is processed (usually within 24-36 hours) and available for pick up. Students who have not yet received their student card may pick up their parking pass by providing their letter of acceptance and driver’s license if they All students must present their vehicle registration at time of permit pick up.

There is no cafeteria service available at the Faculty of Education, although there are vending machines onsite. Beginning September 2, you may purchase food and beverage items at Ontario Hall, a short walk from our north exits, from 7:30am to 7:30pm. A pizza lunch will be provided here at the Faculty on Thursday, August 28.

On August 28 (from 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-3:30), the following will be available in the gymnasium:
Document submission — please bring the original plus a copy of your police check as well as a copy of your proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate or citizenship card).
WesternONE student ID cards will be available to those who submitted a photo online by the August 18 deadline.
Bus passes will be available for pick-up; you must have your student card to obtain your bus pass. (Bus passes will be available here at the Faculty on August 28 only. You will need to visit main campus for pick-up after this date.)
Lockers can be rented for $25 (cash only).

The Education Library will host an open house throughout the day on August 28.

The full agenda for the 28th and 29th is available below.



Reminders and Information:

Police checks and proof of citizenship: These are due by September 2nd. We will be collecting these as part of registration/orientation on August 28 — be sure to bring both your original police check plus a copy. If you plan to use the OESC online service for your police check, you must begin this process now. The OESC will no longer be providing checks as of September 1.

Registration/Orientation: The B.Ed./Dip.Ed. program begins on August 28 with registration/orientation. Your attendance on both days is expected. A detailed schedule is not yet confirmed, but please plan to be here each day from 8:30am – 3:00pm.

Timetables: We are in the process of checking all timetables. A final timetable will be provided in your registration package (distributed on August 28).

Add/Drop: If you are missing courses and/or wish to try to make changes to your timetable, please make an add/drop appointment. Appointment sign-up sheets will be available in the Teacher Education office as of August 28. The first term add/drop period runs from September 2 – 8.

Textbooks: Many instructors advise waiting until after the first class to purchase textbooks, and for some classes, textbooks are not required. If textbooks have been ordered you will be able to find them by searching the Bookstore’s website at — choose Education Preservice Program from the box, then undergraduate fall 2014 or full term 2014 (depending on the course), then the course code.

Lockers: If interested, you may rent a locker for the year for $25 (cash only). Rentals will be available beginning August 28.

WesternONE Student ID Cards: If you are new to Western, you will need to obtain your WesternONE card. This card requires your photo, which can be uploaded through Please upload your photo by August 18. ID cards can be picked up here at the Faculty beginning August 28.

Education Students’ Council

Join ESC Poster
Teacher Candidates!

Want to have a fun-tastic year? Want to serve your student body? Then run for an Education Students’ Council (ESC) Executive position or apply for a Chairperson position!

Starting Tuesday September 2nd @ 8:00am you can submit your nominations and start canvassing! Use this time now to think of WHY you want a position on council. Now is the time to plan out your campaign!

Please see the three attachments:

1) The ESC Elections Poster

2) The ESC Executive Elections nomination form, the calendar, and the by-laws that regulate elections (breaking the by-laws could result in a disqualification as decided by the Ad-Hoc Elections Committee) (available here)

3) The ESC Committee Chair application form, the calendar, and the by-laws outline the positions (The newly elected ESC Executives will decide on the Chairperson positions based on the applicants with the best fit)

Please email Mark Henshaw if you have any questions about the ESC Executive Elections or the Committee Chair applications.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Join the ESC Facebook Group Today:

Follow the ESC Twitter Handle: @westernuesc

Join the Faculty of Ed’s GSA:

Course Selection

If you have been unable to complete your course selection choices by August 10, please do no worry. We will ensure that everyone has the courses they need to complete the program.

We are currently receiving a very large volume of emails and blog comments and are doing our best to reply in a timely manner — if you have already contacted us there is no need to do so again.  Your patience during this busy time is appreciated.

Western ONECard

Dear Teacher Candidate:

If you are new to Western, you will need to obtain your Western ONECard (student identification card). This card, which functions as both your identification card and library card (and if applicable, your meal plan card) requires your photo.

You may upload your photo electronically through log in using your Western username and password. Your Western ONECard will be available for pick up when you arrive at the Faculty in September. The deadline to upload your photo is AUGUST 18, 2014.

You can also visit Student Central to have your photo taken for your Western ONECard during office hours.

When picking up your Western ONECard, please note that you will need your student ID number and one piece of government-issued photo identification such as:

-drivers license


-citizenship card

The name on your ID document must match the name that Western has on file for you.

Teacher Education Office





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