Residences & Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Residence fees for 2018–2019:

Single Room with Shared Ensuite
Single room with queen-size bed and shared bathroom (with one other student)
Cost: $8,100

Private Room
Private room with queen-size bed and personal bathroom
Cost: $8,820

Premium Private Room
Private room with king-size bed and personal bathroom
Cost: $9,070

Room Types

Brescia's residence opened its doors in September 2013 and features luxury single rooms with a queen-size bed, large closet space, in-room personal sinks and an ensuite bathroom shared with one other resident. Women’s only residence.


  • Situated on 60 acres of green space
  • Close to Western's main campus; classes and facilities
  • Small community environment
  • Accessible for students with disabilities
  • Smoke-free
  • Social and study lounges throughout
  • Wireless internet access throughout
  • Opportunities for involvement in Residence Council, skills workshops, peer mentoring
  • "Mercato" dining pavilion, featuring a Starbucks kiosk and several interactive food stations, serving fresh, made-to-order dishes
  • Internet access and in-room fridge are included with residence fees

Residence Guarantee

Space in residence is guaranteed to all first-year students with an offer of admission, upon submitting an application by June 10.

Deposit Required


Meal Plans

Meal Plan Cost

Meal Plan A: $4,075

Meal Plan B: $4,275

There are two meal plans available to students living in residence. 

The only difference between the two meal plans is the dollar value of $200.

The meal plans are non-refundable and cannot be carried forward to the next year.

Other Information

You will have the choice of "House" (community) you would like to live in. New students often choose either Brescia House or Inizio House. Esperto House is reserved for students entering Year 2 or above.

Brescia House

As a university, Brescia values women and their potential for leadership in society.

Brescia House embraces students from all backgrounds and at all stages of their Brescia studies. Core to Brescia’s values is the development of, and respect for, community. In Brescia House, student leaders work with residents to provide programming and support services that enhance community building.

At Brescia House there is a more relaxed guest policy and residents are challenged to be governed by the impact of their actions upon the broader community. Residents are permitted up to 12 overnight guest stays per term, provided the stays do not have a negative impact on the residence community.

Inizio House

In Italian, “inizio” means “beginning, start, and departure”.

Beginning university is an exciting but challenging time of new beginnings. Inizio House is designed for incoming students and strives to create an environment geared toward easing the transition to university life. Programming and support services focus on creating the best first-year (or Preliminary Year) experience possible. Student leaders are selected to participate in the house to create a supportive and mentoring environment for all students living in these communities.

Inizio House has extended study hours during the exam and mid-term periods, and a limited guest policy. Residents are permitted up to 10 overnight guest stays per term, provided the stays do not have a negative impact on the residence community. Male guests, however, are not permitted to stay overnight on the residence floors.