Summer Academic Orientation (SAO)

Welcome Incoming Mustangs! Find Support for Your Course Selection Here

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) is a free program to assist incoming undergraduate students with their course selection, help answer questions about programs and services on campus and support you in feeling confident to thrive during your time at Western. SAO for 2024-2025 will begin in June 2024. Stay tuned for information.

Once you have accepted your offer at Western, you should begin the process of planning your course selection. There are great tools available to help you with your decisions! Check out Draft My Schedule and Western’s Academic Calendar to learn more. The Office of the Registrar also has a helpful page for new students, review it here. Our goal is to connect with every new student prior to September to ensure you have made the right choices for your program(s) and faculty.

The SAO Program for 2023 has officially ended. If you require support, please reach out to your home academic counselling office.

Ways to Participate in SAO

One-on-one Advising Support

Meet with a member of our team to go over courses.


Attend Workshops

Attend online workshops or view a recorded session.


Contact Us

Contact us and we'll respond to your questions in 3-5 business days.