Western Day


Join us as we celebrate Western Day on March 6, in honour of the University’s founding in 1878. It is a time for alumni, students, faculty and staff - wherever they are around the world - to reconnect and share in a celebration of everything #purpleandproud.

  • CHANGE your Twitter and/or Facebook cover to a Western Day image
  • SHARE your Western Day posts and photos on social media (don’t forget #purpleandproud)

Exclusively for alumni




Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 with four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Learn more about Western’s history here.