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Virtual Resources

Interested in hosting a virtual happy hour or event for your Western friends? We have compiled a list of some of the best available online platforms to help:


Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is here for everyone when the world needs to connect, communicate and collaborate. Offering a free license with minimal restrictions, Cisco Webex offers you the ability to connect with your peers.

Free Features:

  • Host up to 100 participants in each meeting
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Unlimited meeting length
  • Computer, tablet and cell phone friendly
  • Active speaker, grid, floating and thumbnail viewing available
  • Screen and file sharing
  • Calendar integrations


Zoom

Zoom offers a free license to users around the World. The free license does not expire and you are able to upgrade to a Pro or Business account at anytime.

Basic Features:

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • 40-minute limit on all group meetings
  • Computer, tablet and cell phone friendly
  • Speaker or gallery viewing available
  • Breakout room feature
  • Screen and file sharing
  • Calendar integrations
  • Share computer sound for ambient music
  • Closed captioning will be added to the free account by fall


Skype

Skype makes it easy for everyone to stay in touch, talk and collaborate. With their free services you are able to connect with users around the world.

Features:

  • Host up to 50 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Unlimited meeting length
  • Computer, tablet and cell phone friendly
  • Screen and file sharing
  • Sub-title capabilities


Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is offering a free 30-day trial of their “Pro” account. Amazon Chime allows you to meet, chat, and place calls, all using a single application. More details can be found here – please note you will be required to put a credit card on file for the trial.

Features:

  • Host up to 250 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Computer, tablet and cell phone friendly
  • Unlimited meeting length
  • Meeting recording available
  • Screen and file sharing
  • After 30 days, users will be set back to the Basic Features of Amazon Chime


BlueJeans

BlueJeans offers a 7-day free trial on their BlueJeans Meetings service and a 30-day free trial on their BlueJeans Rooms service. Test out their service while connecting with your peers.

Features:

  • Host up to 50 participants
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Unlimited meeting length
  • Up to 5 hours of meeting recording
  • Active speaker and gallery viewing options
  • Screen and file sharing


Houseparty

Connect with a small group of people easily and conveniently through Houseparty!

Features:

  • Host up to 8 participants in the ‘house’ at a time
  • Cell phone, tablet and computer friendly
  • In-app games that all participants in the ‘house’ can see and participate in
  • Completely free


Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts offers another way to connect with a small group of peers.

Features:

  • Host up to 10 participants
  • Voice and video call options
  • Computer, tablet and cell phone friendly
  • Completely free

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Contact

Call the Homecoming Hotline at 519-661-2199 or email us at alumni@uwo.ca.

Future Homecoming Dates

2021: September 23 to 26
2022: September 23 to 25
2023: September 29 to October 1
2024: September 27 to 29
2025: September 26 to 28