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Western Day is celebrated every year around the anniversary of the University’s founding in 1878. It’s a time for alumni, students, faculty and staff – wherever they are in the world – to come together and be #purpleandproud.


  • REQUEST your FREE Western Day Honey Bee Wildflower Mix Seed Packet
  • WEAR purple to mark the occasion. Need new Western clothes? Shop these Western Essentials and save 18.78% store-wide at the Book Store on March 2-3.
  • Keep an eye on Western's TikTok for a special Western Day challenge!

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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.