Just reading through this thread, sounds like an exciting place to hang out! As kind of a sports junkie, I'm curious curious about the athletic facilities at Western. How is the gym equipment? (I did my undergrad at UofT, and the gym equipment is more depressing than you'd expect)
Would you recommend taking notes in class by hand or is it worthwhile to invest in a laptop?
If I live near/on campus, would I need a car to get around to various events and/or happenings?
Are there dress code requirements for some of the extracurricular events? (ie, should I pack a suit and stash that in my closet)
The gym is really great and it's very close to the law school. As a law student, you're eligible to receive a free locker in the law building which is useful for your gym bag, etc. throughout the day. The only issue I personally have with the gym, though, is that it's frequently very busy. This is a result of our gym memberships being free (it's included in tuition). If you go at off-peak times and/or don't care about a little bit of hustle and bustle, you'll be fine.
I'd highly recommend investing in a laptop. Personally, I'd probably get like 10% of the notes down that I currently type out if I were to write by hand.
Some students have a car and some don't (obviously). It's really up to you. I don't have a car and I live downtown (about 15 minute bus ride to school). It's never usually an issue. Parking can get quite expensive and they put you at the back of the parking lot (students are all back there) so it's still quite the walk to campus anyway.
Definitely bring at least one suit (male and female).