How to apply for residence in the Housing Portal

Guaranteed Housing – 1st year students

Housing is guaranteed to students newly admitted to undergraduate studies who meet the following criteria:

  • Admitted full time to an entry program (Professional programs are excluded.)
  • Not have completed more than 5 university courses  
  • Admitted before June 1, 2017. See dates and deadlines

Once you have been admitted, the next step is to apply for housing in the Housing Portal (an application found in uoZone). 

In the Housing Portal you can:

  • Select your housing preferences. To change your choices once your application has been submitted, please send an email to residence@uOttawa.ca. Do not withdraw your request.  
  • Pay a $700 deposit online by credit card or by an alternative payment method. (Be aware that processing your payment this way can take several days).

Note: Your housing application must be submitted and your deposit received no later than June 1, 2017 in order to maintain your guaranteed status. See dates and deadlines

Standard Application

All full-time students are welcome to apply for residence. In most buildings, however, the vast majority of residents are first year students.

Welcome exchange students

There are openings in the Brooks apartment-style residence. As an exchange student, you can book a room for a period of 4 months or 8 months. Apply in the Housing Portal (via uoZone) and select Brooks. Should you have any difficulty accessing the Housing Portal, please send your request to Residence@uOttawa.ca 

Regular students

Are you in 2nd year or higher? You can apply for a room in one of the zones set aside for upper year students:.

Up to mid-August, apply via the Housing Portal (in uoZone). Pending availability, offers will be issued starting mid-April. First come, first served. 

As of mid-August, look for a takeover or sublet opportunity on the Student Housing Billboard, contact the resident and apply in the Housing Portal (via uoZone), specifying who you are replacing, and where that person lives in residence.

Summer Housing

During the summer months (May-August) the 90U - Stanton - Marchand Residential Complex, as well as the Rideau and the Friel Residences offer short term accommodation to thousands of visitors. A few floors are set aside for those who need accommodation for more than 30 days.

Reservations: 1-888-564-4545

Brooks, Hyman Soloway and 45 Mann Apartments

Apartment style residences are occupied year-round. Many rooms become available for students in May. To get one, look for a takeover or sublet opportunity on the Student Housing Billboard, contact the resident and apply via the Housing Portal, specifying who you are replacing, and where that person lives.

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