Rideau

Overview

The Rideau Residence is located near the lively Byward Market and equally close to the main campus. Formerly a hotel, the building has recently been converted to an ideal living environment for 325 students. Most first year students assigned to Rideau live in double rooms with bathroom. Single occupancy bedrooms with bathroom are also available on 4 distinct floors, two of which are reserved for students in second year or higher.  On the main floor, vibrant common areas are designed to foster community engagement. Walking back to residence at night is safe, thanks to the University of Ottawa Foot Patrol

Short term, year round:  9 rooms on top floor  

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Facilities

  • Reception area and lobby (open 24-7)
  • Multi-purpose lounge area
  • Co-working centre
  • Community kitchen and dining area
  • Laundry room

Utilities

Electricity, hot water, heat and air conditioning included in the fees. 

Communications

Wi-Fi and wired Internet, television (cable included) in each room. 

Residence Agreement

8-month agreement, from September to April. Residence closes for the Winter Holidays.  See Important dates and deadlines.

Room type

  • Large double room with bathroom (shared only with roommate).
  • Very large single rooms with bathroom (on exclusive floors). 

Furniture

Bedroom furniture includes, for each resident, a double size bed, a desk, a chair and a dresser (bedding not included). There is also a mini fridge in each room.

Learn what to bring

Kitchen facilities

Cooking a meal with your friends could be the social highlight of your day! Get fresh food from the nearest Super Store or from the ByWard Farmers Market and you will love using the well-equipped community kitchen.

If cooking isn’t your thing, choose the meal plan option that suits your needs and eat on campus.

Read the Kitchen facilities page

Housekeeping

Cleaning up your suite and taking the recycling, compost and garbage out is your responsibility. 

See the housekeeping page for details.

Security features

  • 24/7 Reception Desk
  • Card access
  • Video surveillance
  • 24/7 garage surveillance
  • Waking back to Rez at night? Safe! Thanks to the uO Foot Patrol 
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