Alex Trebek Alumni Hall

The new University of Ottawa Alumni Hall

The new Alex Trebek Alumni Hall is a symbol of the University of Ottawa alumni community’s commitment towards their alma mater, and a recognition by the University of its proudest ambassadors. 

Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards: 2014-2016 Award of Merit

The City of Ottawa presented the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall with an Award of Merit at the 2014-2016 Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards. Nominated in the category of Adaptive Reuse (“adapting an old building for a new purpose while retaining its heritage character”), the award recognizes excellence in the preservation of the city’s architectural heritage. Read more.

Alumni Hall features:

  • Alumboutique, where you can buy frames, rings and University memorabilia
  • A spacious reception hall, meeting rooms and a welcoming lounge.

We invite our alumni to enjoy their new home at Alumni Hall, where they can:

  • Book rooms at preferred rates for receptions, weddings, conventions or business meetings.
  • Attend seminars and networking events geared to their professional needs.
  • Make lifelong learning a reality by attending lectures by fellow alumni or our leading professors and researchers.
  • Access the services offered by your Alumni Association.

Drop by any time during University office hours — this is your new home! To view more photos of Alumni Hall, please click here.

Book a Room in Alumni Hall!

Reservations can be made online through the uOttawa Conventions and Reservations site

If you have questions, would like a site visit, or need to change your reservation, please contact the Conventions and Reservations service at 613-562-5800, ext. 5771.

Please note, the maximum capacity refers to a standing reception with little furniture, so the capacity may differ depending on the type of event and the set-up of the room requested.

Renting the Alumni Hall includes exclusive access to Johnson Hall, the MBNA lounge and the Canada Life meeting room.

For Johnson Hall and the MBNA lounge, note that there are set-up and tear-down fees, between $85 and $330, depending on the type and time of service. Cleaning fees may apply to any room reservation.

To use the audio-visual equipment in the reception room, clients must use the service technician assigned by Conventions and Reservations.

Room and square footage Maximum capacity Cost of rental (internal) Cost of rental (external) Cost of rental (alumni)
Johnson Hall (1022 square feet) 110 $250 $600 $510
MBNA Lounge (353 square feet) 30 $150 $400 $340
Canada Life Room (322 square feet) 16 n/a $60/hr or $250 (full day) $50/hr or $200 (full day)
Entire Alumni Hall 156 $500 $1000 $850
View of the Johnston room in the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall with podium and rows of empty chairs.
View of the Johnston room in the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall with a set up of tables with white tablecloths and empty chairs.
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