Join us for the 54th Panda Game, the most well-known Canadian university rivalry between the uOttawa Gee-Gees and the Carleton Ravens football teams.

PandaFest events

2023 Panda Playbook

Celebrating football without drawing a foul

The University of Ottawa has been working with its partners to ensure that this year’s Panda Game and its celebrations are carried out according to the rules. 

Grab your Gee-Gees hoodies and your friends and enjoy the game! But please, play by the book! 

That means being mindful of our neighbours' properties and homes so we can keep the Panda tradition without drawing a foul. 

And this season, let’s party safer. If you are drinking, remember to eat, hydrate, and have a plan to get your friends and yourself home safely. And please stay from residential neighbourhoods for pre-and post-game partying. We’ve got events happening on University grounds before and after the game!  

If you or someone you know consumes drugs, learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose and inform yourself on safer use tips. This could save a life. Pick up a free Naloxone kit at a pharmacy near you or order them online. Visit for more info.


The result of a perfectly executed game plan from the Panda Playbook.
Celebrate football in style.

Cartoon panda referee signaling a touchdown


Sure, you can party.
But only in designated areas.
Not in residential areas.
Celebrate football without being offensive.

Cartoon panda referee signaling an offside


Panda’s all about having a great time.
But not at the expense of others. Or your own.
Party safe. Party smart.

Cartoon panda referee signaling objectionable conduct


Breaking the rules of football is one thing.
Breaking the law is a whole different ball game.
Celebrate Panda without running afoul.

Cartoon panda referee signaling illegal procedure
gee-gees fans

Party Safer. Party Smart. Party Onside.

You don’t need to drink alcohol or use drugs to have fun, but if you do choose to consume make sure you know how to party safer.
Pace yourself and drink water. Only you can give consent for yourself. Stay with friends you trust. Stick to one substance at a time.
Party safer.

Get ready for the big game!

Gee-gees football players on the field

Meet the team

See the 2023-2024 Gee-Gees football roster.
mannequin wearing a Gee-Gees t-shirt

Campus Store

Get ready to cheer on your Gee-Gees by buying your garnet and grey apparel before the big game!
Gee-Gees football player celebrating

Get the latest news

Read all about how the team is performing this year and more.
uottawa campus

Open and closed during PandaFest

To ensure the safety of our community, please note that access to some buildings will be restricted this Sunday, October 1.
Find out which buildings are affected.