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Newly admitted international students

Follow these steps to start your journey as a new uOttawa international student properly. Learn about everything you need to do before your departure and upon your arrival in Ottawa.

Register for uOrientation

Meet campus experts and student guides who’ll walk you through everything you need to know before the academic year begins. 

Expect interactive activities that will introduce you to your faculty and to student services such as Housing & Residence Life, uOInternational, the Academic Support Unit and much more! 

Whether you’re a new student joining us for the Fall (September) or the Winter (January) term, the University will send uOrientation updates to your @uOttawa and personal email addresses.  

Learn more about what to expect at the University of Ottawa by participating in our orientation activities

Note: uOrientation sessions are recorded and available for viewing later. 

Q&A Panels

Save the date! uOInternational will hold Q&A panels for newly admitted international students. Our staff will be on hand to answer questions on topics such as UHIP, immigration, travel, life in Canada, and more!   

Register for the English Q&A: December 7, 2022, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EST 

Register for the French Q&A: December 6, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. EST 

Register for the English Q&A Part 2: January 6, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EST 

Register for the French Q&A Part 2: January 5, 2023, from 1 to 3 p.m. EST 


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Ready, set, go!

After following all these steps you’ll be ready to focus on your academic year! To excel in your studies, take advantage of all the services and tools available to you at the University.
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Contact us


Tabaret Hall, Room M386
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5847
Fax: 613-562-5100
Email: [email protected]

Hours of operation

September 1 to May 31: 
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the University of Ottawa offices are closed during statutory holidays and during the winter break. Visit the Important academic dates and deadlines page for more information.