Faculty of Arts

Our ideas transform the world.

Students walking by Hamelin Hall
Now more than ever, the new economy needs thinkers, communicators, and creators. Whether you are interested in the Humanities, Languages and Literatures, or Fine and Performing Arts, the Faculty of Arts offers you an education for today's and tomorrow's workplace!

Our areas of study

Our programs

Student for a day

Does the transition to university seem a bit intimidating? For a taste of what to expect, and answers to your questions, try our Student for a Day program!
Learn more about our Student for a day program
Jesse Jones

“What I’ve learned most since my days at the University is passion (for the things we put most of our time into) is essential. Thank you University of Ottawa for helping light my fire. It’s still lit.”

Jesse Jones

— B.A. Communication ‘03, founder of TEN81 Lifestyle Inc. and host of The Drive on Global TV.


Distributed in financial aid and awards each year to more than 2,000 students





Your success is our success

You are at the centre of what we do. We're here for you!
Discover student life and services
Oct 5

Information session on the Baxter & Alma Ricard Foundation

An information session on Financial Aid Program for Francophone Students from Minority Language Communities in Canada.
Oct 16

The Net-amorphosis of Legacy Media

The annual Doctoral Lecture in Communication, which celebrates the Department of Communication’s PhD program at the University of Ottawa, brings toget…


Contact us

Academic offices

Simard Hall
60 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Office hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June 1st to August 31st:
closed at 3:30 p.m.)

I’m a future student: 
[email protected]

I’m a current student:

Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
Virtual queue and appointments
Fax: 613-562-5973
[email protected]

Graduate studies
Simard Hall, room 416
Tel.: 613-562-5439
Fax: 613-562-5340
[email protected]

Indigenous affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.

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