Starting university is an exciting time, and we want to make sure your experience is as enriching and memorable as possible.
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Discover tools and resources to help you in your studies at uOttawa. 
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Campus tours

Explore our campus through in-person or virtual campus tours.
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Campus Life

Enjoy being part of the Gee-Gees family through activities and events on campus. 

In September, we host our annual Welcome Day for first-year students to get to know our faculty and each other. Come meet our student clubs and associations and receive more information about your program before courses begin! This event is mandatory for new students.

Reserve your Welcome Day spot

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Receive important information about enrolment, regulations, important dates, your course schedule, and your program. We highly recommend that you attend this session.

Attend the graduate info session

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Optional events and activities

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Preparatory event

Join us for a day of workshops and activities to help you transition to university. Meet other engineering students and tour our buildings. This event is optional but open to all new Faculty of Engineering students.   

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101 week

Your student associations, the Engineering Student Society and the Computer Science Student Association, are planning a series of fun social activities during 101 Week to welcome you to the Faculty.

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Welcome Week

Find out what else is happening on campus during the first week of school.

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Engineering Peer Connection Program

The Engineering Peer Connection Program is a volunteer-based program that matches students based on their interests. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and make new friends at the Faculty. 

Course preparatory workshops

These optional preparatory workshops are for students who’ll be taking the following courses during first year.  

Enter our social media contest

The Faculty of Engineering is hosting a contest to help two people get ready for the upcoming academic year. 

Each winner will receive:

  • One uOttawa Engineering hoodie
  • One $25 gift card to the University of Ottawa Campus Store

How to enter:

  • Post a photo of your first week on campus on your Instagram feed
  • Add the hashtag #uOttawaEngineering or #uOttawaGenie in the caption of your post
  • Tag @genie_engineering_uottawa in your post
  • Follow @genie_engineering_uottawa

This giveaway starts on September 5 and ends on September 10. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified through their Instagram DMs on Monday, September 11. Winners will have two weeks to reply and claim their prize. You must be a Faculty of Engineering student to enter. Good luck!

Contest rules and regulations

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Two lucky winners will receive a uOttawa Engineering hoodie and a $25 gift card to the University of Ottawa Campus Store.

Tips and frequently asked questions

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5 ways to start the term off on the right foot

Are you starting university this year? Your mentors at the Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre have put together a list to help you star…
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How to organize your time in university

At the start of every term, most students (including me) come to their courses with high expectations. However, as a university student, it is sometim…
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How to manage stress during your first year of university

Are you having a hard time dealing with the transition to university ? Are you feeling homesick ? Many students face these challenges during their fir…