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University of Ottawa residences at a glance

11 residences
Over 4,100 students
Over 100 residence life staff members

Living in residence provides you with programs and opportunities that enhance the overall student experience, support academic success, and foster leadership development beyond the classroom.

In residence, you will find:

  • community support
  • academic support
  • psychological support
  • experiential learning opportunities
  • 24/7 assistance
Welcome to your new home!

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Did you know?

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By living in residence during your first year of undergrad, you can improve your GPA and your chances of graduating.

Hear from our students

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Wubalem Muchie

First year, Health Sciences, French Immersion
Thompson Residence
From Brampton, Ontario

“Living in residence has been one of the best and most fun experiences of my life. Adjusting to university life has been challenging, but exciting at the same time. Although moving away from my hometown and adapting to living on my own for the first time was a big transition, it was made easier by the fun and helpful social events organized by my residence that gave me a break from my classes. Not to mention that living in residence is also super convenient, as I am able to access the university's resources right outside my doorstep. Being constantly surrounded by other first year students is a great way to meet a diverse set of people and make new friends, whether that be by hanging out in the common room with people from my floor or by going to go eat in the dining hall with other residents. Living in residence has given me the opportunity to be more independent as well as adventurous, and judging by my experience this year at uOttawa, I believe that my next few years here will continue to be as amazing as this one.”

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