How to apply for residence in the Housing Portal

First-year students–Guaranteed Housing

Housing is guaranteed to students newly admitted to undergraduate studies who meet the following criteria:

  • Admitted full time to an entry program (Professional programs are excluded.)
  • Not have completed more than 5 university courses  
  • Admitted before June 1, 2018. See dates and deadlines

Once you have been admitted, the next step is to apply for housing in the Housing Portal (an application found in uoZone). 

In the Housing Portal you can:

  • Select your housing preferences. To change your choices once your application has been submitted, please send an email to residence@uOttawa.ca. Do not withdraw your request.  
  • Pay a $700 deposit online... 
    • by credit card. (The company issuing your card must have a branch in the United States).
    • by an alternative payment method.  (Processing your payment this way can take several days.)

Note: Your housing application must be submitted and your deposit received no later than June 1, 2018 in order to maintain your guaranteed status. See dates and deadlines

First-year students–Standard application

All full-time students are welcome to apply for residence. If you do not meet the criteria for guaranteed housing (listed above), you can still apply for a room in the Housing Portal, via uoZone.

Compare our residences and make your choice. In doubt? Send an email to residence@uOttawa.ca and we will be happy to help you.

In the Housing Portal you can:

  • Select your housing preferences. To change your choices once your application has been submitted, please send an email to residence@uOttawa.ca. Do not withdraw your request.  
  • Pay a $700 deposit online... 
    • by credit card. (The company issuing your card must have a branch in the United States).
    • by an alternative payment method.  (Processing your payment this way can take several days.)

Standard applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.

Second year and up students - Standard application

Whether you have lived in residence before or not, a wide range of options exist to suit the lifestyle and needs of upper year students. All full-time students are welcome to apply for residence.

In the Housing Portal you can:

  • Select your housing preferences. To change your choices once your application has been submitted, please send an email to residence@uOttawa.ca. Do not withdraw your request.  
  • Pay a $700 deposit online 
    • by credit card. (The company issuing your card must have a branch in the United States).
    • by an alternative payment method.  (Processing your payment this way can take several days.)

Standard applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer Housing

During the summer months (May-August) the 90U - Stanton - Marchand Residential Complex, as well as the Rideau and the Friel Residences offer short term accommodation to thousands of visitors. A few floors are set aside for those who need accommodation for more than 30 days.

Reservations: 1-888-564-4545

Hyman Soloway and 45 Mann Apartments

Apartment style residences are occupied year-round. Many rooms become available for students in May. To get one, look for a takeover or sublet opportunity on the Student Housing Billboard, contact the resident and apply via the Housing Portal, specifying who you are replacing, and where that person lives.

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