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At uOttawa, residence is guaranteed for all eligible incoming first-year students.

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Setting you up for success

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Studies have shown that living in residence during your first year of undergrad can improve your GPA and your chances of graduating.

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Application Information

Wether you have been admitted to uOttawa and are ready to apply to residence, or need more information about the application process, read our FAQ and log in to the Housing Portal.

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Life in residence

The Residence Life Team consists of many Community Advisors, Peer Supports and Coordinators. They help you out in many ways to create a community atmosphere in your building.

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Meal Plan

The Award Winning Dining Hall: Your spot to fuel up! With 10 all-you-care-to-eat stations, a variety of fresh, delicious cuisines, a welcoming place to get together, and the perfect place to study, you will get value for your money!

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Services in residence

With 24/7 receptions, security guards and maintenance and housekeeping teams, we are always here when you need it the most. Also you don't have to worry about utilities: water, heating (and cooling if applicable), wifi, and television service are all included in your residence fees!

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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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