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Compass 2019

Three students are smiling and walking.

Parents and future Gee-Gees, you are invited to join us in Ottawa from July 18thto July 20thfor a comprehensive welcome weekend to get a taste of what it’s like to live on campus before move-in. Many first-year students find the transition from living at home to living on campus to be a challenging one for both of them and their families. Our Compass program was designed to help with this transition and orient you to campus life before you arrive in September. 

Compass check-in and welcome reception is from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th. Compass runs full day Friday, July 19th and the morning of Saturday, July 20th with check-out at 12:30 p.m.

As a student, you can expect to:  

  • Experience living in residence and meet other future residents (by staying in the student-segregated area of 90U). Students will be paired at random with another student of the same sex in a 2 bedroom unit.
  • Tour your future residence
  • Eat at your future dining hall
  • Engage with campus and community partners
  • Get acquainted with the campus and learn about services available to you
  • Interact with staff and faculties
  • Learn from keynote speakers 


Parents and guests can expect to:

  • Learn about their student’s transition to the university from an expert parenting keynote speaker
  • Get all the answers to their burning questions about having a student attend uOttawa
  • Engage with campus and community partners
  • Get acquainted with the campus and learn about the services available to your student

The package includes:

  • 2 nights stay
  • Full conference registration
  • 4 Meals: Dinner (Thursday), Breakfast (Friday), Lunch (Friday), Breakfast (Saturday)
  • 2 keynote speakers for students and 1 keynote speaker for parents
  • uOttawa Swag
 
Compass 2019 prices

Compass 2019

Packages

Cost 

With taxes

Student Package (1 student)

$150.00

$169.50

Additional Guest Package (1 person)—add:

$165.00

$186.45

Additional Guest Package (2 people)—add:

$230.00

$259.90

Additional Guest Package (3 people)—add:

$275.00

$310.75

Additional Guest Package (4 people)—add:

$300.00

$339.00

* Price includes the mandatory two-night stay. Stay is mandatory for Compass experience and packages cannot be altered.
* Additional Guest Package cannot be purchased individually and must be purchased with a student package.
* Student attendees must be future Residents for 2019/2020 (residence deposit paid in full).

Book your room and register

Questions about the Compass experience? Please email rez-ver@uOttawa.ca

Why not extend your stay in the Capital and stay in the same room? To extend your stay before or after Compass, please book your Compass package and email rez-ver@uOttawa.ca to extend.


Timetable 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Start Finish Activity Location For 

2:00
p.m.

5:00
p.m.
Check-In & Welcome Reception 90U Lobby All 
5:00
p.m.
7:00
p.m.
Dinner - Opening Remarks Dining Hall
University Centre
All
7:30
p.m.
9:00
p.m.
Residence Programming 90U
Common Room
Students
7:30
p.m.
9:00
p.m.
Keynote Speaker

90U
Room 140

Parents

Friday, July 19, 2019

Start Finish Activity Location For
8:00
a.m.
9:30
a.m.
Breakfast & Orientation

Dining Hall
University Centre

All
9:30
a.m.
11:00
a.m.
Faculty Tours of Campus University Centre All
11:00
a.m.
1:00
p.m.
Lunch &  Partners Fair 90U Lobby All
1:00
p.m.
2:30
p.m.
Residence Tours 90U Lobby All
2:30
p.m.
3:30
p.m.
Free Time   All
3:30
p.m.
4:30
p.m.
Real Talks 90U 140 Students
3:30
p.m.
4:30
p.m.
Real Talks  90U 152 Parents
4:30
p.m.
8:30
p.m.
Dinner & Free Time    All
8:30
p.m.
11:00
p.m.
Ottawa Activity 90U Lobby All

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Start Finish Activity Location For
8:00
a.m.
10:00
a.m.
Breakfast Dining Hall
University Centre
All
10:00
a.m.
11:00
a.m.
Keynote Speakers Dining Hall
University Centre
All
11:00
a.m.
11:10
a.m.
Closing Remarks Dining Hall
University Centre
All
11:10
a.m.
12:30
a.m.
Check-out 90U Lobby All

 

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