Orientation for new students

Are you a new Gee-Gee arriving this fall with a bunch of questions? To prepare you well for university life, we’re offering you two activities this summer. Spend the day on campus during Summer Orientation or enjoy a visit near you from your regional mentors. Find out about the steps to get your student card or bus pass and get to know our campus services.

Attend the orientation activity that best suits your needs

Faculty-focused orientation (on campus)

Date: August 2019, exact dates vary by Faculty

Location: Main campus (Ottawa, Ontario)


These 5-hour sessions will provide you with information specific to your faculty, and give you the opportunity to meet other students in your program. In addition to addressing questions or concerns about university life, each session focuses on promoting student academic success and personal development.

If you are not sure what faculty your program falls under, search the faculties list.

What we offer

  • Meet student guides to learn valuable tips on how to succeed in university.
  • Make friends by participating in activities with other first-year students of your faculty.
  • Get to know your faculty and discover some of the many student services available on campus.
  • Enjoy lunch at the 24/7 Dining Hall (at your own expense)
  • Explore uOttawa with a campus tour and a visit of some student residences (optional).
  • Pick up your uOttawa student card. Avoid lineups by ordering your student card online before your visit.
Register now

General orientation (on campus)

Date: End of August to mid-September 2019, exact dates vary by faculty

Location: Main campus (Ottawa, Ontario)


If you couldn’t attend one of our sessions during the summer, sign up for one of these two-hour sessions.

What we offer

  • Meet student guides to learn valuable tips on how to succeed in university.
  • Participate in activities with other first-year students.
  • Discover some of the many student services available on campus.
Register now
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