Regional Mentoring Centre

Why speak to us?

  • You need a hand with your course work.
  • You'd like to take part in an activity, but don't want to go alone.
  • You miss your family, your hometown, your dog.
  • You'd like to know more about services offered at uOttawa.
  • You'd like to get to know the city of Ottawa.
  • You might want to change your program, or drop or change a course.
  • Something is bothering you or you're stressed out.
  • You need to confide in someone anonymously.
  • You'd like to help us improve the student experience by telling us about your own university experience.

If one or more of these statements apply to you, it's totally normal! Anytime of the year, if you don't know where to turn, you can count on us.

Our team

We’re a friendly, knowledgeable team of 14 mentors from different regions of Canada. We offer individualized services, mostly to first-year students or students at uOttawa for the first time. We strive to go above and beyond to help you. No one is better suited than we are to support you in your studies and life at university.

Your academic, social and cultural well-being is our priority.

We’re here to support you from the first time you arrive on campus and enrol to the last day of exams, through everything that affects your university life.

We have access to key people and resources in every University service and department.

We know a lot about the services offered on campus and can also speak about our own student experience. Our advice is based on what we’ve learned on our own journey.

Our activities

We organize free social activities, because it’s so much easier to succeed when you’ve got others around you! Get involved and meet new people!

Spring/Summer 2020

  • Virtual enrolment help sessions for first-year students: May 11 to May 22, 2020.
  • Regional orientation sessions: August 4 to August 14, 2020.

Fall 2020

  • Amazing Race scavenger hunt: September 6, 2020.
  • Regional activities: pumpkin carving competition, group outing to Escape Manor, board game night at the Loft Board Game Lounge, scary movie and pizza night, excursion to Gatineau Park.
  • Study day: December 9, 2020.

Winter 2021

  • Off-campus housing presentation: February 1, 2021.
  • Information fair on program changes: January 31, 2020.
  • Regional activities: skating on the Rideau Canal and beavertails, chocolate fondue at Cacao 70, uOttawa Snow Festival, pizza and comedy night with the uOttawa student improv league.
  • Study day: April 15, 2020.

To find out more or to take part in any of these activities, check your mentor’s Facebook group or Instagram account.


The format of activities may change due to COVID-19. For more information, see the Undergraduate Admission section in the COVID-19 FAQ.

More ways of contacting us

Send us a message

Send us an email or a Facebook message anytime! We’ll answer within 48 hours.

In an emergency, contact Protection Services at 613-562-5411.

Come see us

Our office is located on the main level of Tabaret Hall (room 118) near the rotunda. We’re available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Find us on social media

See our complete contact information at the bottom of this page.

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