Open House

Open House
Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s the greatest show and tell ever. Discover what makes the University of Ottawa the best choice for your future success by attending our fun and informative Open House. Come see your future campus, cutting-edge labs, awesome sports facilities, all types of residences and delicious dining hall. Meet current students to learn more about the uOttawa experience. Whether you want to be a visual artist or a quantum physicist, this event’s for you.

four students having a conversation on uOttawa campus

Register today and you could win a $1,000 scholarship

Fill out the registration form and see contest rules for details.

Registration form

If you have questions about registration or the accessibility, call us at 613-562-5800 ext.1000 or toll-free at 1-877-UOTTAWA (868-8292) ext. 1000, or email us at liaison@uOttawa.ca.

Schedule of Activities

To make the most of your day, plan to be on campus for three to six hours and take part in these activities:

NoticeThe activities listed here are mostly in English. Many of the same activities are available in French, often at slightly different times. If you’re bilingual, you can attend an activity in French if it better suits your schedule. To see the full French schedule, visit our French page.
Welcome

Not sure where to start? Need help planning your day or finding your way around campus? Join us for a 15-minute information session when you arrive.

Title Language Time Location
Information session (ongoing, every 15 minutes) English 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C140
Information fair

Get all of your questions answered! Meet with current students, staff and faculty members from our academic programs and services!

Title Language Time Location

Faculties: Medicine, Education, Law (Civil and Common Law), Arts, Social Sciences, Telfer School of Management, Health Sciences, Science, Engineering

Program: Translational and Molecular Medicine

Services: Admissions, InfoService, Student Academic Success Service, International Office, French Immersion, CO-OP, Financial Aid and Awards, Student Services, Regional Mentoring Centre, Consortium national de formation en santé, Protection Services, Health Services

University: Saint Paul

French or English 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learning Crossroads
CRX 1st floor

General presentations

Want to learn more about admission deadlines, scholarships and financial aid, free student services, French immersion and national/international exchanges? Our experts have the answers you’re looking for!

Title Language Time Location
French immersion at uOttawa Bilingual

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Social Sciences
FSS 1006

Social Sciences
FSS 1007

Social Sciences
FSS 1007

Finances - Paying for your education  English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Montpetit
MNT 203 
National and international exchange programs: a world to discover English 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Social Sciences
FSS 1006
Mentors provide you with must-know tips for your first year English 10 a.m - 10:45 a.m.
1 p.m - 1:45 p.m.

Fauteux
FTX 135

Student life on campus: housing, food, sports, events and more English 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Learning Crossroads
CRX C240
Next steps for future students English

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Montpetit
MNT 202
Learn about the free services on campus that lead to academic success English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 4012
Faculty presentations
Faculty of Arts
Title Language Time Location
Bachelor of Arts (BA): Imagine a degree as individual as you are English 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hamelin
MHN 257
Communications, Public Relations and Digital Journalism English 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Hamelin
MHN 257
English English 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hamelin
MHN 033
Français langue seconde (FLS) (French as a second language) English 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hamelin
MHN 509
Geography, Geomatics and Environmental Studies English 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Simard
SMD 041

Greek and Roman Studies English 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Simard
SMD 221
Harry Potter or Game of Thrones? What were the middle ages really like? English 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Simard
SMD 425
Linguistics English 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Simard
SMD 430
Modern languages: Learning languages is learning about cultures English 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Simard
SMD 221
Philosophy English 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hamelin
MHN 033
Second-Language Teaching English 10:30 a.m - 11 a.m. Simard
SMD 224
Translation English 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hamelin
MHN 033
Understand and practise history English 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Hamelin
MHN 257
Visual arts video demonstration Bilingual 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 100 Laurier
LRR 114
Faculty of Social Sciences
Title Language Time Location
Student panel on international opportunities, community engagement and career development at the Faculty of Social Sciences English 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 1030
Telfer School of Management
Title Language Time Location
Join Telfer for the experience English 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Desmarais
DMS 4101
#TelferNation: Launch your career English 11 a.m - 11:45 a.m. Desmarais
DMS 4101
Faculty of Engineering
Title Language Time Location
Chemical and Biological Engineering (lab tour included) English 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. SITE
STE A0150
Civil Engineering (lab tour included) English 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. SITE
STE A0150
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science (lab tour included) English 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
SITE
STE H0104
How to survive your first year of engineering Bilingual 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. SITE
STE 1030
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Program (lab tour included) English

11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

SITE
STE B0138
Faculty of Health Sciences
Title Language Time Location
School of Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate studies) (program offered in French only to bilingual students) Bilingual 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Montpetit
MNT 201
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences English 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C240 
School of Nutrition Sciences (program offered in French only to bilingual students) Bilingual 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Montpetit
MNT 201
School of Nursing English 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C240 
Honours Bachelor of Integrated Food Sciences: Everything you want to know about food, nutrition and culinary arts English 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Montpetit
MNT 201
School of Human Kinetics English 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Morisset
MRT 218
Faculty of Science
Title Language Time Location
Biology: Getting started and pursuing opportunities English 12 p.m - 12:45 p.m. Biosciences
BSC 302
Biomedical Science: Getting started and pursuing opportunities English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Social Science
FSS 1007
How big is Big Data? English 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Biosciences
BSC 140
Earth Sciences : information on undergraduate programs English 12 p.m - 12:45 p.m. Marion
MRN 123
Studying Physics at uOttawa: Presentation on program and career opportunities for physicists, followed by a tour of our research labs English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. STEM Complex
STM 364
What's it like to study science in French? Discover the EFS! Bilingual 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Marion
MRN 130
Mathematics: Studying math at uOttawa offers a rich variety of programs leading to exciting careers English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Biosciences
BSC 140
Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
Title Language Time Location
Civil Law at uOttawa French 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Fauteux
FTX 302
Meet-and-greet

Connect with people in your future faculty: come talk to deans, vice-deans, professors, students and mentors. We look forward to meeting you!

Title Language Time Location
Arts - Meet professors and students from our departments! English or French 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Second floor passageway
between Simard (SMD) and Hamelin (HMN)
Social Sciences - Meet-and-greet with professors, students and academic counsellors English or French 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Social Sciences
FSS 4007
Engineering - Student panel: Meet engineering students from various programs Bilingual 12 p.m - 1 p.m. SITE
STE A0150
Engineering - Student Club Fair English or French 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. SITE
STE Rotunda
Science - Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical Science and Chemistry: Meet-and-greet with professors and students Bilingual 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Biosciences
BSC, 3rd floor
Science - Biology, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science: Meet-and-greet with professors and students Bilingual 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Biosciences
BSC, 2nd floor
Science - Physics meet-and-greet English or French 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m STEM Complex
STM 207
Management - Meet-and-greet: Connect with the Telfer community English or French 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Desmarais
DMS Lobby
Guided tours

Enjoy guided tours hosted by students, staff members, lab technicians and professors! It's a perfect opportunity to learn more about our campus.

Title Language Time Location
Campus tours (ongoing, 45-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lamoureux
LMX 105D

Residence tours (ongoing, 45-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Residential Complex
RCR 140
Morisset Library tours (ongoing, 15-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Morisset (MRT)
Main entrance
The Augmented Library. Discover virtual reality equipment, game consoles, smart wall for students (ongoing, 15-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX 220
Sports facility tours (departs every hour on the hour, 45-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lamoureux
LMX 105D
Dining Hall tours (ongoing, 15-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Jock Turcot University Centre
UCU Level 1
Tour our Theater facilities and watch a demonstration Bilingual

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Academic Hall
SMN 133
Music: Tour the Creator Space Bilingual 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Perez
PRZ 302
Visual Arts Bilingual

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

100 Laurier
LRR 114

School of Nursing – Tour of the simulation lab English

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lees
LEE C120 and C124
Science: Guided tour of our Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Geology facilities and labs (ongoing, 45-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Biosciences
BSC, main entrance
Physics: Demonstrations, lab tour and experiment (ongoing, 30-minute duration) Bilingual 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. STEM Complex
STM 378

Chemistry: Advanced lab demo

Bilingual

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Marion
MRN 301
Tour the Telfer School of Management facilities (first come, first served) English

9 a.m - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m - 3 p.m.

Desmarais
DMS Lobby
Visit the Telfer Financial Research and Learning Lab French or English 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Desmarais
DMS 2186
Tour on your own
Title Time Location
Digital Humanities Exhibition 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Creator Space, Perez
PRZ 302
Engineering - The Workshop Mentoring Centre Open House 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. SITE
STE 1030
Engineering - Prototyping facilities open house (Richard l'Abbé Makerspace, Brunsfield Centre, John McEntyre Team Space) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. STEM Complex
STM, 1st floor
Social Sciences - Learn more about the building that the Faculty of Social Sciences calls home 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Faculty of Social Sciences FSS
Floors 1 to 5
Tour the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute Resource Centre 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hamelin HMN 02
Julien Couture Resource Centre
Visual Arts Exhibition at Gallery 115 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 100 Laurier E
LRR Gallery 115

Mobile APP uOttawaOHPO

Download our uOttawaOHPO mobile app to create your own schedule of activities! It’s easy and you’ll be helping us live up to our strong commitment to the environment. No paper copies of the schedule will be available during the Open House. Once you’ve downloaded the app, select the Open House guide. We offer free Wi-Fi on campus!

Downloadable on:

Google Play

Apple App Store

Campus map

Download our user-friendly campus map (PDF) and you’ll easily find your way around. Please note we are unable to create a map that meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. If you require assistance, please consult our section on accessibility.

How to get here?

Our campus is right in the heart of our nation’s capital and easy to get to.

Public transit

Local OC Transpo buses stop near campus at Laurier Station, Cumberland Street and King Edward Avenue.

If you’re coming from Quebec, Gatineau-based STO buses stop near the Rideau Centre. It’s a short seven-minute walk to Tabaret Hall, where you’ll find one of our welcome tents.

Plan your trip using the OC Transpo Travel Planner or the STO Plani-Bus.

Parking

Free parking is available but spaces are very limited. If you can take public transit, please do. If you do drive, we suggest that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your presentation to give yourself enough time to find a parking spot and to get to your first presentation..

On Saturday, March 16, you can park for free at the Mann parking lot (33 Mann avenue), Perez Hall garage (50 University), Desmarais Hall garage (55 Laurier), the Lees campus parking lot (200 Lees) or all outdoor lots on campus.

Shuttle bus service

Our free hop-on, hop-off shuttle service will run regularly between the Mann parking lot, the Main Campus and the Lees Campus parking lot, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The last shuttle bus will leave Lamoureux Hall at 4:15 p.m.

Hotels near campus

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Ottawa, our campus is surrounded by hotels. This list is designed to help you find a place to stay and does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation.

Accessibility

If you require special assistance to attend this event or have any questions about accessibility, please contact us by March 11. We’ll gladly make the necessary arrangements to ensure that you fully enjoy the Open House.

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 1000
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 1000
Email: liaison@uOttawa.ca

What to do when you arrive on campus

Start your day at one of three welcome tents. Our friendly staff and student volunteers will be happy to help you find your way to activities and download the mobile app. Come find us at:

You can also drop by one of our 15-minute information sessions taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at room C140 at the Learning Crossroads (CRX) (100 Louis Pasteur). These short briefings will explain how to make the most of our Open House.

Where to eat?

Establishment

Opening hours

Location

CRX Tim Horton’s

7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learning Crossroads Building
100 Louis Pasteur (CRX)

Dining Hall

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

Première Moisson

7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Social Sciences Building
120 University (FSS)

SITE Tim Horton’s

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SITE Building
800 King Edward (STE)

Starbuck’s

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Desmarais Building
55 Laurier East (DMS)

UCU Bento Sushi

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

UCU Tim Horton’s Express

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

Le bac à frites

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parking K, corner of University and Copernicus

Contest rules

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

NAME OF ANNUAL FUND

University of Ottawa Open House Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship fund was created in 2015 by members of the organizing committee of the University of Ottawa Open House.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To award an admission scholarship to a student who takes part in the University of Ottawa Open House.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student
  • be admitted as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa for the Fall or Winter term 
  • have participated in one of the two University of Ottawa Open Houses in the 12 months prior to starting their studies at the University of Ottawa

Value of the award: $1,000

Number of awards: 1

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required. The recipient will be chosen through a random draw from among the entrants who fit the above-mentioned criteria on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Receiving the scholarship is conditional on the recipient enrolling at the University of Ottawa.

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Can’t make it to our Open House on March 16?

You can always come to one of our regular campus tours.

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Also happening on March 16

The 2nd Annual Àwazibì Pow Wow, hosted by uOttawa’s Mashkawazìwogamig: Indigenous Resource Centre, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Montpetit Hall gym (125 University). For more details, consult uoCal.

The University of Ottawa and the Liaison Office would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on ancestral and unceded Algonquin territory.

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