Open House

Open House
Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plan your visit to our Open House ahead of time in a few simple steps

Register: Fill-out the registration form. By registering ahead of time, you could win a $1000 scholarship! See contest rules for details.

Create your schedule: Download the mobile app and create your personalized schedule for the day. You can also check out the activities schedule and take note of the activities you plan to attend.

Plan your itinerary: Whether you know how to get to campus or not, you might find it helpful to get tips on how to get to campus by public transit. If you take your car, make sure to take note of the parking and shuttle details. Additional information such as the campus map, where to eat as well as hotels near campus may be of help to you.

Volunteers and employees will also be on hand all day to direct you to where you want to go on campus! 

Information In keeping with our green campus initiatives, no paper copies of the schedule will be available during the Open House. Instead, we encourage you to download the mobile app to create your own personal schedule of activities.

Download the uOttawaOHPO mobile app

Create your personalized schedule with the mobile app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, select the Open House guide in the language of your choice.

Downloadable on:

Google Play

Apple App Store

BlackBerry World

Windows Phone Store

Activities

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

Faculty presentations
Faculty of Social Sciences
Title Language Time Location
Meet-and-greet with professors, students and academic advisers Bilingual 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. FSS 4007
Student panel: International Opportunities, Community Engagement and Career Development English 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
FSS 1030
Student panel: International Opportunities, Community Engagement and Career Development French 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. FSS 1030
Faculty of Engineering
Title Language Time Location
Chemical Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour
French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. STE C0136
Civil Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour English 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. STE A0150
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science: Presentation followed by a lab tour
English 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
STE H0104
Richard L'Abbé Makerspace Open House Bilingual 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CBY B109A
Student Clubs Fair Bilingual 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. STE Rotunda
Visit the Brunsfield Centre and meet the project Integration Team (design, fabricate and test complex prototypes) Bilingual 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Meeting point at STE Rotunda
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science: Presentation followed by a lab tour
French 11 a.m. to noon STE 2060
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Mechanical Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour English 11 a.m. to noon
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
STE B0138
Student panel: Meet Students from Various Programs Bilingual noon to 1 p.m. STE A0150
Civil Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour French 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. STE C0136
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Mechanical Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour French 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. STE G0103
Chemical Engineering: Presentation followed by a lab tour English 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. STE A0150
Faculty of Health Sciences
Title Language Time Location
Nursing French 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. MRT 212
Rehabilitation Sciences (graduate studies) — Program offered in French only, for bilingual students French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MNT 201
Nursing English 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. MRT 212
Health Sciences English 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. MRT 212
Human Kinetics French 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. MRT 218
Nutrition Sciences — Program offered in French only, for bilingual students French 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. MNT 201
Health Sciences French 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. MRT 205
Human Kinetics English 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. MRT 218
Faculty of Science
Title Language Time Location
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Geology: Guided tour of our science facilities and laboratories
Every 15 minutes
French or English 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BSC, main entrance
Cryptography: From Number Theory to Quantum Computing French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. BSC 140
Studying Physics at uOttawa: Presentation on program and career opportunities for physicists, followed by a tour of photonics research laboratories French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ARC 460
Studying Physics at uOttawa: Presentation on program and career opportunities for physicists, followed by a tour of photonics research laboratories English 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ARC 233
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical Science and Chemistry: Meet-and-greet with professors, students and staff members Bilingual 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BSC, 3rd floor
Biology, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science: Meet-and-greet with professors and students Bilingual 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BSC, 2nd floor
Physics: Guided tour of our laboratories
Every 30 minutes
French or English 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. STE 3010
Biology: Getting Started and Opportunities French 11 a.m. to noon BSC 302
Biomedical Science: Getting Started and Opportunities English 11 a.m. to noon. BSC 335
Geology: Lab tour and information session on the department and undergraduate programs (with a professor) English 11 a.m. to noon MRN 123
Mathematics: Studying math at uOttawa and the rich variety of programs that lead to exciting careers English 11 a.m. to noon BSC 140
Chemistry: Demonstration in an advanced chemistry lab French 11:30 a.m. to noon MRN 301
Biology: Getting Started and Opportunities English noon to 1 p.m. BSC 302
Biomedical Science: Getting Started and Opportunities French noon to 1 p.m. BSC 335
Geology: Lab tour and information session on the department and undergraduate programs (with a professor) French noon to 1 p.m. MRN 123
Mathematics: Studying math at uOttawa and the rich variety of programs that lead to exciting careers French 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. BSC 140
What's It Like to Study Science in French? Discover the Extended French Stream! French 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. MRN 130
Mathematics of Financial Risk English 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. BSC 140
Chemistry: demontration in an advanced chemistry lab English 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. MRN 301
Telfer School of Management
Title Language Time Location
Discover our Top-Notch Facilities: A guided tour of the Telfer School French  9 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
9:35 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
1:35 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Limited space: first come, first served!
DMS, main entrance
Discover our Top-Notch Facilities: A guided tour of the Telfer School English  9 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
9:35 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
1:35 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Limited space: first come, first served!
DMS, main entrance
Student panel: The Telfer BCom Experience French  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. DMS 1130
Student panel: The Telfer BCom Experience English  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. DMS 4101
Connect with the Telfer Community: Meet-and-greet with our leaders, professors, and students Bilingual 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. DMS, main entrance
Faculty of Arts
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Title Language Time Location
Come meet our professors and students!
History, Lettres françaises, Translation, ESL-FLS and Second Language Teaching, Communication, Digital Journalism and Public Relations, Classics and Religions Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Philosophy, Theatre, English, BA
Bilingual 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Passageway between SMD and MHN
(2nd floor)
Music: Come meet our students and explore the school of music! Bilingual 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PRZ lobby
Exploring Greek and Roman Civilizations English 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. MHN 033
FLS: Improve Your Skills in French as a Second Language English 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
MHN 02,
Julien Couture Resource Centre
Understand and Practice History French 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. SMD 125
Visual Arts: Department and gallery tour French or English 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
LRR 114
Geography, Environment and Geomatics: A World of Possibilities Bilingual 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. SMD 041
Spotlight on Communication, Digital Journalism and Public Relations French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MHN 257
Visual Arts: See students at work, ask them your questions and meet professors French or English 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. LRR
Exploring Greek and Roman Civilizations French 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. MHN 033
Becoming a Second Language Teacher French 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MHN 02,
Julien Couture Resource Centre
Philosophy: Why Asking Questions Matters and How to Get Paid for It French 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MHN 318
The B.A. - Study what you love, love what you study English 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. SMD 125
Theatre: Backstage tour French or English 11 a.m. to noon SMN,
Academic Hall lobby
Becoming a Second Language Teacher English 11:30 a.m. to noon
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MHN 02,
Julien Couture Resource Centre
The B.A. - Study what you love, love what you study French 11:30 a.m. to noon SMD 125
Philosophy: Why Asking Questions Matters and How to Get Paid for It English 11:30 a.m. to noon MHN 318
The Real Middle Ages: Harry Potter or Game of Thrones? French Noon to 12:30 p.m. MHN 033
Translation French Noon to 12:30 p.m. MHN 257
Translation English 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. MHN 257
The Real Middle Ages:Harry Potter or Game of Thrones? English 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m MHN 033
Understand and Practice History English 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. SMD 125
The Value of an English Degree English 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. MHN 033
ELS: Improve Your Skills in French as a Second Language French 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MHN 02,
Julien Couture Resource Centre
What Is Linguistics and Where Can It Lead You? French 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SMD 125
Spotlight on Communication, Digital Journalism and Public Relations English 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. MHN 257
What Is Linguistics and Where Can It Lead You? English 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. SMD 125
Linguistics: Lab visits French or English 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. MHN,
4th floor, near the elevator
Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
Title Language Time Location
Studying Civil Law: Discussions with current students, admission requirements, scholarships and bursaries, CO-OP placements and international exchanges French 11 a.m. to noon
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FTX 351
Guided tours

Some faculties offer tours of their facilities. Check the faculty schedules for more information.

Title Language Time Location
Sports facilities
Every hour, on the hour
French or English 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tours last 45 minutes.
RCR main entrance
Residences
Ongoing
French or English 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tours last 45 minutes.
RCR main entrance, Lounge 140
Campus
Ongoing
French or English 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tours last 45 minutes.
RCR main entrance
Morisset Library
Ongoing
French or English 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tours last 15 minutes.
MRT main entrance
24/7 Dining Hall
Ongoing
French or English 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tours last 15 minutes.
UCU Level 1
InfoAdmission
Title Language Time Location

Discuss your application with a uOttawa representative.

Admissions representatives will also be at the information fair to answer your questions.

French or English 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TBT C107
General presentations
Title Language Time Location
Admission for Ontario College Students English 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
FSS 1007
MNT 201
Next Steps for Future Students English 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
UCU AUD
Find out about the free services on campus to help you find your path to success French 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
FSS 4012
Next Steps for Future Students (Ontario) French 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
UCU AUD
Next Steps for Future Students (Québec) French 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
FTX 351
French Immersion Studies Bilingual 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
FSS 1006
FSS 1007
FSS 1007
Paying for Your Studies English 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
FSS 1007
National and International Exchange Program: A World to Discover French 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MNT 204
Tools for Your Graduate Studies English 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
HGN 105
Find out about the free services on campus to help you find your path to success English 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
FSS 4012
Life on Campus: Sports, Events, Housing, Food and More French 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. FSS 1007
Paying for Your Studies French 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
FSS 1006
Transition to University: A Student's Perspective French 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. MNT 204
Admission for Ontario College Students French Noon to 12:45 p.m. UCU AUD
Life on Campus: Sports, Events, Housing, Food and More English 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. MRT 205
Transition to University: A Student's Perspective English 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. FSS 1006
Tools for Your Graduate Studies French 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. HGN 105
National and International Exchange Program: A World to Discover English 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. MNT 204
Information fair
Title Language Time Location
Over 30 services and faculty representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about our programs, admissions and student services. French or English 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MNT Gym

How to get to campus?

Public transit

Parking on campus is very limited, so we suggest that you take public transit.

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

Gatineau-based STO buses can drop you off at the Rideau Centre, which is a short walk away from campus and close to one of the welcome tents, located at Tabaret Hall.

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

Parking and shuttle bus service

On Saturday, March 17, you will be allowed to park for free at the 70 Mann parking lot (801 King Edward) or at the Lees campus parking lot (200 Lees). From 7:45 a.m. onward, a free shuttle bus will run between these two locations and Lamoureux Hall (LMX) regularly. The last shuttle bus will leave Lamoureux Hall at 4:15 p.m.

Parking is also free at all outdoor lots on campus, as well as in the indoor lots under Desmarais Hall (55 Laurier East) and Perez (50 University Private).

If you plan to take your car, we suggest that you arrive early. Give yourself at least 30 minutes to find a parking spot and to get to your first presentation.

Campus map

On the day of the event, find your way around campus using the map function on your mobile app, which will give you directions to walk to the workshops that interest you. A printed campus map will be handed to you and employees will also be on hand all day to direct you to where you want to go on campus.

You can also use our interactive campus map or download a printable PDF version of the campus map.

Welcome tents

Start your day with a hot coffee and timbits between 9 a.m. and noon, at one of our four welcome tents. We will answer questions and direct you to the activities that interest you most, all throughout the day:

Where to eat


Food outlet Location Operating hours
Starbucks DMS 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Première Moisson FSS 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second Cup MRT 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tim Hortons SITE 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bento Sushi UCU 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tim Hortons Express UCU 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dining Hall UCU 24 hours
Le Bac à frite RCR 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hotels near campus

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Ottawa, why not spend the night in one of our residences. Book a room on the 20th floor of 90 U Residence at 90 University or the 19th floor of Rideau Residence (290 Rideau Street). Use the promo code OHPO2018 and save 30% on your overnight stay! This discount is valid from Thursday, March 15 until Monday, March 19.

If you prefer, you can stay in a hotel a few blocks from campus.The following list is intended to help you search for hotels and should not to be considered a recommendation or promotion of these facilities.

Accessibility

If you have accessibility-related questions or require special assistance to attend this event, please contact us by Monday, March 12. We’ll gladly make the necessary arrangements so you can fully enjoy the Open House.

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

You can also subscribe to the University of Ottawa’s Accessibility Hub on Twitter @uOaccessible to learn more about service interruptions due to construction on campus, and the detours to take to avoid them.

Registration

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.

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.

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

Next open house

Our next Open House will be in the fall of 2018 Check back here in September for more information about the Fall Open House. 

Can’t make it on March 17? Take a campus tour!

Tours for students from Quebec on March 10

Are you a CEGEP or Secondary V student planning to go to university? Sign up for the campus tour on March 10 at 11 a.m.; it will be hosted by current uOttawa students from Quebec who can answer all your questions. After the tour, we will hold a presentation on the admissions process and uOttawa’s scholarship and financial aid services.

Campus tours for students from all regions, from March 12 to March 16

Register for a 90 minute campus tour on any day from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16. Before or after the tour, meet with our liaison officers in the Rotunda of Tabaret Hall (TBT) to get answers to all your questions on admissions, scholarships, residences and other topics.

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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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