Open House

One day only! On Saturday, October 26, see our cutting-edge labs, awesome sports facilities and different residences, and try some of the great eats on your future campus. Meet current students and discover what makes the University of Ottawa the best choice for your future success.

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


Register and win a $1,000 scholarship!

Fill out the registration form that matches your profile and see the contest rules for details.

Registration for students from Canadian schools

If you have questions about registration call us at 613-562-5800 ext.1000 or toll-free at 1-877-868-8292 ext. 1000, or email us at

Registration for students from schools outside of Canada

If you have questions about registration call us at 613-562-5800 ext.1000 or toll-free at 1-877-868-8292 ext. 1000, or email us at

Contest Rules

University of Ottawa Open House Scholarship


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

Purpose of fund

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

Scholarship details


You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with 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 your 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 October 28, 2019.

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


Special assistance and accessibility: If you require special assistance to attend this event or have any questions about accessibility, please contact us by October 21.

Plan your schedule

Schedule of activities

We have over 100 activities for you to enjoy, including lab and campus tours, practical presentations on admissions and student services, and information fairs on programs of study and the student experience.

Check out the web (desktop version on external website) schedule for the list of activities or download the uOttawaOHPO app on your mobile device to create your personal schedule and use additional features such as schedule filters and alerts.

Start planning your day!

Web schedule

Google Play mobile app

Apple Store mobile app

InformationThe faculty of Arts activities were added to the schedule on October 11, keep checking-in for the most up-to-date schedule and information.

Information tents

Our employees and volunteers will gladly guide you around campus and answer your questions. Find us at:

  1. Tabaret Hall (TBT) (550 Cumberland)
  2. Minto Sports Complex (MNO) (801 King Edward)
  3. Lees Campus (LEE) (200 Lees)
  4. Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (CAREG) (20 Marie-Curie)

Where to eat?

Many of our campus food outlets will be open exclusively for you during Open House. Come try out our Dining Hall, one of only two of its kind in Canada!

Outlet Opening Hours Location
Dining Hall 24/7

Jock Turcot University Centre

85 University (UCU)

Première Moisson 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Social Sciences Building

120 University (FSS)

Tim Hortons 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learning Crossroads Building

100 Louis Pasteur (CRX)

Go Café 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall

145 Jean Jacques Lussier (LMX)

Tim Hortons Express 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


800 King Edward (STE)

Tim Hortons Express 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre

85 University (UCU)

Starbucks 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Desmarais Building

55 Laurier East (DMS)

Bento Sushi 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre

85 University (UCU)

Paramount 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learning Crossroads

100 Louis Pasteur (CRX)

Plan your travel

Public transit

Local OC Transpo buses stop near campus, and the uOttawa O-Train station is conveniently located a few steps away from our Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (CAREG). Use the OC Transpo Trip planner to plan your trip to campus.

If you’re coming from Quebec, Gatineau STO buses stop near the Rideau Centre.


Free parking is available — with very limited spaces — at the Mann garage (33 Mann avenue), Pérez Hall garage (50 University), Desmarais Building garage (55 Laurier avenue), Lees campus parking lot (200 Lees avenue) and outdoor parking lots on campus (except for the Health Services Centre lot located at 100 Marie Curie, by the Campus pharmacy).

Shuttle bus service: Our free 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 Learning Crossroads at 4:15 p.m.

Hotels near campus

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Ottawa to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer, you have a choice of nearby accommodations. This list is meant to help you find a place to stay and does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation.

Campus map and welcome sessions

To find your way around, download our campus map (PDF) or use the integrated Google map via the uOttawaOHPO app (tap the Portes ouvertes | Open House guide).

Drop in on one of our 15-minute welcome sessions taking place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Learning Crossroads (CRX) (100 Louis Pasteur), in Room C140 (English) or Room C020 (French). You’ll get tips and useful information to start your day off on the right foot!

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