Campus tours

There are many ways for students planning to register for undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa to learn more about our institution and programs. One way to get a good overview of the University’s main campus is to take a campus tour led by a student ambassador, who will describe their experience as a uOttawa student during the tour.

NoticeIf you are planning to apply to a master’s or a doctoral program, we invite you to register for a campus tour and, for the special arrangements question, indicate that you’re interested in graduate studies. In addition to the campus tour, you can contact the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies team at to learn more about the graduate life at uOttawa.

Campus tour schedule

Campus tours at the University of Ottawa take place six days a week, Monday to Saturday. They start in Tabaret Hall, in the main lobby, and last about 90 minutes.

Tours in English

Day(s) Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.

Tours in French

Day(s) Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.

When booking a group tour, a showing of a residence rooms is not guaranteed. To increase your chances of viewing a room, please select one of the following times:

  • Monday to Friday - 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - 11:00 a.m.

Exceptions to the normal tour schedule

No registration is required for tours given during the Open House on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Check the Open House schedule for details.

No campus tours will be held on statutory holidays or the following dates:

  • Ambassadors Fall training: September 1 to 9, 2018
  • Thanksgiving: October 8, 2018
  • Christmas holidays: December 22, 2018 to January 3, 2019 (inclusively)
  • Winter training for ambassadors : January 19, 2019
  • Family Day: February 18, 2019
  • Easter holidays: April 19 and 22, 2019
  • Ambassadors Spring training: May 1, 2019
  • Victoria Day: May 20, 2019
  • Canada Day: July 1, 2019
  • Civic holiday: August 5, 2019

Registering for a campus tour

Please register at least 24 hours before the day of your tour.

We also organize group tours, for groups of 10 or more, on request. Please submit requests for group tours at least five business days before your group intends to visit so that we can meet all your requirements.

The form should be completed by the future uOttawa student or the group organizer. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on parking and the tour itself.

Any information you provide will remain confidential.


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