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Stay connected to the University of Ottawa and explore the campus from top to bottom. Choose the option below that suits you best!

Orientation activities

If you’re starting studies at the University of Ottawa for the first time this fall, take part in our various interactive uOrientation activities. You’ll discover your faculty and the many services available to you, including Residence Life, the International Office, the Academic Support Unit and lots more!

See our activity calendar or register for uOrientation now!

Live virtual tour with a student ambassador

Our student ambassadors are ready to offer you 45 to 60 minute virtual tours. Along with helping you discover your faculty of interest, classrooms and study spaces, they’ll answer your questions about our programs, student life and the campus.

Register now. First, select the profile that best describes you and fill out the right form for you. We’ll send you an email reminder a few days before the event!

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In-person guided tours

Starting July 21​, we will be offering in-person tours to small groups of students. These 90-minute tours led by our student ambassadors will feature some of our favourite campus locations, including classrooms, study spaces, sports facilities and so much more. You will also be able to ask questions about our programs and life on campus. To reduce the risk of potential COVID-19 infections, visitors will be limited to one additional guest. 

Register for an in-person guided tour!

InformationYour health and safety remain our highest priority, and we are committed to meeting or exceeding public health guidelines at all times. Masks or facial coverings and social distancing are mandatory throughout the tour. If you or a household member feels unwell, please reschedule your tour for a later date. All visitors must fill out the uOttawa COVID-19 daily assessment form prior to arrival. The assessment must indicate that you can go ahead with your campus visit. For the latest updates and guidelines, go to our coronavirus page.

Self-guided virtual tour

Take a self-guided virtual tour at your own pace and discover the ways uOttawa stands out from other universities, our location in the heart of downtown Ottawa and some of the most popular places on campus.

See our residences and learn about our high-end sports facilities, including the recreational activities you can do there all the year.

Get a closer look at our classrooms, study spaces, labs and libraries, as well as everything our faculties offer to give you the best possible academic experience.


If you have more questions about student life, residences or the campus, book a virtual 1-on-1 meeting with a student ambassador.

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