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.

InformationIf 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 gradcomm@uOttawa.ca 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 front of Room 101, and last about 90 minutes.

Special schedule March 12 to 16

Between Monday, March 12 and Friday, March 16, a liaison officer will be available in Tabaret Hall (where the tour starts) to answer your questions. There will also be two tours a day in English, at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The schedule remains the same for the French tours, see the details below.

If you’re in Ottawa Saturday, March 17, come by our Open House. Not only will you be able to tour the campus, you’ll also be able to learn more about our programs, ask questions and chat with an admissions officer.

Tours in English

Day(s) Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
Additional tour in March: 2 p.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.
Additional tour in November and March: 2 p.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 March 17, 2018.

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

  • Canada Day: July 1 and 3, 2017
  • Civic holiday: August 7, 2017
  • Fall training for ambassadors: September 8 to 10, 2017
  • Thanksgiving: October 9, 2017
  • Christmas holidays: December 22, 2017 to January 3, 2018 (inclusively)
  • Winter training for ambassadors : January 20, 2018
  • Family Day: February 19, 2018
  • Easter holidays: March 30 and April 2, 2018
  • Spring training for ambassadors: dates to be confirmed
  • Victoria Day: May 21, 2018

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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