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 front of Room 101, 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.
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.

Summer special

Sign up for a campus tour and get 25% off your stay at our 90U or Rideau residences. From now until August 26, 2018, enjoy a unique residence experience right in the heart of Canada’s capital for the unbeatable price of $105 per night! 

Exceptions to the normal tour schedule

No registration is required for tours given during the Open House.

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

  • Victoria Day: May 21, 2018
  • Canada Day: July 2, 2018
  • Civic holiday: August 6, 2018
  • 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 : dates to be confirmed
  • Family Day: February 18, 2019
  • Easter holidays: dates to be confirmed
  • Ambassadors Spring training: dates to be confirmed

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.

Campus tours for new students

Are you a new student starting at uOttawa in September 2018?

Sign up for a free orientation day to discover the resources and services available during your time here. Take a tour to discover your campus along with fellow students! Your friends and family are also welcome.

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