Campus tours

There are many ways for students planning to register 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 indicate that you’re interested in graduate studies in the special arrangements question of the form. Tours can be adapted for Graduate Studies from Monday to Thursday, and are focused on Undergraduate Studies on Friday and Saturday. For more information about graduate life at uOttawa, visit the Graduate Studies website.

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.

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

  • Ambassadors training: September 1 to 8, 2019, May 1, 2019 and January 18, 2020
  • Christmas holidays: December 21, 2019 to January 3, 2020 (inclusively)

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

Tours in English

Day(s) Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
2 p.m. (from March 2 to March 30, 2019

Tours in French

Day(s) Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
2 p.m. (from March 2 to March 30, 2019

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.

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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