Orientation for new students

To help you get ready for university life, we are offering you two orientation opportunities this summer. Spend the day on campus during Summer Orientation or enjoy a visit near you from your regional mentors.

Summer orientation (on campus)

Date: August 7 to September 1, 2018

Location: Main campus (Ottawa, Ontario)


Sign up for a free orientation day offered by the Student Academic Success Service (SASS), in partnership with your faculty, to discover the resources and services available at the University of Ottawa. Get to know your campus along with your fellow students! Your friends and family are also welcome.

Why attend

  • Meet student guides from your faculty to learn valuable tips on how to succeed at university.
  • Get to know your faculty and discover the many student services available on campus.
  • Participate in activities with other first-year students and chat with our ambassadors.
  • Check out the 24/7 Dining Hall and find out more about our meal plans.
  • Take a tour of your new campus and the student residences.
  • Pick up your uOttawa student card (optional). Avoid the lineups by ordering your student card online before your visit. To do so, bring two valid pieces of ID.

What to look forward to?

Here is an example of what your Summer Orientation day could look like.

Time Activity

9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Arrival and registration
uOttawa student card pick-up (optional)

9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Welcome

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Faculty presentation

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Student services presentation and workshop

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free time for lunch

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Guided tour of student residences (optional)

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Guided tour of campus

What to bring

  • Your student number (found in your offer of admission)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Where to stay

If you wish to reserve a suite for your visit, contact the University of Ottawa Housing Service. Each suite at the 90 University residence complex features two separate bedrooms (both with a double bed), a mini-kitchen (with a microwave, a refrigerator, a table and two chairs) and a private washroom with a shower.

How to get around

Parking at the Brooks garage is free on the day of your Summer Orientation. When you enter, be sure to grab a white ticket, which we will exchange for a pass so that you can exit free of charge.

To get a better idea of how to get around and where to park, check out the University of Ottawa campus map.


Register for a summer orientation day (on campus)

Space is limited so register today!

For more information

If you have questions about Summer Orientation, get in touch with the Summer Orientation Team:

The Summer Orientation Team
CARTU/AWHC
110 University 
Ottawa ON
K1N 6N5

Email: orientation@uOttawa.ca
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 2828
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 2828

 

Regional mentor visits (off campus)

Date: July 22 to August 13, 2018

Location: Many cities in Canada


From the end of July to mid-August, our regional mentors visit many Canadian cities to meet you and help you prepare to arrive on campus. Your mentor can give you a student’s perspective on moving to campus, items to bring to live in residence, Welcome Week and 101 Week activities and the many services for first-year students to help you succeed. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have during this visit!

What to look forward to?

  • A chance to talk with a university student from your area who understands what you’re going through
  • Tips and tricks to succeed
  • An overview of your first year
  • Information on campus services
  • Information on meal plans and housing
  • Instructions on getting your student card and bus pass
  • A chance to register for a personalized campus tour when you get to uOttawa
  • A look at activities happening on campus

Locations, dates and registration

Atlantic

Halifax – Sunday, July 29

7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street, Scotia Square
Halifax (Nova Scotia) B3J 1P2

Register

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Mentor: Valérie

Moncton – Monday, July 30

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in English
7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Rodd Moncton
434 Main Street
Moncton (New Brunswick) E1C 1B9

Register

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Mentor: Valérie

Fredericton – Tuesday, July 31

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Delta Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road
Moncton (New Brunswick) E3B 2H8

Register

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Mentor: Valérie

Bathurst – Thursday, August 2

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Best Western Plus Bathurst Hotel & Suites
150 Main Street
Bathurst (New Brunswick)  E2A 1A4

Register

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Mentor: Valérie


British Columbia

Vancouver – Monday, July 30

7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
711 West Broadway
Vancouver (British Columbia) V5Z 3Y2

Register

Facebook: BC Students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentor: Kasey

Victoria – Tuesday, July 31

7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Delta Ocean Pointe
100 Harbour Road
Victoria (British Columbia) V9A 0G1

Register

Facebook: BC Students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentor: Kasey


Eastern Ontario

Hawkesbury – Monday, July 30

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Robert Hartley Sports Complex
425 Cartier Boulevard
Hawkesbury (Ontario) K6A 1M4

Register

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Mentor: Segah

Cornwall – Tuesday, July 31

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Ramada Cornwall
805 Brookdale Avenue
Cornwall (Ontario) K6J 4P3

Register

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Mentor: Segah

Peterborough - Wednesday, August 1

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn
84 Landsdowne Street East
Peterborough (Ontario) K9J 6Z3

Register

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Mentor: Segah

Kingston – Thursday, August 2

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston (Ontario) K7L 2Z3

Register

Facebook: Eastern Ontario Students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentor: Segah


Greater Toronto Area

Hamilton – Monday, July 23

5:30 p.m. - Presentation in French
7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Crowne Plaza Hamilton
150 King Street East
Hamilton (Ontario) L8N 1B2

Register

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Mentor: Olivia

Barrie – Tuesday, July 24

5:30 p.m. - Presentation in French
7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Holiday Inn Barrie
20 Fairview Road
Barrie (Ontario) L4N 4P3

Register

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Mentor: Danielle

Toronto – Wednesday, July 25

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Montecassino Hotel
3710 Chesswood Drive,
North York, Ontario  M3J 2W4

Register

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Mentors: Dasha and Jacqueline

Ajax – Thursday, July 26

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Hilton Garden Inn
500 Beck Crescent
Ajax (Ontario) L1Z 1C9

Register

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Mentors: Dasha and Jacqueline


Northern Ontario

Thunder Bay – Sunday, July 22

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

TownePlace Suites Thunder Bay
550 Harbour Expy
Thunder Bay (Ontario) P7B 6P4

Register

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Mentor: Bryanne

Sudbury – Monday, July 23

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Hampton Inn Sudbury
2280 Regent Street
Sudbury (Ontario) P3E 0B4

Register

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Mentor: Bryanne

Kapuskasing – Tuesday, July 24

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Super 8 Kapuskasing
430 Government Road
Kapuskasing (Ontario) P5N 2X7

Register

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Mentor: Bryanne

Timmins – Wednesday, July 25

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Hampton Inn Timmins
848 Riverside Drive
Timmins (Ontario) P4N 3W1

Register

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Mentor: Bryanne

North Bay – Thursday, July 26

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Hampton Inn North Bay
950 Mackeown Avenue
North Bay (Ontario) P1B 9B3

Register

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Mentor: Bryanne


Prairies

Calgary – Wednesday, August 1

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown
708 8 Avenue SW
Calgary (Alberta) T2P 1H2

Register

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Mentor: Iryna

Edmonton – Thursday, August 2

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Ramada by Wyndham Edmonton South
5359 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton (Alberta)  T6H 4J9

Register

Facebook: uOttawa Prairie Students 2018-2019

Mentor: Iryna


South-Western Ontario

London – Tuesday, July 24

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Best Western London
591 Wellington Road South
London (Ontario) N6C 4R3

Register

Facebook: Southern Ontario Students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentor: Olivia

Windsor – Wednesday, July 25

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Caboto Club
2175 Parent Avenue
Windsor (Ontario) N8X 4K2

Register

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Mentor: Olivia

Sarnia – Thursday, July 26

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn
1400 Venetian Boulevard
Sarnia (Ontario)  N7T 7W6

Register

Facebook: Southern Ontario Students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentor: Olivia


Quebec

Montréal – Tuesday, August 7

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Best Western Ville-Marie
3407 Peel Street
Montréal (Quebec) H3A 1W7

Register

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Mentors: Mark-Olivier (mentor Quebec) and Nadae (Secondary mentor)

Sherbrooke – Wednesday, August 8
Quebec City – Thursday, August 9

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Hôtel Alt
1200 Germain-des-Prés Avenue
Quebec City (Quebec) G1V 3M7

Register

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Mentors: Mark-Olivier (mentor Quebec) and Nadae (Secondary mentor)

Gatineau – Monday, August 13

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in English
7 p.m. – Presentation in French

Quality Inn & Suites
111 Bellehumeur Road
Gatineau (Quebec)  J8T 6K5

Register

Facebook: English Cegep Students at uOttawa 2018-2019 or English Secondary 5 students at uOttawa 2018-2019

Mentors: Mark-Olivier (mentor Quebec) and Nadae (Secondary mentor)


Register for a regional mentor visit (off campus)

Space is limited so register today!


Notice of collection of personal information

In accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and University of Ottawa Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965. Your personal information collected on this form will be used by the University of Ottawa for the purposes of and those consistent with the administration of the summer orientation program, your registration in a summer orientation day and institutional planning and statistics. If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact the Summer Orientation Team at 613-562-5800 (ext. 2828) or orientation@uOttawa.ca.

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