Orientation for new students

To help you get ready for university life, we are offering you two opportunities for orientation during the summer months. Come spend the day on campus during summer orientation or take advantage of a visit near you to attend a presentation from one of our regional mentors.

Information

Orientation activities for summer 2017 have ended. Registration for next year’s events will be available in late spring 2018.

Summer orientation (on campus)

Date: July 6 to September 2, 2017

Location: Main campus (Ottawa, Ontario)


This summer, sign up for a free orientation day offered by your faculty to discover what the University of Ottawa has to offer you starting in September. You’ll get to know the essential services offered here, the important areas on campus and how your faculty works. Your friends and family are welcome, so feel free to invite them to your orientation. Second-, third- and fourth-year students will also be there to answer your questions and pass on some tips and tricks.

Summer orientation includes:

  • Tips on how to succeed at university
  • An overview of your faculty and the academic support services available to you
  • Activities with other first-year students, discussions with our ambassadors and with student guides from your faculty
  • A summary of the many student services available on campus
  • A look at the various meal plans available and a tour of the 24/7 Dining Hall
  • A tour of campus and the student residences
  • A chance to pick up your uOttawa student card

A typical Summer Orientation day

Here is an example of a typical Summer Orientation day. However, you can personalize your visit when you register.

Time Activity
From  9 a.m. on

Pick up your uOttawa student card (optional). Order your student card on line before your visit so you can pick it up at the Summer Orientation!

9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.

Orientation participants arrive

10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Initial welcome

10:10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Faculty presentation

11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 

Presentation on services and Smart Start: Get Ready for September workshop

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Free time for lunch

1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Guided tour of campus led by a student ambassador, starting from 90 University

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tour of student residences (optional)

What to bring

  • Your student number, which you will find in your offer of admission.
  • Your course schedule, which you can print from the My course schedule application in uoZone.
  • Two valid pieces of ID (only required if you plan on picking up your uOttawa student card during Summer Orientation).

How to get your uOttawa student card at Summer Orientation

Avoid the line-ups in September by ordering your student card online before your visit. You can even choose your own photo. Select Summer Orientation as the location where you will pick up your card. We will be on hand to give you your card in person when you attend the Summer Orientation.

You must present two valid pieces of ID to receive your student card.

Where to stay on campus

You may want to stay in suites located in the 90 University residence. Each suite features two separate bedrooms, each equipped with a double bed, a mini-kitchen equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, table and two chairs, and a private washroom with a shower.

For more information, or to reserve a suite for your visit, contact the University of Ottawa Housing Service.

Campus maps and parking

Parking for Summer Orientation participants is free at the Brooks parking garage (located at 100 Thomas More Private). You must still take a white ticket when you enter the garage.

At the end of the day, you will be given a pass so you can leave the Brooks parking garage free of charge.

Check the map of the main campus to get a better idea of how to get around campus, and where to park.

Contact us

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

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 2828
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 2828

orientation@uOttawa.ca

Regional mentor visits (off campus)

Date: July 23 to August 11, 2017

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 expect during this session

  • 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

Caraquet – Thursday, July 27

6 p.m. – Presentation in French

Super 8 Caraquet
9 Carrefour Avenue
Caraquet (New Brunswick) E1W 1B6

Register

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Mentor: Valérie

Edmundston – Wednesday, July 26

7 p.m. - Presentation in French

Best Western Plus Edmunston Hotel
280 Hebert Boulevard Edmundston
(New Brunswick) E3V 0A3

Register

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Mentor: Valérie

Fredericton – Tuesday, July 25

6 p.m. – Presentation in French

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

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Mentor: Valérie

Halifax – Sunday, July 23

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 24

7 p.m. - Presentation in French

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

Register

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Mentor: Valérie


British Columbia

Vancouver – Tuesday, August 1

7 p.m. - Presentation in English

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

Register

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Mentor: Meighan

Victoria – Wednesday, August 2

7 p.m. - Presentation in English

Delta Ocean pointe
100 Harbour Road
Victoria (BC) V9A 0G1

Register

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Mentor: Meighan


Eastern Ontario

Cornwall – Wednesday, August 2

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

Hawkesbury – Monday, July 31

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

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

Register

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Mentor: Segah

Kingston – Tuesday, August 1

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

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

Register

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Mentor: Segah

Peterborough - Monday, July 31

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


Greater Toronto Area

Ajax – Wednesday, July 26

6 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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Mentor: Anis

Barrie – Monday, 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: Anis

Hamilton – Tuesday, July 25

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: Isabel

Toronto – Thursday, July 27

5:30 p.m. – Presentation in English
6:30 p.m. – Presentation in French
7 p.m. – Presentation in English

York Woods Library
1785 Finch Avenue West
Toronto (Ontario) M3N 1M6

Register

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Mentor: Anis


Northern Ontario

Kapuskasing – Tuesday, July 25

6 p.m. – Presentation in French

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

Register

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Mentor: Adèle

North Bay – Thursday, July 27

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

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

Register

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Mentor: Adèle

Sudbury – Monday, July 24

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: Adèle

Thunder Bay – Sunday, July 23

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

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

Register

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Mentor: Adèle

Timmins – Wednesday, July 26

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

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

Register

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Mentor: Adèle


Prairies

Calgary – Tuesday, August 1

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Delta Calgary Downtown
209 Fourth Avenue SE
Calgary (Alberta) T2G 0C6

Register

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Mentor: Damien

Edmonton – Wednesday, August 2

7 p.m. – Presentation in English

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Boulevard NW
Edmonton (Alberta) T6H 5C2

Register

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Mentor: Damien


South-Western Ontario

London – Monday, July 31

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

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Mentor: Mariela

Sarnia – Wednesday, August 2

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

Holiday Inn Sarnia
1498 Venetian Boulevard
Sarnia (Ontario) N7T 7W6

Register

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Mentor: Mariela

Windsor – Tuesday, August 1

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: Mariela


Québec

Montréal – Tuesday, August 8

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 9

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

Delta Sherbrooke
2685 King West Street
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1L 1C1

Register

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

Quebec City – Thursday, August 10

7 p.m. – Presentation in French

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

Register

Facebook: English Cegep Students at uOttawa 2017-2018 or Secondary 5 Students at uOttawa 2017-2018

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


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