Wellness Lounge

Two students talking, wearing masks and sitting on comfortable armchairs.
*Due to current shutdown safety measures, the Wellness Lounge in UCU is currently closed. The Peer Wellness Chat remains available from 2-7pm everyday.*

Jock Turcot University Centre, room 203

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Virtual hours of operation

Chat with us using the chat box in the right corner of your screen.
Monday to Sunday – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

What is the Wellness Lounge?

The Wellness Lounge is a space where you can take a break, recharge and get help from peers.

Group of students surrounding a dog on its back

Every day, peer educators will be in the Wellness Lounge, ready to listen, hear your concerns, and chat with you. They are familiar with on and off campus resources related to mental health and wellness and will be able to direct you if you need help.

Wellness-focused activities aimed at helping you find balance will also take place in the Wellness Lounge on a recurring basis. These activities are all free; you can come every week or drop-in occasionally, as you need it. The space is there for you to use and make your own.

Take five minutes to drop by.

Book a room

In addition to providing you with wellness resources, the Wellness Lounge has two study rooms you can book: a light therapy room and a plant room.

Two students study in a room full of plants.

Plant room

A student studies in a room with light therapy.

Light therapy room

In order to reserve a room: 

  • Chat with us; 
  • Email us at healthpromo@uOttawa.ca;
  • Go to the lounge and book your room in person.

You will need your uOttawa Card in order to access your study room.


Additional Wellness Information

  • The seven pillars of wellness
    Get to know the initiatives offered on campus for you financial, intellectual, social, environmental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
  • Getting involved in wellness on campus
    Contribute actively to a mentally and physically healthier campus.
  • Wellness Week
    Takes place every year at the end of January.
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