Housing and residence life

Live on campus: your growth, development, and wellbeing are central to our activities.

campus view on Rideau Canal
Studies have shown that living in residence during your first year of undergrad can improve your GPA and your chances of graduating.
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COVID-19 updates and residence protocols

We understand that the current situation may raise a lot of questions, whether you're thinking about living in residence; currently living in residence or living abroad. Our team is working hard to ensure that you can benefit from the best in-person residence experience.
Learn more about the COVID-19 updates and isolation protocols in residence
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Monkeypox updates and isolation protocols in residence

At the University of Ottawa we pride ourselves in being proactive in order to prioritize your wellbeing and safety. We understand that you may have concerns or questions about the monkeypox virus. We have implemented isolation protocols to better protect you.
Learn more about the monkeypox updates and isolation protocols in residence
Camelle Currie
Henderson Residence

“Deciding to live in residence for my first year was a no-brainer! Living here fosters an environment in which you grow personally, academically and socially.”

Camelle Currie

— First year, Communication and Political Science

Parent helping during moving

Parents and guardians

Having your student move in residence is an exciting and sometimes intimidating experience for both the student and those who support them as a parent/guardian.
See how you can help

Housing service

Residence client services

90 University Private, room 143
Ottawa, ON  K1N 1H3

613-562-5885
1-888-564-4545 (Canada/United States)
[email protected]

Off-campus housing  

To book an in-person appointment with an off-campus housing expert , save time and join the virtual line using the QLess virtual line system. You will receive a notification when it's your time to be served. 

90 University Private, room 145
613-562-5621
[email protected]
[email protected]

May 16, 2022 to August 14, 2022
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

August 15, 2022 to May 15, 2023
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer accommodations

Group reservations:
613-562-5800 ext. 4424
[email protected]

Individual reservations:
1-888-564-4545 (Canada/United States)
[email protected]

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