If you want your privacy, but still want to live with other people, the suites and studios at Friel are for you.
Friel view from the outside
Facade of the Friel residence.
Friel dinning room
Dining room
Share a meal with your friends in the common dining room.
Friel single room
Room layout
Enjoy the privacy of a single occupancy room.
Friel shared room
Shared room
Meet a new friend in your shared bedroom.
Friel kitchen
Some rooms have a kitchen to eat and prepare simple meals.
Friel kitchenette
Some rooms have a small kitchenette to eat and prepare simple meals.
  • 8 months (September to April)
  • Located downtown Ottawa
  • 380 beds
  • Close to a 24/7 grocery
  • Close to many amenities (pharmacy, cinema, library, bus routes)
  • Minutes away from campus

Your room

  • Single bed (bedding not included)
  • 2-drawer dresser under the bed
  • Desk with a hutch
  • Chair
  • Dining table and chairs (for two)
  • What to bring in residence
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Room type

1 and 2-bedroom suites
Single, double and triple occupancy

Studios (with and without kitchenette):
Single, double and triple occupancy

Compare all styles and fees below.

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Meal plan and kitchen

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In-building laundry room (free)


Coffee bar

Study rooms

Activity room

Sunny courtyard

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Cleaning up your unit is your responsibility.

Floor and building common areas are cleaned once a week.

Learn more.

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24/7 Reception

Card access

Guest registry

Security guard at night

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Green campus

Sort your compost


Throw away things that does not fit in any category

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Room type

Room cost per person

Total cost

Suite with 2 double occupancy bedrooms



Double occupancy suite



Suite with 2 single occupancy bedrooms



Suite with 1 single occupancy bedroom

$10,668 $10,668

Double occupancy studio

$8,611 $8,611

Single occupancy studio

$10,381 $10,381

Double occupancy studio without kitchenette

$8,181 $8,181

Single occupancy studio without kitchenette

$9,553 $9,553

The Residence Life Team consists of many Community Advisors, Peer Supports and Coordinators. They help you out in many ways to create a community atmosphere in your building.

Living Learning Community (cancelled)

Are you someone who is looking to make a difference in the community, and gain leadership skills by volunteering? This Living Learning Community brings together like minded individuals with a particular interest in promoting positive change through community engagement. You will have many opportunities to volunteer with children at an elementary school, help promote health initiatives at a local Community Health Centre, and advocate for social issues that you personally feel passionate about. Friel Residence offers just that kind of learning experience through service learning, leadership and advocacy.

*In partnership with the Centre for Global and Community Engagement

**Criminal record check is needed to participate in many of these community initiatives

***When completing your housing application please check off one of the following: social justice and politics, youth empowerment and community development, environment and sustainability or health and wellness, to be considered for this LLC

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