We are so excited to welcome you to residence! To help you plan your arrival, read the following information carefully.

Plan your arrival

There are many things you can do before setting foot on campus. Here is a list to help you prepare your arrival.

  1. Select your arrival time slot if you haven’t already. *This step is not required for January 2022 arrivals. 
  2. Save a digital or printed copy of your arrival pass (available in the Housing Portal once you have completed the Pre-Arrival process).
  3. Complete the mandatory residence training, available in your BrightSpaceYou should complete it at least 4 days prior to your booked arrival day.
  4. Pack so that you can move in using as few trips as possible. When you can, pack in easily stackable boxes or containers that can be loaded on a cart.
  5. Rent a fridge from Coldex (if required)
  6. Order your uOttawa Card to facilitate obtaining it in person when you arrive. You will need it to access your Meal Plan (your uOttawa card is required to access the Dining Hall).
  7. Know how to get to campus.
  8. Refer to the campus map.  All students can pick up their keys at the residential complex at 90 University (lot K) starting at 9:00 am.
  9. Get connected: Like Residence's Facebook Page, follow the @uOCampus Instagram account, join the uoConnexion buddy program, and check out our upcoming wellness activities.
  1. Take the COVID-19 self-assessment prior to your arrival on campus. If your assessment indicates that you should not come to campus, you can NOT move in. Please send us an email at [email protected] to figure out the next steps.
  2. mask or face covering for you and ONE person that will help you move in.
  3. photo ID
  4. A digital or printed copy of your arrival pass (available in the Housing Portal once you have completed the Pre-Arrival process).
  1. Follow the signs to your key pick-up location.
    Don't forget to wear your mask or face covering before going inside.
  2. Retrieve your keys
    • All students can pick up their keys at the 90 University Residential Complex (Lot K) beginning at 9:00 am.
    • Show a photo ID. Only the ID of the student moving into residence is accepted
    • Show a copy of your arrival pass (digital or printed)
  3. Move in
    • Load your belongings in as few trips as possible. The resident and ONE helper are permitted in the residence.
    • You will be directed into the building to an elevator. You may need to wait in a physically distanced line until the elevator is available for you.
  4. Head directly to your room. If you need to make more than one trip, please immediately drop off your load and head back to the drop-off zone for your next load. You have fifteen minutes in the drop-off zone. Then you can park the vehicle in the nearby designated parking area.
  5. If you are able, please take the stairs down from your floor. This will free up the elevator for another resident moving in.
  1. Meet your Community Advisor (CA).
  2. Learn the rules before making your room your own!
  3. Inspect your room and report any deficiencies.
  4. Make sure you are familiar with the important documents such as your Residence Agreement and the COVID-19 Self-Isolation Protocol in Residence.

Where you can, please reduce your coming and going in residence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow new arrivals to move in as quickly and safely as possible. Use the stairs where possible and respect all traffic flow and physical distancing signage.

Note: When moving into residence, be aware that some rooms or units are already occupied by residents who have renewed their stay or have arrived before you. Items found in the shared common areas probably belong to your roommate(s). Please respect the personal belongings and privacy of other students.

  1. Test appliances, electrical outlets and switches, lamps, furniture and water taps and drains, where applicable. 
  2. Report deficiencies using the Archibus form. Note that Archibus works better with the Google Chrome browser.
  3. If you don't have access to the form, email [email protected]call 613-562-5885 or go to the 90U reception for assistance.