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.
- Select your arrival time slot if you haven’t already. *The ability to select your own arrival slot has closed this year. Please email to receive specific move-in instructions.
- Save a digital or printed copy of your arrival pass (available in the once you have completed the Pre-Arrival process).
- Complete the mandatory residence training, available in your . You should complete it at least 4 days prior to your booked arrival day.
- Read the move in guidelines sent to you by email.
- 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.
- Rent a fridge from (if required)
- Order your to facilitate obtaining it in person when you arrive. You will need it to access your (your uOttawa card is required to access the Dining Hall).
- Know how to .
- Have a look at the and the . Please note that free parking will be offered during the move-in period.
- Get connected: Like , follow the , join the , and check out our .
What to bring
- Take the 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 to figure out the next steps.
- A mask or face covering for you and ONE person that will help you move in.
- A photo ID
- A digital or printed copy of your arrival pass (available in the once you have completed the Pre-Arrival process).
- Find your specific .
- Arrive within your time slot with enough time to complete your move-in by the end of your scheduled time slot.
If you arrive without booking a time slot or outside of your selected time, you will not be able to move in until the next available time slot, which could be on a subsequent day.
- Follow the signs to your key pick-up location.
Don't forget to wear your mask or face covering before going inside.
- Retrieve your keys
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are able, please take the stairs down from your floor. This will free up the elevator for another resident moving in.
- Learn the rules before !
- and report any deficiencies.
- Make sure you are familiar with the 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.