Housing and Transportation


Where you live and how you get to your classes are important to your university life. uOttawa gives you information to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you’ll also get information on public transportation options and availability of parking services to help you with your commute.

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On Campus

uOttawa offers 6 different types of accommodation in 10 residence buildings and a few houses. Eight are located on the main campus, and most residents live in single rooms.

Read more about uOttawa’s residences and fees.

Off Campus

uOttawa’s off-campus housing website provides rental listings, helpful checklists and information about renting and living off campus to help you in your housing search.

Meal Plans

Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the university’s meal plans, which give access to both on-campus and off-campus vendors.

Read more about meal plans and prices.

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about residence life at uOttawa.

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Public Transportation

Getting to uOttawa by bus is a convenient option for many students. The transit way is a big part of the OC Transpo (Ottawa’s public transit system). It provides rapid transit service across the entire city on bus-only roadways and intersects with the O-Train.

Read more about public transportation options.

Parking Services

Paid and permit parking is available on campus to students and visitors. Visit the Parking Services website for information about permits, visitors and daily parking rates, parking maps and bicycle racks across uOttawa’s campus.

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