Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts of university life.

uOttawa provides the information you need to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you will also get information about public transportation options and parking services to help you with your commute.


On Campus

uOttawa offers different types of accommodation in 11 residence buildings and a few houses. Seven are located on the main campus and most residents live in single rooms.

Read more about uOttawa’s residences and fees.

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 are learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about residence life at uOttawa.

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.


Public Transportation

Getting to uOttawa by bus is a convenient option for many students. OC Transpo (Ottawa’s public transit system) is an important part of transportation at uOttawa. 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 Parking Services for information about:

  • Permits
  • Visitors and daily parking rates
  • Parking maps
  • Bicycle racks

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