Here is your incoming student checklist, to help you get ready to start your journey at the Faculty of Engineering*:
✓ Summer Orientation
July 7 - August 20 / Get a head start by registering to Summer Orientation
✓ FAQ for incoming students
Consult the FAQ for important information
✓ Welcome Days
September 2 (virtual) and September 7 (hybrid) /
Join the dean and professors of your program for a Live Meetup and Q&A session
✓ Virtual Fair for New Engineering Students
September 2 - 7 / Discover all the engineering clubs and competitive teams, chat with your program director, and watch informational videos!
✓ Engineering Peer Connection Program
Fall term / Socialize and make new friends with similar interests as you
*These activities and workshops are optional, but we highly encourage you participate. You will need to register to each of them individually if you wish to participate.
Stay informed – Orientation, FAQ, intro videos, and welcome days
Take part in the free uOrientation activities between July 7 and August 20 and start your university life on the right foot!
Prepare for your first year of university and get answers to your questions while meeting your peers as well as other dedicated people who will guide, teach, and support you during your time at uOttawa!
Learn more about what to expect at the University of Ottawa by participating in diverse orientation activities. At these events, you can:
- Get help in succeeding academically
- Discover and connect with your support network
- International students: participate in International Office webinars specifically for you
- Students in residence: Discover Compass
Missed out on a few summer orientation sessions? No worries, you can watch all the recorded sessions that your pique interest and get all the information and resources you need specific to your situation.s
FAQ for incoming students
We know that the current context might generate questions and concerns regarding the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We have put together some of the frequently asked questions to help guide you.
Undergraduate program introduction videos
Prepare yourself for the beginning of classes by watching our program-specific videos to learn everything about your program and how to thrive through your studies. We invite you to watch the video that is related to your program before Welcome Day.
Welcome Days for Undergraduate Students
September 2 (virtual) and September 7 (hybrid)
During our Welcome Days, undergraduate students will be officially welcomed to the Faculty by the Dean, Jacques Beauvais. Following a presentation from the Undergraduate Studies Office, professors from your program will be welcoming you through a live meetup where you will be able to ask your questions. You can also join the virtual fair to chat with your program directors, discover the student clubs and learn more about the various services offered to you.
Please note that the live sessions will be held via MS Teams & Zoom and will be recorded.
Details to come.
Get Ready - Refine your math and programming skills
August 23 to 27, 2021
For many students, first-year math courses can be a stumbling block. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is offering free workshops led by experienced instructors to help students taking first-year math courses. The workshops will allow students to review high school mathematics and improve transition to university studies. For more information, consult the Online Mathematics Workshops website.
Deadline to register: August 17, 2021
Programming workshops for GNG 1106 | GNG 1506
August 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / With Prof. Gilbert Arbez
This free workshop is intended for students with little or no computer programming experience who will take GNG 1106 or GNG 1506. Students will be initiated to engineering computation using the C programming language. They will learn to use CodeBlocks C development software, explore computer variable and arithmetic computation and create simple programs. The workshop is offered in English and French.
Deadline to register: August 26, 2021, at noon
Programming workshops for ITI 1120 | ITI 1520
August 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / With Prof. Vida Dujmovic
Introduction to Programming
This free workshop is intended for students who are beginners in programming. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize students with a few programming concepts so that they will not be intimidated when they take ITI 1120 or ITI 1520. This workshop is offered in English only.
Deadline to register: August 26, 2021, at noon
Socialize - Meet other Faculty of Engineering students
Virtual Fair for New Engineering Students
As of 9 a.m. on September 2, you can visit the virtual booths to:
- Chat with program directors, academic support staff and mentors
- Watch informational videos and pre-recorded information sessions
- Discover your student clubs, associations, and competitive teams
- Get the schedule for all the live virtual activities taking place throughout our Welcome Days.
- And more!
You will also be able to consult the booths’ content until the end of the day on September 7.
Log in to visit the fair
(Link to come)
Engineering Peer Connection Program
The Engineering Peer Connection Program is a volunteer-based program at the Faculty of Engineering that pairs all students with other students based on their interests
It aims to help all students transition to a new virtual environment and break the isolation starting this fall at uOttawa. The program provides an excellent opportunity to meet students, make new friends within your faculty and program, and who share the same interests.
Student Associations 101 Week activities
Your student associations, Engineering Student Society and Computer Science Student Association, are planning a series of fun social activities to welcome you to the Faculty!
Engineering Student Society 101 Week – Dates and details to be confirmed
Computer Science Student Association 101 Week – Dates and details to be confirmed
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is:
- Attend at least one of the Welcome Days activities
- Follow the Faculty of Engineering on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter)
The winners will be randomly selected on September 8, 2021. The selected entrants will be contacted through their uOttawa email within ten (10) days of the selection.