Here is your incoming student checklist, to help you get ready to start your journey at the Faculty of Engineering*:
✓ Summer Orientation
Watch the recordings of the summer orientation presentations
✓ FAQ for incoming undergraduate 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 meet-and-greet and Q&A session
✓ Welcome Virtual Fair for Engineering Students
September 2 - 7 / Discover all the new student resource, chat with your program director, learn about the engineering clubs and competitive teams, and watch informational videos!
✓ Engineering Peer Connection Program
Fall term / Socialize and make new friends with similar interests as you
✓ Student Associations 101 Week activities
Your associations have a series of fun activities planned for 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 – Presentations, FAQ, 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.
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.
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 (September 2 and 7)
September 2 (virtual) and September 7 (hybrid)
During our Welcome Days, new students will be officially welcomed to the Faculty by the Dean, Jacques Beauvais. Following a presentation from the Undergraduate Studies Office or the Graduate Studies Office, professors from your program will be welcoming you through a live meet-and-greets 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.
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 workshop 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 workshop 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
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, the Engineering Student Society and the Computer Science Student Association, are planning a series of fun social activities to welcome you to the Faculty!
Computer Science Student Association (CSSA) - 101 Week (registration)
To chat with representatives of all the engineering student clubs, log in to visit the Virtual Welcome Fair for Engineering Students on September 2.
We’re so excited to welcome you to the Faculty of Engineering at uOttawa. To celebrate the start of your university adventure with us, we want to offer you swag to show off your faculty pride!
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)
- Like one of the contest posts
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.