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Upon your arrival

  1. Once you’ve dropped off your luggage at your residence or apartment, please come to the Student Services Centre in Desmarais (55 Laurier East, room 1100). If you arrive in the evening, please come to our office at 9:00 a.m. the next morning. We will book your appointment as close as possible to your arrival time and will confirm to you in person the time and date of your appointment for your course selection (if applicable) and give you the orientation schedule. Bring your final marks with you.
  2. If you arrive after regular business hours, please go to the Main Residence Complex (90 University street) to obtain a key for your room in residence. The Main Residence Complex is open 24 hours.
  3. Meet Valérie Massé at the Student Services Centre to complete your course selection and registration forms. Exchange students can only take business courses (ADM). They cannot register to courses offered by the other Faculties of the University of Ottawa. However, students may be permitted to take French or English as a Second Language course (FLS-ESL) if places are available.
  4. Afterwards, you must purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) at 550 Cumberland Street, Room M386, Tel. :+1-613-562-5847. (Only cash or traveller's cheques are accepted). THIS HEALTH INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.
  5. Students must then return to our office (1100 Desmarais) with their proof of purchase of UHIP.