Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!
As a first-year student, you probably have questions about academic learning, the services offered by the Faculty and much more. This summer, we are offering activities to help you prepare for the fall of 2021. Some of the activities will be offered in a bimodal format: there will be both virtual and face-to-face spaces available on campus. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that you will have the tools you need for the fall!
We've put together all the information you need to start your first year of university on the right foot!
Mandatory information sessions for undergraduate students: Tuesday, September 7, 1 p.m.
What is a bimodal, virtual, synchronous or asynchronous course? What are the services offered? Who can help me when I have questions? That's why the Faculty offers a mandatory information session that will introduce you to the Faculty's services, your student association and the resources available to help you succeed.
Watch the recording of the information session from September 7th
See the PPT presentation of the information session from September 7th
Information sessions by program of study: Tuesday, September 7, 2 p.m.
Following the Faculty session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about your program of study. The academic units of the Faculty of Social Sciences offer a first contact activity to allow you to talk with your professors and fellow students.
Register for the workshop: "Maximize your online experience", September 9th, 12 p.m.
Navigating the online school-scape can be overwhelming at first, so come learn some tips and tricks to help you succeed online this year! In this workshop, you will learn how to determine what type of courses you will have this year and how to adjust your studying accordingly.
Register now! (please use your uOttawa email to register)
Meet your mentors
The role of the student mentors at the FSS Student Experience Center is to help new students adjust to university life. They can answer a multitude of questions about university life, services and opportunities available to you.
Get in touch with your student association
The Faculty of Social Sciences' student associations are planning a series of fun social events to welcome you to the Faculty! Find your association's contact information here.
Your Department, School, or Institute is preparing activities specifically to welcome you. Contact your academic unit to get all the details about your welcome week events.
Also take part in the many Welcome Week activities organized by the Graduate Student Association!