Welcome Day 2020

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New Undergraduate Students

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 college on the right foot!

Stay informed

Summer Orientation: July 14 to August 20

Summer Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about uOttawa and what's in store for your student journey. We'll answer your questions and help you get acquainted with our services before classes start. Follow this link to register: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation


Mandatory information sessions for undergraduate students: Tuesday, September 7, 1 p.m. 

As a first-year student, you probably have questions: What is a dual-mode, 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.

Register for the Faculty's VIRTUAL information session

Register for the Faculty's IN-PERSON information session (link to come)

Information sessions on your 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. Your professors offer a first contact activity to allow you to ask your questions and chat with fellow students.

Register for your program's information session! (link to come)

Get ready

Instagram Lives about the student experience

Looking for tips on how to start the year right? Learn more about online learning, registering for classes, and the tools and resources you need to be successful this fall by joining our live series on Instagram. Throughout the summer, students and faculty will host sessions on the faculty Instagram account.

  • Session 1 - early August (topic and date coming soon)
  • Session 2 - mid-August (topic and date coming soon)


Meet your mentors

The role of the student mentors at the FSS Student Experience Centre 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. You can chat with a mentor right now: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/mentoring/


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:


Graduate Students

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!

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