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What is O-Week?

O-Week (also known as Orientation Week) is the opportunity to start off your Telfer journey the right way, organized and carried out by your very own Students' Association, AETSA! From September 4th to 8th, we bring first year students together for activities such as the Calypso waterpark, a patio night, a boat rave, a networking brunch, a bar crawl, and more!

 

O-Week also introduces you to various extracurricular opportunities and resources that Telfer has to offer. This is your first chance to make friends, get used to a new environment and begin your transition into university.

 

To attend O-Week, we offer various kits, which all include Telfer merch and the chance to participate in our O-Week events.

O-Week kits sell out fast so make sure to purchase them as soon as possible to secure memories that will last you a lifetime!

O-Week Events

*Telfies with pink bracelets CAN COME to all events (including Patio Night, Bar Bowling and Boat Rave) EXCEPT for Mardi Gras*

  • Mardi Gras Night (18+)
    Mardi Gras Night (18+)
    Fri, Sep 08
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 08, 2023, 8:30 PM – Sep 09, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 08, 2023, 8:30 PM – Sep 09, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Wrap up an awesome O-Week with at Mardi Gras - a night of good times, laughter, and making memories with your new university crew.
  • Paint Night
    Paint Night
    Fri, Sep 08
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4165
    Sep 08, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4165, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 08, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4165, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Unleash your inner artist and join us for a colourful and creative evening!
  • Around the World Taste Test
    Around the World Taste Test
    Fri, Sep 08
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 08, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 08, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Come enjoy some food from around the world and learn more about different cultural clubs at uOttawa!
  • Brunch with Brutus
    Brunch with Brutus
    Fri, Sep 08
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada
    Sep 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada
    Take advantage of this opportunity to practice your networking skills! Telfer's Dean, club executives and members of the faculty will be present.
  • uOShow
    uOShow
    Thu, Sep 07
    UCU Square
    Sep 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    UCU Square, 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    UCU Square, 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Come dance the night away at University Square!
  • Yoga
    Yoga
    Thu, Sep 07
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 07, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 07, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Discover serenity in motion during our special O-Week Yoga Session - a session of rejuvenation and inner peace amidst the bustling university experience.
  • Telfer Clubs Fair
    Telfer Clubs Fair
    Thu, Sep 07
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Representatives from each club in Telfer setup at tables. Take this time to learn about all that Telfer has to offer you throughout the year from our different clubs. Sign-up and become a member of the ones that stand out to you and learn how you could get involved!
  • Boat Rave
    Boat Rave
    Wed, Sep 06
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 06, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 07, 2023, 1:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 06, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 07, 2023, 1:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Enjoy a night on a luxurious boat with your fellow Telfies! Arrive early, limited spots!
  • Philanthropy (Phil) Day
    Philanthropy (Phil) Day
    Wed, Sep 06
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 06, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 06, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Come out and raise money for CASCO with your fellow Telfies.
  • Bar Bowling (Group 2)
    Bar Bowling (Group 2)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 05
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 05, 2023, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Join us for a strikingly good time – knock down pins and make memories.
  • Bar Bowling (Group 1)
    Bar Bowling (Group 1)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 05
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 05, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Join us for a strikingly good time – knock down pins and make memories.
  • Scavenger Hunt
    Scavenger Hunt
    Tue, Sep 05
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 05, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Get to know the campus and show your competitive side through a Scavenger Hunt.
  • English - Telfer Info Session
    English - Telfer Info Session
    Tue, Sep 05
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160
    Sep 05, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Learn more about Telfer through the Faculty's information sessions.
  • French - Telfer Info Session
    French - Telfer Info Session
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 05
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160
    Sep 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Learn more about Telfer through the Faculty's information sessions.
  • English - Telfer Info Session
    English - Telfer Info Session
    Tue, Sep 05
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 05, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Learn more about Telfer through the Faculty's information sessions.
  • French - Telfer Info Session
    French - Telfer Info Session
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 05
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160
    Sep 05, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 1160, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Learn more about Telfer through the Faculty's information sessions.
  • English - Telfer Info Session
    English - Telfer Info Session
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 05
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101
    Sep 05, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 05, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Telfer School of Management, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Learn more about Telfer through the Faculty's information sessions.
  • Patio Night
    Patio Night
    Mon, Sep 04
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point
    Sep 04, 2023, 8:00 PM – Sep 05, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Sep 04, 2023, 8:00 PM – Sep 05, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Morisset Library's front - Meeting Point, 65 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    Join us for an evening in Byward Market as we show you some of our favourite Spots!
Colorful Feathers

Past Telfie Testimonials

Mathilde Guibord, Editor

"The most memorable part of my experience at last year’s O-Week was definitely all of the amazing people I met through the week’s activities, whether it be other first years whom I would later have classes with or upper years who volunteered as O-Week guides. To any first years who are unsure about purchasing their O-Week kit... Go for it, you won’t regret it! Even if you can’t make it to every single one of the events planned, your O-Week will still be very fun and memorable."

Do you have more questions?

Check out our FAQ section! Here, you'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about O-Week. If you have any unaddressed inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!

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