One thing that incoming med students and those coming for an elective quickly learn is that the main med school campus "Roger Guindon Hall" is detached from the main university campus. While not far, this distance becomes a factor when deciding housing and where to live. Most med students are also not aware about the shuttle service that the university has set up to get students and employees around to the different sites.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, starting September 8th 2015 till April 29th 2016 the shuttle leaves both main campus and Roger Guidon Hall every 30 minutes from 7:30am till 4:30pm Monday to Friday. On Monday to Thursday it is extended from 5pm to 10pm leaving every hour.
Things to note:
- The shuttle leaves from Main Campus, stops at 200 Lees, St. Pauls on Main Street, and then stops at Roger Guindon Hall (RGN).
- The shuttle does not run on weekends, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Family Dat, Good Friday, Easter Monday, OR from December 22nd 2015 to January 1st, 2016.
- During the first few weeks of September the shuttle between Main Campus and Roger Guindon Hall may sometimes fill to its limit and you may be required to wait for the next bus (usually 30 minutes later). This is especially true from 8:00-9:30 and 12:00-14:00. If you would like to use your U-Pass with public transit instead, please use the Travel Planner at www.octranspo.com to choose the most convenient route.
CLICK HERE for an updated version of this information from the University of Ottawa. See the map below for the map version of the stops.