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Student Accommodations

There are a number of options for student accommodations while studying at DUC. To help you decide which option is best suited for you, please contact us by email at


There are  many options for accommodations off-campus in rental apartments or houses in the area. To help you in your search for an apartment or roomate, please refer to the the following websites.

Women studying at DUC who would like to live in a faith-based community are invited to contact us directly at for more information.

Carleton University residence rooms are also available for students upon request. Please send us an email at for more information.


Canada Homestay Network

DUC is partnered with the Canada Homestay Network. The Canada Homestay Network is a non-profit society that pairs international students with families in the Ottawa community. This partnership offers a supportive, affordable, and safe housing experience. For more information, please contact or visit the Canada Homestay Network webpage.

Campus Life

DUC is situated in the midst of a vibrant and growing multicultural and multilingual community in downtown Ottawa. The location affords students the opportunity to explore and to learn about a variety of cultures. The campus is also within easy walking distance of the capital’s main tourist attractions, such as the Parliamentary buildings, the Library and Archives, the Rideau Canal and the Byward Market, as well as Ottawa’s major cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery and the National Arts Centre.

The campus itself is housed within the same buildings as the Dominican Monastery and adjoining Saint Jean-Baptist church, allowing students immediate access to shared meals with other students, faculty members and Dominican Friars. Students and the general public are also welcome to participate in the daily religious offices held in the parish church.

The heritage buildings are architecturally significant. The old stone structures display the vaulted ceilings typical of neo-Gothic design. The class and seminar rooms are large and airy. Many overlook an interior courtyard. The university’s specialized and highly reputed Library, housing five floors of books dedicated to philosophy and theology, is distinguished by its stained glass windows and its many carrels, allowing graduate and even undergraduate students to obtain a dedicated study area in a tranquil environment that is highly conducive to study and research. In addition to its extensive collection, the library is known for its Wilson Room, which is dedicated to antiquated books dating back to the 15th century.


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