General Policy

At Ottawa Student Housing Inc, we allow students to schedule their desired move-in date instead of dictating a mandatory move-in date. A few weeks before the start of your lease, we will send you an email and text message containing a link you can use to schedule your move-in. The move-in date you select must be on or after the start of your lease.

In some cases, students may request an early move-in. We will do our best to accommodate such requests, but we cannot 100% guarantee it ahead of time since it depends on when the previous student in your room vacates. Nevertheless, we will do our best. Please note that early move-ins are subject to additional fees charged on a per-day basis.

[1/2]: Move-Ins During August & September

Option 1: Move-In On or After September 3rd (Recommended)

As you can imagine, there are going to be 100s of students moving out between August 31st and September 1st, and their rooms will need to be repaired, cleaned, and prepared before you’re able to move in. Therefore, to reduce move-in congestion and wait times, we request that you aim to move in on or after September 3rd. Your cooperation will be much appreciated by our staff and students since it will speed up the move-in process for everyone and reduce congestion.

Option 2: Move-In on September 1st or 2nd (NOT Recommended – Heavy Delays Possible)

If it is not possible for you to move-in on or after September 3rd, we can arrange to have you move-in on September 1st or 2nd. However, you may experience heavy move-in congestion and significant wait times while our staff rushes to get your unit cleaned and prepared for you. Therefore, we don’t recommend this option if possible.

Option 3: Move-In Before September 1st (NOT Recommended – May Not be Possible)

If you are flying in from out of the province/country and have no choice but to arrive in Ottawa before September 1st, you may request to move in earlier than September 1st. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request due to a current student living in your room. We will let you know if we’re able to accommodate your request once we know for sure. If we’re not able to accomodate the early move-in, you will need to make alternative arrangements at a hotel or Airbnb for the nights before September 1st. If making this request, please include your flight number. If an early move-in is possible in August, it will be charged at a rate of $125/day.

[2/2]: Move-Ins Outside August & September

If you’d like to move-in during months other than August or September, we can typically accommodate early move-in requests without issues. For these requests, early move-ins are charged at a rate of $25/day,