Rights and Responsibilities

Graduated Students Responsibilities

The University of Ottawa is committed to assisting students achieve their goals in regards to academic success. To this end, the University has put into place a support network to help throughout a student's studies; however, students must assume certain responsibilities. They must:

  • choose a program of study best suited to their personal goals and plan course selections that will satisfy the requirements of their chosen program;
  • enrol, re-enrol, or withdraw prior to the published closing dates;
  • pay, within the prescribed deadlines, any fees associated with their program of study. The fees accruing from enrolment remain due unless the student withdraws in writing by the deadline;
  • attend classes;
  • understand what constitutes academic fraud and plagiarism;
  • consult academic advisors, whose role is to help students reach their academic goals and to provide guidance in the interpretation of academic regulations and program requirements;
  • be familiar with, and respect important dates, academic regulations, and procedures;
  • be familiar with the regulations of their program and of the applicable regulations of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies;
  • be aware of and meet deadlines for assignments, scholarship applications, and all other important deadlines;
  • maintain clear lines of communication with the administration of the program and keep frequently in touch with the thesis supervisor(s);
  • convey any change of status (e.g. illness, withdrawal, etc) to the proper authority (e.g. chair or program director) as soon as possible;
  • comply with instructions from individuals of the University concerning safety and security in certain classes and laboratories;
  • regularly consult uoZone to confirm enrolment, final grades and grade reports produced at the end of each term;
  • respect the policy on computer and network use;
  • regularly consult their email at the address assigned (@uottawa.ca), which the University will use in all communications with students;
  • consult with Access Services in order to make any necessary accommodations for special needs based on established policies;
  • conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of other members of the University community, the regulations and protocol of the University, and the laws of Canada.
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