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taite.kalena
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I am from Ottawa and I have the option of staying at home for free and taking the bus/train to campus which would be an hour drive, or I could move somewhere close to campus but I would obviously have to pay rent. Is it possible to do that commute with law school, or not? Thanks for any advice!

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Chewy
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2 hours ago, taite.kalena said:

I am from Ottawa and I have the option of staying at home for free and taking the bus/train to campus which would be an hour drive, or I could move somewhere close to campus but I would obviously have to pay rent. Is it possible to do that commute with law school, or not? Thanks for any advice!

You have a lot of faith in OC transpo to trust what google might say is an hour long commute. It’ll probably be closer to 1.5 hours or longer depending on the season/weather.

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I left Ottawa before the O-Train got going so I'm not sure how it has changed the commute. But, as I'm sure you know the prospect of a long commute on OC Transpo has always been a painful one. 

For your first year at least I'd live close to school. After that you can fiddle with your schedule and better budget your time such that a commute won't be such a big deal. 

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capitalttruth
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I am a 2L student at uOttawa who commutes from Nepean. Most days, the commute takes me about 35-45 minutes. There are days I wish I lived closer to campus, especially when I have morning classes. Overall though, it's not the worst situation. I save a lot of money by living at home, which is great.

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