Finding the right place to live while studying in Saskatoon is one of the most important things you need to do.
The University housing website provides information and resources on available student residences and off-campus housing.
It may take a while to find the right accommodations. We strongly advise to provide yourself with the most time possible to find the right place to live.
If you plan to find a place to live after you arrive in Saskatoon, you must arrange for temporary accommodations. Some off-campus residences close to the University and University Hospitality Services can provide short-term accommodations from May to mid-August.
For a list of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in Saskatoon, please visit Tourism Saskatoon.
Suggested Hotels/Lodge close to the University
Identify yourself as a University of Saskatchewan international student.
Square Inn & Suites
Phone: (306) 343-1676
Phone (alt): 1-800-667-3939
Park Town Hotel
Phone: (306) 244-5564, Fax: (306) 665-8698
Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-667-3999
Phone: (306) 665-9111, Fax: (306) 665-9115
Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Adults only, requires a reservation
Free First Night Accommodation
When you arrive in Saskatoon you may not be able to move into your pre-arranged accommodation or you may need a temporary accommodation your first night in the city. This free hotel stay is offered to international students who are beginning their studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Please make your request early as there is a limited number of rooms available. To access this service please submit the online request form 2 weeks prior to your arrival in Saskatoon.
Your University NSID is required to access this form. An NSID is issued to: undergrad students in your letter of acceptance, graduate students after you contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research with acceptance of your admission.
If you plan to live in University Residence, McEowan Park or Voyageur Place, while studying at the University of Saskatchewan, apply well in advance of your arrival in Saskatoon as rooms fill up quickly. Accommodation in the University Residence is not guaranteed.
If you have reserved a room in the University Residence check for room information, move in dates and policies. If you arrive earlier than your move in date, you will have to book a temporary accommodation prior to your arrival.
Leases and Insurance
A lease and/or rental agreement is a legal document that states the tenant's rights and those of the owner. By signing a lease the renter indicates that he/she accepts and agrees with all of its provisions. The lease states the commencement of the tenancy, the expiry date, the rental rate, how often rent will be paid and whether or not the tenant will pay for utilities such as electricity.
Do not sign a lease until you have read and fully understand all of the terms. Always keep a copy of the lease.
It is highly recommended that students insure their accommodation and belongings against theft, fire, and other damage by purchasing renters' insurance. Renters’ personal property insurance can be purchased annually. Insurance companies are listed in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory. Rates vary, so contact several insurance companies to find the best deal.