Arriving

Being a university student can be overwhelming at first. So, we've put together a list of tasks that will help get you settled here.

Tansi, Tawow!

Welcome to the University of Saskatchewan, located on Treaty 6 land and traditional Métis territory. Before your classes begin, you'll want to:

Pick up your student card Find housing and childcare Register for classes Review your health plan

International students

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre can provide transportation to international students on arrival to Saskatoon as well as accommodations for your first nights' stay.

Remember to bring all your required documents when you arrive in Canada so you can be issued your study permit on arrival.

Services for International students Immigration information

Orientation

Kick-off your first year at the U of S at Orientation, our annual event to welcome the newest members of our community. Get to know the campus and your college and make new friends on this high-energy, information-packed day.

Finances

Tuition

Tuition for fall classes is due on September 30, 2014. Check the deadlines for adding, changing, or dropping classes to avoid paying a penalty.

Student loans

Government student loans can help you finance your education and are interest-free while you are undertaking your studies.

Jobs

Many students work part or full-time while attending university. On September 17th visit the Career Expo with over 130 of Canada's top employers.

International students

Information on setting up a bank account in Canada, transferring money from home, and Canadian currency.

Transportation

After you get your U of S student card, you will be able to get your U-Pass, or universal transit pass, which will allow you to access Saskatoon transit services while you are a student.

  • Undergraduate students can pick up U-Pass stickers at the USSU Information Centre in Place Riel.
  • Graduate students need to visit the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons, located in the Emmanual & St. Chad building.

You can also apply for a parking pass on campus if you plan on driving.

Classes

Books and supplies

After you have registered for classes, use the My Textbooks channel in PAWS or visit the University of Saskatchewan Bookstore's website to find the textbooks and required course materials you will need. 

To avoid long lineups in the store at the beginning of each term, visit the bookstore before classes start or purchase your textbooks online to get them delivered right to your door.

The Learning Charter

The overarching goal of our Learning Charter is to optimize the learning experience of every student. Our learning vision sees the U of S as a unique community of learning and discovery, where people can embark on a process of development through which they grow, create and learn, in a context characterized by diversity—of academic programs, of ways of knowing and learning, and of its members.

How NOT to get expelled* from university

The U of S has policies that govern both academic and non-academic student conduct. Violations of these regulations have consequences.

  • Don’t be harmful: Threats of harm or actual harm by any means (including electronic) is not acceptable.
  • Don’t be disruptive: Significant disruption of or interference with university activities or living and learning environments is not acceptable.
  • Don’t steal or damage property: Theft of or damage to the property of the university or its members is not acceptable.
  • Don’t reuse a paper you wrote for another class: Using work done in one course in fulfillment of requirement of another course is not acceptable.
  • Don’t copy someone else’s work: Presenting the work of someone else as your own is not acceptable.
  • Don’t make up sources: The fabrication or invention of sources is not acceptable.
  • Don’t find out the questions of an exam before you take it: Finding out the contents of any examination question or paper is not acceptable.

There is an onus on every student to find out what behaviours the university will not tolerate.

* Getting expelled is just one possible outcome. Depending on the behaviour in question, other penalties include: offering an apology, getting a mark of zero, redoing the examination or assignment, performing community service, paying a fine, or getting your degree revoked.