Things to Do
The Academic Calendar lists important dates and deadlines, such as:
- Tuition payment deadlines
- Withdrawal deadlines
- Beginning and end of term
- Beginning and end of final examinations
- When the university is closed
To avoid lineups, visit the Bookstore early to buy your textbooks, or purchase your textbooks online to get them delivered right to your door for a flat delivery fee of $11.95 + GST. Find out what books you require in PAWS under Academics in the Bookstore channel.
To avoid lineups, pick up your student ID card at the Bookstore (or in Place Riel Student Centre the first few weeks before classes start) early. Identification is required when getting a student card (e.g., drivers’ license, passport or citizenship card).
If you are an undergraduate student, activate your U-Pass at the USSU Information Centre in the Place Riel Student Centre. For more information, visit the USSU’s website.
If you are a graduate student, activate your U-Pass at the GSA Commons (Emmanual & St. Chad building). For more information, visit the GSA’s website.
If you are already covered by a health and/or dental plan, consider opting out of the USSU/GSA health and dental plan at ihaveaplan.ca by September 30.
Government student loans can help you finance your education and are interest-free while you are undertaking your studies. To determine whether you are eligible for either federal or provincial/territorial student loans, and to find out how to apply, visit students.usask.ca/loans.
Check your name and contact information in PAWS (click on your name located on the top right corner of PAWS).
The tuition payment deadline for Fall Term 1 (September to December) classes is September 30.
A statement of tuition, student fees and other balances owing will be sent to you; however, payment is due regardless of whether or not you received a statement. You can also view your statement in PAWS under Academics.
The statement can be paid by any of the following methods:
- In-person¡¡ Online or telephone banking
- At your bank
- By mail
- Online credit card through PAWS—MasterCard is the only credit card accepted for tuition payments (a one per cent administration fee is charged for credit card payment).
Aboriginal students are encouraged to self declare their ancestry in PAWS. About 2,000 students have self declared, but that represents only a portion of Aboriginal students studying at the U of S. If you think you have already self declared, please check in PAWS to make sure.
To self declare: Add the Aboriginal Student Self Declaration channel in PAWS
If you have questions about how self declaring will benefit you, please talk to a staff member at the Aboriginal Students’ Centre or contact the U of S Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.