What to expect

The New Student Welcome is a free program hosted by the Aboriginal Students' Centre in late August for new Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. It’s a great way to get familiar with campus and meet new people before classes start in September.

During the event, new Indigenous students will:

  • get introduced to USask—its purpose, culture, history and the people within our community;
  • learn how to access centralized and college-based support services;
  • connect with the ASC and other new students in order to create a greater sense of connectedness and community for their first year;
  • listen to guest speakers, including Sean Aiken, creator of The One Week Job Project; and
  • become part of one of the best learning communities in Canada!

When registering use your USask issued NSID (eg. abc123) as an access code. 

Get familiar with the USask campus and meet new people, including fellow students, academic advisors, instructors and USask leadership.


There is no cost to attend. The program, meals, and night of accommodation is free. Priority for accommodation is given to students outside of Saskatoon.  Students must arrange their own transportation.


Out of town students registered to attend this event will have accommodations at the Holiday Inn on the university campus. This is a great opportunity to see what it is like to live on campus. Students will stay in shared rooms. Parking will be available at the hotel for guests.

Alternatively, if a student will be living in residence for the fall term, they can check-in early to their room for free.*

* Students must be registered in the New Student Welcome event to receive free early check-in. 


Students who attend will be entered into a draw to win a laptop, gift cards to Shop usask and other great prizes.

Student ID Card

All full and part-time students are required to have an active student card. Your Student ID Card is used to:

You'll also use your card to prove your identity when writing final exams. 

What to bring


  • Casual clothes 
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, tooth paste, dental floss, hair brush, razor, deodorant, etc.)
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, hat
  • Rain jacket, umbrella
  • Water bottle
  • Spending money (for snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Comfortable shoes as our program involves walking


  • A Hotel room on campus
  • A roommate (possibly)
  • Private shower facilities
  • Lunch and snacks provided on the first day
  • Students staying on campus for the night will have dinner provided
  • Breakfast and a BBQ lunch on the second day
  • Great Prizes!

Campus map and parking

Please refer to these links for a campus map with the locations you’ll visit during the event and parking information.


For more information, contact:

Lori Delorme
Student Services Coordinator