Orientation is a great way to start your academic life with us. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about the services available to you on campus, win great prizes and make some new friends.
If you have questions about Orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information to help you prepare
- Transportation: Visit the Transportation page for information on how to get to campus.
- Parking: If you don’t have a USask parking permit, Parking lot 4 and the Stadium Parkade are the cheapest options. View a list of all pay-per-visit parking lots.
- Maps: Navigate campus using usask.ca/maps or the map tool in our iUsask app.
- Wi-Fi: Connect to campus Wi-Fi from almost anywhere on campus for free using your NSID and password!
Orientation is a public event where we may take photographs for promotional purposes. By attending this event, you understand that you may appear in photographs or other media that could be used in future promotional materials, programs, websites, social media, etc.
1:45 - 2 pm Check in
Location: Outside of room 241, Arts Building
All new students arrive and check in.
2 – 2:40 pm Welcome and introductions
The event will start with a traditional Indigenous welcome and land recognition, followed by greetings from the City of Saskatoon. To conclude, Dr. Patti McDougall (PhD), vice-provost of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience at USask, will bring greetings on behalf of the university.
2:50 – 3:30 pm College sessions
3:50 – 4:50 pm Student services tour
Learn where to access student services, like the Student Employment and Career Centre, the Student Wellness Centre, Shop usask Bookstore and Student Central.
5 – 7 pm Dinner and social
Orientation will end with a complimentary dinner and games. During dinner everyone will have an opportunity to play our own version of Family Feud and win some great prizes. If you don’t know, Family Feud is an American television game show where families (or, in our case, a table of students) compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions.
International student session
12:30 – 1:30 pm International student session
Location: Room 200, Arts Building
Students who are new to Canada should attend this session led by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre prior to attending the main Orientation sessions starting at 2 pm.
Indigenous student session
Location: Room 217, Arts Building
Métis, First Nations and Inuit students are encouraged to attend this session led by the Aboriginal Students' Centre prior to attending the main Orientation sessions starting at 2 pm.