Orientation on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 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 or about starting university here, please email askus@usask.ca


1:30-2 pm Registration and Check-in Arts Building, room 241
2­-2:20 pm Welcome and introductions
2:20-2:40 pm Message from the University
2:40-2:50 pm Snack break
2:50-3:10 pm College Introductions

  • College of Agriculture and Bioresources
  • College of Arts and Science
  • Edwards School of Business
  • College of Graduate Studies and Research, Graduate Students Association (GSA)

3:10-3:50 pm Information sessions (choose two)

  • Student Central 
  • International Student and Study Abroad Centre (mandatory for international students)
  • Aboriginal Students' Centre
  • U of S Students' Union (USSU)

4-4:20 pm Guide to Student Success at the U of S

4:30-6:30 pm Food, games, karaoke, and information fair in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

There will be prizes!

Eight lucky students will each win two tickets to a Rush lacrosse game. Other prizes include warm and cozy U of S winter gear.

Information sessions

College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Learn from staff and current students in Agriculture and Bioresources what being an Agro is all about! You will learn how your first year will look, what resources are available to help you succeed and why uSask’s Agriculture and Bioresources programs are ranked among the best in Canada and in the top 100 worldwide!

College of Arts and Science

The College of Arts and Science is the largest college at the University of Saskatchewan. We have over 9,000 undergraduate students and over 65 different programs. This session is an introduction to the college and the programs, services and unique opportunities we offer. We will cover the basics regarding what a degree looks like, the types of classes/degrees offered, as well as identify services available to students. We will highlight some of the current opportunities open to our students. 

Edwards School of Business

The Edwards Student and Faculty Services Office will provide information about programs in the Edwards School of Business, resources that are available to help you succeed, and how you can get involved in some of the many experiential, social, and volunteer opportunities available to Edwards students. This session will be an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from Edwards and to obtain valuable information that will help you prepare to begin classes as a B.Comm. student in Term 2!

College of Graduate Studies and Research, Graduate Students Association (GSA)

In this twenty minute talk you will meet the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) as well as a member from the Graduate Students Association (GSA). Graduate students will receive important information about the GSA and its services. Other facts to be shared include how to successfully navigate graduate studies and tips about dealing with  supervisors, departments, and the college staff. Information about awards and scholarships will also be discussed.

Student Central

Do you have questions about registration, finances, or services and resources at the U of S? For questions about almost anything from navigating your first term on campus through graduation, you can get help at Student Central! Attend this session to learn more about the many services available to U of S students at Student Central.

International Student and Study Abroad Centre

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre can help your transition to Canada in so many ways. Through our intercultural programs, peer support services and social activities, we want to ensure your time in Canada is an amazing experience. This session is mandatory for international students as it will highlight important information about immigration and other settlement support services.

Aboriginal Students' Centre

The Aboriginal Students’ Centre is dedicated to supporting academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit U of S students. Students can come to the ASC before and after class to study, use a computer, meet other students, and to participate in our programs and services. The centre prides itself on creating an inclusive community that supports students by providing a variety of programs and services throughout the fall and winter terms. To learn more about the ASC or to ask ASC staff questions, please come to this information session.  

U of S Students' Union (USSU)

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) exists to represent, serve and support the academic and non-academic needs of undergraduate students of the University of Saskatchewan. As a member of the USSU you are entitled to take advantage of all the USSU's many services. If you would like to learn more about the USSU or have any questions or concerns about your student experience. Come to this session!