September 1

International Student Welcome

1-9 pm
Check-in opens at 12:30 pm in room 241 in the Arts Building

Register using the main Orientation form (button at top of this page)

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If you are new to Canada or are interested in learning about services and activities for international students at U of S, you are invited to attend this event hosted by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre! It will be a great opportunity to meet and socialize with your peers. The event will consist of a formal session detailing life at the University, which will be followed by a fun social event with free food and activities as well as a chance to get to know some student groups on campus. New international students are also encouraged to drop by the Welcome Centre in Lower Place Riel between August 28 and September 8! Students attending this event should also attend Orientation on September 5.

For more information, contact the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (306-966-4925) or

Aboriginal Students’ Centre Welcome

10:30 am-3:30 pm
 Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

Register using the main Orientation form (button at top of this page)

Whether you are a new Métis, First Nations or Inuit student or are returning to university after time away, we look forward to welcoming you! The day will begin with a lunch hosted by the Aboriginal Students’ Centre (ASC) followed by welcoming remarks and programming, including our annual World Café mini fair where you will learn about services offered and colleges on campus. Throughout the day participants will have the chance to make friends, enjoy our candy bar and win great prizes, including an iPad. Students attending this event should also attend Orientation on September 2.

For more information, contact Lori Delorme by phone at 306-966-5790 or by email at Or contact the Aboriginal Students' Centre general line at 306-966-5790.

September 5 - Orientation

A full day of activity for new students entering these colleges:

  • Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Arts and Science
  • Education
  • Edwards School of Business
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • St. Thomas More College
  • Graduate Studies and Research

8-9 am: Student check-in and welcome activities (In the Bowl)
9-9:30 am: Welcome ceremony (In the Bowl)
9:30 am-noon: College-led Orientation Programming (Across campus)
11am-3pm: Activities in the bowl

  • Lunch
  • University campus expo
  • Campus tours and Find My Classroom Tours

2-3 pm: Large Group Finale

Campus Expo

11 am-3 pm
 In the Bowl
Visit the Campus Expo in the Bowl on the afternoon of Sept. 5 to learn about university services, programs and student groups.

More welcome activities

Open to everyone

Smart Start, Academic Orientation

September 18-29

Registration to individual tours or workshops is encouraged, but not required. 

Smart Start is a series of workshops to help you develop the academic skills every student needs to be successful in university. All levels of students are welcome to attend and our sessions are short, helpful and FREE. With topics on learning strategies, take-away resources, and tips from other students, Smart Start workshops are led by your peers, academically strong upper-year students, including PAL Peer Mentors and SLS Tutors.

Environmental Programs Open House

September 18
 Doors Open at 4:30 pm; Presentation starts at 5 pm

Registration is required.  Please email to register.  Deadline to register is noon on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Are you interested in one of the undergraduate environmental programs offered on campus?  Join us to learn about eight environmental degree programs offered in three different colleges (Arts & Science, Agriculture and Bioresources and Engineering).  Find out about the environmental student groups on campus and other opportunities unique to students in the environmental programs such as EnviroConnect workshops and more.  Following the presentation there will be a chance to mix and mingle with faculty and current students at the event.  If you have questions or to RSVP (required) please contact Andrea Eccleston at For more information check out  We hope to see you there! 


College of Dentistry

August 11
8:30 am-noon

Registration not required.

Mandatory orientation for incoming Year 1 dental students. For more information, contact Kelly Mulligan at

St. Thomas More College

August 18
11 am-3:30 pm
 St. Thomas More College

Registration required

It's a great way to get a head start on your university experience!
The day's schedule will be:

  • 11 am check in and welcome in new STM student lounge
  • 11:15 am small group activities led by upper year students
  • Noon lunch from Choices at St. Thomas More College
  • 12:30 pm campus tour including 
    • finding your classrooms
    • a chance to get your uSask student card
    • a chance to pick up your textbooks
    • a chance to get your U-Pass (student bus pass)
  • 2:30 pm mock lecture from a STM professor (to give you a sense of what a university lecture is like)

For more information, visit St. Thomas More student services website or call 306-966-8900.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation

Sept. 5
8:30 am-3 pm

  • Saskatoon room B450, Health Sciences Building
  • Regina room 138, 4400 4th Avenue
  • Prince Albert room 200F, 1301 Central Avenue
  • Yorkton room 122, Parkland College
  • LaRonge room 24, Northlands College
  • Ile A La Crosse room 1127, La Jeunesse Avenue

Registration not required.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation is a mandatory orientation open only to students that have been accepted into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. For more information, email for more information

College of Arts and Science

September 5
9:30 am-noon
Arts Building (you will receive your specific room location upon checking in the day of the event)

Register using the main Orientation form (button at top of this page)

In the College of Arts and Science session, you will participate in the College Cup Competition, where you can win prizes, meet new friends and receive some Arts and Science SWAG! You will also hear from Arts & Science Advisors, who will provide you with tips and tricks on making your first-year in Arts and Science a great experience. For more information, contact Rob Lovelace at

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

Sept 5
10 am- Noon
 room 110, Thorvaldson Building
Register using the main Orientation form (button at top of this page)

CGPS fall orientation for new graduate students will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Stay with us from 10 am – noon to learn about how the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral studies advocates for you.  Topics covered include everything from how to use library resources to where to apply for scholarships.  We look forward to meeting you and connecting you with other new graduate students!

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Orientation

Saturday, Sept. 15
Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, Saskatoon
8:15 am-6:15 pm

Registration required

JSGS Get Connected! 2017 brings together students, faculty and staff from both campuses and provides you with an opportunity to meet your cohort, and to learn more about the school and what is has to offer. Meals and snacks will be provided throughout the day; however, we do recommend that students bring a water bottle. To properly plan for the day, all new students are required to register by Monday, July 31, 2017.