Fall Orientation was held online on September 2, 2020. Orientation for new students starting in Winter Term will be held in January 2021. We strongly encourage all new students to participate in Orientation. 

Live stream welcome

Watch the recording of our live stream welcome from Sept. 2, 2020!

Orientation schedule

9 – 11 am – Live stream of USask welcome ceremony*
11 am – 1 pm – Break
1 pm – Online session with your college**

*Orientation follows Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan time). **College session start and end times vary. 

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College online sessions

Connect with your classmates and advisors to learn important information and ask questions. College sessions are included in your Orientation registration and don't require separate registration. All session times are in Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan Time)

Online sessions are hosted via WebEx. After clicking the session description you will be prompted to download the WebEx app or to join via your web browser. Please review the WebEx audio/visual instructions beforehand. For the best experience, we recommend using a computer instead of a phone, and downloading the WebEx app beforehand. Please contact itsupport@usask.ca for WebEx assistance or to provide feedback on the WebEx experience. 

College Date Time Description
Agriculture and Bioresources Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 2 pm Welcome to AgBio
Arts and Science Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 3 pm Welcome to Arts and Science
Education Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 2:15 pm Welcome to Education*
Kinesiology/Education Combined Program Wed. Sept. 2 2:30 - 3 pm Welcome to the new Kinesiology/Education Combined Program*
Education Wed. Sept. 2 3:30 - 4 pm Q&A for Sequential Music and (3+2) Kinesiology/Education Combined Program*
Education Wed. Sept. 2 7 - 8 pm Education Students' Society Q&A panel*
Edwards School of Business Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 2 pm Intro to Edwards
Engineering Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 3 pm Welcome to Engineering
Kinesiology Wed. Sept. 2 1 - 2 pm Welcome to Kinesiology

*Read detailed descriptions of the Education sessions.

Student Services online sessions

Connect with USask Student Services via online sessions. You do not have to pre-register for these sessions. Click on the session description to join the session and for more information. 

Date Time Unit  Description
Tues. Aug. 25

1 - 2 pm

University Library Jump Start Your Learning
Thurs. Aug. 27

10 - 11 am

University Library Jump Start Your Learning
Mon. Aug. 31 2 - 3 pm University Library Jump Start Your Learning
Wed. Sept. 2 12:30 - 1 pm Access and Equity Services How AES can help you
Wed. Sept. 2 3:30 - 4 pm Access and Equity Services  How AES can help you

Indigenous and international students

New Indigenous and international students are invited to participate in additional online welcome events. These events require additional registration. Click on the event name to register and for more information.

Event  Date Time
Aboriginal Students' Centre New Student Welcome Thurs. Aug. 27 or Fri. Aug. 28 (student's choice)

10 - 11:30 am (Thursday)

1 - 2:30 pm

New International Student Welcome Tues. Sept. 1 8:30 - 10:30 am

Regional colleges

New USask students attending a regional college may have additional online welcome events to participate in. These events require additional registration. Click on the regional college name to register and for more information.

Regional College Date Time
Cumberland College Thurs. Aug. 27 2 - 3 pm
Great Plains College Mon. Aug. 31 10 am - noon
Northlands College Wed. Aug. 26 1 pm
North West College Thurs. Sept. 3 10 am - noon
Parkland College Wed. Aug. 26 6 - 9 pm

More ways to get involved

In addition to our virtual Orientation and welcome events, new students can:

 -Participate in the USask Scavenger Hunt: New student edition.

 -Use USask themed GIFs and stickers by searching "USask" on Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Search "USask" to find USask facebook frames.

 -Discover different USask student groups and clubs the week of Orientation by joining online student-hosted sessions. See the students events calendar for the schedule.

-Visit our new students webpage for everything you need to know about starting university!

College resources

Check out your college's online resources for new students.

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources! Whether you're entering your first year or have transferred from another post-secondary institution, our academic advisors offer personalized and confidential guidance to help you succeed. In the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, academic advising is carried out by AgBio Student Services and AgBio faculty advisors. Visit our New to AgBio page for videos and more info!

Congratulations on starting your academic journey in the College of Arts and Science! We have an incredibly diverse range of academic options for you to explore, and our caring community of faculty and staff are here to ensure you get the absolute most out of your time in our college.

Welcome to the College of Education! We're excited to help you get ready, explore teaching area options and choose your classes.

Watch our ten video segments on our 'New to Education info' page and also check out the Dean's message, next steps, student responsibilities and more.

Welcome to the Edwards undergraduate business program! As a new Edwards student, you probably have a lot of questions about how to create your schedule, register for classes and pay your tuition and fees. We encourage you to check in to ensure that you are prepared to begin your studies. Watch recordings of our May 28 and June 4 U-Start sessions. 

Welcome to the College of Engineering! As a new student and as you work through your degree, you are encouraged to check in with our advising team in the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to plan your program of study, choose courses (including electives) and monitor your academic progress.

On behalf of our colleagues across campus, the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) is excited to welcome you to USask! As a grad student, you will become interconnected throughout campus and discover a new extended community. You are the life force of our institution.

You are invited to choose your graduate onboarding experience by exploring the Grad HUB. Find out how to:

  1. Navigate the University
  2. Discover the many supports and services available to you
  3. Find tips and tricks unique to graduate students
  4. Dig deeper into the various opportunities available to grad students
  5. Connect through discussion forums and more!

Academic advisors in the College of Kinesiology are here to help prospective and current Bachelor of Kinesiology students with questions about admission, registration, course selection, program planning, learning communities, degree completion, scholarships and bursaries and more!

We're here to help you determine the best path to degree completion and support you on your journey through the program.

Welcome to St. Thomas More College and the University of Saskatchewan! We hope that your first year will be exciting, challenging and rewarding. There are a few key things that you need to do in order to be successful at university. Check in with us to ensure you have a smooth start to your studies.


If you have any questions about Orientation, please contact us at orientation@usask.ca.