U-Start is an online pre-orientation to help new USask students prepare for university. Participate in U-Start by joining online sessions and by engaging in online resources (videos, podcasts, etc.).

How to join online sessions

Online sessions are hosted via WebEx. After clicking the session link you will be prompted to download the WebEx app or to join via your web browser. Please review the WebEx audio/visual instructions beforehand. All session times are in Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan Time)

College online sessions

Join your college's online sessions to learn important information and to connect with your classmates and advisors. Click on the date to join the live session. You do not have to pre-register, with the exception of the Arts and Science sessions. All session times are in Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan Time)

College Date Time Description
Agriculture and Bioresources Wed. May 27 11 am - 12 pm CST Question and answer chat
Agriculture and Bioresources Wed. June 3 11 am - 12 pm CST Question and answer chat
Agriculture and Bioresources Wed. June 10 2:30 - 3:30 pm CST Question and answer chat
Arts and Science* Tues. May 26 3:30 - 5:30 pm CST Webinar and Q&A
Arts and Science* Wed. June 3 5:30 - 7:30 pm CST Webinar and Q&A
Arts and Science* Thurs. June 11 3:30 - 5:30 pm CST Webinar and Q&A
Edwards School of Business** Thurs. May 28 10:30 - 11:30 am CST Webinar and Q&A
Edwards School of Business** Thurs. June 4 10:30 - 11:30 am CST Webinar and Q&A
Edwards School of Business Thurs. June 11 10:30 - 11:30 am CST Webinar and Q&A
Engineering Sat. May 30 11 am - 12:30 pm CST First year classes, programming and registration
Engineering Tues. June 2 4:30 - 5:15 pm CST IT in engineering
Engineering Thurs. June 4 4:30 - 5:15 pm CST Student supports and resources
Engineering Sat. June 6 11 am - 12:30 pm CST Your engineering program and experience
Engineering Mon. June 8 5 - 6 pm CST Meet your Deans
Engineering Thurs. June 11 4:30 - 6 pm CST Last chance for questions

*Please register for only one Arts and Science session. This does not apply to other sessions. To join the Arts and Science sessions please click the session link in your registration confirmation email.

**Click on the date to watch recordings of the May 28 and June 4 Edwards School of Business U-Start sessions.

Student Services online sessions

Join online sessions to connect with USask Student Services. Click on the unit name to learn more about the services they offer. Click on the date to join the live session. You do not have to pre-register for these sessions. All session times are in Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan Time)

Date Time Unit  Description
Fri. May 29

7:30 - 8:30 am CST

International Student and Study Abroad Centre New international students Q&A chat
Fri. May 29

12:30 - 1:30 pm CST

International Student and Study Abroad Centre New international students Q&A chat
Mon. June 8 11 am - 12 pm CST Aboriginal Students' Centre, Access and Equity Services, Student Employment and Career Centre, Student Learning ServicesStudent Recruitment and Admissions Student Services Q&A chat
Tues. June 9 1 - 2 pm CST Access and Equity Services  How AES can help you

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. 

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.

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 are planning to take classes outside of Saskatoon-including at our Prince Albert campus, at a regional college, at another off-campus site or through distance education-you will be supported not only by your college, but by local advisors and through distance education supports.

New student resources

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

Visit our classes and registration webpage for instructions and video tutorials on how to register for classes. 

Be Well at USask podcast

‘Be Well at USask’ is a podcast for all members of the USask community. Each week, community members will share ideas and provide guidance on how we can be well in all aspects of our lives — mind, body and life. It will also highlight campus initiatives and resources designed to engage and support you.

The podcast can be found at multiple platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.

A special episode for new students has been recorded - How to Thrive at University.

Questions

If you have any questions about U-Start, please contact us at ustart@usask.ca.