On-campus and online

ON-CAMPUS

U-Start is offered in Saskatoon on select Saturdays in the spring as a pre-orientation to help students prepare for university. Students will attend a session with their college, learn about key student services and more.

U-Start sessions will also be offered in an alternative format in select locations throughout Saskatchewan, other cities in Western Canada and online. 

U-Start activities take place across campus. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please let us know when registering whether you require specialized accommodation or assistance in order to fully participate. 

Guests

Every student who attends U-Start may bring up to two guests to accompany them.

Agenda

9:15 am - Check-in at the Arts Building for students in Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, Education, Engineering and Kinesiology

9:45 am - Check-in at the Arts Building for students in Edwards School of Business

10:00 am - College session (Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, Education, Engineering and Kinesiology)

10:30 am - College session (Edwards School of Business)

12:00 pm - Lunch and learn session "Transitioning to University"

1:00 pm - Optional student services tour

3:00 pm - Optional residence tour

On-campus parking and transportation

Our campus is accessible by public transit and public pay parking is available for light vehicles at a cost of $6/day (summer rate) in Stadium Parkade, south of College Drive, or at one of the other public pay lots on campus at a cost of $3.00/hour (no daily maximum). 

Lunch

Lunch will be provided to students as part of the Saskatoon U-Start sessions. Guests are welcome to purchase lunch at a cost of $5/person (cash only).

Choose a date below based on your college to register. Click on the date to register in eventbrite.

ONLINE

Join a live chat session to have your questions answered by the experts. Live chats are "come-and-go", allowing you to join when it works for you and to stay as long as you want to learn what other new students are asking.

Instructions on how to join the live chats will be provided in May.

Before joining a live chat, be sure to review the resources below and start thinking about further questions you have about becoming a new uSask student.

Agriculture and Bioresources

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is small but mighty. Now that you're an official Agro, learn from AgBio Student Services why other Agros call this the best college on campus!

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ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 12, 2018

June 14, 2018 6:00 - 7:00 pm CST

May 26, 2018

June 2, 2018

June 9, 2018

Arts and Science

Congratulations on starting your academic journey in the College of Arts and Science! In this college, the largest on campus and the most comprehensive college of its kind in Canada, there is an incredibly diverse range of academic options for you to explore. We look forward to introducing you to the value of an Arts and Science education!

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ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 12, 2018

May 14, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST 

May 26, 2018

May 22, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
June 2, 2018 May 31, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
June 9, 2018 June 13, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Education

Welcome to the College of Education! We are excited to share our new direct-entry Bachelor of Education program with you! We hope that our rich 90-year history, along with commitment to hands-on learning, will help you succeed from your first day of classes through to graduation and beyond!

ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 12, 2018

May 15, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

May 26, 2018

June 2, 2018
June 9, 2018

Edwards School of Business

Welcome to Edwards! You've made a great choice studying with us. Your dedicated student advisory team is here for you throughout your time in Edwards, and we're excited to introduce you to all that the college has to offer.

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ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 7:00 - 8:00 pm CST

May 26, 2018

June 2, 2018

June 9, 2018

Engineering

As an engineering student at uSask, you will have the chance to make a difference in the world. Our team in the Engineering Student Centre is here to encourage and support you in achieving your goals, starting with getting ready for this fall!

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ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 26, 2018

June 11, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

June 2, 2018

June 9, 2018

Kinesiology

Welcome to the College of Kinesiology! As one of our students, opportunities to get involved are limitless. We look forward to welcoming you, and introducing you to one of the most engaged colleges on campus!

ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

May 12, 2018 

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May 26, 2018

June 9, 2018

In your community

U-Start sessions will also be offered in an alternative format in select locations throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta.

City Date Time Venue
Calgary May 5, 2018 1:00 - 2:30 pm Best Western Village Inn
Swift Current May 14, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Great Plains College
Moose Jaw May 15, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Central Collegiate
Regina May 16, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm uSask Nursing Regina Campus
Estevan May 17, 2018 11:15 am - 1:00 pm Estevan Comprehensive School
Weyburn May 17, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Weyburn Comprehensive School
Muenster May 22, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm St. Peter's College
Prince Albert May 23, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Carlton Comprehensive High School
Melfort May 24, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Cumberland College
North Battleford May 28, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm North West College
Lloydminister May 29. 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Holy Rosary High School
Yorkton June 6, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm Parkland College

International live chats

Join a live chat session to have your questions answered by the experts. Live chats are "come-and-go", allowing you to join when it works for you and to stay as long as you want to learn what other new students are asking.

Students joining international live chats do not need to register beforehand. Instructions on how to join the live chats will be provided in May. 

The time zones given below are Central Standard Time.  Determine the time zone in your country with this website.

LIVE CHAT

June 5, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 pm CST             

June 7, 2018

12:00 - 2:00 pm CST

 

U-Start resources

General resources for new students

If you would like to review some of the information covered at U-Start, check out the resources below.

College resources

Your college is your academic home while you work toward completing your program, and many colleges offer tools to help you prepare to become a uSask student.

Volunteer

Help us introduce newly admitted students to uSask! Volunteers are needed to help guide U-Start participants around campus.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us.