On-campus and online

ON-CAMPUS

U-Start on our main campus in Saskatoon includes:

  • a cross-campus introduction to student services that can help you prepare for university and have the best possible start to your uSask experience,
  • lunch-and-learn residence and parent information sessions, and
  • an in-depth workshop/presentation with your college to learn what to plan for (and what to look forward to!) when you begin your studies here.

Check-in will take place at the Arts Building. Please refer to the confirmation email you'll receive the week of your session to find your check-in time. 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. 

Choose a date below based on your college to register.

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.

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

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Thursday, May 25, 4:30-7:30 pm CST

 Saturday, May 27, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Saturday, June 3, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

 Saturday, June 10, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

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

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Wednesday, May 17, 4:30-7:30 pm CST

 Saturday, May 27, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Monday, May 29, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

 Saturday, June 3, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

 Monday, June 5, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

 Saturday, June 10, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

 Monday, June 12, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

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

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Wednesday, May 24, 4:30-7:30 pm CST

 Saturday, May 27, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Saturday, June 3, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

 Saturday, June 10, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

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

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

Tuesday, May 30, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

 Saturday, May 27, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Saturday, June 3, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

 Saturday, June 10, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

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!

Video: YouTubeYouku

ON-CAMPUS LIVE CHAT

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Thursday, June 1, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

 Saturday, May 27, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

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

 Saturday, May 13, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm

 Wednesday, June 7, 4:30-7:30 pm CST
Link

 Saturday, June 10, 9:30 or 10 am-3 pm
Sign up

In your community

For anyone who cannot make it to Saskatoon or who may be starting their studies at one of our off-campus sites, we will be travelling to communities throughout Saskatchewan, as well as select cities in Alberta and BC, to deliver the basics you'll need to start your university experience off on the right foot.

 Burnaby, BC
 Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel, 5988 Willingdon Ave
 Saturday, April 29, 1:30-3 pm

Calgary, AB
 Best Western Plus Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW
 Saturday, May 6, 1:30-3 pm

 Edmonton, AB
 Harry Ainlay High School, 4350 111 St 
 Monday, May 8, 6:30-8 pm

 Muenster, SK
 St Peter’s College, 100 College Dr
 Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-8 pm

 Prince Albert, SK
 St Mary High School, 380 14th St W
 Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8 pm

 Lloydminster, AB
Holy Rosary High School, 39 Street A
 Monday, May 29, 7-8:30 pm
RSVP by email to ustart@usask.ca

 Swift Current, SK
 Great Plains College, 129 2 Ave NE
 Tuesday, May 30, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

 Weyburn, SK
 Southeast College, 629 King St
 Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

 Regina, SK
 University of Saskatchewan Nursing Campus, 4400 - 4th Avenue (corner of 4th & Lewvan)
 Thursday, June 1, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

 Yorkton, SK
 Parkland College, 273 Dracup Ave N
 Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

 Melfort, SK
 Cumberland College, 400 Burns Ave E
 Wednesday, June 7, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

 North Battleford, SK
 North West College, 10702 Diefenbaker Dr
 Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8 pm
Sign up

International live chats

 Friday, June 2, 9:00 pm-12:00 am Beijing time (7:00-10:00 am CST)
Link

 Thursday, June 8, 7:00-10:00 pm Nigeria time (12:00-3:00 pm CST)
Link

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 and be sure to visit students.usask.ca/new.

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.