The University of Saskatchewan is a community of thousands of interweaving identities, experiences and world views. While preparing for the upcoming term, build community connections and embrace new opportunities, ideas and ways of thinking. These experiences will move you towards your personal goals and what matters most to you.

If you have questions about any of the activities listed here, please email orientation@usask.ca.

College sessions

Group Academic Advising

In these sessions, you will learn more about how Academic Advisors assist students to maximize their time spent in the College of Arts and Science. Students will learn about how to use systems that support planning and learning, what to expect, and where to go for assistance throughout their time in the college. This is a chance to meet with Academic Advisors and ask questions in a comfortable, on-campus, classroom space. You will be able to register in sessions specifically designed for first-year students, international students, Indigenous students, or second-year students.

Who should participate Date Time Location
First-year undergraduate students September 7, 13, 17 10 - 11 am Arts 200
September 8, 9 1 - 2 pm Arts 208
September 9, 15 7 - 8 pm Arts 206
Second-year undergraduate students September 8, 10 10 - 11 am Arts 200
September 16 1 - 2 pm Arts 208
International undergraduate students September 7, 14 1 - 2 pm Arts 208
September 8 7 - 8 pm Arts 206
September 9 10 - 11 am Arts 200
Indigenous undergraduate students September 7 7 - 8 pm WebEx
September 10 1 - 2 pm Arts 208

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Undergraduate

First-year advising sessions

All first-year students must register for and attend a mandatory 45 minute new to Edwards Zoom advising session prior to September 17 (the add/drop deadline with 100% tuition refund). Registration will be capped at 40 students per session. The formal session will run for 30 minutes with a 15 - minute Q&A. View sessions and sign up.

We will discuss each of the following topics in every session:

  • Important online resources specific to Edwards students
  • How to get involved in Edwards
  • Accessing tutors and tutor funding
  • What you need to know about drop-in advising and online appointments
  • Navigating PAWS Scholarships, awards, and bursaries There will be time for Q&A at the end of each session, so please ask any questions you may have. Remember, if you have a question, chances are other students do as well!

Graduate

MBA students have the choice of attending one of two online Zoom sessions. More detailed information will be sent to new MBA students by email.

Don't miss out what's going on in USask's graduate community by attending the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies events listed below, and remember to visit the Grad Hub often for updates.

Activity Who should participate? Date Time Location Sign up
Grad school basics with the CGPS New graduate students Sept. 7 Noon Online Sign up
Grad school basics with the CGPS New graduate students Sept. 8 5 pm Online Sign up
Grad school basics with the CGPS New graduate students Sept. 9 10 am Online Sign up
Virtual coffee with Dean Debby Burshtyn All graduate students Sept. 15 3 pm Online Sign up
Virtual coffee with Dean Debby Burshtyn All graduate students Sept. 16 10 am Online Sign up
MITACS seminar Graduate students Sept. 21 Noon Online Sign up
Grad Hub Meetups Graduate students Sept. 22 3 pm Online Sign up
Virtual coffee with Dean Debby Burshtyn Postdocs Sept. 22 11:30 am Online Sign up
Graduate Students' Association

Visit the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) website for information about the GSA Orientation and swag-bags.

GSA welcome activities

Fall Welcome Broadcast

The Fall Welcome Broadcast streamed live on August 30, 2021, and features members of our USask campus community sharing advice for new students.