Indigenous students

The Aboriginal Students' Centre is dedicated to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students.

International students

Before you start your studies at USask, there is some additional information you should review.

COVID-19 information

It remains important that we continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and others. Learn more at the COVID-19 information website.

Welcome activities

Fall Welcome 2022

All new students are encouraged to attend the applicable fall welcome activities listed below. By taking part in these activities, you will meet new people and be prepared to get the most out of your university experience!

For other upcoming activities, check out the student events calendar and Huskie Athletics game schedule and campus USask Rec sports and recreation opportunities.

Academic success

Event Date Who should go 
JumpStart, academic-success sessions Aug. 16-21 All new students

Undergraduate college sessions

College Date Who should go
Agriculture and Bioresources Aug. 31 New undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Arts and Science Aug. 31 New undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Science
Education Aug. 31 New undergraduate students in the College of Education
Edwards School of Bussiness Aug. 29, 30, 31 New undergraduate students in the Edwards School of Bussiness
Engineering Aug. 31 New undergraduate students in the College of Engineering
Kinesiology Aug. 31 New undergraduate students in the College of Kinesiology

Graduate college session

Event Date Who should go
USask Grad school Head Start Aug. 25 New graduate students

Campus-specific programming 

Event Date Who should go
Saskatoon campus activities, tours and expo Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 Saskatoon campus new students
Prince Albert campus programming Aug. 29, 30 or 31 Prince Albert campus new students


International students

Event Date Who should go
New international student welcome activities Varies New international students

Indigenous students

Event Date Who should go
Aboriginal Students’ Centre new student welcome activities, Aug. 24 or 25 New Metis, Frist Nations and Inuit students

Parents and supporters

Event Date Who should go
Parent and Support Session Aug. 30 Family and supporters interested to learn how to support a new USask student

Regional college students: Check with your regional college advisor for information about orientation sessions in your area. 

Fall Welcome Scavenger Hunt

August 29 - September 4

Complete tasks and collect points to win (there are so many prizes)! Download the GooseChase app and search for the game code BLR6KP.

Academics

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Meet with an academic advisor to learn about your program requirements and to develop an educational plan that fits your goals and interests.

Academic advisors
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Complete this interactive tutorial to prepare for your first term at USask.

JumpStart Your Learning

College information

Check out the resources your college offers for new students.

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources! Our academic advisors offer personalized and confidential guidance to help you succeed. Visit our New to AgBio page for videos and more information.

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.

Welcome to the Edwards undergraduate business program! As a new Edwards student, you probably have a lot of questions about starting your program. We encourage you to check in with an Edwards Academic Advisor to ensure you are prepared to begin your studies. Visit our New to Edwards page for videos and more information.

Welcome to the College of Engineering! 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 undergraduate 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 the College of Law! Are you ready to begin the journey of a lifetime?

Welcome to the College of Nursing! It is time for you to take the next steps in preparation for the exciting journey ahead.

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.

On behalf of our colleagues across campus, the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) is excited to welcome you to USask!

Explore the Grad HUB to 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!

Campus essentials

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Mask regulations 

Beginning July 4 until August 29, 2022, the university will pause the mandate requiring approved masks to be worn indoors on USask campuses. For more information, visit the COVID-19 information website

Saskatoon campus

If you are taking an in-person class at the Saskatoon campus, here are a few services to learn more about.

Prince Albert campus

Visit the Student Info page at pa.usask.ca for everything you need to know about being a USask student in Prince Albert.

Money

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Find out if you will have enough money for school and life by making a budget. If you decide you will need more money to cover your expenses, look for ways to save or ways to increase your income (scholarships, loans, income from a job, etc.)

Technology

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Understanding what technology is available to you is important. Take some time to become familiar with the tools available. If you have questions, visit the IT Support Portal, or if you're not sure what technology you need or what products to choose, ask the Shop USask Tech Concierge.

Sign up for multi-factor authentication

To help protect yourself and the university against cyberattacks, everyone with an NSID is required to sign up for multi-factor authentication (MFA). Instructions for setting up MFA on your devices.

Health and wellness

Get vaccinated
You can book online to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at the Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy located on the Saskatoon campus, or learn more about where else to get vaccinated in Saskatchewan. If you do not have a valid provincial/territorial health card, please call the Student Wellness Centre or HealthLine 811 to book your appointment.

Help us support you

Ensure we have your correct personal information by providing us with your current address, phone number and emergency contacts in My Profile. If you are an Indigenous student and/or a parent/caregiver, you may self-declare in PAWS.

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Download the USask USafe app, to receive critical safety alerts from USask and to access a variety of tools and information to help you stay safe at USask.

Get involved

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There are many ways for you to get involved and meet new people. Remember to take time to take care of yourself, meet new people and have fun.

Ask for help

If you have a question and you're not sure who to contact, start with Student Central.

If you're feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do, contact Student Affairs and Outreach. The staff there provide students with coaching, mentorship and practical problem-solving support.

Search for other university units that support students below.