The Aboriginal Students' Centre is dedicated to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students.
Before you start your studies at USask, there is some additional information you should review.
It remains important that we continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and others. Learn more at the COVID-19 information website.
Welcome activities for new students
|Name||Who should participate?||Date/time||Sign up|
|Welcome and orientation session (online) and campus tour (in-person)||Students in the English for Academic Purposes Program (spring/summer term).||May 4 and 5||Information will be emailed to eligible students|
|New International Student Welcome||New international students starting in the upcoming spring and summer terms.||May 6
9 - 10 am (CST)
|Sign up to attend|
|Grad School Tips @ USask||New and returning graduate students.||May 14, 1 pm (CST)||Sign up to attend|
|U-Start||New undergraduate students starting in the upcoming fall term.||May 19 - June 17, 2022||Sign up to attend|
If you're planning to start classes in the fall, congratulations! We can't wait to welcome you.
In August, you will be invited to participate in a variety of welcome activities in August and September, which are designed to help you meet new people and get the most out of your university experience.
In the meantime, attend U-Start sessions (May 19 - June 17) to help make your transition to USask easier.
Get ready to start your classes and find the supports you need to be successful.
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 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.
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 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:
- Navigate the university
- Discover the many supports and services available to you
- Find tips and tricks unique to graduate students
- Dig deeper into the various opportunities available to grad students
- Connect through discussion forums and more!
If you are taking an in-person class at the Saskatoon campus, here are a few services to learn more about.
- Student ID card
- Protective Services
- On-campus housing and child care
- U-Pass and Saskatoon Transit
- Parking permit
Prince Albert campus
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.)
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.
- Get access to the technology you need (email setup, computer labs, printing, WiFi)
- Download USask mobile apps
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
At the Student Wellness Centre, you can book an appointment with a physician, nurse, counsellor, psychiatrist and dietitian.
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.
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.
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.