Indigenous students

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

International students

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

COVID-19 updates

For more information about the university's response to COVID-19, please visit covid19.usask.ca.

Activities for new students

Welcome session Who should participate? Date Time Sign up Link to event

New International Student Welcome (online event)

New international students starting classes in the 2021 spring or summer terms May 6, 2021 1:30-2:30 pm Saskatchewan Time Sign up Available when you sign up
Orientation  All new students starting in the 2021 Fall Term September 2021
(more information coming soon)
Sign up in August 2021 Will be available on the day of the event
If you missed the 2021 Winter Orientation, watch the recorded version here.

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! Whether you're entering your first year or have transferred from another post-secondary institution, our academic advisors offer personalized and confidential guidance to help you succeed. In the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, academic advising is carried out by AgBio Student Services and AgBio faculty advisors. Visit our New to AgBio page for videos and more info!

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 how to create your schedule, register for classes and pay your tuition and fees. We encourage you to check in to ensure that you are prepared to begin your studies. Watch recordings of our May 28 and June 4 U-Start sessions.

Welcome to the College of Engineering! As a new student and as you work through your degree, you are encouraged to 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 Bachelor of 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! As a grad student, you will become interconnected throughout campus and discover a new extended community. 

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!

Money

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First, decide if you will have enough money for school and life by making a budget. If you find out 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.

Health and wellness

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At the Student Wellness Centre, you can book an appointment with a physician, nurse, counsellor, psychiatrist and dietitian.

Contact Student Affairs and Outreach if you are in crisis, are distressed, concerned about another student, wanting to book a mental health intake, or seeking same-day counselling.

Life, living and supports

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

Help us serve you better

Ensure we have your correct personal information by providing us with your current address, phone number, emergency contacts and more 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, which features emergency contacts, safety tips, maps, and much more.

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.

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