Send your final transcript(s)
Did you receive an offer of early or conditional admission? Make sure to read your admission letter carefully and make arrangements for your final, official transcript(s) to be sent to the uSask Admissions Office.
Choose your classes
Mid-June: Registration opens for Fall Term 1 (September-December) and Winter Term 2 (January-April)
February: Registration opens for Spring and Summer Session
- Learn which courses you need for your program
- Build your class schedule
- Find out when you can register
- Register for classes
Consider taking a summer class to get ahead in your degree program, focus on a tough class you want to get out of the way or earn credit for learning strategies for academic success.
College guides to first year
Your college is your academic home while you work toward completing your program and may offer tools to help you prepare for class registration and plan your degree.
Housing, parking, meal plan and child-care options
Are you looking forward to meeting lots of new people and immersing yourself in campus culture? Apply early to live in one of our U of S Residences.
- Winter Term 2 2017: Applications open in November
- Fall Term 1 2017: Applications open in November
Apply for a parking spot
If you plan to drive to campus regularly, you can apply for a student parking permit for select lots on or near campus.
- Fall Term 1: Applications open in August.
- Winter Term 2: Limited spots may be available—contact Parking and Transportation Services.
Campus meal plans
From three meals a day to just a few meals a week, there are a variety of meal plan options.
There are three child-care facilities on campus and many licensed facilities off campus. Child-care facilities usually have long wait lists, so it is important to add your child to waiting lists early.
Plan your finances
One of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s requirements to enter Canada on a study permit is to show that you have enough money to pay for tuition and living expenses for your first year of study. The immigration office in your country may ask you to deposit this money with the U of S. Money received by the university will be held in your student account and credited against your tuition.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit students
You are encouraged to inquire about funding options with your designated organization as soon as possible.
Fall Term 1: September 1 is the university’s sponsorship agreement deadline, but there may be other deadlines you need to meet with your funding agency.
Check your email in PAWSPAWS is a password-protected online portal customized for you. The main way that the university will keep in touch with you is through your uSask email account, available in PAWS.
Student ID card, U-Pass, health coverage and textbooks
Student ID card
Once two business days have passed after you have registered for classes, you can get your student card.
Order your ID card online by attaching your own photo and you will be able to pick it up at the Campus ID Office two business days later, or visit in person to have your photo taken and your card printed on the same day. Remember to bring another piece of photo ID, such as your passport or driver’s license, when requesting or picking up your card.
Taking classes at an off-campus site? Arrange for a card through your local U of S advisor. You’ll be able to order your card online and pick it up at your site.
U-Pass transit sticker
The U-Pass is included in your student fees (at a discounted rate compared to regular transit costs) and gives you unlimited access to Saskatoon Transit services during the school year.
Fall Term 1: Get mid-August (will activate in September)
Winter Term 2: Get at the end of November (will be activated in January)
Fall Term 1
Full-time, on-campus students automatically pay for a health and dental plan provided through their student association (the USSU for undergraduate students and the GSA for graduate students).
- Opting out: If you are already covered by an equivalent health and/or dental plan or are covered by non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit peoples, you may choose to opt out during the change-of-coverage period. Make sure to compare your existing coverage with the Student Health and Dental Plan before you decide to opt out; it may cover items that have limited coverage or are not covered by your current plan.
Winter Term 2
If you are a new student starting classes in January, you are not automatically covered by the plan, but you can enrol yourself, your spouse and/or dependants for health and dental coverage.
Your textbook lists will be posted online prior to the start of term and you’ll be able to access them in the My Textbooks channel in PAWS or on the U of S Bookstore website. Wait until the extended textbook return period for the term starts before you buy any books, in case you need to change or drop any of your classes.
Students with a disability
Disability Services for Students (DSS) offers a broad range of support for students with physical, medical, mental health or learning disabilities. Supports offered include academic/exam accommodations, notetaking, classroom changes, alternate format textbooks and assistive technology.
Guides for new students
We know you have questions about coming to university. Find the answers you need in our New to uSask guide book and online.