Indigenous students

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

International students

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

Welcome to USask

If you're planning to start classes at USask soon, congratulations! We can't wait to welcome you.

Fall term welcome activities

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 22 - June 14) to help make your transition to USask easier. 

Academics

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Get ahead by taking a class in the spring or summer. 

Spring and summer classes
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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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Saskatoon campus

If you are taking an in-person class at the Saskatoon campus, learn about the services available on the Saskatoon campus.

Prince Albert campus

Information on students.usask.ca and in PAWS is for all USask students, including students studying at the PA campus!

Visit the Prince Albert student information page for information specific to being a USask student in Prince Albert.

Off-campus locations

Information on students.usask.ca and in PAWS is for all USask students, including USask students studying at an off-campus location.

Make sure to check out the unique supports, services and benefits USask students taking classes at an off-campus location can access.

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 PAWS IT Support channel (also Add as a favourite!)  or go directly to the  IT Support Portal to search for answers to common questions and/or to submit a ticket for assistance from ICT IT Support Services.  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

Viruses that cause the common cold, flu and other respiratory infections like COVID-19 rise every fall and winter. We encourage all students, staff and faculty to take precautions to help protect the USask community, including staying current with your vaccinations, as per public health guidelines. Learn more about USask health expectations.

You can book online to receive your vaccines 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.