Filters All Academic Student Services Health and Medical Campus Operations Food and Entertainment Fitness and Rec Events

This resource focuses on high-level university operations and will be updated to the best of our ability as conditions change.


A

Aboriginal Students' Centre
Remote
Aboriginal Students' Centre (ASC) is closed but offering remote services
Access and Equity Services
Remote
Access and Equity Services (AES) is closed but offering remote services
Access to Campus
Limited
More Info Requests for limited access to employees can be made.

Employees may request access to retrieve required items from their office. Their supervisor must email Protective Services to make the request and the employee must call Protective Services when they arrive if they need access into a locked building/space.

There is a separate process to request increased activity on campus related to specific research, teaching and learning, or critical campus services only.

Agricultural Café
Closed
Arts Café
Closed

B

Bookstore (Shop USask)
Online
The online store is open and available for all course materials and general merchandise.

C

Campus/Field Activity
Limited
Return to campus/field activity for specific research, teaching and learning, or critical campus services only
Choices (at STM)
Closed
ConnectionPoint
Remote

Although ConnectionPoint are all now working remotely, we are still able to process all requests you submit on the ConnectionPoint Help and Services Portal. 

If you prefer to speak to someone, please contact us at 966-2000, leave a voicemail and one of our service agents will return your call promptly.

Please note the following changes:

  • Our Arts 258 location is temporarily closed (and we miss you!), however, you can contact us by selecting the request type below that best suits your needs.
  • Do not mail items to ConnectionPoint at this time as this will result in delays of an unknown duration. Please attach items electronically to your request.
  • All payments will be moved to electronic payment options. This includes vendor payments, individuals, payroll, service income, honorariums or reimbursement via physical cheque. Contact us for electronic payment options and to avoid delays.
Construction Projects
Limited
More Info Some projects may be ongoing.
Some projects, which have minimal impact to campus community and involve community contractors, may be ongoing to align with the current provincial directive of allowing continued construction activity.
Convocation
Postponed
Spring 2020 Convocation will be celebrated at a later date

D

Deliveries
Limited
More Info The University of Saskatchewan is working with the campus community to keep deliveries to a minimum through this time in order to support Saskatchewan Health Authority directives.

For staff and faculty:

Any delivery of a product that is not core or critical to university operations is discouraged at this time. Non-critical products received on campus will be stored until such time than an on-campus delivery can occur. Critical and core goods coming to campus must be labelled.

Staff and faculty with the necessary permissions to be on campus to support core and critical activities may arrange for campus delivery of goods received at the Facilities Warehouse.  Delivery from the Facilities Warehouse to a campus location can be made by sending a request to facilities.support@usask.ca

For suppliers, couriers, and service providers:

Effective April 1, all suppliers, couriers, and services provider may deliver goods, without prior approval, to the locations indicated below. Only product specifically consigned for these units will be accepted.  These locations are:

  • VIDO-Intervac, Shipping and Receiving
  • Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Shipping and Receiving
  • College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Shipping and Receiving
  • The Central Heating and Cooling Plant, Shipping and Receiving

Orders on a Facilities PO (starts with FM) may be delivered, without prior approval to:

  •  Facilities Warehouse, Shipping and Receiving.

All packages destined for other locations on campus are to be dropped off at the Facilities Stores loading dock, USB Building, 110 Maintenance Road and final delivery will be completed by USask personnel.

Suppliers, couriers, and service providers providing service to non-university entities such as the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre, the Canadian Light Source, etc. are to make independent arrangements with these organizations for delivery.

Dental Clinics
Closed
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
Remote

E

Essential Services
Hybrid
More Info USask is working diligently to maintain day-to-day services of its core and critical services on campus. These include:
  • utilities (heat, power, etc)
  • protective services
  • safety
  • student residences (food and lodging)
  • animal care
  • health and benefit support
  • payroll

Normal university operations will continue to the best of our abilities during this time.

Events
Limited
All on-campus and in-person events are cancelled until further notice. Some events are available online. Please contact the relevant event organizer for details about your particular event.

F

Facilities Support
Limited
More Info Service is being prioritized daily, and delays can be expected for certain services.

Custodial services have been enhanced but are focused only on areas that have been authorized to reopen. Non-essential service work is suspended for the duration of pandemic operations.

Faith Leaders
Limited
The USask Faith Leaders office is closed, but Faith Leaders can be reached by email or by phone
Fall Implementation Plan
Hybrid
More Info The plan provides the process for determining the details of a primarily remote (hybrid) delivery of classes for the fall term, with limited on-campus activities and people.

Stages of re-opening are guided by Federal and Provincial recommendations and guidelines, but USask may decide to move more conservatively in some areas.

Fall Term
Hybrid
Most students should plan for instruction that is entirely remote. In-person instruction will be extremely limited. Colleges/schools are communicating with students directly about plans for the fall term.
Fit Centre
Closed
See USask Rec's website for details.
Financial Aid
Limited
USask is no longer able to offer financial assistance in the form of bursaries or grants related to COVID-19. Students may be eligible to apply for other financial assistance

G

Galleries
Closed
Campus art galleries are closed
Gardening
Online
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
Closed
Greystone Theatre
Closed
Gwenna Moss Centre
Remote
Online workshops for remote teaching

H

Huskie Athletics
Limited
More Info Huskie Football and Soccer cancelled. Decisions for other sports still to be made.

First-term team sports canceled – Football and Soccer
First-term individual sports decision made by July 15– cross country
Sports spanning both first and second terms decision made by Oct 6—basketball, hockey, track & field, volleyball and wrestling
Season ticket holders
Those who had reserved seats in any of our venues for 2019-2020 will continue to have those same seats held and reserved for the 2021-2022 season.
Learn more

Huskie Health
Open
Huskie Health continues to offer in-person and remote physiotherapy for student athletes and the community.

I

ID Card
Closed
Bookstore is closed and unable to print Campus ID cards at this time.
Information Technology (ICT) Support Services
Hybrid
More Info ICT is closed but offering remote and limited in-person support

Remote teaching support for USask instructors

Working remotely for faculty and staff

Researching remotely throughout the research lifecycle

International (students)
Remote
Information for international students
International Student and Study Abroad Centre
Remote
The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is closed, but still offering remote services

K

Kids Camps
Closed
In-person camps have been cancelled for the summer of 2020 but some camps will be offered online. See the full list of camps for details.

L

Library
Hybrid
All university libraries are closed but offering remote services and contactless pickup.
Louis'
Closed
Louis' Loft
Closed

M

Mail
Limited

The delivery of all regular university mail has been suspended. Mail deliveries to university departments that have been identified as core or critical will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. All other mail will be held in a central location on campus.

Please consult your Facilities SBA if you have a specific mail request or contact Facilities Support Services if your department does not have an assigned Facilities SBA.
Marquis Culinary Centre
Limited
Culinary Services will offer modified food delivery for students required to be in self-isolation or quarantine in Residence
Merlis Belsher Place
Limited
More Info Merlis Belsher Place has been named as the primary field hospital location for Saskatoon and surrounding area.

The facility is currently being converted to a field hospital through a multiphase construction effort. Phase 1 (currently ongoing) will be setup to house up to 125 acute care patients and corresponding support staff. In addition to patient beds, the facility will also house supporting services such as a pharmacy, a medical imaging lab, and other critical hospital services.

Construction is scheduled to continue through to June 2020 and is an important component of the Saskatchewan Health Authorities (SHA) pandemic response plan. The use of Merlis Belsher Place as a field hospital provides capacity to handle a sudden and unexpected surge in COVID-19 positive cases. Thanks to the support of our campus community and our generous university donors, this facility will help to position the SHA to continue to serve the community in this unprecedented time.
Museum of Antiquities
Closed
Museum of Natural Sciences
Closed

O

Observatory
Closed

P

PAC - Physical Activity Centre
Closed
See USask Rec's website for details.
Pandemic Response and Recovery Team (PRT)
Ongoing
Pandemic Response and Recovery Team (PRT) responsible for planning and coordination of fall term and ongoing daily operational monitoring.
Payment Processing
Remote
More Info The University of Saskatchewan is moving to electronic invoice receipt and associated payment processing.

Submission of Invoices and Arranging for E-payment

Invoices:

If you already email your invoice to USask, continue to use the same email address and process as you currently use.

If you typically mail invoices to USask, please contact connectionpoint@usask.ca to setup electronic invoice reciept. 

Suppliers electing not to submit invoices electronically may face delays based on the service levels provided by Canada Post and the ability for staff to come onto campus to process these payments while respecting the guidance provided by the public health authorities.

Payment:

If you normally receive payment of your invoice via a physical cheque from USask, please sign up for an electronic payment option by calling ConnectionPoint at (306) 966-2000, leave a message and an agent will reply to you as soon as one is available.

USask will continue to process invoices that it receives, but suppliers who are not signed up for electronic payment will experience delays of unknown duration in receiving payment based on the service levels provided by Canada Post and the ability for staff to come onto campus to process these payments while respecting the guidance provided by the public health authorities.

Parking and Transportation
Limited
More Info Parking is limited and Saskatoon Transit will not be driving on campus.

The following parking lots will resume normal operations after the dates listed below.

Information for other parking lots
  • Agriculture parkade is closed.
  • Health Science parkade access is limited and may change as building access changes.
  • All other gated lots will be operating as normal with access via a valid parking permit or AVI tag. 
  • Parking in all visitor lots, in addition to metered parking spaces, is resuming normal operations effective June 16th. 
  • To ensure the health and safety of our customers, we encourage the use of PayByPhone   or Tap to Pay for contactless payment for parking.

We are committed to serving our customers as best and safely as possible. We have altered our operations to be able to provide our customers with everything required for parking without in-person contact. Please contact parking@usask.ca and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.


As of Thursday morning, April 2, as a preventative measure to protect the health and safety of our community, Saskatoon Transit will no longer be coming onto USask campus until further notice. This applies to the transit stop in front of Place Riel. Please check Saskatoon Transit site for up-to-date information on off-campus routes.

USask Parking Map     Saskatoon Transit

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Hybrid
Pharmacy
Limited
Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy remains open for curbside pick-up
Place Riel
Closed
Protective Services
Limited
To ensure the safety and security of the USask campus and its employees, Protective Services is still operating 24-hours, 7 days a week and can be reached at 966-5555.

R

Registration
Underway
Registration for Fall 2020 is underway
Research
Hybrid
Return to campus activity for specific research, teaching and learning, or critical campus services only

Researching remotely throughout the research lifecycle
Residence
Limited

S

Safety Resources
Limited
Shop USask (Bookstore)
Online
The online store is open and available for all course materials and general merchandise.
Spring and Summer
Remote
Spring and summer courses will be remote/online delivery only
Starbucks
Closed
Student Affairs and Outreach
Remote
Student Affairs and Outreach is closed but offering services remotely
Student Central
Remote
Student Central is closed but offering remote services
Student Employment and Career Centre
Remote
Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC) is closed but offering remote services
Student Learning Services
Remote
Remote services and support available.
Student Wellness Centre
Hybrid
Student Wellness Centre is closed but offering virtual health care (phone and web calls) and, if necessary, arranging in-person appointments off-campus
Subway
Closed

T

Tim Horton's
Closed

U

USask Rec
Closed
See USask Rec's website for details.

V

Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC)
Limited
Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) is only open to emergencies, urgent cases and cases already under treatment

The University of Saskatchewan continues to follow the guidelines of both the provincial and the federal government. These guidelines are updated frequently in response to the changing situation, and our approach in this situation will change as well. All measures USask takes is to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our campus community and beyond.

All recommendations will follow the best advice and information available and will be implemented to keep our campus community safe with as little disruption to our students.