Effective March 23, all campus buildings are closed and employees, unless explicitly told otherwise, are to work from home.
Critical operations, maintenance and security will be maintained while supporting the health and well-being of employees through arrangements to ensure proper social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting.
Request for Campus Activity
You can make a request for increased activity on campus related to specific research, teaching and learning, or critical campus services only.
At this time, it is anticipated that there will be no in-person classes until September, 2020 at earliest.
All course instructors are to be working remotely as they continue to offer their courses in alternate ways to ensure our students can successfully complete the term. Information and support for offering courses and exams remotely will continue to be updated teaching.usask.ca/remote-teaching and there are staff available to support this work.
Students who do not have access to computers or reliable internet in their off-campus locations are encouraged to connect with their instructors for alternative options.
Note: Support will be in place to assist you in identifying alternative options. Information will follow on the remote teaching site teaching.usask.ca/remote-teaching
All off-campus locations and programs (Prince Albert, Regina and regional colleges) will be following the same directions as the main campus.
There will be no in-person exams for courses offered during Winter Term 2020, or Spring and Summer 2020 terms.
The university will use the existing exam schedule with regard to timing of exams for the Winter 2020 Term.
The University of Saskatchewan has implemented a working remotely policy, while ensuring the core functions of the university remain operating. This policy aligns with the government’s emergency declaration.
During this period, students will not need a medical note if they are not participating in class, need to miss an examination, or are requesting an extension. We don’t want our students overwhelming the medical system with requests for notes from doctors at this time.
Spring and Summer Classes
Spring and Summer courses will be held at the University of Saskatchewan, but in an online (remote) delivery mode only. As not all classes currently listed in the Spring and Summer 2020 class calendar are suited to online delivery, it is anticipated there will be some changes to the classes offered. All Spring and Summer 2020 classes are currently being reviewed.
With the change to remote delivery, some colleges may decide to add new offerings to the Spring and Summer calendar, so please continue to check class listings and availability
Spring 2020 Convocation postponed
In line with federal and provincial requirements regarding COVID-19 prevention, and supporting the university’s decision to close the campus to public visitors until further notice, Convocation ceremonies in June 2020 are postponed.
Despite this postponement, however, degrees will still be conferred in June to graduating students, but through alternative means instead of in-person convocation ceremonies. More information about what this will look like will be made available as soon as possible.
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. If you need help, use the university's employee and family assistance program.
Also, be considerate to people around you. The World Health Organization has put out a Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak factsheet.