Living in Residence

Due to the primarily remote delivery of classes for the Fall 2020 semester, Residence will not proceed with our regular fall in-take of new students. However, Residence will be available to the below group of students:

  • Students whose academic programs require in-person attendance.
  • Students who are currently living in Residence will be allowed to remain on campus regardless of their program delivery method.
  • Students whose programs do not require in-person attendance may apply for an exception to live on campus. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis and approval is not guaranteed.

To view more information on Residence and our plans for Fall 2020 semester, please visit: livewithus.usask.ca.

If you have any questions, please contact Residence Services at: residence@usask.ca.

2020 Fall Term applicants

Students whose programs don't require in-person attendance will have several options available regarding their application for Fall 2020 semester:

  1. Defer your application to the Winter 2021 semester.
  2. Cancel your application and receive a full refund of your $75 Application Fee.
  3. Apply for an exception to live on Residence.

2021 Winter Term applicants

For those students who have requested to defer their application for the 2021 Winter Term - Residence Services will update your 2020-2021 Fall/Winter Residence application to the 2021 Winter Term and no further action will be required by the applicant.

Please note that the University has not confirmed its plans for the delivery of classes for the Winter 2021 session. Additional information regarding Residence will be provided to all applicants later in the fall semester.

COVID-19 guidelines

Our commitment to our community remains our very top priority and in an effort to promote the highest level of safety, the following guidelines are currently in effect throughout all of our Residence buildings and will remain in place until such a date that they can safely be removed or lessened.

  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) separation between you and others at all times.
  • Guests are not permitted in any Residence buildings/units. This includes both outside guests as well as guests that reside in the same building but do not live in the same unit.
  • 1 person maximum capacity, or the residents of a single unit, in laundry room facilities and building elevators.
  • Building common areas, including lounges and study spaces, have been closed and student access is currently restricted.
  • Residents are required to stay in their room/apartment unit at all times when in the building (with the understanding that you may leave only when necessary, such as going to class, to pick up groceries, for work, to receive deliveries, outdoor activities, to access garbage/laundry facilities or for medical emergencies).

Frequently asked questions

Due to the primarily remote delivery of classes for the Fall 2020 semester Residence will be available to students whose academic programs require in-person attendance.

Students who are currently living in Residence will be allowed to remain on campus regardless of their program delivery method.

Applicants for the upcoming year, whose programs do not require in-person attendance may apply for an exception to live on campus. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis and approval is not guaranteed.

Students whose programs don't require in-person attendance will have several options available regarding their application for Fall 2020 semester:

  1. Defer your application to the Winter 2021 semester.
  2. Cancel your application and receive a full refund of your $75 Application Fee.
  3. Apply for an exception to live on Residence.
Please review the communication sent to all applicants for detailed instructions. You may direct any questions to our office at residence@usask.ca.

Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis and thus it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list:

  • Limited or no access to reliable internet to complete academic requirements.
  • Unsafe or unstable living conditions.
Please email our office at: residence@usask.ca with a detailed outline of your specific circumstances and a team member will work with you directly to determine your eligibility for on-campus accommodation.

Please be advised that students will not be receiving time slots for the Fall 2020 semester.

Students who are eligible for Residence in the upcoming semester will be manually assigned to rooms. Due to limited room type availability, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Students with a medical need for a specific type of accommodation should contact Access and Equity Services to discuss their specific needs.

Residence—Student Life

Students living in Residence are encouraged to access the following services if they need support:

  • Counselor in-Residence (CIR) - residents can speak to the CIR by emailing intake@usask.ca and asking to speak with the CIR over the phone.
  • Your Student Life Coordinator for your respective Residence area, available 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri:
  • The RA on Duty for your respective Residence area, available daily from 7 pm - 7 am:
    • Seager Wheeler: 306-361-7656.
    • Voyageur Place: 306-281-4496.
    • College Quarter Phase 1: 306-290-4470.
    • College Quarter Phase 2: 306-291-9967.
    • Graduate House, Assiniboine Hall, and Wollaston Hall: 306-291-5007.

Read about other health and wellness supports available to all students.

Maintenance requests

We encourage students living in Residence to continue submitting maintenance requests through our online portal. However, staff will respond to emergency situations only. This practice will reduce traffic in the units with your health and safety in mind. Emergency maintenance can be reported to Protective Services at 306-966-5555 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.