All university buildings are closed, with only limited access to employees deemed as critical to our core operations.
- 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.
- All university buildings are closed, with only limited access to employees deemed as critical to our core operations.
- Spring 2020 Convocation will be celebrated at a later date
- Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy remains open for curbside pick-up
- WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) is only open to emergencies, urgent cases and cases already under treatment
- Spring and summer courses will be remote/online delivery only
- All events are cancelled
- All university international travel is suspended, all incoming international travellers must self-isolate for 14 days
- University Library offering remote services
- Deliveries must be prearranged
- Payment processing
- International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is closed but offering remote services
- Student Central is closed but offering remote services
- Aboriginal Students' Centre (ASC) is closed but offering remote services
- The Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC) is closed but offering remote services
- Student Wellness Centre is closed but offering virtual health care (phone and web calls) and, if necessary, arranging in-person appointments off-campus
- Student Affairs and Outreach is closed but offering appointments remotely
- Access and Equity Services (AES) is closed but offering remote services
- The USask Faith Leaders office is closed, but Faith Leaders can be reached by email or by phone
The following parking lots are temporarily free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accommodate essential staff and students who are required to come to campus.
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 restrictions in all other visitor lots, in addition to metered parking spaces, will continue. All parking restrictions maintaining public safety remain in effect.
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.
- All retail food services have closed
- Culinary Services will offer modified food delivery for students required to be in self-isolation or quarantine in Residence
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.
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.
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
- student residences (food and lodging)
- animal care
- health and benefit support
Normal university operations will continue to the best of our abilities during this time.
For staff and faculty:
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Submission of Invoices and Arranging for E-payment
The University of Saskatchewan is moving to electronic invoice receipt and associated payment processing.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
All events are cancelled until further notice. Please contact the relevant event organizer for details about your particular event.