2021 Winter Term

Most students should plan for instruction that is entirely remote. In-person instruction will be extremely limited and offered only where necessary. Colleges/schools will communicate with students directly about plans for the winter term.

The planned delivery model will combine primarily remote online learning, with limited classroom, laboratory, clinical, and physical instruction only where warranted and where circumstances permit, in consultation with public health and Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer.

For students concerned about making travel and living arrangements for the winter term, every effort will be made to communicate information about the mode of delivery of specific programs as soon as possible.

The health and safety of our campus community has been our primary focus throughout this pandemic and will continue to be our top priority as we plan for a limited and very cautious reopening of our campuses. With thoughtfulness, responsiveness and resiliency, we will continue to work with the province to adjust our plans as necessary as we remain focused on delivering our world-class academic programming and research.

Changes in procedures due to COVID-19

Health and safety guidelines

As some of you return to campus it is important for you to be aware of and adhere to protocols and guidelines to help promote a safe and supportive environment.

Sick notes

If you need an extension on course work or need to miss a class or an exam because you are sick, your instructor should not ask you to provide a sick note.

Supports and services

Remote learning

Get help with online tools and accessing your coursework, exams and learning supports remotely.

Shop USask Bookstore

The online store is open and available for all course materials and general merchandise.

Student Central

Don't know who to call? Start at Student Central, they can help with questions about finances, registration, academic life and more.

Accessibility and accommodations

USask is guided by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and the duty to accommodate individuals requiring accommodations based on disability, religion, family status, and gender identity.

Accessibility is of critical importance as we transition to online and alternative methods of course delivery.

Frequently asked questions

Classes

Remote Delivery will take different forms in different classes (email, livestream, Blackboard, etc.). Some aspects of classes (particular assignments, labs, tutorials, examinations, etc.) may be cancelled or altered during this time. Instructors have been authorized to make changes to assignments, grading schemes and exam formats as appropriate to each course. Please contact your instructor for specific changes to each course.

If you do not have access to a computer or reliable internet in your off-campus location, you are encouraged to connect with your instructors for alternative options.

If you need an extension on course work or need to miss a class or an exam because you are sick, contact your instructors, explain your situation and work together on a solution. Your instructor should not ask you to provide a sick note.

You should communicate with your instructors and academic advisors about your course progress and any concerns you may have as the semester progresses.

Faculty members are determining how alternative delivery methods will work for each course. They will communicate to students directly.

All university buildings are closed, with only limited access to those authorized to come on campus.

Exams

Yes, if you experience an extenuating circumstance that impacts your ability to write a final exam, you may be eligible to request a deferred exam. Please contact your college's general office to apply for a deferred exam.

Registration

Textbooks

Our extended returns period is from August 3rd - September 28th, 2020. Items must be in store-bought condition and be accompanied by the receipt.

We will email your access code and/or etexts to you within 24 hours of placing your order.

2019 Fall Term:

The extended return period begins August 5th. This means you have until September 20th to return a textbook, as long as it is in store-bought condition and you have the receipt.
Please note that we do not allow the return of any textbooks purchased between November 11th and December 6th.

2020 Winter Term:

The extended return period begins December 9th. This means you have until January 17th to return a textbook, as long as it is in store-bought condition and you have the receipt.
Please note that we do not allow the return of any textbooks purchased between March 16th to April 17th.

At all other times we have a two-week return policy.