Move in times and dates

Each year we experience a high volume of students moving into Residence in a very short timeframe, requiring us to assign specific move-in dates for each Residence. It is important that you schedule your arrival according to the date and time provided below for your move-in. Please ensure that you have made all travel, hotel and flight arrangements necessary to coincide with the below Move-in times.


  • Voyageur Place Move-In Date: August 30, 2017
  • Seager Wheeler Move-In Date: August 30, 2017
  • Assiniboine, Wollaston & Souris Move-In Date: August 30, 2017
  • College Quarter Move-In Date: August 31, 2017
  • Graduate House Move-In Date: August 31, 2017


  • Move-In Date For All Residence Buildings: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:00pm (noon)

Please note, the Residence Services Office will be closed over the holiday break beginning Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:30pm and re-opening Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and therefore we are unable to accommodate early arrival requests between these dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Residence Services Office by email at or phone 306.966.6775.

What to bring

To help you feel at home when you move in, we advise you to bring the following:

  • Health Care Card and all medications
  • Copies of your prescriptions (e.g. medications, glasses, contacts, etc.) and your important documents (e.g. passport)
  • Contact information for family and friends

Kitchen supplies
  • Small amount of specialty (non-perishable) spices/dry ingredients from home that you might not be able to find in Saskatoon
  • Special cup/plate/chopsticks, etc. Items that remind you of home
  • Specialty tea/coffee
Bathroom Supplies
  • Your favourite toothpaste, soap, shampoo that might not be available in Canada
  • Favourite non-prescription medications (e.g. headache remedy or cough syrup)

  • Clothing for all seasons that you can layer
  • Warm clothing recommended for winter
  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
Bedroom Supplies
  • Electric power bar with surge protection—to protect your electronics
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Study lamp that does not have a combustible or plastic cover
  • Power adapter
  • High-speed internet cable (if applicable)
Kitchen Supplies (all residences with the exception of Voyager Place):
  • Dishes, pots, pans, cutlery
School supplies
  • Notebooks
Bathroom Supplies
  • Toiletry items, including hair dryer/curling iron which operate on 110 volts (60Hz and fit into Canadian power outlets)
  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies
Linens & Laundry
  • Bedding: twin sheets, pillowcases, blankets, pillow
  • Towels
  • Laundry bag or basket and laundry detergent

What not to bring

These items are not permitted so please do not bring them with you! (This list is not all-inclusive).
  • Stereo speaker systems
  • VP Residents: appliances or cooking and heating appliances such as microwaves, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers and bread makers. These items are fire hazards and it would be considered a breach of your Residence Agreement if you have one in your room
  • Candles, incense, fireworks, sparklers, etc.
  • Guns or knives, including air guns and hunting guns
  • Room heating devices or alcohol lamps
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances
  • College Quarter, Graduate House and Voyageur Place - Furniture
  • Air conditioners
  • Freezers
Storage is very limited and is only available during the academic year. Please only bring items that you know you will have space for! You can always bring more items from home if you go home during Thanksgiving break.

Residence linens

The University of Saskatchewan Residence Services Office is partnering with Residence Linens in order to provide our incoming students with optional affordable bedding packages, kitchen kits and dormitory safes to make your move-in process as easy and worry free as possible. Your order will be delivered directly to the University of Saskatchewan Residence Services Office for pick up on your scheduled move-in date (please refer to your Residence Agreement for your move–in date).

For more information and to submit an order for Residence Linens, please visit the Residence Linens website. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Linens directly through their website or at 1-800-352-3404. Please note, any concerns or issues with items following pick up should be directed to Residence Linens directly at the telephone number provided above and not the Residence Services Office.

After you've moved in

One of the first things you need to complete after moving in is a Unit Condition Report (UCR). A UCR is used to record the condition of your unit upon moving in. Your Unit Condition Report (UCR) will be compared to the UCR from your Move-Out inspection so we can assess any applicable cleaning or damage charges upon move-out. With the exception of general wear and tear, your unit should be left in the same condition when you vacate as when you first took possession.

It is your responsibility to carefully complete your UCR at Move-In to ensure that the condition of your unit is recorded accurately and thoroughly.