Move-In Specific

All students are encouraged to arrive on the scheduled Residence Move-In Dates:

In order to manage the overall density of students arriving on campus for their move-in on the above dates, students will be provided with a specific time frame in which they should arrive to the move-in location. Move-In instructions, including student allocated time of arrival, will be communicated in the Residence Agreement, sent approximately 1 month prior to the main move-in dates.


SPRING/SUMMER - 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022 - College Quarter and Seager Wheeler Hall 

FALL 2022 MOVE-IN DATES:

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 - Voyageur Place, College Quarter and Seager Wheeler Hall 

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 - Graduate House, Assiniboine, Wollaston and Souris Hall

In order to manage the overall density of students arriving on campus for their move-in on the above dates, students will be provided with a specific time frame in which they should arrive to the move-in location. Move-In instructions, including student allocated time of arrival, will be communicated in their Residence Agreement, sent early in August. 

WINTER 2023 MOVE-IN DATE:

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 - All Buildings

Vaccinations and testing are recommended but no longer required as of April 8.

Note: This information is subject to change if and when updates are made by Health Canada or by emergency order or through a directive from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health or the Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan.

In line with the Government of Saskatchewan's re-opening plan, domestic students moving into Residence will not be required to quarantine upon arrival.

Please note the Government of Canada has implemented quarantine requirements that may affect students traveling internationally to Canada.

USask Residence will not be able to provide quarantine services for incoming international students. Exceptions may be able to be made for students who have reserved a studio or 1-bedroom accommodation in Graduate House or College Quarter Residence Halls, as long as there there is currently no one occupying this space.

Students moving into a Residence unit with multiple bedrooms and therefore, will be living with other student roommate(s), OR any unit type in either Souris Hall, Voyageur Place, Assiniboine Hall or Wollaston Hall, Residence Services will not be able to accommodate your quarantine on campus as these units are inadequate for quarantine requirements.

Students are encouraged to book through USask off-campus quarantine optionsStudents could move into their Residence unit once their off-campus quarantine is complete.

COVID-19 FAQ

Residence Services will continue to provide a safe and welcoming place to live, regardless of whether a student is participating in remote or in-person class delivery.

Despite being open to our fullest extent, there may still be some reduction to the number of occupants in each building, so we encourage anyone interested in living in residence to apply early.

Students whose programs don't require in-person attendance will still be able to apply and benefit from the services and supports offered through Residence when living on campus with us.

Despite being open to our fullest extent, there may still be some reduction to the number of occupants in each building, so we encourage anyone interested in living in residence to apply early. 

Timeslot letters will be distributed to current applicants beginning in May 2022, providing instruction and allowing access to the Residence Housing Portal to self-select their unit for the fall.

Please note that an applicants self selected unit is not guaranteed. Regardless of what fall looks like (remote or in person) Residence is committed to being as open as possible and ready to provide safe and welcoming housing to students looking to benefit from living and being supported on campus, but we need to reserve the right to change your unit allocation if specific areas of Residence are unable to reopen based on the status of the global health situation.
Students with a medical need for a specific type of accommodation should contact Access & Equity Services to discuss their specific needs.

A refund will be issued to the original method of payment. If your payment was made by cash or debit you will be contacted to arrange for direct deposit.

  • Stay at home (within your apartment)
  • Avoid contact with other people (other than people living within your apartment)
  • Refrain from visiting common areas, including lounges, entering apartments (other than your own), or congregating in hallways.
  • Minimize how often you enter or exit the building to obtain essential items by using delivery services where possible; when coming and going, go straight from your home to your destination and back without spending time in common areas such as hallways or lobbies.

If you develop any COVID-19 related symptoms, are contact traced, or test positive (at which point we should already be aware that you are isolating and be working with you), you must self-isolate in-place and inform us immediately. You are required to follow Residence’s risk-reduction isolation process, which includes:

  1. Isolate immediately and until receiving further instruction from Residence professional staff, who will contact you as soon as possible
  2. Contact (vie email or phone) covid19.residence@usask.ca, your RA, the RA on-duty, or a Coordinator to inform them about your situation immediately (including an up-to-date contact number)
  3. Call the provincial HealthLine (811) if you have not already done so
  4. Wait for a call from professional staff for further instructions; they will help plan your self-isolation, determine if moving to a quarantine space is required, and offer supports & resources
  5. Follow all instructions given by Residence staff and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for the duration of your isolation period
  6. Remain in isolation until formally released by both the SHA and Residence professional staff

Please note: if you fail to report symptoms, contact tracing, or positive test results, you will be subject to a fine and/or eviction.

The Student Life department would like to remind you of the available supports and resources, as we understand that this may be a stressful time for some of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you wish to access any of the following supports:

  • 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
  • The Wellness Centre– Due to COVID-19, the Wellness Centre services have moved off-Campus but are still available through telephone and web delivery. You can still access the physicians, nurses, counsellors, dietitians, and admin support. For services at the Student Wellness Centre, you can email them at wellness@usask.ca
  • Student Affairs & Outreach  - A team of Social Workers responsible for drop-in counselling, mental health intake, early alerts, student outreach, crisis response, psycho-educational groups, and consultation to faculty, staff, and students. Please contact them at 306-966-5757 or student.outreach@usask.ca.
  • Health Line– dial 811 to speak with a registered nurse. Any student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call Health Line. Available 24/7
  • Mobile Crisis– this is a 24/7 support line available for any students who are experiencing distress or crisis (eg. high levels of anxiety about their health or the current situation, or challenges with mental health)
  • Your Student Life Coordinator for your respective Residence area, available 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon – Fri:
    • College Quarter Phase 1, Seager Wheeler and Souris Hall: Annie Johnson – 306-966-6562 or annie.johnson@usask.ca
    • Graduate House, Assiniboine Hall, and Wollaston Hall: Dalton Van Der Nest – 306-966-6524 or dalton.vandernest@usask.ca.
  • The RA on Duty for your respective Residence area, available daily from 7 pm – 7 am:
    • Seager Wheeler: 306-361-7656
    • College Quarter Phase 1: 306-290-4470
    • Graduate House, Assiniboine Hall, and Wollaston Hall: 306-291-5007

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, your best source of information is through www.saskatchewan.ca. On that site, you can access the self-assessment tool. If you meet the criteria for testing, or if you have any questions the website can’t answer, call 811 to talk to a Registered Nurse.

We will continue to share as much new information as possible, as soon as we can, both centrally and through more local communications

Please continue to frequent https://updates.usask.ca/ for all University related updates related to Covid-19