Fall Move-In Specific

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

FALL 2021 MOVE-IN DATES:

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 - Voyageur Place, College Quarter and Seager Wheeler Hall 

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 - 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. 

In line with the Government of Saskatchewan's re-opening plan, domestic students moving into Residence will not be required to quarantine upon arrival, effective July 12, 2021.

Federal Government of Canada restrictions and guidelines for international student arrivals are currently in affect. Please visit USask COVID-19 Updates for further information and resources pertaining to international arrivals. 

Based on a larger Fall 2021 move-in process, there will be limited availability on campus to complete required quarantine.

Throughout the month of July, USask Residence may be able to assist with student quarantine requirements, based on availability. 

Moving into August, 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.

Student arriving in July who have not already booked quarantine will need to email residence@usask.ca for quarantine availability, but should expect to arrange quarantine through off-campus options.

COVID-19 FAQ

We understand that many things are still changing and if students apply for 2021-2022 Residence accommodations and their plans change OR we are not able to welcome students back as planned – we will work with applicants to defer their application to the Winter 2022 term OR work with them to cancel their application and refund the $75 application fee back to the original method of payment in which it was received.

We understand that students are still working to finalize their plans for the fall and that a number of things can change between now and September.

Residence is committed to remaining flexible with our cancellation policy for the Fall 2021 recognizing that should a student's plan change and they advise us before the scheduled Fall Move-In Date, Residence Services will work to defer their Residence application to the Winter 2022 term or cancel their unit reservation for the fall and process a refund of their ROAF, back to the original method of payment which it was received.

The University, along with the Residence team, is working hard to determine what our Fall 2021 term will look like. Our goal, depending on the existing provincial health measures and the timing of Saskatchewan’s vaccine roll-out, is to be as open as possible, offering accommodation options in College Quarter, Seager Wheeler, Graduate House, Assiniboine Hall, Wollaston Hall and Souris Halls along with Voyageur Place which will have a meal plan component.  

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 will be will still be some reduction to the number of occupants in each building, so we encourage anyone interested in living in residence to apply early.

FALL/WINTER (Sept - April)

Students whose programs don't require in-person attendance will still be able to apply for Residence Accommodations this fall.

Despite being open to our fullest extent, there will be will 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 2021, 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.

If you left Residence without returning your bedroom or mailbox key these can be returned to the Residence Office via mail. Please include your name, NSID and room number and ensure that the envelope is completely sealed to avoid the key becoming lost in transit. Please note that any unreturned key's will result in extra charges to your Residence Services Account.

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.

We encourage remaining residents to continue submitting maintenance requests through our online portal. However, it is important that students are aware that we will be responding 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.

Guests within the Residence community continue to be restricted to protect the collective safety of our community.

Residents are now permitted to have no more than 1 guest per student in their unit at any given time provided that your guest lives in the same Residence building. Guests from other Residence buildings and from outside of the community continue to be prohibitied.

If your roommate breaches the above, you should remind them of the rules and have them ask the guest to leave, or inform Residence so that we may follow-up with a sanction.

Occupancy of the elevators and laundry rooms have been reduced to 1 person, or 1 set of roommates, at a time. Please maintain a distance of 2 meters between you and others, in accordance with the Government of Canada regulations.

  • 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.

Notable coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and a shortness of breath

  • If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, you should see a health care provider or call HealthLine at 811
    • If HealthLine 811 recommends acute care, they will provide instructions
    • If HealthLine 811 recommends you self-isolate, please contact the Residence Office immediately at covid19.residence@usask.ca or contact your RA on-Duty if it is after-hours

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