Advantages of living with us
- Living in a vibrant, diverse, student-only residence community
- Ready access to our Faculty in Residence who can support you academically
Safety and well-being benefits
- Secure buildings and rooms with keycard access and security cameras, as well as regular patrols by USask Protective Services
- Support from Resident Assistants (RAs), highly trained student staff who live in each community, helping your transition to independent living
- Dedicated mental health professional, a Counsellor in Residence, available for you by appointment or drop-in sessions
- Wide range of residence events and programming for socializing and for your personal growth
- Residence Welcome Week, a full week of daily events that provides you opportunities to meet and connect with your neighbours, ask questions and familiarize with support services on campus and in residence
Graduate House is the University of Saskatchewan's newest residence, offering housing for graduate students (in post-graduate diploma, master's or Ph.D. programs) or students enrolled in professional programs, such as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine.
The four high-rise buildings that make up McEown Park offer something for students with various needs. Students with families, upper-year single students and couples without children, and other single students will all find a home in one of these buildings.
You are encouraged to apply for residence at your earliest opportunity when applications open because room offers are sent out on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to have been admitted to USask to submit your application to live in residence.
Early November to May
- Apply to live in Residence for the upcoming fall and winter terms.
Apply at your earliest opportunity when applications open because room offers are sent out on a first-come, first-served basis.
May to July
- Find out the date and time you can choose your room/unit.
Applicants will receive a timeslot letter by email providing the time and date for applicants to log on to the Residence Housing Portal and select their unit. Timeslot Offer letters also provide applicants with information about the Room Offer Acceptance Fee (ROAF) that must be paid to reserve the unit prior to the deadline provided.
- Pay the acceptance payment (ROAF).
The ROAF amount is equivalent to one month’s rent and is applied to the term rental fees.
- Read the Residence Agreement.
Agreements will be available to residents following their ROAF payment and must be read prior to accepting the terms outlined in the Residence Housing Portal.
- Submit the payment plan form by August 15.
August to September
- Move in.
Move-in dates are between end of August and the first week of September.
- Pay rent for the term.
The deadline is the first Friday following the move-in date.
Meal plans are offered as a required component of every student residence agreement and vary depending on the residence building you live in.
Our Culinary Centre offers a buffet of a wide variety of items from comfort foods to ethnic dishes. Enjoy your meal in our beautiful dining hall overlooking the Bowl, our main campus' central green space.
Housing in Saskatoon is very affordable compared to other Canadian cities and Saskatoon has excellent bus service, with routes travelling to campus from throughout the city. A U-Pass (bus pass) is included in your student fees.
The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) offers an online Housing Registry where landlords looking for student tenants post available rental properties, and where students can go to look for off-campus housing.
Living in Saskatoon
Located on the banks of the picturesque South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, USask is in the heart of our province's largest city. Saskatoon is known for its high quality of life, modern amenities, welcoming people and sense of community.
With a rising population of more than 270,000, Saskatoon offers many of the amenities of a large urban centre along with the friendliness and accessibility of smaller cities.
There is plenty to do in Saskatoon every season, with live music events, festivals and cultural experiences offered year-round. With its vibrant mix of many cultures, Saskatoon’s blossoming culinary and local shopping scenes also stand out.
Quick facts about Saskatoon
- Ranked first in Canada for air and water quality by Chatelaine Magazine
- One of Canada’s sunniest cities with more than 2,300 hours of sunshine annually
- Four distinct seasons
- Average summer temperatures range from 11°C to 30°C (52°F to 86°F)
- Average winter temperatures range from -12° to -22°C (10°F to -7.6°F)
- Canada’s Science City
- One of the lowest costs of living among major cities in Canada
- A leading centre of culture and learning, Saskatoon is also one of the most socially engaged and most literate cities in Canada.
Quick facts about Saskatchewan
- One of Canada’s strongest economies
- World’s largest producer and exporter of potash and uranium
- With approximately 100,000 lakes, nearly 10% of Saskatchewan’s surface area is water
- Five million acres of parkland, including two national parks and 35 provincial parks
- Culturally diverse and home to numerous acclaimed arts and culture festivals
- The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program helps non‑Canadians make Saskatchewan their home