Our residences can be your home away from home and provide you with an unparalleled living environment. Along with the convenience of living close to classes and university facilities, you will be living in a safe, study-oriented setting where you can access continuous academic and personal support.
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
- FREE tutoring led by Ph.D. students multiple nights a week
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
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.
We offer a variety of housing options in our USask residences.
Perfect for first-year students
Located in the heart of campus, Voyageur Place includes four co-ed (both male and female), male-only and female-only residence halls—Athabasca Hall, Saskatchewan Hall, Qu'Appelle Hall and Qu'Appelle Hall Addition—where you will be able to enjoy:
- three nutritious and delicious buffet-style meals every day at the Marquis Culinary Centre
- easy access to a network of tunnels and skywalks leading directly to other buildings on campus (an attractive feature during the winter)
- furnished, traditional single- or double-occupancy dormitory-style rooms
- access to tutoring and a Faculty-in-Residence program
- numerous activities planned by residence life staff, and
- a thriving residence community where you can meet other students easily.
Students live together in a lively, multi-cultural environment in fully furnished two-, three- and four-bedroom units. You are a short walk from all of your classes and have the added benefit of being part of an engaged community in Saskatoon with a friendly, inclusive atmosphere.
College Quarter suites are bright and modern, as are the lounges and study spaces, which offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. Social events, in-house tutoring and community activities help students feel connected, both to their neighbours and the campus nearby.
- In-suite kitchen and common area
- Private bedrooms
- Utilities, internet and free laundry included
For upper-year students, couples or students with families
The four high-rise buildings that make up McEown Park offer something for students with various needs.
- Assiniboine Hall and Wollaston Hall: one- and two-bedroom suites for upper-year students, including couples
- Souris Hall: two-bedroom apartments for students with children
- Seager Wheeler Hall: six-bedroom apartments, each with shared living and dining space
For graduate students, students in professional programs or undergraduate students registered in their fourth year or higher
Graduate House is USask's newest residence, offering housing for graduate students (in master's or Ph.D. programs), students enrolled in professional programs (such as medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) or undergraduate students registered in their fourth year or higher.
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.
Homestay for international students
International students can also apply to live with a local family in Saskatoon through the Canada Homestay Network. Homestay placements are available for both USask Language Centre students and international students seeking degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.
Clicking on the link above will take you to the Canadian Homestay Network, which is an independent organization not operated by the university. Any arrangements for accommodations will be solely between you and the Canadian Homestay Network. While we intend to provide links to other websites that have similar high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites. Learn more.
In addition to exploring off-campus housing and apartments, there are also a number of affiliated residences on campus or nearby that you may want to consider:
- Mohyla Institute
- St. Andrew’s Residence
- Horizon College and Seminary Residence
- College and Wiggins Residence
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
This is a place of opportunity, diversity and innovation. As a student here and after you graduate, you will come to appreciate why so many have chosen to call this place home.
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, that helps non‑Canadians make Saskatchewan their home