Student Orientation

Orientation Expo

Joining the University of Saskatchewan as a student can seem like an intimidating process. Luckily for those interested in sustainability, there are many opportunities to get involved through the rest of your university career. Each year at the USask Orientation Expo, the Office of Sustainability will be on hand and available to answer your sustainability-related questions and introduce you to the many initiatives and opportunities there are available to students.

USSU Student Handbook

Each year the USSU Student Survival Handbook features a section on sustainability and student life. Be sure to read through this to update yourself on alternative transportation, sustainability student funding, and many other important things for the freshman student.

Employee Orientation

New employees at the University of Saskatchewan receive an introduction to the Office of Sustainability during employee orientation procedures. The Office of Sustainability is currently working with Human Resources to include expanded sustainability content in employee orientation sessions.

Intro to Campus Sustainability

The University of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon share a recycling program, meaning that all accepted recyclable materials go into a single bin. Just look for the blue bin and leave your recycling in our hands.

For any and all recycling-related questions, visit our waste and recycling page for more information.

Getting to and from campus can lead to some questions for the new student. Saskatoon is a fairly car-centric city, which can be unfamiliar to students from larger transit-oriented centres.

USask has made strides to make sustainable transportation easier for students. Your U-Pass can be picked up from the USSU Main Office in Upper Place Riel and is your ticket to free transit around the city. 

If you're someone who likes to get out and active during their commute, the University of Saskatchewan is home to one of the largest interconnected networks of multi-use pathways in Canada including connections to the beautiful Meewasin River Valley trail system. Bikes, boards, wheels, and runners alike are able to get to and around campus this way.

The USask student transportation page includes a convenient roundup of these options to peruse at your own leisure.

The University of Saskatchewan Campus is a beautiful and daunting landscape. Its character-filled buildings both old and new stretch out in all directions, hiding a number of seemingly-invisible sustainability features. The Office of Sustainability offers a Campus Sustainability Tour that can help both new and experienced students explore campus and discover what strides we've made in improving sustainability around the university.

Living in residence at the University of Saskatchewan offers a number of opportunities to make new friends, discover new activities, and stay close to your studies on campus. The Office of Sustainability has made efforts to make living sustainably in residence easy and convenient for USask students. Head over to our Living Sustainably in Residence page for more information.

For students looking to get involved with sustainability, opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan are plentiful. There are many student groups involved in sustainability around campus that are always open to accepting new members into their clubs. For those feeling generous with their time, volunteer opportunities are widely available; a list of potential opportunities can be found on our Volunteer Opportunities page.