A student's guide to free stuff in September

Though the reward is great, attending university can be a challenge—deadlines are plentiful and money is tight.

Sept. 6-8: Welcome Week

That’s why you have to take advantage of all the perks that come your way, like free stuff, and in no month is there more free stuff than in September.

Celebrate back to school with some of Saskatoon’s best DJs in the Bowl, which start at 11 am daily. The USSU Executive will also be there handing out the USSU Survival Calendar, chock full of coupons and deals to last you the year. While you're there, enter to win one of five $500 USSU scholarships—because free tuition is the best tuition.

And what would Welcome Week be without swag? Look out for companies all over campus handing out free goodies. 


Sept. 7: Pancake breakfast

The first meal of the day is the most important, so start it off with some complimentary flapjacks. Gluten-free options will be available.

Provided by the U of S employee associations (ASPA, CUPE 1975, CUPE 3287, PSAC, Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan and USFA).

7:30–10 am in the Bowl.


Sept. 7: Carless drive-in

Grab some snacks, a comfy lawn chair and settle into the Bowl for this year movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. 

The show starts at 9 pm.


Sept. 8: Huskie Football Homecoming Game

Show your valid student card and enjoy the game at no cost. Be sure to stick around for the traditional toga run at halftime—a U of S tradition unlike any other.

This year, the U of S Alumni Association is upping the ante. Join in on the pre-game fun in Rally Alley, located adjacent to Griffiths Stadium at PotashCorp Park. Enjoy food vendors, games and a performance from Canadian country music sensation Brock Andrews. And be sure to check out the Alumni Association tent in Rally Alley and Griffiths Stadium for cheering swag, prizes and more.

It all gets underway at 5 pm.


Sept. 20: Campus Career Expo

Aside from invaluable networking opportunities with potential future employers, the career fair is a rich resource of free pens, sticky notes and USB flash drives—essential tools to keep you organized this academic year.

10 am-4 pm at the PAC gym.


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