2. Prepare for remote learning. Preparation, persistence and holding yourself accountable are key to being a successful remote learner. Read tips and take an online tutorial about remote learning.
3. Get involved and build connections! We may be remote, but there are still opportunities for you to get involved and meet new people virtually. Attend online events, volunteer and join a student group.
4. Make your health and wellness a priority. Exercise, practise self-care and connect with friends. Ask for help when you need it, we’re here for you!
5. Explore the library online. The University Library provides academic and remote learning supports, including online workshops, appointments, research and learning guides and a live chat to ask questions. The University Library also offers contactless pickup for print materials and scanning services for print articles or book chapters.
6. Find direction with academic advising. Every college has an academic advisor and they want to help you!
7. Plan your finances and research your education funding options. Estimate your available funding (scholarships, loans, family support, employment, etc.) and costs to determine your budget. Consider applying for a continuing bursary (deadline: October 1). Research student loans, financial awards and student employment.
8. Purchase (and read) your textbooks! Access your textbook list in the My Textbooks channel in PAWS or on the Shop USask website. Buy your textbooks online and have them shipped to you, or select pickup at our Preston Crossing Shop USask location.
9. Remember to check your USask email account. It’s how the university keeps in contact with you. Access your USask email by logging into PAWS or set up your smartphone or other device to receive your USask email directly.
Visit students.usask.ca for a comprehensive guide to services and programs for all students at USask.