COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions for Arts and Science Undergraduate Students

Updated: January 7,2022

The College of Arts and Science continues to monitor the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and will provide relevant information to students as needed.

USask is following the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

For university updates, please visit covid19.usask.ca

Beginning January 10th, every member of the USask community—all students, faculty, and staff—will be required to be fully vaccinated before coming onto campus. Please refer to the vaccination FAQs for more details.

On campus, every member of the USask community will be required to wear a mask in all indoor USask spaces. Please refer to the Health and Safety Requirements for more details.

From Jan. 10th-Feb. 7th, with the exception of a limited number of lab-based and studio courses, Arts and Science classes will be delivered remotely (online). Following the remote-start period, Arts and Science courses will be delivered in remote, in-person, and blended modalities (respectively) for the remainder of the Winter term. Please contact your instructor if you have questions about the mode of delivery for your class.

Details regarding the delivery format for Spring/Summer 2022 classes have not yet been determined.

Here is a video to clarify how you can determine whether your class will be delivered in-person or online.

The following is the list of Arts and Science courses for which some or all learning activity has been approved for face-to-face teaching during the remote-start period (Jan. 10th-Feb. 7th, 2022).

Subject

Course

ARCH

250.3

ARCH

458.3

ARCH

300.3

ART

111.6

ART

151.3

ART

152.3

ART

216.6

ART

223.3

ART

242.3

ART

251.3

ART

323.3

ART

473.3

ART

487.3

ART

872.3

ART

342.3

ART

442.3

ART

842.3

ART

327.3

ART

477.3

ART

852.3

ART

495.3

BIOL

380.3

BIOL

480.3

BIOL

481.3

BMIS

489.3

DRAM

325.3

DRAM

363.3

DRAM

368.3

DRAM

418.3

DRAM

463.3

DRAM

469.3

CHEM

112.3

CHEM

115.3

CHEM

146.3

CHEM

221.3

CHEM

231.3

CHEM

242.3

CHEM

250.3

CHEM

255.3

CHEM

354.3

CHEM

375.3

CHEM

380.3

CHEM

420.3

CHEM

482.3

CHEM

483.3

GEOL

226.3

GEOL

447.3

GEOL

465.3

EMUS

339.3

MUS

428.3

MUAP

201

MUAP

202

MUAP

203

MUAP

204

MUAP

205

MUAP

206

MUAP

207

MUAP

208

PSY

324.3



Remote Delivery means that classes will be delivered online and not in-person. Some courses will be delivered on a specific day and time so students must be online at that time. This is called ‘synchronous’ delivery. Some courses will not be delivered on a specific day and time, so students will not be required to be online at that time. This is called ‘asynchronous’ delivery.

Students taking asynchronous courses will need to be more self-directed in their studies. Many courses will include both synchronous and asynchronous elements, so be sure to read your course syllabus carefully, as online attendance may impact your grades. If you are unsure about a class, please contact your instructor.

Please visit this bookstore page for information about how to order textbooks for your classes.

Final exams scheduled for the April 2022 exam period may be delivered in-person or remotely, depending on the course delivery of the class. Due to the delayed start to Term 2, the final exam period is now scheduled for April 9th-30th, 2022.

Please read your course syllabus carefully, and if you have questions about the format of your final exam, please contact your instructor.

Yes, if a student experiences an extenuating circumstance that impacts their ability to write a final exam, they may be eligible to request a deferred exam. Deferred exams must be requested within three business days of the scheduled date of the exam. For more information, or to request a deferred exam, please click on the link below.

Yes. In-person academic advising has been suspended, but the Undergraduate Student Office and the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success will continue to advise students remotely by phone, email, or WebEx. To book an appointment with an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Science, please go to the Academic Advising Appointment site.

If a student registers in any classes that will be delivered in-person, they must be in Saskatoon to complete the requirements for those classes. 

The delivery mode of classes cannot be changed to satisfy individual student needs.  For example, if a class is scheduled to be delivered in person, a remote version of the class will not be added to accommodate students living outside of Saskatoon.  If a class is scheduled to be delivered remotely, an in-person version of the class will not be added to accommodate students living in Saskatoon and the surrounding area.

Please note that good internet connectivity is a requirement for successful remote learning. Please check the minimum requirements. If the internet at your home does not meet those minimums, consider remaining in Saskatoon if this is already your place of residence.

For international students, please visit this page for information about how COVID-19 may impact your studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Visit this page for information about how COVID-19 impacts Residence living.

For international students, please visit this page for information about how COVID-19 may impact your studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Yes!  As of November 2021 the student travel restrictions have been lifted.  Student can once again plan to participate in study abroad opportunities in 2022.  The pandemic situation can change quickly, so please visit this page for information about changes to Study Abroad and international travel due to COVID-19.

Yes. Students who have completed their program requirements must apply to graduate online by March 31st, 2022.

Yes. If you have completed your program requirements but wish to wait until Fall 2022 to graduate, you may do so. Students may also request a Letter of Confirmation from the Undergraduate Student Office. This is beneficial for students applying to graduate school, or for employment purposes.

Tuition payment deadlines are posted in PAWS and at students.usask.ca.

Students may be eligible for crisis financial aid to help them through an unexpected temporary financial crisis. Please contact Student Central at askus@usask.ca and be sure to include a brief description of your needs in the message.

If you are experiencing distress due to extenuating circumstances (including COVID-19), there are a number of health and wellness supports available to USask students on campus. These services are currently being offered through remote delivery.

Students and their families can also access supports through Family Service Saskatoon and Saskatoon Open Door Society.

For essential information for students regarding COVID-19 please visit this website.

For other student health and wellness resources at this time, please visit this website.