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Learning Communities: a small group of students who share common courses, interests, and/or residence.

Transition Programs: unique programs for first year students transitioning from high school to university.

Academic Help: specialized help for math, academic writing, and study skills.


You can begin your studies in many U of S programs, and even complete some degrees, by taking classes at one of many off-campus sites located throughout Saskatchewan. 

Select a community below to see the programs you can begin or complete outside Saskatoon:

If you'd like to begin your U of S degree program at an off-campus site, the application process is the same as for students coming to Saskatoon:

Once you begin an application, there will be a question asking if you'd like to study at an off-campus location. Simply choose the off-campus site you prefer.

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Whether studying off-campus or on-campus, students want maximum flexibility in their study options to allow for greater balance with work, family and other life commitments. Off-campus students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of delivery modes and materials designed to provide a rich learning experience. All instructors, lab demonstrators and tutors meet academic requirements and are approved by the University of Saskatchewan. 

  • Off-campus face-to-face classes are delivered at off-campus sites throughout Saskatchewan. Typically, classes are offered on a weekly basis, although some may run twice a week or as 5 hour classes every 2 weeks. Your instructor could be someone from your community or someone who travels from site to site.
  • Online classes are delivered online through a web-based class management system to provide interactivity with your instructor and peers. Classes may be supplemented with interactive components such as audio, video and animation. Online classes often have a large discussion component that relies heavily on your input at specific points during the class.
  • Live Stream/Televised classes incorporate lectures and live interactive discussions with your instructor and other students. Locally-based tutors or proctors help facilitate discussions at off-campus sites, and telephone access to your instructor is available. Specially designed print packages guide you through the lectures, assignments and textbooks.
  • Independent Study classes are print-based, home study classes that provide more flexibility in choosing when to work on your class. A class guide directs you through your readings and assignments. You will have access to your instructor by phone or email. Many independent study classes are supplemented with additional learning materials such as print packages, CDs, DVDs, and some online resources.

Studying off-campus comes with many benefits to students who live outside of Saskatoon, either as you complete your first year of classes before moving to finish your degree, or as you work toward completing a program offered entirely at an off-campus site.


Beginning your studies closer to your home community, if you live outside of Saskatoon, can offer you a great deal of flexibility in terms of balancing your studies with work, and can also help you lessen some of the expenses associated with moving to pursue post-secondary education.

Focused support

Program and career counselling, essay writing help, course-focused group discussions and tutoring are all available at off-campus sites where U of S classes are offered. Whether you are a new student easing into university study or someone working toward completing your degree, support at off-campus sites is tailored to your experience and needs.

Qualified instructors

All instructors, lab demonstrators and tutors meet academic requirements and are approved by the University of Saskatchewan. Your instructor could be someone from your community, someone who travels from site to site or someone who teaches from the main campus via online, televised or multi-mode delivery. 

Personalized instruction

Classes offered at off-campus sites are often smaller than those offered on the main campus, creating more opportunities for one-on-one interaction with your instructors and tutors.

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