Are you a new USask student who is about to start classes in Prince Albert?

Visit our new students page for everything you need to know.

PA Campus Learning Supports

Anyone taking classes at the USask Prince Albert Campus has access to free on-campus learning supports. You do the work.

The Prince Albert/DEU Writing Centre provides tools and support to help you write effective essays, reports and reviews.

Prince Albert Campus Writing Centre

Simply submit a project draft and a qualified tutor will assess your work and offer advice on ways to improve your project.

Contact the tutor if you have difficulty getting started, or want advice on constructing an outline.

  • Write a project draft. Tutors do not replace writing instruction in your classes – they enhance and support it. Tutors will not write, edit or proofread assignments and will not ghostwrite essays or offer instruction in English as a second language.
  • Use the following timelines when submitting:
    • Submit your assignment by email at least 2-3 days (48-72 hours) before the due date.
    • Assignments may be submitted on weekends but return times may be slower.
  • Your assignment will be returned along with a tutor critique sheet. The critique sheet will provide comments about the following areas:
    • What are the paper's strengths?
    • Describe any weaknesses concerning the thesis or focus, voice or tone, organization, development, paragraphing etc.
    • The tutor will suggest a strategy to improve on each weakness and offer additional comments to help you with your assignment.

Send a completed submission form along with your assignment to You will receive a response from a tutor confirming receipt of your assignment.

To discuss your assignment with the tutor email with the questions concerning your project.

Academic skills and support

Learning Hub

The University Library provides a wide variety of academic resources and online supports including study guides, tip sheets, learning events and videos to enrich your learning experience and help you improve your academic performance.

The University Library offers study skills help, including pre-recorded workshops, resources and online help.

Student Wellness and Cultural Supports

Mental Health and Wellness

Need someone to talk to?

USask Prince Albert Campus students are able to meet with counselors in person or virtually. Pop in and meet your counsellors in Room 168. Counselor schedules and contacts are posted outside the office door.

Make an appointment by email at or by phone: (306) 765-3909.


Cultural Supports

Smudges are held Mondays at 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Space. Everyone is welcome. Smudging is also available to students upon request.

Disability services and support

Access and Equity Services (AES)

Access and equity services are available for Prince Albert campus students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s) including disability, religion, family status and gender identity. In order to qualify, students register with the AES office. Once registered, PA Campus students email their accommodation letter to their instructors and for further instruction.


Distance and Distributed Library Services

Learn how you can access materials from the USask library.


Academic Advisors

If you have questions about your program, you have access to onsite advisors at the Prince Albert campus as well as your college advisor at the main USask campus in Saskatoon.

Transfer classes

Common Visiting Students

Prince Albert students taking distance and off-campus classes through the University of Regina or Saskatchewan Polytechnic can take University of Saskatchewan classes for transfer credit by applying as a common visiting student.

Online course tools

PAWS and Canvas


PAWS, your personalized access to web services at USask, is a customizable web environment used by students, faculty, staff and alumni. PAWS is where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more.

PAWS quick tips


You may be taking courses through Canvas, the learning management system at USask. Classes in Canvas should be available about a month before the start of class but instructors may limit access while they prepare. Course materials will remain in Canvas for up to four years after the class ends.

Instructors may record videos using Panopto for some of your classes. You can access Panopto videos from your Canvas course, or you can use your NSID to log into Panopto.

Canvas information
Panopto information

Grades and transcripts

Grades and transcripts can be viewed in your PAWS account.

Career Planning

Career Services

Career Services helps prepare University of Saskatchewan students and alumni for their future careers by providing resources, one-on-one guidance, networking events, employer information sessions, career fairs and job postings.