The Institute was built to provide a student residence for the post-secondary training and education of Ukrainian Catholic students and others, and continues with that main purpose. “Sheps” is located across the street from the university campus and St. Thomas More College, just minutes away from classrooms, libraries and all other university facilities.

It is a non-alcohol (dry), non-smoking residence which is here to help facilitate your goal in secondary education. We strive to provide a healthy environment for body, mind and spirit through the cooperation of community, residents and staff.

We look for students who are looking for an academic residence and who have respect for Christian values and ideals with respect to all activities, social and personal relationships. Students will have the opportunity to learn to live in an academic environment and to accept the responsibilities which are part of group living.

 Features include:

  • Academic living located across the street from the University of Saskatchewan campus and St Thomas More College
  • Just minutes away from classrooms, libraries, swimming pool and other recreational activities
  • Food Services: Our kitchen boasts daily home-cooked MSG free meals seven days a week. For those who can not make the regular meal schedule, a box lunch or supper late plate can be arranged with the cooks. Vegetarian and allergy sensitive options are available at each meal.
  • Safe, caring community
  • Security entry system to the building
  • Non-smoking/no-alcohol facility
  • Single or double occupancy furnished rooms
  • Smoke and fire alarms throughout
  • Sunday Liturgies in the chapel
  • 24 hour snack centre
  • Coin-op laundry facilities, ironing board, vacuum cleaner & cleaning supplies
  • Big screen TV room and games/recreation room
  • Fitness Centre equipped with dumbbells and squat rack.
  • Phone/internet/cable hook-up available in each room
  • Study & computer room with high speed internet and laser printer
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking:  Some Student parking is available at Sheptytsky.  On street and U of S parking arrangements can be made through the residence office.
  • Direct bus route downtown

The Ukrainian Connection

Throughout the year, Sheptytsky Institute offers the opportunity to learn more about Ukrainian culture and how it connects to our Eastern spirituality. Activities have included pysanky workshops (Ukrainian Easter egg writing) and kolach (Ukrainian Christmas bread) making. We observe the celebration of Ukrainian Christmas, Theophany and the Resurrection with special liturgical and social celebrations.

To apply for Sheptytsky Institute Residence, please contact Sheptytsky Institute at 306-653-711. To apply, you can also fill out an online application form under registration.