The University of Saskatchewan has suspended classes at one of its satellite campuses.

Activities at the Kenderdine campus at Emma Lake are on hold until at least 2016. University officials say the site needs millions of dollars in repairs and there's no money to do them.

“We simply don’t have the funds at this time to make the significant capital investment that this campus needs,” said Greg Fowlyer, acting vice-president of finance at the U of S. The Emma Lake campus opened in 1935. About 200 students were taking parts of their courses there last summer, and for several generations it has been a summer retreat for hundreds of artists. The campus also offered experimental learning opportunities in a number of studies.

The shutdown will also save the university about 500,000 dollars a year in operating expenses.