COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Campus Updates

The University of Regina recognizes that students, faculty, and staff may have questions about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

The University has established an operational team through the Emergency Operations Centre to monitor the situation and communicate to the campus community. This web page will be updated as required to provide information to the University community about the coronavirus outbreak, including campus communications and additional resources and information.

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You can also follow the University of Regina's official social media accounts. Please note that any official campus-wide announcement will be provided on this website or through these channels listed below. 

 

Latest Update (as of April 3)

*To see all previous updates, please see the All Updates tab.

1. VIDEO UPDATE FROM DR. THOMAS CHASE, INTERIM PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR

2. STUDENT SUPPORT - CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

Are you a student who has earned at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the last 12 months?

If your job was adversely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for benefits under the new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) recently announced by the Federal government. You could be a Co-op/Internship student or simply a student who works part-time during the school year. Basically, if you earned $5,000 in the last year, and held a job (even a part-time job), that was terminated as a result of Covid-19, you may be eligible for $2,000 a month for four months through the CERB. Students who believe they may be eligible to apply can do so beginning April 6 (application dates vary based on birth month).

Find more information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

3. GRADING OPTIONS FOR THE WINTER 2020 SEMESTER

 After consultation with faculty, the University of Regina will provide students with new options regarding how their grades are reported. Students may:

  • Complete the course and receive the mark that they have earned. Students will receive a numerical grade as they have been accustomed to doing.
  • Complete their course and receive a passing grade and choose to receive a mark of CRC (Credit COVID-19). CRC denotes a passing grade and will be recognized as completion of U of R course requirements but will not affect the student’s grade point average (GPA). The deadline for students to select this option is May 31, 2020.
  • Complete the course and request to receive a NCC (No Credit – COVID-19) grade. The NCC will not affect the GPA. Students who do not pass due to failure to complete a final exam or other key component of the course, will not be eligible for NCC. The deadline to choose this option is also May 31, 2020.
  • Choose to withdraw from classes and receive a “Grade of W”. The withdrawal deadline is being extended to April 9, 2020, the last day of classes for the Winter semester. Students who choose to withdraw from a class will avoid a negative impact on their GPA.

Students can choose one of the above options for each Winter 2020 semester course they are registered in. In addition, normal processes related to retroactive withdrawal for medical/ compassionate reasons, deferral requests, grade appeals, etc. continue to be available to students, in cases where their individual circumstances may not be adequately recognized through these new grading approaches.

4. INFORMATION ON HOW TO SELECT GRADING OPTIONS FOR THE WINTER 2020 SEMESTER

For more information and instructions on how to select grading options, including a table of considerations, go to https://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/academic-contingencies.html


Questions?

We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the COVID-19 outbreak and actions the University is taking to address this issue.

Please review these FAQs and if you still have questions or concerns, fill out our email contact form.

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