The best study spots at the University of Regina

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: July 16, 2021 5:00 a.m.

These study areas are the pits...and so much more! Check out our Top 5 Study Spots at the University of Regina.
These study areas are the pits...and so much more! Check out our Top 5 Study Spots at the University of Regina. Photos by UAC unless otherwise noted

You can feel the excitement on campus as summer renovations are wrapping up and the University prepares to reopen for in-person classes for Fall 2021. If you are as excited as we are, we have already scoped out a few perfect spots on campus to study, relax and unwind between classes.

Click here for a campus map of the main buildings at the University of Regina and directions on how to get to the University. Below is a list of submitted student, alumi and staff study spots favourites.

1. The Adhum Pit (located in the Administration-Humanities Building – Main Campus, 3719 wīnkaškōn Loop)
One of the main buildings on campus, there is ample room to stretch your legs in the ‘Adhum Pit’ between classes. While in the building you can check out the Registrar’s Office located on the second floor where students can find out useful information about enrolment, requesting transcripts, getting a student ID card (or replacement), graduation or convocation, forms you might need, and more. Visit the Registrar’s Office website


A scenic, first-person view of lounging
in the famous Adhum Pit.


2. The Dr. John Archer Library (Main Campus, 3715 University Drive North)

Located a short walk from the Adhum Pit is the Dr. John Archer Library. This is the main library at the University of Regina available for students daily, and full of useful academic resources to help you with that next essay, free computer labs and lots of study nooks. Learn more about the library and many free resources available here. 

The Dr. John Archer Library is also free
as one of the many virtual campus
backgrounds you can download for your
computer desktop or next remote class
background. Download it here.
Photo: U of R Photography.


3. Lab Café [Laboratory Building] (Main Campus, 3711 Sureau Loop)

Located between the Classroom Building and the Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) is the Laboratory Building more commonly referred to as the Lab Café. Located within the heart of the University, it’s the perfect juncture spot between classes to grab a quick study break.

One of several study areas available
in the Laboratory Building to students.


4. Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) Building (Main Campus, 3805 Wibazuka Road)

One of the architectural gems on campus is the Research and Innovation Centre or RIC building. This state-of-the-art, open concept building, featuring many skylights and windows was voted as a student favourite. The second floor is a perfect spot to catch a scenic view of the campus and some study time.

View of the RIC Building second floor.

5. William Riddell Centre (Main Campus, 3907 Buffaloberry Way)

One of the main areas at the University, this is the perfect place to grab a study spot and a snack from one of the nearby food vendors or catch up with classmates over coffee.

Located on the second floor of the Riddell Centre is the URSU Student Centre with additional study space and lots of free resources available to students including free tutoring. Learn more about the URSU Student Centre here.

Editor’s Note: At the time of writing, limited food vendors are available. More food services on campus are anticipated to open up over Fall and Winter semesters as in-person campus activity increases.

A view of some of the seating area available
at the Riddell Centre for the perfect lunch
study spot.

6. 6th Floor Business School – U of R Paul J. Hill School of Business (ED 517, Education Building - Main Campus, 3919 University Drive South)

Mix and mingle with other business students or collaborate on that next case study at this favourite business school study spot hangout. Click to learn more about the Paul J. Hill School of Business.

A perfect spot to work on that next
business class case study.

7. Education Building Pit (Main Campus, 3919 University Drive South)

A favourite study spot for students in Education – feel inspired to study in this cool area located in the heart of the Education Building. Learn more about the Faculty of Education here.

This circular table would be great for
group work or catch some quiet study
time in the corner.

8. Fitness & Lifestyle Centre (FLC) – Fitness Centre

Don’t break a sweat trying to fit in studying and working out with your busy student schedule. Grab one of the many treadmills or other exercise equipment available located on the second floor of the FLC at the Fitness Centre and get studying. Don’t forget your textbook!

As part of the University of Regina student experience – all full-time students have access to the FLC (as part of the Recreation & Athletic Fee paid). This state-of-the art facility has many offerings for students including an aquatic centre, gymnasiums, and a fully equipped fitness gym with a track located on the second floor. Learn more about different fitness classes and services available at the FLC or book your gym time here.

A view of some the cardio equipment
located on 2nd floor FLC.


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