University of Regina announces suspension of all classes from March 16 to 19

Media Advisory Release Date: March 14, 2020 10:50 a.m.

The University of Regina is suspending all classes and labs (both face-to-face and those currently offered online) from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19.  During this time, the University will remain open.

This four-day period of suspended classes will:

  • reduce the possibility of COVID-19 being spread on our campuses;
  • ease the degree of stress students are currently experiencing;
  • allow faculties and teaching staff to make the necessary arrangements to deliver coursework at a distance for their students going forward; and
  • allow the University to communicate clearly and consistently with students regarding the continuation of academic programming.

Given the gravity of the COVID-19 challenge, no face-to-face instruction will take place for the rest of the term.  Beginning on Friday, March 20, classes will resume through teaching at a distance only.  Teaching at a distance will continue through the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester.

Once determined, the process for completing final exams at a distance will be communicated to students well in advance of the exam period.

Further updates will be provided to students, faculty and staff on the University’s website at:

The University of Regina is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  We are working to ensure students' continued progress through their academic programs in the current term.  We appreciate the ongoing patience and understanding of our campus community as we navigate these uncertain times.


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