University of Regina joins its post-secondary partners in planning for a safe transition back to campus in Fall 2021

Other Release Date: May 5, 2021 10:00 a.m.

With the increasing availability of effective vaccines in Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, in alignment with the province’s other post-secondary institutions, has begun planning for a carefully staged reopening of its campuses in Fall 2021. The University’s goal is to welcome as many people back to campus as is safe to do so with increased options for in-person teaching and learning.

In consultation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, our own Health, Safety & Wellness team, and based on the latest scientific and medical information, the Fall semester will be approached as a transitional one; characterized by a significant increase in on-campus activities that will transition us toward resuming near normal operations in the following term, Winter 2022.

Registration for Fall classes is now open and through that process U of R students can learn how each of their courses will be delivered allowing them to plan their schedules and accommodations. The University will continue to have a large number of course offerings delivered remotely to ensure as much flexibility as possible for students.

“We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff in the coming months as we work toward a return to more normal campus activities,” said Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. david Gregory. “In the meantime, we encourage all members of the campus community to receive their vaccinations when their turn comes, and continue observing all current public health directives.”

Health and safety protocols and precautions will continue to be in effect during the Fall term. Students can expect masking, sanitizing, physical distancing, and other measures to be part of the campus experience.

The level of face-to-face activities, events, and services that will be available for Fall 2021 has yet to be determined as it depends on a number of variables, including; vaccine deployment, infection rates, and public health guidelines among others. More information will be communicated as planning proceeds.

“I would like to thank all members of our campus community for their patience and resilience as we plan for a return to more normal campus operations and activities,” added Dr. Gregory.


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