Accessing University Systems and Services from Off Campus

This reference guide provides information on how to connect to U of R systems and software when working from home, studying from home, and practicing social distancing.


Most University of Regina systems are browser-based and accessible from off-campus.

The following can be accessed from any web browser:

Resetting Your Password

If you forget your password you can re-enable your account yourself by going to and clicking on the Forgot Password for username  link on the right side of the page.

You will be emailed a link to your alternate email to set a new password.

Resetting Your PIN

If you forget your PIN you can reset it yourself by going to and clicking on the Forgot PIN for UR Self-Service  link on the right side of the page. You will be emailed a link to your email account.

File Access

Filr grants access to personal I: drives and storage:

Netstorage (Netstorage also provides access to network drives):

Webdrive software can be downloaded from:

More information for Students is available at: and clicking on the Network Drives and Access page link

Library Resources

EZProxy grants access to all online library resources remotely. When accessing journals from off-campus, via the Library website at, you may be prompted to provide your uregina username and password to connect and authorize your access to the resource.

Email Access

Students and Alumni can access Webmail from any web browser at

Zoom Video Conferencing

Anyone can create a free Zoom account at, but note that the free version meetings are limited to 40 minutes.

Note: You can connect to any Zoom meeting without having your own Zoom account. You only need an account if you are hosting a virtual meeting.

Microsoft office

Students who rely on MS Office in public labs have the option to access MS Office Student for a discounted educational rate online through Microsoft on a personal laptop or computer. The online version of office365 is also available for free by signing up at

The online version is somewhat limited compared to the full versions but implements all commonly used office features. There is also software called 'Open Office' that is similar to Microsoft Office. Please be advised that 'Open Office' is not supported by the University.

Other specialized software

Some student classes/labs use specialized software installed in the labs.

Due to licensing and other issues these currently are not available to off campus users.