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What you need to know about the U of R holiday break

22 December 2022
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With the end of the fall term behind us, the holiday break is ahead! From December 24 up to and including January 2, the University of Regina and its faculties and departments will be closed.

During that time, most services will be unavailable or available in a limited capacity.

The Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport will be open certain days with shortened hours during the holiday break. From Tuesday December 27 through Friday December 30, the main doors at the south of the building and the historic main doors at the east of the building will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. During these hours, the Fitness and Leisure Centre and Gyms 1 and 2 will have drop-in use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The pool will be open for open recreational swim each of those days from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A valid student or membership card continues to be required – but during the holiday break, the drop-in fee is being lowered to $2 and you’re encouraged to bring some friends to try out the facilities for the discounted rate.

While the Dr. John Archer Library will be closed, electronic journals, books, databases and other online resources (including video streaming services) will continue to be available. If you have books that need to be renewed – and no one else is waiting on them – don’t forget to log into your account to extend your borrowing period. The library will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on January 3.

The Campus Store will also reopen January 3. You can still shop through the Campus Store website and your items will either be shipped out to you or available for pickup when business hours resume.

Although all food service locations across the university will be closed during the holiday break, students staying in campus housing will have meals available (with information being communicated to them directly). They will continue to have access to resident and community assistants and residence life co-ordinators and front-desk service.

Anyone requiring further access to the U of R before January 3, when faculty and administration offices reopen, should contact campus security.

Winter semester classes start January 4. The registrar’s office has summarized tuition payment schedules, deadlines for adding and dropping classes and other important dates on its website.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

The University has committed to creating a healthy campus community and learning environment in its 2020-25 strategic plan All Our Relations, or kahkiyaw kiwȃhkomȃkȃninawak in Cree. Well-being and Belonging is one of the five areas of focus in the plan, with three interconnected objectives within it: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Healthy Living; and Mental Health Literacy and Research.

About the University of Regina

Set in the heart of the Canadian prairies we are a comprehensive, mid-sized university where the opportunities are as limitless as the horizon. Our campuses are on Treaty 4 and 6 - the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Michif/Métis nation. It is our responsibility to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities to build a more inclusive future for all. Our three federated colleges, 10 faculties, 25 academic departments, and 18 research centres foster innovative research with practical and theoretical applications. We are committed to cultivating the potential of our 16,000 students and supporting their health and well-being. We take learning beyond the classroom through work and volunteer experiences to develop career-ready graduates.

Let’s go far, together.