Summer Bridge Program (SBP)

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Are you looking to enhance your academic skills before you start your fall semester at the University of Regina? Would you like to gain exposure to what life on campus is like? Then the University of Regina Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is for you! The SBP is an opportunity to strengthen academic skills, engage in social activities with other students to form a peer network and get familiarized with the University of Regina and all of its faculties and resources.

We invite all students who are accepted for fall 2020, who would like a head start on an introductory university course. This program offers students the opportunity to complete ENGL 100 in a supportive structured environment. Completing this course in advance can help reduce one’s course load in the fall, where one can enroll in four courses rather than five.

In addition to ENGL 100, we also provide skill building workshops, including topics such as reading strategies, note taking, time management, and study skills. Participating in these interactive workshops helps students overcome common challenges that many first year students face. The curriculum is complemented with local social activities, where students participate in group outings that facilitate fun, laughter and getting to know Regina.

This program is a unique 3-week program to meet our great instructors and staff, other new students and benefit from getting a head start on your degree. There is an option for students to live on campus for the month of August and enjoy on-campus activities. This program qualifies for Student Loans if needed, to assist in covering tuition, textbooks and room and board. Apply now to enroll in the program and receive all the benefits that we offer!

The Basics:

  1. Orientation for the SBP is on July 8, 2020.
    • It is strongly encouraged that all participants attend; however, attendance to the orientation is not mandatory.
    • There will be another orientation on the first day of classes for students who were not able to attend the first orientation.
    • Information that will be covered includes: understanding the different program components, meet your instructors, get a campus tour, syllabus, reading list, and learning specific academic strategies to prepare you for the pre-work required before class starts.
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  2. Days are divided into two: where the Summer Bridge Programming occurs for half the day and ENGL 100 occurs for the other half of the day.
  3. ENGL 100 commences August 4, 2020.
    • Please note: the SBP runs from July 8 to August 27, 2020. However, ENGL 100 and SBP classes are only from August 4-27, 2020
    • From July 9-Aug 3, students are required to complete the 'pre-work' for ENGL 100, which involves completing all the ENGL 100 readings.
  4. Components include:
  • Summer Bridge Programming - our programming helps you develop academic skills and prepare for university. It is not specific to ENGL 100 content.
    • Tentative topics include:
      • Academic writing, academic integrity, academic communication, university expectations and policies, note taking, exam preparation, time management, study plans, procrastination, and stress management.
  • English 100 - accepted for 3.0 hours of credit towards all U of R programs. Pre-reading will be required.
  • Social activities - to help you meet other students and explore the university and the city of Regina.
    • Tentative social activities may include:
      • Guided tours of campus, movie nights, bowling, laser tag, Get Air Trampoline Park, cooking nights, and social events offered during the month of August.
  • The option to experience university life in the U of R Residences.

  • Students who are not from Regina will have the opportunity to participate in a social activity to meet other students and become familiar with the city.

Cost: Based on Spring/Summer 2019 Undergraduate Student Fee Schedule. Subject to change


Summer Bridge Programming

*$500

*Based on Spring/Summer Undergraduate Student Fee Schedule. Subject to change

Tuition and course fees for English 100

 

Approx. $801.20 for domestic students/ $2,107.70 for International students*

*Based on Spring/Summer 2019 Undergraduate Student Fee Schedule. Subject to change

Textbooks

*$109.58

*Based on Spring/Summer Undergraduate Student Fee Schedule. Subject to change

U of R Residence Living

- 4 person room and staying for fall: $725
- Dorm and staying for fall: $700
- 4 person room and not staying for fall: $783
- Dorm and not staying for fall: $737
Please contact housing.services@uregina.ca if you have any questions in regards to residence.
*Based on Spring/Summer 2019 Undergraduate Student Fee Schedule. Subject to change

Course Outline:

Summer Bridge Program Orientation (Strongly Encouraged)
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ENGL 100 pre-work (on your own time)
July 9 - Aug 3, 2020
You will have four weeks to complete the ENGL 100 reading list before starting the course on August 4.

SBP Sessions

Aug 4 – 27, 2020

Attendance is mandatory; sessions are 3 hours every weekday.

There will be:

  • Additional homework sessions on Saturdays.
  • Additional writing tutoring sessions on evenings at the Student Success Centre.
    • Attendance is optional for the additional sessions.

ENGL 100

Aug 4 - Aug 27, 2020

Attendance is mandatory in all classes. Classes are 2:45 min every weekday. The final exam will be on August 27, 2020.

In-Class Schedule Example
Your day might look something like this:

8:30-11:30 – SBP sessions and writing lab

11:30-12:30 - Lunch break

12:30-3:15 - English 100

- Writing tutoring sessions (will be available in the evenings and is optional)

- Independent study/personal time and dinner break

Weekends will mostly be left open for you to decide what you would like to do. You may want to explore Regina with your new friends or attend a schedule homework session. If your schedules allow, there might be some optional weekend social events.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE IN REGINA UNTIL CLASSES START ON AUGUST 4TH

APPLY


All newly admitted University of Regina students are eligible for the program. However, there are a limited number of seats available, so apply now! When we process your application we will also register you in English 100 and the academic skill sessions.

Application form (Summer 2020)(download the application form and email it back to student.success@uregina.ca)

*This application form is for students newly admitted to Fall 2020 Semester. You can submit the application form via email or you can also apply in person at the Student Success Centre.

Stay in Residence

If you are interested in living in our residences, you can apply using the Web Housing Portal.
Students who already have a Fall residence room reserved can simply email Housing.Services@uregina.ca to notify them that you are participating in the Summer Bridge Program and will require an early arrival date in August.  Please specify the date you wish to move in.
 
Students who have not applied for Housing yet can still stay on campus for the Summer Bridge Program. Students can contact Housing.Services@uregina.ca to arrange their stay!
 
Housing Services

Office: Kīšik Towers Rm. 149

University of Regina

Regina, SK

Tel: 306-585-5450

Toll Free: 1-866-354-3394

Fax: 306-337-2903

Email: housing.services@uregina.ca

Meal Plan Information

Meal plans are available to students on campus while they reside in residence. For more information, please visit: https://www.uregina.ca/housing/dining-plans.html

Financial Services & Student Loan Information

If you need to contact Financial Services, you can reach them at the numbers listed below:

Student Inquiries: 306-585-4123 or financial.services@uregina.ca

Reception: 306-585-4123

If you require Student Loans, you can apply online at: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans/apply-for-a-student-loan, or send an email to student.loans@uregina.ca

Need More Information? Contact us:
Student Success Centre
Riddell Centre Room 230
306-585-4076

student.success@uregina.ca