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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Updates and Resources

Spring/Summer 2020 term: Underway

  • Classes delivered entirely at a distance

Fall 2020 term: Sept. 2 - Dec. 23, 2020

About first- and second-year class delivery for Fall 2020

  • First- and second-year classes will be delivered remotely using two formats:

    • Zoom (primarily face-to-face courses delivered in real time using the Internet), and,

    • on-line (using the Internet to offer on-line courses where students work through the curriculum at their own pace, through our UR Course portal).

  • Questions about first- and second-year classes?

  • Contact our Academic Advisors.

  • Read: Teaching & Learning Plan Summary  for information you will need to complete your fall courses at the University of Regina.

About upper-year class delivery for Fall 2020

  • Most upper-year classes will be delivered remotely through virtual online platforms (such as Zoom) and web-based platforms (such as URCourses).
    • The only exceptions to this remote delivery will be a limited number of low-density, in-person coursework components (including labs, studios, and fieldwork). Primarily in upper-year classes, these will be conducted with increased COVID-19 health and safety measures.
  • The In-Person Course Assessment Team (IPCAT) has finalized the list of courses that will be held in person, and the list is now available on the Registrar's Office's section of the University of Regina's website here:
    • Any students registered in these in-person courses will be contacted directly with details. Students do not need to contact their respective program, faculty or department or course instructor.
  • Read: Teaching & Learning Plan Summary  for information you will need to complete your fall courses at the University of Regina.

Why the U of R is taking a cautious return-to-campus approach

Why isn’t the U of R moving more quickly to re-open?

  • The University’s main focus is to ensure health, safety, and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and community.
  • U of R’s approach to re-opening aligns with most Canadian universities.
  • All Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions have been working closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education on Fall plans.

How is the U of R different to other schools and businesses opening sooner?

  • Universities differ significantly from typical elementary, high school or office/business environments.
  • The density of U of R’s on-campus population is much higher than other organizations. During the height of a semester, there are nearly 20,000 people within close proximity of each other on campus. To stop the spread, it is the U of R’s goal to keep the on-campus population as low as possible during the pandemic.
  • The number of people one person might encounter during a typical day on campus who could spread COVID-19 are too numerous - at least 330-500 - to warrant the risk to students, faculty, staff, and community.
  • The implications of a potential COVID-19 spike are also more significant for the U of R than in a typical elementary or high school or local business, where students, and employees can be sent home immediately.
    • Given a large number of students live on campus, returning home should the need arise is more challenging or impossible depending on their home location.

Read the full details here

About Winter 2021

  • Together with the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Regina is in discussion with the Ministry of Advanced Education regarding modes of course delivery in the Winter 2021 term.

  • Decisions on whether it will be largely remote will be made in September, and will depend largely on what trajectory the COVID-19 pandemic takes in our province.

  • The prime criterion will be the health and safety of our communities.

Latest Updates

Use and supply of medical and non-medical masks/face coverings

Updated on Aug 10

  • Use of masks/face coverings in shared, public, indoor spaces on our campuses is strongly recommended, although not mandatory at this time.
  • The University has standardized disposable, medical masks for our front-line, essential workers and researchers to use as required if their work or learning activity doesn't allow for two-metre distancing.
  • The University is working towards sourcing a supply of branded, non-medical, reusable, cloth masks once our Health, Safety and Wellness team determines the standards that need to be met.

List of in-person courses for Fall 2020 semester now available

Updated on Jul 30

  • Most upper-year classes will be delivered remotely through virtual online platforms (such as Zoom) and web-based platforms (such as URCourses).

Aerosols and the need for masks

Updated on Jul 24

  • University strongly recommends that all members of the University community wear a mask in public/shared spaces on our campuses (entrances, hallways, elevators, stairwells, etc.).

  • Thomas Chase, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, asks Dr Andrew Cameron, chair of the University Recovery Planning Group and COVID-19 researcher, to explain aerosols and the risks they pose in enclosed spaces such as classrooms, hallways, elevators, and washrooms.