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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Community

  • Students, faculty, staff, and the public are asked to avoid coming to the University if at all possible.
  • While most units are working remotely or with reduced service, numerous staff continue to be needed to keep the University safe, secure, and operational, and to carry out critical lab-safety work or teaching duties. We want to minimize the risk to them and to you.
  • If a trip to campus is absolutely necessary (e.g. retrieving personal items, utilizing Printing Services, or temporarily accessing common area wi-fi), visits should be kept as brief as possible.
  • While on campus, please practice physical distancing.
  • Masks/face coverings mandatory on U of R campuses.

Accessing Campus

  • Access is available from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily at the following unlocked exterior entrance doors:
    • Dr. William Riddell Centre (West doors)
    • Administration-Humanities Building (North doors)
    • Education Building (South doors)
    • Classroom Building (West doors)
  • Student employees, supported by campus security, are stationed at those locations to ensure those entering have reason to be there.
  • Please bring your University- or government-issued identification.
  • See campus entrance map.
  • If you require urgent access outside of these hours, please contact Campus Security at 306-585-4999.

For complete information please visit Information for Students Requiring Access to Campus.

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

Parking and Courier deliveries

  • During this time of reduced vehicle traffic at the University, and to allow individuals an alternative to public transit, ticketing is temporarily suspended in all areas except 30 Minute Parking Zones, Accessible Zones, and Loading Docks.
  • Courier deliveries continue to be accepted at Central Receiving and UR Stores RIC.

More information can be found on the Student Parking page.

Join Us at a Virtual Event

  • Although all in-person University and on campus public events have been cancelled while campus recovery plans are assessed, you can still attend many virtual events, including free public lectures, youth camps, movie nights, alumni events and more.
  • Check out the listings on the Upcoming Virtual Events calendar.

Closures & Cancellations

Current closures and cancellations include (as of August 27, 2020):

  • all in-person University organized or sponsored public lectures and events (see: Upcoming Virtual Events)
  • in-person student events/gatherings
  • third-party events and activities that were booked to occur on campus are cancelled
  • programs operating out of the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport (CKHS) (including athletics, recreation, and allied health services based out of KHS and Schwann Centre). The one exception to this is that Regina Cougars & Rams varsity student-athletes are allowed to voluntarily return to campus to use the CKHS facilities for training and practices.
  • facility rental bookings
  • short-stay accommodation reservations
  • The University of Regina also does not condone, sanction, or support off-campus events where university-affiliated groups (students, staff, or faculty) may be gathering and where physical distancing and other safety measures cannot be maintained. Those events that involve alcohol are potentially of even greater concern, as even the best intentions to practice physical distancing, wear masks, and ensure proper hygiene tend to fail as more alcohol is consumed.

Dr. John Archer Library

Visit the Library page for complete details on accessing the library and the available services.

Fitness & Lifestyle Centre or Aquatic memberships

  • Due to the closure of the Fitness & Lifestyle Centre and the Aquatic Centre at the University of Regina, we will be providing a pro-rated refund or an extension based on the expiration date of your membership.
  • If your current membership’s expiration date is after April 30, we will extend your membership the number of days of the closure when the facility reopens.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ras@uregina.ca.

Student Emergency Fund Donations

  • The need to support students is greater than ever.
  • Your gift during these challenging times will provide much-needed support so that students in financial need can continue to put food on the table, buy necessities, and cover their rent.
  • To find out more and make a donation, please go to https://giving.uregina.ca/