Notice: COVID-19 resources, information and plans for current and upcoming academic terms. Learn more.

Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans


  • 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.
  • 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:
    • College West (West doors)
    • Dr. William Riddell Centre (West doors)
    • Administration-Humanities Building (North doors)
    • Education Building (South doors)
    • Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport (South 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.

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 are accepted at Central Receiving and UR Stores RIC.
  • Effective November 1, 2020, normal parking fees will be applied to all underground parkades and all visitor/public parking areas (PayByPhone/pay stations/meters) and enforcement (ticketing of violators) will resume in those parking areas.
  • Effective January 1, 2021, parking fees will resume for anyone who is parking in an "M" (no plug-in parking) or "Z" (plug-in parking) lot, including the College Avenue campus, and for resident parking.

More information can be found on the Student Parking page.

Join Us at a Virtual Event

  • Plan to attend a virtual event, including free public lectures, youth camps, movie nights, alumni events and more.
  • Check out the listings on the Upcoming Virtual Events calendar.

Dr. John Archer Library

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

Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, Aquatics Centre, Recreation Programs

  • The Fitness & Lifestyle Centre and the Aquatic Centre at the University of Regina remain closed to faculty, staff, and community users at this time.
  • Recreation programs and all gym/facility rentals are also suspended for community users
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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