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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Updates and Resources

Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 22, 2021

Spring/Summer 2021

May 3 - Aug 27, 2021
With the ongoing prevalence of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in southern Saskatchewan, the University of Regina will not conduct any face-to-face instruction to begin the Spring/Summer term.

May 10, 2021
In-person classes can safely resume. This resumption only applies to the approximately 300 students and 22 instructors who were scheduled to have some face-to-face instruction; including two previously-approved in-person classes through the Gabriel Dumont Institute. The majority of Spring/Summer courses were always scheduled to be delivered remotely.

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.

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