Returning to campus: Information, updates and vaccination requirements. Learn more.

Returning to Campus in 2021 and 2022
University of Regina

Return to Campus

We are committed to a safe return to campus.

Find out what you need to know about everything on campus, including access to building entrances, parking, public transit passes, residence, masks and safety guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Submit Your Vaccination Declaration

Campus Information

Accessibility and Accommodations

Campus Store

All information about the Campus Store is on their website.

Entrances, Exits and Maps

Public entrances are open. Students may move freely throughout the campus.

Campus Map

Campus Map and Directions

Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (and Aquatics Centre)

The Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (FLC), the Aquatics Centre (AC), and the locker room facilities (LR) (including showers) are open for use by all members of the general public.

Hours of operation (summer)

Fitness and Lifestyle Centre

  • 6:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday (we are closed on statutory holidays).

*The main entrance to the CKHS will be open at 6:00 am Monday to Friday.

Aquatics Centre

Lane swimming:

  • 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm, and 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

For more information, visit the Fitness Centre.

Food Services

There will initially be limited food services availableAs campus activity increases, food services offerings will also be expanded.

Health, Safety and Wellness

Learn more about available health, safety and mental wellness resources.

Ill Student Response Procedures

This information is located on the Health, Safety and Wellness website.

In-Person Event and Activity Guidelines

Library

All information about the Library is on their website.

Masks

On Friday, September 17 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan issued an Interim Public Health Order which modifies the University of Regina’s existing masking requirements. Please review the following section for details pertaining to the Province’s and University’s masking requirements.

  • Faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including vendors, contractors, and members of the public are required to wear an appropriate face mask on all campuses in indoor public spaces, i.e., upon entering buildings, hallways, lobbies, stairwells, and elevators;
  • Indoor public spaces are any enclosed spaces, other than a private home or dwelling including classrooms, labs, studios, administration offices, student union building, University Library and other common areas;
  • Masks are also required in indoor sport and recreational facilities, including gyms, ice arenas, pools, court or field facilities; however they are not required by individuals participating in, or officiating, a sporting or aquatic activity for the duration of the activity only, provided they are subject to the proof of vaccination policy;
  • Masks are not required in student residences, or while alone in private offices, office cubicles or other enclosed settings to which members of the public do not normally have access; however, when more than one person is in the enclosed setting, masks must be worn by everyone in the space; and
  • Meeting space remains at 50% capacity. Masking is required in meeting spaces. Virtual meetings remain an option.

Please bring your own reusable non-medical mask whenever possible.

Face Mask Use

An appropriate face mask:

  • Can be disposable or reusable
  • Fully covers the mouth, nose and chin, a face shield or visor is not an acceptable alternative to wearing an approved mask
  • Is made with at least three layers of tightly woven, breathable material
  • Must be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Should fit snugly against the front and sides of the face

Masks should not:

  • Be shared with others
  • Impair vision or interfere with tasks
  • Be placed on children under 2 years of age
  • Be made of plastic or other non-breathable materials or have exhalation valves
  • Be secured with tape or other adhesives
  • Be made of materials that easily fall apart (e.g. tissues)
  • Be placed on anyone unable to remove them without assistance or anyone who has trouble breathing

Face Mask Requirements

Face coverings such as bandanas and gaiters do not meet these requirements. Masks fit people differently depending on their face shape; choose a mask that fits snugly and does not require adjustment/touching.

Appropriate Masks

Non-appropriate Masks

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We are all responsible for modelling and encouraging compliance. If you see someone who is not wearing a face mask, remind them that it is required. They may have forgotten and appreciate the reminder. If they need a mask, refer them to the locations cited in the availability section below. And, if they refuse, please refer them to their supervisor, manager, or other person responsible for the area. It is important to show kindness to those who are unable to wear a mask while keeping in mind that unfounded non-compliance with the requirement to wear a mask may be subject to appropriate action. We are confident however, that awareness and education will suffice to ensure compliance.

Questions?

For questions, comments, or concerns, contact Health, Safety and Wellness:

Parking and Public Transit

All parking on University of Regina properties is paid parking.

Parking Permit

  • Students, faculty and staff require parking permits in Resident, M, and Z lots, and parkade access
  • Permits are available through the Parking Services Online Application
  • Accessible parking stalls will be enforced

Public Transit

Residence

  • Housing Services will remain open for all semesters.
  • Strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols will be in place for those staying in residence. It is important to note, however, that beyond providing the essentials, very few on-campus services will be available.
  • We are currently accepting residents for all semesters, and members of our team remain on-site 24 hours/day to provide support and assistance
  • Find out more at Housing Services, including answers to your most frequently asked questions about living in residence!
  • Or call our Housing Services team at 306-585-5450 to discuss or arrange accommodations if required.

Safety Guidelines

The use of face masks is one piece in a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. For complete information see the Masks tab on this page.

When masks are used, it remains vital that wearers comply with hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other infection prevention and control measures that are critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

A mask is intended to trap droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. Face masks are most likely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus when they are widely used by people in public settings.

Regardless of masking, members of the campus community must continue to:

  • Stay home if you are ill or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, headache, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), muscle joint aches and pain, loss of smell or taste, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, runny nose.
  • Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If water and soap are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol base.
  • Maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Follow public health directives.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e. coughing/sneezing into elbow)

Knowledge about the transmission of COVID-19 and measures to prevent infection is accumulating every day. Emerging data and studies regarding risk of community spread, asymptomatic transmission, efficiency/standard testing of masks, as well as many more topics necessitate changes to local, federal, or global health advice on methods to prevent the spread of illness. As more information becomes available, advice and prevention strategies will continue to evolve.