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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline at the University of Regina

March 11, 2020

  • The World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2020

  • Government of Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency, enacting broad powers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 16-19, 2020

  • The University of Regina suspended all classes to convert all face-to-face classes to distance delivery.

March 20, 2020

  • All classes for the Winter 2020 term resumed through remote delivery (Zoom, on-line).
  • With a few exceptions, most students at the University discontinued their clinical and practicum placements.
  • Working from home commenced for many employees beginning March 18, with approximately 90% of the University’s employees working remotely.
  • Critical services employees have remained on campus.

April 13, 2020

  • Access to University buildings was restricted to three entrances, staffed by student ambassadors
  • Only students and staff were permitted on campus.
  • Aside from a small cohort of continuing students (n=160), many residence rooms at the University of Regina remained unoccupied in the Spring/Summer semester.

April 23, 2020

  • Premier Scott Moe and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, announced the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
  • The plan comprises five phases.
  • Throughout the plan, members of the public are expected to:
    • follow hygiene practices including physical distancing,
    • continue to work remotely wherever possible, and,
    • stay home if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

May 4, 2020

  • Spring/Summer Terms commenced.
  • All courses during the Spring/Summer Terms (May through August) are being offered remotely, whether through Zoom or web-based.
  • Academic and other supports for students are being offered remotely.
  • Supports for instructors were also developed in advance of the start of term.
  • Ongoing supports to both students and instructors continue for the duration of these terms.
  • Website created to share information with students, employees, and others

May 7, 2020

  • The Province of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of Advanced Education, provided draft Principles and Protocols for Re-opening of the Post-Secondary Education Sector.

June 15, 2020

  • The University confirmed that it will be delivering classes via a primarily remote teaching and learning format for the Fall 2020 semester. However, a very limited number of specialized, low-density, mostly upper-year labs and studios requiring specialized equipment will be conducted on campus.

June 30, 2020

  • Draft Principles and Protocols for Re-opening of the Post-Secondary Education Sector updated.