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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

For Students

Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 22, 2021

The University is optimistic that the Fall 2021 term will allow for a carefully staged reopening of our campuses, with increased options for in-person classes, activities, and services.

Wondering how remote learning works? What a lab looks like when it's delivered on Zoom? How best to prepare?

  • Seven instructors from across campus talk about how the University is working to make your remote learning experience an effective, engaging and positive one. Watch these short videos to find out what to expect, and learn about supports, tips, and ideas that can help you succeed in your classes.

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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Web-delivered vs. virtual courses: How are they different?

  • Web-delivered courses: Offered on-line; students manage them on their own schedule and at their own pace (not held at a certain time, information posted, discussion forums, etc).

  • Courses that are delivered remotely: May be delivered in real time via Zoom (all students meet virtually at a certain time) or in a way where students manage them on their schedule.

    • If you have registered in a course that was scheduled with a specific lecture time, this course may be changed to be delivered in a different form. These details will be confirmed by December 15.

In-Person Courses

  • Most upper-year classes will be delivered remotely through virtual online platforms (such as Zoom) and web-based platforms (such as URCourses).
    • The only exceptions to this remote delivery will be a limited number of low-density, in-person coursework components (including labs, studios, and fieldwork). Primarily in upper-year classes, these will be conducted with increased COVID-19 health and safety measures.
  • The In-Person Course Assessment Team (IPCAT) has finalized the list of courses that will be held in person, and the list is now available on the Registrar's Office's section of the University of Regina's website here: Spring/Summer Courses on Campus
    • Any students registered in these in-person courses will be contacted directly with details. Students do not need to contact their respective program, faculty or department or course instructor.
    • If you cannot attend but require the course immediately for graduation, an individual academic plan for program completion will need to be developed by your faculty or department.
    • If you are concerned about returning to in-person on-campus courses because you or a family member have an underlying health condition, eg, immunocompromised, you may make use of the University’s existing student accommodation processes to address your request for accommodation. Visit to find out more.