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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

For Students

  • The University of Regina is delivering classes via a primarily remote teaching and learning format for the Fall 2020 term.

  • Winter 2021 term courses will be delivered remotely with the exception of a limited number of low-density face-to-face classes, labs, studios and clinical placements.

Get ready for Fall 2020!

  • The information on this page will help you get ready for Fall 2020, and help answer some of your questions.

  • 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.

  • Videos: Students Talk Fall 2020: We asked some of our students about their expectations for remote learning, how they have adapted for Fall 2020, and their advice for new students. Watch their videos.

  • Read: Teaching & Learning Plan Summary  for information you will need to complete your fall courses at the University of Regina.
  • Read: Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning Guide for Students PDF icon, a quick reference to support students and others who may have questions about remote delivery.

  • Read: In the Presence of COVID-19: Teaching and Learning Framework for the 2020-2021 Academic Year PDF icon. This"living document" is subject to continuous evaluation and evolution, and will be updated as it evolves.

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

Get ready for online classes with some transitional activities

  • Information on Remote Learning provides information on technical requirements, tips and supports, and common questions students may have.

  • Try a remote course in the summer to help ease the transition in the fall. Visit www.urready.ca to see the options. For example, preparatory classes for English and Math are available over the summer, but are not required.

  • Summer Bridge Program is for Grade 12 students already admitted in Fall 2020. This program combines a credit course with skill building workshops, including topics such as reading strategies, note taking, time management and study skills. Participating in this program helps overcome common challenges that many first year students face.

  • Students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Science or plan to take foundational Science courses can also attend the Faculty's free daily Zoom workshops during the last week of August.

  • The Student Success Centre will be offering free workshops in July and August on topics such as note-taking and time management.

  • We recommend that all new students participate in Orientation. This year it will be delivered through UR Courses, our online learning management system. Work on some activities at your own pace throughout summer and join virtual events on August 31 and September 1.

Remember - whether you continued your Grade 12 learning remotely, or suspended your education when classes were cancelled, the University of Regina welcomes you and will provide whatever supports you require!

  • Our broad range of free programs and services will help students adjust to campus life and teach them the skills required to achieve success.
    • For example, we have free math and writing tutors, skill development workshops, counselling services, library help services, and much more.
    • Find out more

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 over the coming weeks.

  • Read: Teaching & Learning Plan Summary for information you will need to complete your fall courses at the University of Regina.

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: https://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/registration-withdrawal/fall-2020-courses-on-campus.html
    • 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 www.uregina.ca/student/accessibility to find out more.