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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Information for Students Requiring Access to Campus

The University of Regina values mutual respect, integrity, and honesty.  Our treatment of each other is principled, open, transparent, and respectful.  We are a safe, healthy, and supportive community that prioritizes the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large. 

Students, faculty, and staff who do not need to be on campus during the Fall 2020 term are encouraged to stay home. Those who must be on campus, must adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions.

It is important to note that the following information is subject to change in light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation. As circumstances dictate, changes to the information will be shared with the University community (for example, via email, the University webpage, town hall meetings). Students are encouraged to visit Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans for updates and information.

On-Campus, Low-Density, In-Person Course Component Offerings

At this time, there is limited access to the campuses of the University of Regina. The College Avenue campus, Federated Colleges, Innovation Place (Saskatoon), and the Prince Albert campuses are not hosting any face-to-face classes in Fall 2020.  The University’s main campus is offering a limited number of on-campus, low-density, in-person labs and studios during the Fall 2020 term.  Each Faculty/Department has already directly contacted students registered for these in-person course components to confirm their presence on campus for Fall 2020. 

A list of these in-person course components may be found here: Fall 2020 Courses On Campus. If you have not been contacted about your registration, you are not registered in any in-person course components, and you will not be required to come to campus.

Each in-person course component is subject to a COVID-19 safety plan. The specific processes associated with each lab/studio will be provided to the on-campus students by their respective Faculty/department/instructor. A general overview of COVID-19 safety protocols is located on the Health and Safety section of this website

In addition to those registered for in-person course components, other students may need to access the University (main campus) for the following:  on-campus WIFI, access to computers in the Library Commons or the “solo seating” in the Archway Gallery, or the one-table-one-chair study spaces located throughout the main campus. 

Accessing the University of Regina: What Do I Need?

Before coming to the campus, you are required to review the online e-training presentation about COVID-19. This presentation will help you understand the hazards and risks of COVID-19 and the current University of Regina safety guidelines in place to minimize your exposure.

Once you are on the University property, there are four access points by which you can enter the main campus complex of buildings.  These are: the Administration-Humanities Building, the Riddell Centre, the Education Building, and the Classroom Building.  We ask that you use the access point closest to your intended destination and not travel unnecessarily through the University buildings. The Classroom Building is the closest access point for the Library; the Classroom Building or Riddell Centre are the closest access points for those disembarking from Regina Transit buses.  Please note that the Campus Store (discussed below) can be accessed only through a designated entry at College West. The rest of the main campus cannot be accessed from this entry.

Student ID Required

Student Community Assistants are located at each of the four access points; they will ask you for your student ID card and the purpose of your visit to campus.  Your name, student number, destination, and duration of visit will be recorded.  This information will remain confidential and will be accessed only by Health, Safety & Wellness for the purposes of COVID-19 contact tracing if required. You will be asked by the student assistant to put on your mask at the entrance if you have not already done so. 

Parking is free on campus (surface parking areas) for the Fall 2020 term, but please respect parking regulations which remain in effect to maintain a safe campus.

Masks and Face Coverings

As of September 1, 2020, the wearing of non-medical masks/face coverings is mandatory in shared, public spaces on campus where physical distancing is not possible. You must wear a mask/face covering when registering at any of the access points and as you move through the University.  This includes hallways, elevators, stairwells, and open spaces in the Library. And while all teaching spaces have been adjusted for physical distancing, masks must be worn as these spaces are dynamic (i.e., people moving around in these spaces can readily compromise required two-metre distancing protocols). We are committed to reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection among our students, faculty, and staff.  Non-medical, disposable or reusable cloth masks are effective at reducing droplet and aerosol transmission, especially when worn by asymptomatic, infected individuals.

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).


Hours of Operation, Amenities, and One-Way Movement

University Hours of Operation

For the Fall 2020 term, the University of Regina main campus is open (limited access) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. While you are obligated to sign in, there is no sign-out procedure required at this time (i.e., even though the University closes at 8:00 p.m., you may remain on campus beyond that closing time).

Federated Colleges

The Federated Colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College) are not hosting any face-to-face classes in Fall 2020. Campion and Luther College buildings are not open (with the exception of residence and food services at Luther College, discussed below) and their academic services are being offered remotely.  First Nations University of Canada is providing access to computers and study space with appropriate COVID-19 prevention practices in place (booking information: Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert). The Luther College Student Village residence is open, but no visitors are permitted.

Food Services

The Luther College Cafeteria is providing food services to those living in the residences on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who are on campus, can gain access to the cafeteria through the west Luther College entrance. No other food services are open on campus.


Lockers are not available.


Some public washrooms are open, but are limited to two persons at a time.

Movement through the University

Elevators are restricted to two persons at a time; markers on the floor indicate where you can stand. Stairwells, and some hallways, are one-way and their direction is clearly marked. Please respect the designated flow (one-way, limited numbers) as you move through the campus.

One-Table/One-Chair Study Areas on Campus

One-table/one-chair physically spaced individual study areas are available on campus.  Locations are:  RIC Building atrium; hallway between Education Building and Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport; Lab Café; Education Building (multiple floors); and Administration-Humanities Building (multiple floors).

Group Study

Group study is not permitted on campus.

The Dr. John Archer Library

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Computers and Solo Study Spaces

Students must book access to the 40 computers in the Commons area. Online bookings are available for a maximum of 3 hours. The 17 solo study areas in the Archway Gallery Room must also be booked in advance. Walk-ins are not permitted; your computer or study area bookings will be confirmed by student ambassadors when you access the Library. No bookings means no access to the Library. 


Only the main floor of the Library will be open during the Fall 2020 term. Access to all other floors is not permitted.  E-journals and E-books books are accessible from any computer worldwide using your U of R login information. The Library will also be providing a curbside pickup option for physical books and other materials.

User Services

Regular and in-depth information and research services are available remotely. Visit user services to ask a question or book a Zoom appointment.

IT Support Centre

The IT Support Centre desk in the Library will be operational during Library hours (306-585-4685).

Group Work

The Archer Library group study rooms are not open, and group work is not permitted in the Library or anywhere on campus.


Masks/face coverings must be worn in the Library at all times in both the Commons and Archway Gallery Rooms.

More Information

For the most up-to-date and detailed information, please visit the Library home page or the COVID-19 Library services update page.

Campus Store: Order Pick-Up, Return Drop-Off, and Phone Order Processing and Pick-Up

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding University closures and holidays.

Accessing the Campus Store

Campus Store customers are instructed to go to the College West entrance; only Campus Store customers will be allowed entry. Access to the rest of the campus is not allowed through College West and visitors must leave through College West upon completion of their transaction.

  • Please bring your student ID.
  • A maximum of two customers will be allowed in the store at any time.
  • A list of visitors will be kept for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes, if required.
  • Masks/face coverings are required upon entry.
  • The Student Assistant will ask you to put on your mask and use the provided hand sanitizer at the entrance if you have not done so.

Services Available

Services available are: order pick-up, return drop-off, and phone order processing and pick-up.

Place your orders online at

Student Supports

With Fall 2020 being held mainly at a distance, student supports and services such as academic advising, personal counselling, and course accommodations are being offered remotely rather than in person. Please visit the Support and Services section to learn what supports are available and how to access them.