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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Move to Remote Learning March 29

Updated on Mar 24
Tags: students, all updates

The University’s commitment to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our wider community, has led to the decision to pause face-to-face delivery of classes beginning Monday, March 29. Classes that are being offered in-person will temporarily move to remote platforms and are currently scheduled to resume face-to-face on Monday, April 12 unless otherwise communicated.

The suspension of face-to-face instruction is affecting approximately 600 students who are attending low-density courses and course components such as labs and studios.

Additionally, in response to the spread of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VoCs) and the Province’s expanded public health order announced yesterday for Regina and area:

  • Students who are currently on practicums or work placements should follow the protocols established by their placement/workplace;
  • The Archer Library will temporarily close for in-person access beginning Monday, March 29 with a planned reopening scheduled for Monday, April 12 circumstances allowing. E-proctored exam bookings and curbside pickup of materials will continue;
  • Limited access for students to the Fitness & Lifestyle Centre, Aquatics Centre, and URFit classes will continue within the health and safety guidelines that are currently in place. Participation has been declining as the weather improves, leading to extremely low-density occupancy. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies will provide further details on other sport and recreation activities in the coming days;
  • Allied health services (e.g. chiropractic, massage, etc.) provided through the Centre for Health, Wellness, and Performance will also continue to be available to students; and,
  • Students are asked to avoid coming to campus if possible, however the University will continue to accommodate those who may require access to WiFi and individual study spaces. As part of protocols currently in place, building access is monitored and entrance restrictions and existing operating hours remain in effect.
    Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to continue following all public health directives and recommendations including; limiting your contacts and household bubble, maintaining physical distancing, properly using masks, washing/sanitizing your hands regularly, and getting vaccinated when your turn comes.
At this time, we are optimistic that these measures will help reduce infection rates in the short term and, along with increased access to effective vaccines, will allow us to start planning for a post-pandemic future in the longer term.