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The Research and Innovation Centre is one of the best study spots on campus.
The Research and Innovation Centre is one of the best study spots on campus. Photo by Arthur Ward

The 8 best study spots at the University of Regina

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: July 15, 2021 12:00 p.m.

You can feel the excitement on campus as summer renovations are wrapping up and the University prepares to reopen for in-person classes for Fall 2021. If you are as excited as we are, we have already scoped out a few perfect spots on campus to study, relax and unwind between classes.

Below is a list of submitted student, alumni and staff study spot favourites.

1. The Adhum Pit

(Administration-Humanities Building, 3719 wīnkaškōn Loop)

One of the main buildings on campus, there is ample room to stretch your legs in the ‘Adhum Pit’ between classes. While in the building you can check out the Registrar’s Office located on the second floor where students can find out useful information about enrolment, requesting transcripts, getting a student ID card (or replacement), graduation or convocation, forms you might need, and more.

Ad Hum Pit

A scenic, first-person view of lounging in the famous Adhum Pit. Photo by Arthur Ward

2. The Dr. John Archer Library

(Library Building, 3715 University Drive North)

Located a short walk from the Adhum Pit is the Dr. John Archer Library. This is the main library at the University of Regina available for students daily, and full of useful academic resources to help you with that next essay, free computer labs and lots of study nooks.

Archer Library

The Dr. John Archer Library is also free as one of the many virtual campus backgrounds you can download for your computer desktop or next remote class background. Download it here. Stock photo from University of Regina Photography.

3. Lab Café

(Laboratory Building, 3711 Sureau Loop)

Located between the Classroom Building and the Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) is the Laboratory Building more commonly referred to as the Lab Café. Located within the heart of the University, it’s the perfect juncture spot between classes to grab a quick study break.

Lab Cafe

[One of several study areas available in the Laboratory Building to students. Photo by Arthur Ward]

4. Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) Building

(3805 Wibazuka Road)

One of the architectural gems on campus is the Research and Innovation Centre or RIC building. This state-of-the-art, open concept building, featuring many skylights and windows was voted as a student favourite. The second floor is a perfect spot to catch a scenic view of the campus and some study time.


View of the RIC Building second floor. Photo by Arthur Ward.

5. William Riddell Centre

(3907 Buffaloberry Way)

One of the main areas at the University, this is the perfect place to grab a study spot and a snack from one of the nearby food vendors or catch up with classmates over coffee.

Located on the second floor of the Riddell Centre is the URSU Student Centre with additional study space and lots of free resources available to students including free tutoring.

Editor’s Note: At the time of writing, limited food vendors are available. More food services on campus are anticipated to open up over Fall and Winter semesters as in-person campus activity increases.

 Riddell Centre

A view of some of the seating area available at the Riddell Centre for the perfect lunch study spot. Photo by Arthur Ward.

6. 6th Floor Business School – U of R Paul J. Hill School of Business

(ED 517, Education Building, 3919 University Drive South)

Mix and mingle with other business students or collaborate on that next case study at this favourite business school study spot hangout.

Business School

A perfect spot to work on that next business class case study. Photo by Arthur Ward.

Education Building Pit

(3919 University Drive South)

A favourite study spot for students in Education – feel inspired to study in this cool area located in the heart of the Education Building. 

 Education Building

This circular table would be great for group work or catch some quiet study time in the corner. Photo by Arthur Ward.

8. Fitness Centre

(Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (FLC), 3925 Goldenrod Loop)

Don’t break a sweat trying to fit in studying and working out with your busy student schedule. Grab one of the many treadmills or other exercise equipment available located on the second floor of the FLC at the Fitness Centre and get studying. Don’t forget your textbook!

As part of the University of Regina student experience – all full-time students have access to the FLC (as part of the Recreation & Athletic Fee paid). This state-of-the art facility has many offerings for students including an aquatic centre, gymnasiums, and a fully equipped fitness gym with a track located on the second floor. Learn more about different fitness classes and services available at the FLC or book your gym time.


A view of some the cardio equipment located on 2nd floor FLC. Photo by Arthur Ward.

For a complete list of classes to attend in-person for Fall 2021 semester click here: