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The 10 Perks of Living on Campus this Winter

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: November 12, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Living on campus eliminates the headache of having to find a place to live and worrying about transportation while giving you a cozy, furnished room that’s a short walk from your classes and all the amenities you need. Plus, if you apply before November 30, you will receive a $500 housing award and an early move-in bonus of December 15! If you’re still not convinced and need to hear more, here’s the top 10 perks of living on campus at the University of Regina.

1. Furnished rooms


Moving furniture can be a pain, especially in winter. Make things easy for yourself and move into a fully furnished room! From cozy, single dorms to two-storey, 7-bedroom apartments, there’s a variety of room layouts to choose from that fit your style.

2. Utilities included


Speaking of easy – when you move in to U of R Housing, you don’t need to worry about paperwork and monthly bills. U of R Housing’s single contract includes:

  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi and Ethernet)
  • Power, water, and heating
  • Province-wide landline with free local calling

2. Great location


Living on campus means all your essentials are just around the corner! You’re just a short walk from fitness facilities, Wascana Centre, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Major shopping centres and grocery stores are only a short bus trip away.

4. 24/7 staff support


Whatever the situation, the friendly support staff at Housing Services have your back 24/7! Whether you need a hand with something in your room or need to know the best place in town to grab a slice, the Residence Life Team is always able to help you out or get you involved in the many activities planned specifically for students who live on campus.

5. Safe & secured


The U of R is a safe and secure place to live and learn for everyone. The housing buildings and entire U of R campus are smoke-free, secured, and monitored 24/7 by the skilled and friendly Residence Life Team. Campus security is also just a phone call away. Need someone to walk you safely to your car? Take advantage of their Walk A Long program.

6. Amazing lounges


Had a stressful day of classes? Kick back and relax with your friends in one of the cozy lounges this winter. Watch a movie in the theatre room, shoot some pool in the games room, practice your instrument in one of the soundproofed music rooms, or share dinner in one of the community kitchens. There’s even cooking classes put on by the Residence Life Team!

7. Academic support


Take advantage of in-residence academic supports like tutoring and advising to support your academic success. Balance your academics with social and personal development events that are put on by the Residence Life Team that aim to build career experience and encourage a balanced lifestyle.

8. High speed internet


For gamers, streamers, and the generally impatient, there’s no need to worry about lag or buffering times with the lightning-fast internet included in your contract. Utilize the Wi-Fi throughout the building or take advantage of the Ethernet ports in each bedroom.

9. 5 minutes from the gym & pool


Keeping up with your exercise routine can be tough during the semester, especially during winter. We all know that half the battle is just getting there! When you live on campus, you’re only a short walk away from the U of R’s gym and pool so you can break a sweat (or go for a massage) and de-stress. You can also attend Cougars and Rams games free of charge and cheer on our teams to victory!

10. Meeting people


Housing is a place where a wide variety of students with different interests, backgrounds, and perspectives live and learn together. Join one of the Living Life Communities within residence. Take the time to share your experiences, ideas, and interests while listening and learning from others; you never know when you could make a new lifelong friendship!

Be sure to take advantage of the $500 housing award and early move-in date by applying today at!