- Students, faculty, staff, and the public are asked to avoid coming to the University if at all possible.
- While most units are working remotely or with reduced service, numerous staff continue to be needed to keep the University safe, secure, and operational, and to carry out critical lab-safety work or teaching duties. We want to minimize the risk to them and to you.
- If a trip to campus is absolutely necessary (e.g. retrieving personal items, utilizing Printing Services, or temporarily accessing common area wi-fi), visits should be kept as brief as possible.
- While on campus, please practice physical distancing.
- Access is available from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily at the following unlocked exterior entrance doors:
- Dr. William Riddell Centre (West doors)
- Administration-Humanities Building (North doors)
- Education Building (South doors)
- Student employees, supported by campus security, are stationed at those locations to ensure those entering have reason to be there.
- Please bring your University- or government-issued identification.
- See campus entrance map.
- If you require urgent access outside of these hours, please contact Campus Security at 306-585-4999.
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.
Parking and Courier deliveries
- During this time of reduced vehicle traffic at the University, and to allow individuals an alternative to public transit, ticketing is temporarily suspended in all areas except 30 Minute Parking Zones, Accessible Zones, and Loading Docks.
- Courier deliveries continue to be accepted at Central Receiving and UR Stores RIC.
Join Us at a Virtual Event
- Although all in-person University and on campus public events have been cancelled while campus recovery plans are assessed, you can still attend many virtual events, including free public lectures, youth camps, movie nights, alumni events and more.
- Check out the listings on the Upcoming Virtual Events calendar.
Closures & Cancellations
Current closures and cancellations include (as of July 8, 2020):
- all in-person University organized or sponsored public lectures and events (see: Upcoming Virtual Events)
- in-person student events/gatherings
- third-party events and activities that were booked to occur on campus are cancelled
- programs operating out of the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport (CKHS) (including athletics, recreation, and allied health services based out of KHS and Schwann Centre). The one exception to this is that Regina Cougars & Rams varsity student-athletes are allowed to voluntarily return to campus to use the CKHS facilities for training.
- facility rental bookings
- short-stay accommodation reservations
Dr. John Archer Library
- The Dr. John Archer Library is closed to all walk-in traffic. Physical access to Archival Collections and Microfilm resources will be permitted through pre-arranged appointments.
- Online resources are available. We will attempt to get you whatever you need through electronic copies, digitization, or mail out.
- Please visit //uregina.libguides.com/covid-19/ for up-to-date information regarding borrowing, instruction services, and availability of other services.
- If you have items checked out, you do not need to return them until the Library resumes physical operations.
- The book drops in the corridor in front of the Library are accessible if there is an urgent need to return materials.
- Fines have been waived as of Monday, March 23, 2020.
- If you get a fines or fee notice, it may be disregarded.
Fitness & Lifestyle Centre or Aquatic memberships
- Due to the closure of the Fitness & Lifestyle Centre and the Aquatic Centre at the University of Regina, we will be providing a pro-rated refund or an extension based on the expiration date of your membership.
- If your current membership’s expiration date is after April 30, we will extend your membership the number of days of the closure when the facility reopens.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Emergency Fund Donations
- The need to support students is greater than ever.
- Your gift during these challenging times will provide much-needed support so that students in financial need can continue to put food on the table, buy necessities, and cover their rent.
- To find out more and make a donation, please go to //giving.uregina.ca/