Updates and Resources
Spring/Summer 2020 term: Underway
Classes delivered entirely at a distance
Fall 2020 term: Sept. 2 - Dec. 23, 2020
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About first- and second-year class delivery for Fall 2020
First- and second-year classes will be delivered remotely using two formats:
Zoom (primarily face-to-face courses delivered in real time using the Internet), and,
on-line (using the Internet to offer on-line courses where students work through the curriculum at their own pace, through our UR Course portal).
Questions about first- and second-year classes?
Contact our Academic Advisors.
About upper-year class delivery for Fall 2020
Most upper-year classes will be delivered remotely.
A limited number of specialized, low-density, mostly upper-year labs and studios requiring specialized equipment will be conducted on campus.
Students enrolled in these labs will be contacted by their faculty to discuss possibility of attending in person, or alternate arrangements.
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.
Beginning this week, Regina Cougars & Rams varsity student-athletes are being allowed to voluntarily return to campus to use the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport (CKHS) facilities for training.
- Why universities are taking a cautious recovery approach
- Second wave risk
Letter to students outlining the coming fall semester at the University of Regina.