University of Regina

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We could tell you about how we started out in 1911 as the modest Regina College, or about how we grew in size and significance until we ultimately became a degree-granting university, the University of Regina, in 1974. Instead, we will tell you about what makes us different and makes us one of the leading mid-sized universities in Canada:

1. We put our money where our mouth is. We are so confident that our grads will receive employment that we guarantee it! It's called our UR GUARANTEE and it was the first program of its kind in Canada.

2. We can show you the world. Students in our UR International Study Abroad Program get to study in some of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth.

3. We can help you earn while you learn. Our students get the opportunity to gain valuable experience-based learning while pursuing almost any undergraduate degree.

4. We provide a home away from home. We have six fully-furnished residence buildings that offer a wide variety of housing options.

5. We're not too big and not too small. We are a smallish campus that offers a broad range of programming and world-class facilities.

Areas of Expertise

Actuarial Science
Human Justice
Police Studies
Petroleum Engineering (largest in the country)
Computer Science
Public Policy
Business Administration
Social Work

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,830 bedsLowest: $7,193Highest: $13,754

Living on campus is comfortable, convenient, and fun! Just think of how nice it would be to roll out of bed, toss on your favourite hoodie, and be in class in 5 minutes! With six different buildings and 1,830 rooms to choose from, we know that there is a perfect room for you. Whether you select dorm-style or apartment-style housing, all of our residents enjoy their own private bedrooms so you can retreat to your own space at the end of the day. Apply by March 15 and take advantage of the best available room options. Visit

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing is available across Regina, serviced by standard and express bus routes to both U of R campuses. You can check out the University of Regina Students' Union Classifieds for some housing options. Visit

Incoming Students

The Student Success Centre offers personalized support services are designed to encourage and assist you in making the most of your University experience. We can help you face academic challenges, develop skills, set goals and connect with others. We will also help you prepare for life after University, whether that be a career, graduate degree or something else. We are committed to your success as an individual. Programs include workshops and learning skills development, free tutoring, and the UR Guarantee Program.

Career Planning

Whether you are trying to choose a career direction, or looking for full-time, summer, part-time, or co-op employment, the Career Centre is for you! We strive to give you the most current, valid, and comprehensive information for your prospective job-searching needs.

  • Career Exploration & Counselling offers services and resources for making informed decisions about your educational, career and life direction with a focus on three activities: self-assessment, exploration and re-evaluation.
  • Co-operative Education & Internships are a plan of higher education that incorporates productive work experience as a regular and integral part of a student's learning process.
  • Student Employment Services provides you with current job postings, career fairs, and employer information sessions.


The University has 12 intervarsity athletics teams that compete against other post-secondary institutions across Canada and the United States. Combined, our teams have amassed three national championships and 28 conference championships. As well, our recreational and intramural programs attract nearly two-thirds of our student body to a wide array of activities, including volleyball, slo-pitch, innertube waterpolo, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, and much more!


Our lively campus is perfect for social butterflies. But if you're more of a wallflower, don't despair — our campus is perfect for you too! After all, flowers and butterflies go together like peanut butter and jam. The University of Regina Students' Union (URSU) is made up of over 15,000 students, representing the diversity of our campus. URSU works to keep students connected to everything that is happening on campus and is a place where all students can find a true sense of community.


With nearly 120 student clubs and societies at the U of R, there's sure to be something that piques your interest. Can't find the perfect club? URSU will gladly accommodate new clubs, and even help set you up with funding! We also proudly support a number of events that celebrate the rich multicultural heritage of our campus and student body.

Information Technology

Student computer labs are located throughout the campus, and free wi-fi is available in all main buildings and the Academic Green. All students recieve a U of R email account, network storage drive and access to UR Self-Service.


The University of Regina is a diverse campus. For example, more than 2,400 international students from dozens of countries choose to take classes at the U of R, representing around 16 percent of the student population. This diversity means that there are many exciting cultural events throughout the year. Our annual International Night attracts around 2,000 people to a showcase featuring music, fashion, and entertainment from many different cultures. Other cultural events include introduction to Pow Wow, the Glen Anaquod Annual Memorial Tipi Raising Competition, and Chinese traditional festival celebratory activities hosted by the Confucius Institute.

Special Services

We have many units on campus that provide personalized guidance and support to any students who need it. Some of the programs and services we provide include free math and writing tutors, a tutor registry, skill development workshops, leadership programs, advising, accommodations for students with a disability, counselling services, library help services, services for international students, services for Indigenous students, and more.

Affiliated Institutions

When it comes to education, a one-size-fits-all model simply doesn't work. That's why we have three federated colleges through which you can pursue your University of Regina degree. Our federated colleges offer students a unique and supportive community within the larger U of R community. They are:

International Involvement

Open your world and open your mind with our Study Abroad program. Experience a semester, summer, or academic year learning abroad while exploring unique cultures and gaining valuable insights about yourself and the world around you. With access to a network of 450 universities across 70 countries, you'll have the opportunity to see the world while gaining academic credit towards a U of R degree.

Campus Tour

Get the insider's scoop on campus life, as you enjoy a tour led by one of our current students. Check out our housing options, sports facilities, and popular campus hangouts. We also have experienced Enrolment Counsellors on staff to meet with you one-on-one, answer all of your questions, and even guide you through the application process if you like. Visit

Modified on August 21, 2022