All information on this page has been provided by the University of Regina and is up to date as of September 29th, 2021
Fall 2021 Term Requirements (effective October 1, 2021)
The vaccine / rapid testing requirement applies to all University of Regina and Federated Colleges’ faculty and staff, and to students who are registered for any on-campus/in-person classes during the fall semester, or who expect to attend on-campus events or activities.
The University of Regina continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and broader community. As such, the University requires that all students, faculty, and staff provide proof of full vaccination effective October 1, 2021.
Students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated for any reason, or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status, will be required to undergo regular, rapid antigen testing and receive ongoing negative test results to attend any University of Regina campus in person.
How to Provide Your Proof of Vaccination
All students, faculty, and staff must declare their status by accessing their account on UR Self-Service. Log-in with your University credentials (student or employee ID# and password) and select the Vaccination Declaration option where you will be able to follow the instructions to upload your government-issued, COVID-19 immunization record as proof of vaccination. UR Self-Service can also be accessed from the tab at the top of the University of Regina website homepage.
All students, faculty, and staff must complete the Declaration, including:
- those who do not intend to provide proof of vaccination;
- those who are teaching/taking remote classes only and will not be attending any University of Regina campus in-person in the Fall term; and,
- those who may have already submitted their proof of vaccination through other processes.
Note: If, for any reason, you are unable to complete the Declaration (e.g. unique, individual circumstances that are not addressed in the form), please direct your questions via email to Ask.Us@uregina.ca prior to October 1.
Acceptable Vaccination Documentation
- Your Saskatchewan eHealth Covid-19 vaccination record. The process for obtaining your proof of immunization can be accessed at Saskatchewan – Proof of COVID Vaccination. If you are submitting your eHealth record, please ensure it is your Covid-19 vaccination record only.
- Your out-of-province government-issued vaccination record. Please ensure it is your Covid-19 vaccination record only. For more information see the Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Proof of vaccination in Canada and for international travel or contact the Public Health Unit in that area for further guidance on how to obtain your official COVID vaccination/immunization record.
- Your international government-issued documentation is accepted as long as it verifies receiving a Health Canada authorized vaccine. If your documentation is in another language, please provide an English translation and upload both the original document and the translation. Consult with your local healthcare provider, or with Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Public Health, if you have questions. Health Canada also provides guidance for those who are partially or fully vaccinated with a non-Health Canada approved vaccine.
Notes: Your proof of vaccination document will be accepted in PDF or JPEG formats only. Only a single document can be submitted at a time so multiple pages should be combined into a single document.
The Saskatchewan ‘Record of COVID-19 Immunization” wallet-sized card’ issued at your vaccination appointment(s) is not acceptable vaccination documentation. QR (Quick Response) digital codes alone are also not being accepted as proof of vaccination at this time except as they are embedded within the immunization record itself.
Any technical difficulties/questions should be directed to the IT Support Centre.
How to Access Regular, Rapid Antigen Testing
- COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Centre Locations: Hours of Operation (October 2021)
The testing program will take place on University of Regina campuses as required. Testing will commence on October 4, 2021.
Anyone who declines to provide proof of vaccination, will only be permitted to access campus provided they undergo regular, rapid antigen testing and receive ongoing negative results.
All students, faculty, and staff must declare their vaccination status by accessing their account on UR Self-Service. Log-in with your University credentials (student or employee ID# and password) and follow the steps. You will be presented with the following Vaccination Declaration options:
- I am fully vaccinated
- I am not fully vaccinated
- I prefer not to disclose
Should you choose either of the latter two declarations, you will get a notification indicating that you will be enrolled in the rapid antigen testing program.
Those attending campus once a week (e.g.: one in-person course with no plans to attend the Library, gym, etc.) will be required to undergo rapid antigen testing once every 7-day period. Those attending campus more than once a week (e.g.: two in-person courses) will be required to undergo rapid antigen testing twice every 7-day period.
The University will use the BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of SARS‑CoV‑2. Each test takes approximately 20 minutes to administer, including wait time for results. The participant is required to remain at the test centre until the results are known. The University will provide direction to those who test positive, including (but not limited to) the requirements to: leave campus immediately, arrange for a PCR test, and provide the University with a negative test result before returning to campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will people be required to be vaccinated before returning to campus?
On August 13, the University of Regina announced that faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated effective October 1, 2021. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to undergo regular, rapid antigen testing and receive negative results.
For more information see Vaccination Information.
Is there space on-campus to accommodate large numbers of people returning?
Additional students spread throughout the campus and attending different days and at different times will still allow plenty of room for low density/traffic to ensure there is adequate room for spacing and physical distancing where required.
What about International Students? (travel, vaccines, quarantine, etc.)
The University of Regina is working with its sector partners and the Ministry of Advanced Ed to welcome International students back to the campus.