New Student Checklist

Did You Know?

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  • Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.

  • It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.

  • Luther College offers Bundles and Bundles Plus programs! Bundles and Bundles Plus are groupings of courses hand-selected by our academic advisors to help set new students up for a successful first semester.

New Student Checklist


Activate your UR Self-Service account. Go to and click UR Self-Service at the top of the page. Your USER ID is your U of R student number and your PIN is your birthdate in DDMMYY format. You will be prompted to change your pin and add a security question. Problems? Call the IT Help Desk at 1-306-585-4685.


Set-up your Email Account. All U of R email communication will be sent to your email address assigned when you are admitted. Go to and click Webmail at the top of the page. Select the Quick Link for Find Your Username and Password and then complete your login. Remember to check this account regularly or even better, forward it to your personal email account.


Meet with your Luther Academic Advisor. We can help you choose the courses that best meet your program requirements. If you aren’t sure what degree or program to follow, we’ll help you with that too. We recommend that you meet with your Luther advisor at least once each year.


Register for courses at your advising appointment, or online at UR Self-Service on your assigned day to register. You may also leave your registration plan with Luther’s Academic Office to be processed on your registration day. Please see the following link for the course catalogue:


Register for ARTS 099 if in Luther Arts or MAP 001 if in Luther Media, Art, and Performance. These are required courses for first semester students and include online components. ARTS 099 must be completed and passed before you may register for your second semester courses. ARTS 099 will appear on your UR Courses.  


Did you take IB or AP courses? Discuss the possibility of transfer credit with your Luther advisor. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the U of R Admissions Office.


Apply to Luther Residence online at Call 1-306-585-5333 or 1-800-LUTHERU for details or to arrange a tour. Check other campus residences at


Apply for Student Loans. Saskatchewan residents should contact Saskatchewan Learning at for details or call 1-306-787-5620 (Toll-Free: 1-800-597-8278). Apply online after June 1. If you are from another province, contact your provincial student loans office for details. Remember, if you add or drop a course during the semester, your loan could be affected.


Register at the Centre for Student Accessibility. This office serves students with special needs (learning disabilities, medical conditions, etc.). To register with the CSA, call 1-306-585-4631 or go to Riddell Centre 251 to book an appointment. Check for more details.


Get your Student ID Card at the U of R Registrar’s Office, Ad-Hum 210 (Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.) after you have registered for classes. Bring one piece of valid government-issued photo I.D. A student ID card is required to borrow library materials, use the fitness centre, receive student discounts, write exams, and gain access to some campus events.


Register for Orientation.
- The U of R Orientation is September 4 and is a short introduction to Luther and other campus supports.

Arrange for transportation. The University automatically adds a related fee to your account for a U-Pass. The U-Pass is a bus transportation service that offers students unlimited transit use. Students who live outside city limits or within one kilometer of the main campus may opt out. If you are bringing a car on campus, please purchase your student parking pass early as they sell out quickly.


Final transcripts. Remember to have your final high school transcripts forwarded to UR Enrolment Services as soon as they become available. Contact


Buy your textbooks. Texts are available for purchase mid-August. View your list online at UR Self-Service. Buy texts at the U of R Bookstore in College West or at the Student Union’s used bookstore in late August.


Know important university dates. Semester dates, deadlines for adding and dropping courses, and fee payment are found in the University Calendar (p. 3), on UR Self Service under My Refund Schedule, and at It is your responsibility to know these dates.     


Pay your fees by October 2. You can pay in person at Luther’s Student Services Office (LC 110), through internet banking, or on UR Self-Service with a credit card. For questions related to your tuition payments, call our Financial and Residence Services Office at 1-306-585-5333. 


Dropping Courses. Not attending isn’t enough! If you have registered in classes and later decide not to attend, you must formally withdraw from your courses prior to the drop deadlines to avoid financial charges and possible failing grades. Check the deadlines beforehand at “My Refund Schedule” in UR Self-Service.


Health and Dental Plan. All U of R students registered in 9 credits for Fall are automatically registered for this coverage. The cost is approximately $200 and is added to your Fall fees. If you are covered under another plan you must opt out. Contact the Member Services Centre to chat online, visit, or call 1-866-358-4432.


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