New Student Checklist

Did You Know?

  • Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

  • The Luther College Residence offers an early payment discount. You can save up to $225 when you pay by August 15 (for Fall) and/or December 15 (for Winter)!

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

  • 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.

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.

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 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.


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.


Apply online for Luther Scholarships by May 15 at We’ll share our decision by July 1.


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 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 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 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.  

-Luther University Preparation Program (UPrep) is Luther’s four-day (Sept 1-4) introduction to university skill-building academic activities and social events. Register at Seats are limited so register by June 30 to qualify for the early bird prize draw!

-The U of R Orientation is September 6 and is a shorter 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 new bus transportation service that offers students unlimited transit use for $87.60 per semester. 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.


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 4. 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 306.585.5333. 


Setting Up Financial Proxy Payments:  The University will not disclose your personal information. If you wish to authorize a third party to access your financial information and make payments on your account, you can set this up in UR Self Service. Go to Student Records, View Account or Make a Payment, then Authorized Users to set up your proxy.


Online Courses. If you take an online course, you can access the course materials on UR Courses at UR Courses is an online learning environment. Login using username and password, the same credentials used to access your e-mail. Access to your course begins on the first day of the semester. If the semester has already begun when you register, the course will be available to you 24 hours after enrolment.


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 between September 9 - October 6, 2016.  Contact the Member Services Centre to chat online, visit, or call 1.866.358.4432.