New Student Checklist

Did You Know?

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

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

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

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

  • 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.

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

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

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 an uregina 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. Tatum Cruise and Karen Prior advise all Luther students. 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.


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.


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


Apply to Luther Residence online at Call 306.585.5025 or 1.800.LUTHERU for details or to arrange a tour. Check other campus residences at


Apply for Student Loans. Saskatchewan residents should contact Student Service Centre at for information about student loans. Call 306.787.5620 (Toll Free: 1.800.597.8278) for more details. 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. Register for the U of R Orientation before Wednesday, January 4 for an introduction to campus supports.   


Buy your parking pass or use your U-Pass. Parking permits are available now at Parking Services, College West 108 or Public transit U-Pass offered by the Student Union is included as part of your mandatory tuition. To Opt-Out of the U-Pass please visit


Buy your textbooks. Texts are available for purchase beginning in December. 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 early January.


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 February 2, 2018. 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 Student Services Office at .306.585.5333.


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 your 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. Thinking of adding/dropping a course during the semester? 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 Winter are automatically registered for this coverage. The cost is approximately $200 and is added to your Winter fees. If you are covered under another plan you must opt out. Contact the URSU office on the second floor of the Riddell Centre, visit and select U of R, or call 1.866.358.4432.