New Student Checklist

Did You Know?

  • Every degree program at Luther College offers a study abroad option and an optional EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COMPONENT where you gain real world experience and get paid while going to school!

  • Wondering where to live? Our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, is considered the best choice for first-year student accommodation. Individual private rooms mean you can stick to your own schedule and you never have to deal with roommate hassles.

  • Luther College is the first choice for high school to university transition. Enjoy all the benefits of a larger campus, without feeling lost in the crowd. Our community is full of caring mentors and peers to ensure a positive student experience.

  • The deadline for academic application is March 15. To book a personalized entrance counselling appointment, contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • You can book a tour of Luther College, the U of R campus, and our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, any time throughout the year. Contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • Free entrance counselling support and invaluable one-on-one academic advising are available for all programs at Luther College.

  • Our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, is a great place for student athletes to call home. The U of R Kinesiology Building is footsteps away with its Olympic size pool, gymnasium, and health centre.

  • The Luther Library has over 24,000 items in its collection, 5,000 books checked out per year, and 7,000 students who come through its door per month.

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New Student Checklist


 

☐  Activate your UR Self-Service account. Go to www.uregina.ca 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 (DDMMYY). 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 a uregina email address assigned when you are admitted. Go to www.uregina.ca 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 Academic Advisor. Tatum Cruise and Karen Prior advise all Luther students. They can help you choose the courses that best meet your program requirements. If you aren’t sure what degree or program to follow, they will 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 live in Luther’s residence, The Student Village at Luther College. For more information, visit www.luthercollege.edu/residence. Call 1-306-585-5333 or email luther.college.residence@uregina.ca for details and/or to arrange a tour.

☐  Apply for Student Loans. Saskatchewan residents should contact Student Service Centre for information about student loans by visiting http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans or calling toll-free at 1-800-597-8278. 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 (CSA). 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 229 to book an appointment. Visit http://www.uregina.ca/student/accessibility 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 ID. 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.

☐  Buy your parking or bus pass. Parking permits are available now at Parking Services, College West 108 or http://www.uregina.ca/ancillaries/parking/. For public transit options (bus passes), visit http://ursu.ca/transit. The Students' Union is the U of R's on-campus Transit Agent.

☐  Buy your textbooks. View your textbook list online at UR Self-Service. Buy textbooks at https://ebookstore.uregina.ca/

☐  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 www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/resources-for-students/academic-calendars-and-schedule/undergraduate-calendar/index.html. It is your responsibility to know these dates. 

☐  Pay your fees by January 6, 2020. You can pay in person at Luther’s Financial & Residence 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 & Residence Services Office at 1-306-585-5333.

☐  UR Courses. UR Courses is an online educational platform used by many instructors at the University of Regina. This platform enables instructors to post course material (e.g. lecture PowerPoints and outlines) for student viewing. Login (urcourses.uregina.ca) using your uregina.ca username and password, the same credentials used to access your uregina.ca 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. NOTE: Not all instructors use UR Courses.

☐  Orientation. U of R Orientation is January 3, 2020 – Please register here: https://www.uregina.ca/orientation/index.html

☐  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 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 URSU Office on the second floor of the Riddell Centre, visit www.ihaveaplan.ca and select U of R, or call 1-866-358-4432.

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