New Student Checklist

Did You Know?

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

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

  • Luther College offers Bundles programs that group together first-year students and classes to give you a great start and help ease the transition from high school to university.

  • Wondering where to live? 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 never have roommate hassles to contend with.

  • 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 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.

  • Smaller class sizes at Luther College means more individualized attention and better connections with your professors, classmates, and academic advisors.

  • 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.

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 email 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. You may also contact your school representative for information on confirmations of enrolment for goverment loans and more: Remember, if you add or drop a course during the semester, your loan could be affected. Luther students must indicate that they are Luther Students on their loan applications - failure to do so can result in delays and resubmission of forms.

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. New student orientations are generally held at the beginning of each the Fall and Winter semesters. Watch our Luther Admission & Information Events page or social media for info on upcoming orientations. Find us on Instagram @Lutheredu, Facebook @LCUR1971, and on Twitter @Lutheredu.

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 Financial & Residence Service 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.

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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