Summer 2022 Mask Mandate

Members of the University community,

It has been more than a month since the University’s indoor masking requirements were modified, and more than two months since we resumed full, in-person operations. Once again, I want to thank all students, faculty, and staff for everything you have done to ensure that the return to campus has taken place in a safe and respectful manner.

In consultation with the Health, Safety and Wellness team, senior academic and administrative leaders, and others, and given the latest public health indicators, a further change to our masking protocols will soon take place.

Effective Wednesday, June 1, the University will shift to an optional mask-wearing environment in all areas of campus.

Current indoor masking requirements in classrooms, lab and studio spaces, and the University Library remain in place until May 31. Mask wearing is no longer required in any indoor spaces as of June 1, but will be encouraged and welcomed in all areas of our campuses. We anticipate many people will choose to continue using them. Additionally, masks will be provided as needed on campus.

Vaccination rates among members of our campus community have been high throughout the pandemic; improvements to air exchange systems and ongoing monitoring of ventilation remain effective; and rapid antigen test kits are readily available. All of these measures contribute to the safety of our campuses. It is also important to stay home if you have tested positive for COVID or are not feeling well. Furthermore, everyone is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted when eligible to do so.

As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, the University will monitor and assess potential risks, and will adjust our practices as needed moving forward.

Thank you for your patience during this process, and for your work to ensure a safe and engaging Spring/Summer term at the University of Regina.

Thank you,
Campion College at the University of Regina


This email was originally sent by Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Regina, to the university community. It has been edited for length and clarity.

Winter 2022 Temporary Shift to Remote Learning

Classes begin remotely on Monday, January 10

Due to the accelerating spread of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant in Saskatchewan and Canada, the University of Regina is instituting a two-week pause to its planned return to primarily in-person instruction for the beginning of the Winter 2022 term.

To allow faculty and students time to plan for the transition to remote course delivery, classes will not begin on Wednesday, January 5 as originally scheduled, but instead will commence remotely the next week, on Monday, January 10. Remote learning will continue until Saturday, January 22, with a target date of Monday, January 24 for the return of in-person instruction. The situation will be re-evaluated in mid-January, and updates will be communicated to all members of the University community as soon as they become available.

What this means for students:
Leading up to Monday, January 10, students should check UR Courses for specific information on how to access their courses remotely.

Please do everything you can to ensure your ongoing health as well as that of the people around you. Booster shot eligibility has now been expanded to all Saskatchewan residents 18 years of age and older. Please obtain your booster shot if you are eligible to do so. You can also get your flu shot at this time.

This is not how anyone envisioned starting the Winter 2022 term, but it is the University’s hope that delaying in-person instruction for two weeks will help the University of Regina resume near-normal operations sooner rather than later, and allow us to return to campus in the safest environment possible.

We hope you enjoy your break and recommend that you check your email and social media channels as necessary for further updates from the University.

Campion College at the University of Regina

This email was originally sent by Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, to the university community. It was edited for length and clarity.

Fall 2021 Building & Service updates

With the Fall 2021 semester upon us, here is an update to the building hours and services available for students and the public at Campion College. Masks must continue to be worn in the building and we also have hand sanitizer available.


Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Student Commons area on the main floor will be open to students at a reduced capacity.
The Gorski wing (which includes classrooms CM 104 & CM 105) and the second floor chapel are a construction area and off limits to everyone except authorized personnel.


Closed for the Fall 2021 semester
Food services are available at the Luther cafeteria and Riddell Centre.


Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm)
At least one of the members of the Registrar’s Office will be in person during office hours during the semester. The other staff will offer virtual advising over the phone and Zoom via appointments. Students can always reach out over the live chat on the website, by calling reception at 306-586-4242 and at to make a virtual appointment or ask a question.


The physical space is closed until further notice.
Virtual office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed over lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm
The library staff are still available to help students virtually, including online reference and citation help at
Campion books can still be requested through QuickFind for pickup at the Archer Library book lockers. For more information and directions:


With the construction on the main floor, Campus Minister Kelly Bourke’s office has been relocated to the fifth floor in room CM509. She will be working a combination of in-person and virtually, so feel free to reach out to her at


Masses will be offered:
Sundays at 6:30 pm (beginning Sept. 4)
Thursdays at 12:30 pm (beginning Sept. 9)

With the closure of the chapel for construction, the temporary chapel space for in-person masses will be the fourth floor Senior Commons area which does have a limited capacity.


Virtual office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed over lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm

The Campion Business Office will be working a combination of in-person and remotely. For questions related to things like students loans and tuition, reach out at


Meet your 2021-22 Campion College Students’ Union and get involved!  The CCSU is here to support all Campion students and they will plan get togethers as conditions permit. Learn more at or send them an email at

Statement about the discovery at Cowessess First Nation

At Campion College, we are joining in prayer and sharing in grief of the Indigenous communities over their children who suffered tremendously while they were at the Residential Schools. We support and stand in solidarity for all the efforts of reconciliation with the Indigenous people.

Sami Helewa, S.J.

Letter from Archbishop Don Bolen to Chief Cadmus and the people of Cowessess

Christmas greetings from Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ

Our President, Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ would like to share some Christmas wishes for you and your loved ones this Christmas season.

– Christmas message 2020

– The CTV Christmas spot

Campus Ministry – Tips & Support Resources for Students (and everyone!)

In the shadow of the COVID 19 pandemic, let’s utilize all our resources to keep balance, calm, and joy in our day-to-day lives. Here are a few suggested resources by topic. Please feel free to let us know about awesome and helpful resources and ideas you discover out there!

Kelly Bourke, Campus Ministry


Virtual Fellowship



Laughter (it’s good for body, mind, and soul!)

Reading Suggestions




  • Looking at, and especially being out in, nature and the fresh air is good for the soul! If you are stuck indoors, find a window to peer out and reflect.
  • If you don’t need to stay inside, go for a walk outside!
  • If you can’t go for a walk and don’t have a good window, try something like this: (quiet stream in the woods – 60 minutes)



Museums and More

Catholic Resources


This post was last updated on January 4, 2022.

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