Student Information for FALL 2020 – Important Updates

Student Information for Fall 2020

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FALL 2020 TERM

For the Fall 2020 term, all classes will continue to be delivered remotely, to include a combination of real-time class meetings via Lifesize (synchronous) and web-based course delivery via UR Courses (asynchronous). All community-based programming will also be done remotely with no students in class.

Beginning September 1, 2020, any person(s) to visit any of the campuses, including students, faculty and staff will be required to Sign In/Out (Check-In) and complete a Screening Form prior to entering the campus. The daily sign-in/out and screening form are essential and necessary for contact tracing and vital to ensure we can track all activity on campus throughout each day.

The sign-in sheet and screening form will be available at the designated entrance of each campus.
Regina Campus: East Entrance
Saskatoon Campus: Library
Northern Campus: Main Entrance (Central Avenue)

All students are required to wear masks on campus. Please adhere to all signs and directional arrows on each campus.


Student ID Card

New students, including Off-Campus, must have a URegina student ID card. Click here to apply.

Replacement card: if returning students need a replacement, follow instructions on the link for payment.


Campus Entrance and Exits:

Regina Campus: Enter and Exit through the East side doors. There will be no exit/entry from the North and West Side doors.
In case of emergency, all doors are accessible for exit.

Saskatoon Campus: Enter and Exit through Southeast doors and continue to 2nd Floor Campus. If you are visiting the Library, use Southeast door, continue through the main hallway door and exit on the secondary hallway door (marked).

Northern Campus: If entering from Central Avenue, use Main Entrance. If entering from Parkade, head south to Mall Entrance (Pharmacy stairwell) and enter at Main entrance (Central Avenue). Exit through main entrance.


Online Booking System

The Online Booking System is now available.

For the health & safety of your child(ren), we ask that your child(ren) does/do not accompany you to campus for your scheduled appointment. Each workstation has been cleaned and disinfected before and after each appointment.


FNUniv students will have access to computer labs and libraries during scheduled times throughout the week. We will offer students the opportunity to book an appointment for access to digital learning spaces to facilitate access to computers and/or Wi-Fi hotspots.

First Nations University of Canada students will have access to computer labs and libraries during scheduled times Monday to Friday. The library access is limited to the computer workstations in Saskatoon and Northern Campus (Prince Albert).

We have moved the Regina Campus computer lab into the Multi-purpose Room on the first floor (limit 10 students) and the main atrium will be organized with one chair and one desk located at intervals along the windows (limit 6 students).

The online booking system for Computer and Library for each campus is monitored separately.

All students will be required to:

  • Book an appointment allowing access for two (2) hours scheduled throughout each weekday.
  • Wear a mask. All students at each FNUniv campus that utilize this service will be required to wear masks throughout the Fall 2020 term.
  • Complete a self-assessment for each visit. Prior to entry to the campus, all students, faculty, and staff must a complete a self-assessment questionnaire that must be completed for each appointment. 
  • Agree to the terms and conditions that the FNUniv imposes on all visitors in the Fall 2020 term, which include social distancing, following all directional notices on each campus (all traffic will be organized in a way that only allows for one-way movement), etc.

Appointment Schedule (2-hour time-frame) – Monday to Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                  
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                         

Please read the following Terms & Conditions – Fall Re-Open Access & Services prior to booking your study time.

Click on the campus link below to book your study time:

Workstations and Entry/Exit – All Campus Locations

  • Regina Campus computer lab will temporarily relocate into the Multi-purpose Room on the first floor (limit 10 students) and the main atrium will be organized with one chair/one desk located along the windows (limit 6 students).
    • Students will enter through the East side doors and exit on the East doors. There will be no exit/entry from the North and West Side doors.
  • The Saskatoon library will have 8 workstations.
    • Students will enter through the main hallway door and exit on the secondary hallway door.
  • The Northern Campus computer lab and library are in the basement, with 18 workstations in total.
    • Computer lab –  4 workstations;
    • Library – 6 workstations;
    • A second, temporary lab will be established in a classroom and host 8 workstations.
    • Students will gain access by the stairway and exit through the secondary stairway – the elevator will be available on strict conditions.

Cleaning Procedures:

A thorough cleansing of all surfaces will be done after each scheduled time, with a thirty-minute cleansing period between all appointments.

For further reference to the schedule, protocols and additional information for each campus, click on the Online Booking Procedure.

If you have any questions or issues with booking an appointment, please contact FNUniv IT Support at IT-Support@firstnationsuniversity.ca


Lifesize for Students

For students who may be new to the FNUniv Lifesize videoconferencing method, we have a Student Reference Guide which will walk you through accessing the virtual classroom or take a few minutes to watch the video tutorial.

If you have questions or concerns about Lifesize, please contact FNUniv IT at 306-790-5950 ext. 7777.


Student Success Services – Support

Student Success Services staff will continue to provide support remotely for Fall 2020. Please contact Amber Maxie at 306.790.5950 or 1.800.267.6303 ext. 3127  to speak with staff or schedule an appointment. You may also email at amaxie@fnuniv.ca:

Student events such as orientation, success seminars & workshops, and collaborative events (among campuses and with U of R) will be remote (via Lifesize, Facebook, etc.) this fall. No in-person student events are planned for the fall.

  • Academic Advising: Staff will continue to provide remote services (primarily via phone, Lifesize and email).
  • Retention: Staff will continue to provide remote services (primarily via phone, Lifesize and email).
  • Recruiting: Recruiting will continue to be offered remotely (via Lifesize, Zoom, email, phone, Facebook).
  • Tutors, Writing Clinics, and Student Ambassador supports will continue to be offered at a distance by appointment only.
  • The Nutrition Program and Food Pantry will not be provided at any campus this fall. 
  • Wellness Counsellors will provide a blend of services: remote (Lifesize, Zoom, phone) and in-person utilizing social distancing, mandatory masks and deep cleaning of all surfaces after each client, by appointment only.
  • Pipe Ceremonies will continue to be offered monthly at each campus. These ceremonies will follow all Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines.
  • Campus Elders’ virtual access (phone, Lifesize video-conferencing) will be arranged by appointment by the Elders’ helpers.

Laptop Loan Program

FNUniv continues to offer the program for the Fall term. Students must meet the specific requirements and conditions. If you are interested in the program, please contact your campus library for further details or click on the update below.

Regina Campus Library:
p: 306.790.5950 ext. 3425 or 3429
e: pdaigle@firstnationsuniversity.ca or jcliff@firstnationsuniversity.ca

Saskatoon Campus Library:
p: 306.931.1800 ext. 5430
e: hliu@fnuniv.ca

Northern Campus Library:
p: (306) 765-3333 Ext. 7430 or 7425
e: oripoll-leal@fnuniv.ca


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