University at Parkland College

Welcome to University at Parkland College!

Enrolling in university programming at Parkland College is a great way to transition from high school to post-secondary, whether you’re taking a your first year, a single class, or completing a full degree. We’re glad you’ve chosen to further your education close to home.

Resources to guide you as you pursue your university education:

COVID-19 requirements

  • Complete the COVID-19 micro-course (accessed when you complete the registration form)
  • Complete the Health Questionnaire (one time only; you only have to tell us when something changes)
  • All seating will be assigned for face-to-face classes. If you are absent, you must inform your instructor, regardless if the reason for your absence is COVID-19 related or not.
  • Do not come to the campus if you have illness symptoms (no matter how mild) or if you have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms.

Important Dates

University of Regina University of Saskatchewan Date Significance
Sept. 2 Sept. 3 First day of classes
Sept. 7 Sept. 7 University closed (Labour Day)
Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Last day to add/change courses, last day to drop courses with 100% refund and no transcript record
Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Last day for full payment of tuition & fees without penalty / Opt-in Health and Dental Plan
Oct. 1 End of penalty-free period / Last day to drop courses with 50% refund / Opt-out Health and Dental Plan
Oct. 12 Oct. 12 University closed (Thanksgiving Day)
Nov. 9 – 14 Nov. 9 – 14 Fall break
Nov. 11 Nov. 11 University closed (Remembrance Day)
Nov. 16 Last day to drop courses with a grade of “W” (U of R)
Dec. 7 Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (U of S)
Dec. 8 Dec. 7 Last day of classes
Dec. 9 – 21 Dec. 8 – 23 Final exam period
Dec. 24 Dec. 25 University closed (Christmas break)
Jan. 11, 2021 Jan. 5, 2021 University opens for new year

Please note: Classes are subject to change.

Winter Class Delivery:
As of October 2020, both universities have announced that all classes will continue with remote delivery for the winter term. However, both universities have agreed in principle that the off-campus sites can hold more in-person meetings than classes at the main campuses in Saskatoon and Regina. We do not have confirmation about what this will look like at this time.

We hope to have more frequent face-to-face seminars and tutorials at our Yorkton location. We will continue to offer video conference of these events for all students who are unable to attend or are uncomfortable with being in the classroom with other students. The course syllabus, given to you by the instructor, will detail exactly how the class will be delivered. All face-to-face meetings will be subject to local conditions and the advice of the Public Health Office. When planning your course schedule, bear in mind that there could be face-to-face or video conference meetings at the scheduled times.

Please note: You are able to register in any classes for which you have the prerequisites at either university, but please consider registering in Parkland College designated classes. These classes tend to be much smaller in size and may have additional tutorials or seminars. The designated Parkland College classes are the only classes for which Parkland College receives revenue to maintain the classes here and provide additional supports such as advisors and tutorials.

Where to start with online classes

  • Start with the syllabus or course outline. This will give you all the information that you need for the class, the instructor’s contact information, the textbook, the weekly topics, the assignments, their due dates and their weighting, and how your work will be assessed.
  • Check out what you have to do in the first week, plan when you will do it – then do it!
  • Put all the assignment due dates in your calendar with reminders two weeks ahead and one week ahead. Don’t leave them to the last minute.
  • Enjoy learning new stuff!

Book an advising appointment

It’s a lot more than just choosing classes. We can help with organization, anxiety, knowing where to start, time management, and much more. We are here to help! Book an advising appointment now.

Tutorials and more

Parkland Learning Community

WHAT: Vital information for writing papers in university, for all students
WHO: With Rita Matlock from U of S main campus in Saskatoon
WHEN: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon
WHERE: Via Webex (Meeting Number: 145 944 0938; Meeting Password: 2uVVm4V69PS)

  • Sept. 15 – Introduction to the Workshops and Essay Timelines
  • Sept. 22 – Basic Essay Writing
  • Sept. 29 – Plagiarism/Quoting/Paraphrasing/Summarizing
  • Oct. 6 – APA/MLA/CMS Documentation
  • No workshop week of Thanksgiving
  • Oct. 20 – Opening Paragraphs/Body Paragraphs
  • Oct. 27 – The Big Three Errors!
  • Nov. 3 – How to Write Simple Sentences
  • No workshop week of Remembrance Day
  • Nov. 17 – How to Write Compound Sentences
  • Nov. 24 – Successful Essay Exam Writing

Parkland Writing Tutor: Tuesdays from 1 – 4 p.m. Send your writing in progress or ideas you need help organizing to writing.tutor@parklandcollege.sk.ca a few days in advance (preferably a week). The tutor can contact you to meet online to go through your writing so that you can improve it.

Parkland Math and Science Tutor: Three hours per week of drop-in tutoring for science and math classes. Email r.machnee@parklandcollege.sk.ca for more details.

Other resources include the U of S Distance Writing Centre and U or R Online Tutors.

Contacts

Program Information

Last Updated: October 7, 2020