The University of Regina welcomes nearly 17,000 students for the 2023 fall semester.
The total of 16,860 students represents an increase of 5.6 per cent from last year’s fall semester, or an increase of 893 students.
Students are registered for 164,799 credit hours this Fall, up 5.4 per cent from Fall 2022.
Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, said the increase in enrollment is great news for the U of R.
“It is exciting to see this significant increase in enrolment, and we are grateful to every single student who has chosen the University of Regina for their post-secondary journey,” said Keshen. “The U of R’s collective strength is a result of our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. No one is alone here; everyone belongs, and we work together to succeed as individuals and as a whole.”
A total of 2,337 students self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit. In addition, there are 4,148 international students.
With over 3,564 new students this semester, the U of R also wanted to remind students of the supports available, including:
- Individualized academic counselling.
- Services and physical and mental health programs through the Student Wellness Centre, Student Mental Health clinicians, and the Online Therapy Unit.
- Hands-on learning opportunities through the new Centre for Experiential and Service Learning.
- The Office of Indigenous Engagement and the ta-tawâw Student Centre.