New uRegina residence policy prioritizes first-year students

April 11, 2012

Starting this fall, the University of Regina will have a new policy for students living in on-campus residences. First-year students will get top priority for residence spots, while returning students will have to enter their names in a lottery to try to secure accommodations. uRegina's VP of external relations says the revised policy is meant to help first-year students transition to campus life. It's important for students' well-being and for retention, she says. The VP says she understands why many students would be upset about being displaced from their on-campus housing, but says that if it's any consolation, in a couple of years uRegina will add 700 more beds, bringing the total number of residence spaces to nearly 2,000. CBC