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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Student Life

1. Where do on-campus Regent students live?

Many students live in either the Regent Village, a university-owned apartment complex about a quarter mile from the school, or the Regent Commons, which are apartments built on the Regent University campus. Space is limited so apply as early as possible. Also, a variety of non-university owned apartment complexes are also available within a few miles of the school. Check here for more details about University Housing.

2. Why move to Virginia Beach?

Why not move to the beach? The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is a three mile long bicycle and walking path stretching beside the ocean and right next to all the city hotspots, restaurants and museums. The boardwalk hosts a continual cycle of festivals, free concerts and symphony performances. Ocean lovers can enjoy surfing, jet skiing and parasailing throughout the summer months, and we're only an hour or so away from Busch Garden's Family Theme Park. If you have a hankering for something more historical, we are within an hour of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. And finally for the political junkies, Washington, D.C., is only three and one-half hours away.

3. What's happening on campus?

Honestly, there's an event happening almost every night of the week. Students can get involved in intramural sports and on-campus organizations including the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), who plan events such as the Christmas Ball and the Welcome BBQ for all new students. And whether you're interested in film-shoots, theatre performances, political events, guest speakers, film club showings, etc., there's always an opportunity to hang out with friends and enjoy community-building events.

4. What is the spiritual life like on campus?

Each school has its own student chaplain dedicated to praying for and ministering to the spiritual needs of the students. Also, Regent offers weekly all-campus chapels, Bible study groups and other Christ-centered community events. There are several different Bible study groups, justice prayer groups or nights of worship to get involved in for a deeper connection.

5. What is the official denominational affiliation of Regent University?

We are a non-denominational evangelical school, a community of Christ followers who are more concerned with what unites us than divides us. Our campus is made up of Protestants, Catholics, charismatic Christians, those from mainline denominations and everything in between. We feel we are enriched by such a diverse faith community.

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