The Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs are committed to the historical foundations of the specialist and applied doctoral degree in which a community of scholars and experts is created among faculty-mentors, successful professionals in the field, and learners. Regent University mirrors historical tradition by using intensive residencies. Residencies occur in the summer, and they allow learners to interface with faculty and other students to provide specialized professional experiences outside the usual course of study and provide interaction with various constituencies. In view of this goal, waiving residency requirements will not be considered. Residencies are required, with 2 credit hours being awarded for each residency. Residency takes place on the Virginia Beach Campus for four days (Tuesday - Friday).
The 2016 residency is July 12-15 on our Virginia Beach campus. The information below is designed to help you prepare for residency, but if you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor.
Travel and Lodging
Campus and Local Area
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If you are making travel arrangements, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is approximately 9 miles (15 min.) from Regent University. Newport News – Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is approximately 35 miles (45 min.) from Regent. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is approximately 92 miles (1 hr. 30 min.) from Regent. If you are staying at The Founders Inn and will be arriving at Norfolk International Airport, you may call the hotel to make arrangements for the shuttle to pick you up from the airport. (757) 424-5511 – Ask for Guest Services.
Please keep in mind that Residency is mandatory for the Ed.D. program, and attendance for each session is also mandatory. Missing sessions without prior notification of the faculty member overseeing the session may result in forfeiture of the 2 credits necessary for the completion of this program requirement.