Student Events & Activities
Our school's events provide a great context for community and fellowship. Regent's unique community and rich culture—including numerous student led organizations, groups that blur the lines between faculty/staff and students, amazing theatrical performances at the Communication and Performing Arts Center, guest speakers, weekly university-wide chapels, workshops and seminars, and impromptu activities—provides students and the entire Regent community with an abundance of wonderful opportunities to enjoy!
For the calendar of the events be sure to check the Student Hub board in Around Campus.
Jumpstart your semester right by coming to a free BBQ! Held in the beginning of the fall semester, this event is free, open to the Undergraduate Regent community. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled day with games, prizes, and other attractions. The event is updated each year for more fun and fellowship time after time. View Back to School BBQ Photos.
Got questions? We've got answers. Each semester the Undergraduate Council hosts a town hall meeting open to the entire undergraduate student body. Each of the administrative deans, as well as department chairs is invited to attend. Get updates on what is happening within RSU and receive answers to your questions in regards to academics, student housing, student life, etc.
The Chili Bowl is Regent's annual tailgate party held in combination with the intramural football league. In October, at the end of the season, the top two teams will compete for the title of Chili Bowl Champion! Enjoy hot dogs, barbeque, baked beans, potato salad, and more all for under 50 cents! View Chili Bowl Photos.
How fast can you eat a pie? Are you the champion of apple bobbing? How good is your boot scoot-n-boogie? The Harvest Fest is held in the fall for all residents of Regent Commons, as well as all Undergrad students. Come out for a good 'ol meal, lots of award winning pies to taste, or make your own pie to submit to be judged by our special panel of Regent celebrity judges! Line dancing, hot dogs and burgers on the grill, hot cider and cocoa, pumpkin carving contests and more make this event one you won't want to miss! View Harvest Fest Photos.
The pancake feast is a night of delicious pancakes, fun games, and a chance to interact with your friends and RSU staff. This event is usually held in December and is open to all of Regent Undergrad. Hosted by the Regent Undergraduate Council (RUC) and the Ordinary, come out for an eventful evening that won't leave you hungry, but will leave you still wanting more! View Pancake Feast Photos.
The Christmas Ball is the annual campus-wide celebration held in December. It offers students a chance to get together and celebrate the Christmas season. Dance the night away at this formal event with orchestral accompaniment, which provides ballroom dance music from local musicians and a DJ later in the evening for some high-energy fun! Heavy hors d'oeuvres are served. View Christmas Ball Photos.
A great way to relax and take a break from homework for a little while is to head over to Coldstone: a delicious ice cream chain with many different locations in Hampton Roads. You can create your own unique ice cream mixture, while having a great time with your friends playing games, talking, and laughing. Organized by RUC, open to the entire student body, and held once a semester, you won't want to miss out!
The purpose of the Undergraduate Leader Forum is to bring successful leaders to campus to speak and interact with our students, sharing experiences and life lessons as exemplary Christian leaders who are changing the world. These forums are free and open to the public and held periodically throughout the academic year. These events are also streamed live for online participants.
Do you like popcorn? How about all-you-can-eat pizza and soda?! Now add a great family movie on top of that and you have our Cinema Café Movie Night! This is a time where students, faculty, and staff can bring their families out for a good night of entertainment at a local restaurant/movie theater. Cinema Café is a new concept in movie viewing where you can enjoy casual dining during your movie. We are partnering with them to provide this fun-filled environment held at various times throughout the year. Keep an eye out for information about these events; they will be something you surely want to mark on your calendar!
A great way to get to know your friendly neighbors in Regent Commons is to take part in a progressive dinner! Held when needed, this event allows students to relax, eat delicious food prepared by their peers, and get to know The Undergraduate Commons residents. Those wishing to participate can open up their homes allowing students to come and go throughout the evening.
Are you on a budget? Wouldn't it be nice to cook a meal rather than eat takeout and enjoy it over fellowship? Common Cooking allows students living in Regent Commons to watch, learn, and cook meals with ease. Learn easy-to-fix meals that are affordable and nutritious, at the same time learning how to budget groceries and shop effectively for food. This is a hands-on experience for Regent Commons students to learn some of the easiest recipes and enjoy tasting the food while learning! Come and join the warm environment set apart for small groups, simple cooking, and great taste! View Common Cooking.
A new event that's fun an exciting is called Improv Night. This is a night full of laughter, learning, and just letting loose! Come to learn special skills used on shows like "Who's Line is it Anyway?" as well as improvisational skills and techniques. The Regent University VIP team puts on a great performance to end the evening. Open to all Regent students, faculty and staff, and friends, it's a great night of fun!
Aloha! Stop on by for a festive luau at Regent Commons. Held every spring, the Luau is for students wanting to take a break from all their work and enjoy a day filled with a cool breeze, tropical frosty smoothie drinks, limbo, island-inspired food and music, prizes and more! View Luau Photos.
Commissioning is a sacred service dedicated to worship, prayer, and anointing. Commissioning means "to grant authority", "to entrust", or "to appoint or assign a task or function." This special ceremony commissions our graduates to take their training into the world and make a difference for Christ.
Commencement is the traditional ceremony that Regent University holds with all the schools - graduate and undergraduate. One commencement ceremony is held every year at the end of the spring semester. This is a time for family and friends to join the graduates in celebrating their accomplishments.