Student Life

Your college experience is meant to be life changing — to open doors and shape you for a significant career and life. That’s why Regent University equips students with knowledge and faith, together. Whether you study online or on campus, you’ll enjoy classes that challenge your mind and advance your skills. You’ll also develop friendships that make you stronger and Christ-centered character that helps you embrace your purpose and serve with vision.

Below, you’ll learn more about flexible housing options, comfortable dining facilities and plenty of activities to help you develop a strong sense of community.

Bookstore & Apparel

The Regent University Bookstore is an online-only store contracted with MBS Direct. Embedded within Blackboard, students can see all of the required and recommended books according to their course registration. You can also search for textbook information for all classes as you make registration decisions. MBS Direct offers competitive pricing, upfront guaranteed buyback offers, rental options, financial aid credit, 24/7 customer support, and free ground shipping at the start of each term.

Regent also provides an on-campus gift shop, located on the first floor of the Student Center. Stocked with Regent student and alum favorites, you can purchase Regent clothing, gifts, school supplies, and snacks there. The gift shop also sells clothes and gift items online at www.regent.edu/giftshop.

Dining

Regent Ordinary, located in the Student Center, is a quaint dining establishment providing great food, cafeteria style, at great prices.

Contact Details:

SC 1st Floor

757.352.4931

Thanksgiving Week Hours**
November 21 & 22 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
November 23 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
 

Christmas Break Hours**

December 12-16 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 19-21 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
January 3-6 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
January 9 Back to standard hours
**The Ordinary will run a Limited Lunch Menu including the Everyday Menu**
 

Standard Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

General Menu

Catering Menu

Purchase Reloadable Gift Cards Online

Regent Ordinary Room Reservations (for non-Regent groups)

Loft                                         $50 w/ catering                    $75 w/o catering

Fountain View                       $100 w/ catering                  $150 w/o catering

Whole Dining Room              $250 w/ catering                  $400 w/o catering

Additional housekeeping fees also apply.

Catering Process & Procedure Catering Agreement

Catering Request

 

Student Lounge & Coffee Shop

Regent’s whimsical, spacious student lounge is packed with plenty of sofas, chairs and games that invite students to relax and socialize. A coffee shop was added in February 2016, and serves as a favorite gathering place for friends.

Housing

Living on campus is a positive, safe and engaging experience at Regent. Students enjoy community-building activities with their hall mates, facilitated by Resident Assistants (RAs), participate in weekly Life Group meetings, and learn how to live as part of a greater community. Regent offers two housing options to fit your needs: Regent Commons and Regent Village.

Contact Details:

757.352.4890 | 800.373.5504

studenthousing@regent.edu

Regent Commons, primarily for single undergrads ages 17-24, offers fully furnished apartment-style living with versatile floor plans, which range in size from studio to four-bedroom suites. Enjoy wireless Internet and cable TV service, all utilities included and amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, courtesy washers and dryers, 24-hour security, and plenty of residence life activities. You’ll find easy access to nearby malls, restaurants and the spectacular oceanfront of Virginia Beach.

All first-year freshmen taking classes on campus (ages 17 to 24) who live outside of a 25-mile radius of Regent campus are required to live on campus in Regent Commons. Housing is available mid-August to early May. However, due to limited space, students beginning classes in the middle of a semester (Sessions B & D) cannot be guaranteed immediate housing, and may work with the Housing Office for alternative solutions.

Regent Village, also for singles, is generally reserved for older undergraduate students (ages 25+), graduate students, and traditional-aged upperclassmen. The Village offers the convenience of living near campus and the atmosphere of a more traditional neighborhood, plus spacious floor plans and multiple outdoor recreational areas. Meticulously maintained, these spacious apartments are unfurnished and provide a variety of floor plan configurations. A free shuttle operates between the apartment complex and the school. Other amenities include balconies/porches, community building and cost-inclusive laundromat, playground, basketball and volleyball court, 24-hour security, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and sink, cable TV and Internet – all included in housing fees.

Regent Student Housing is happy to offer married students resources for securing off-campus housing according to their needs.

On-Campus Housing Resources

All first-time freshmen who live outside of a 25-mile radius of campus and are intending to study on campus full-time are required to live on campus. In order to receive guaranteed priority housing in the Commons residence halls, students must have the following steps completed by May 1.

We will still accept first-year freshmen applications after this deadline, however, we cannot guarantee housing in the Commons after May 1.

Our goal is to ensure that all first-year freshmen receive guaranteed housing in the Commons, fully furnished apartments just steps from the heart of campus.

If you have any questions about your admissions application, call your Enrollment Counselor at 888.718.1222, email regentundergrad@regent.edu, or visit our Admissions page.

Please direct housing questions to the Housing Office at studenthousing@regent.edu, 800.373.5504 or 757.352.4890.

Housing Appeals

Students may formally appeal to live off campus, and exceptions will normally be granted for the following:

  • Student lives with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 25 miles of Regent University. These students will be considered commuter students.
  • Student is active duty military. Copy of military ID, activation papers or letter from recruiter will be required.
  • Student is attending Regent on a part-time basis, defined as less than 12 credit hours a semester, or attending online only.
  • Student is married, engaged, or pregnant. A copy of marriage certificate, wedding announcement, or medical documentation will be required.
  • Student has financial limitations. If the student is independent and receives no support from parents; or in the event of loss of employment by a supporting parent, a letter from the parent stating such will be required. Other financial considerations must include a signed release permitting Regent Student Services office to review the student’s financial aid status and a written budget comparing costs, including utilities, cable, internet, telephone and rent.
  • Student has an existing medical condition that would be aggravated if the student lived in university housing. A letter from a physician verifying condition will be required.
  • Student has other compelling reason to reside off campus. A detailed written explanation will be required.

All appeals must be in writing using the University Housing Appeal Form along with all supporting documents. This form must be submitted to the Academic Advising Office no later than May 1. Students will be notified within 10 business days whether the appeal has been approved or denied, or if more information is needed. Submission of an appeal does NOT release the student from his or her obligations to the University, nor are all appeals automatically approved. Please plan accordingly.

Transfer students (age 24 and under) who are intending to study on campus full time and desire to live on campus are invited to submit a combined enrollment agreement and housing application to reserve a spot in the Commons residence halls. Priority is given to first-time freshmen, but transfer students are assigned apartments on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your combined enrollment agreement and housing application soon after your acceptance to reserve your room in the Commons. Housing notifications will be sent by July 1. If you do not receive a spot in the Commons, visit our off-campus housing listings, provided below, for nearby rooms and/or apartments to rent. Please note, transfer students are not required to live on campus, and there is no guaranteed housing deadline for transfer students. In order to apply for housing, please follow the steps below:

If you have any questions about your admissions application, call your Enrollment Counselor at 888.718.1222, email regentundergrad@regent.edu, or visit our Transfer Students Admissions page.

Please direct housing questions to the Housing Office at studenthousing@regent.edu, 800.373.5504 or 757.352.4890.

Regent Commons offers four different floor plans to residents.