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Inclement Weather Info

Inclement Weather Notification: If the ceremony is relocated for severe weather, notification will be sent via Regent Alert and posted to the Regent University website. Guests should call the Regent Hotline at 757.352.4777 for a recorded message with full inclement weather details. Guests at The Founders Inn and Spa will be given written notices at their doors. The ceremony is very unlikely to be moved for non-severe weather conditions. Do not go to the alternate location without notification (via Regent alert, website or hotline) that the ceremony has been relocated.

Inclement Weather Alternate Location: The alternate location for the commencement ceremony is the Rock Church on Kempsville Road. The Rock Church is located at:

640 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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For Guests: If the Commencement ceremony is moved to Rock Church due to inclement weather, the ceremony start will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. Rock Church will open for guests at 9:00 a.m. All guests must enter through the East doors. Security and volunteers will assist with directing guests. Security will be randomly checking bags upon entrance, so please plan accordingly and refrain from bringing overly large items.

Once Rock Church is at capacity, no further entrance will be granted. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on campus in the Divinity Chapel and Robertson Hall. Please refer to the campus map.

For Graduates: If the Commencement ceremony is moved to Rock Church due to inclement weather, the ceremony start will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. Due to the additional logistical challenges, graduates should still arrive by 8:45 a.m. All graduates must enter through the East doors and report to the second floor where you will be lined up according to school. (The exception is doctoral students who will line up together regardless of school.) Row assignments and faculty marshals will not be used at Rock Church.

Shuttles for graduates only will run from student housing (Regent Commons and Regent Village) to Rock Church.