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Institutional Description

University Facilities

Regent University is comprised of six stately Georgian buildings. The campus, located in Virginia Beach, is a fascinating study of architecture accented with arched windows and hand-hewn brick. It is located just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, skirted by 28 miles of beach. Beyond our campus, students can earn Regent degrees through our online programs.

Built in 1979, the Administration Building was the first building of Regent University. It houses: the Office of the President; the Office of Academic Affairs; the Business and Finance Office; Administrative Services; Facility Services; Human Resources; Advancement Office; Creative Marketing; Public Relations; and the School of Education, including classrooms and a large multipurpose classroom/assembly hall.

Built in 1986, the Classroom Building contains the School of Undergraduate Studies; School of Business; School of Psychology and Counseling; the Psychological Services Center; PC teaching lab in addition to numerous classrooms and seminar rooms.

Dedicated in 1984, the University Library is a four-story building that contains: library collections; electronic reference center; listening rooms; curricular laboratories; special collections area; PC training lab; general-use computer lab; auditorium; individual and group study areas; prayer chapel; and a beautiful two-story multipurpose atrium. The Law Library is located on the third floor. Mail Services and Copy Services are also located in the building.

Dedicated in the fall of 1994, the four-story Robertson Hall is equipped with the latest technology in audio/video equipment and cameras for simultaneous broadcasting and has both tiered and seminar-sized classrooms. Robertson Hall houses the School of Law, Robertson School of Government, School of Leadership Studies, and School of Divinity. The building also contains a 376-seat moot court/city council chamber, various student organizations and the offices for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Opened in the summer of 2002, the 140,000-square-foot Communication & Performing Arts Center houses the School of Communication & the Arts. The state-of-the-art center includes a 750-seat proscenium theatre; a 150-seat experimental theatre; TV studio; sound stage; costume and scene shops, acting and dance labs, two film-screening theatres; a complete film production suite; a computer graphics animation studio; and journalism newsroom. In addition, the Information Technology, Center for Teaching & Learning, and Media Services group are located on the third floor.

Completed in fall 2002, the Student Center houses the offices of Student Services, Central Financial Aid, Central Enrollment Management and the Registrar. In addition, the newly expanded University Bookstore, Writing Center, C.O.G.S. offices, student lounge and new dining facility are housed on the building's first floor.


University Libraries

The University Library seeks to provide materials, programs and services that will meet present and anticipated teaching and research needs of the Regent community. Through reciprocal agreements, print resources are shared with students and faculty in Hampton Roads academic institutions, and are available for community use.

The University Library collections consist of almost 304,000 printed volumes; 593, 000 microform items; 14,000 video and audio recordings; 122 databases; 156,000 electronic books; and 98,900 journal titles via article databases. Online library resources and services are available to all faculty and students via the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University Library has an integrated computer system. Regent's students, faculty, and staff have access to the online catalog, close to 200 electronic indexes and a total of 31,438 aggregated journal titles in full-text format.

Databases available through the Library include: WorldCat, ABI/Inform, NetLibrary, ATLA Religion Database, LexisNexis databases in many subject areas, CQ databases, Business & Company Resource Center, ERIC full text, Education full text, ComIndex, ComAbstracts, Expanded Academic Index, Emerald Library, JSTOR, Project Muse, PsycINFO, PsycArticles, International Index to the Performing Arts, Standard and Poors, Digital Dissertations, Factiva, Humanitites full text and many others.

Microforms include archives of many journals and special sets, such as Evans Early American Imprints, Library of American Civilization, the complete New York Times and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) documents. The Special Collections area includes the University Archives, the Clark Hymnology Collection of 9,000 volumes, the Baptista Film Collection of 100 early Christian films, as well as the Film Research Center, which holds 5,500 films of different genres. Also included in Special Collections are rare books, documents, and artifacts.

A university-wide information research and resources course is required of all students to help them fully utilize the vast resources available both electronically and in print format. Special tours, individualized reference sessions, library guides and bibliographies in various subjects are available. A full complement of library services is available to all distance education students.

Services and equipment for the disabled include an Apollo enlarger, Aladdin Ambassador reader, wide aisles, ramps, lower water fountains, elevators, and accessible restrooms.

The University Library is open approximately 95 hours each week. Special service hours for holidays, breaks, summer sessions and special university events are posted. Reference service is available during most of these hours. The great majority of library resources and services are also accessible and delivered online.


The Law Library

Regent University Law Library, established in 1986, is the largest, most complete law library in Hampton Roads, occupying the entire third floor of the 150,000 square-foot University Library building immediately adjacent to the School of Law. The Law Library contains over 387,000 volumes and volume equivalents and includes the statutes and state digests of all 50 states and three territories, the complete National Reporter System, all cases prior to the reporter system, and an extensive collection of federal materials. The Law Library also holds many international and foreign law titles, significant materials for research in public policy and law, topical treatises, loose-leaf services, and an excellent collection of law journal and law review material.


Technology Facilities

The Information Technology (IT) Department secures and manages technology to support the university's academic and administrative mission. Computer users enjoy the benefits of a completely wired campus with a high-speed connection to the Internet. There are six computer labs on campus. Lab computers are equipped with productivity software (Microsoft Office Suite, web publishing software, and other specialized software) as well as Internet access. Network ports are available in multiple locations to facilitate the utilization of notebook PCs for Internet research and communication. Wireless Internet access is available in specific areas in all buildings on campus. The IT Department also maintains all university servers and web-enabled services, which enable students to register for classes online, check financial accounts, access electronic information from the University Library, and engage in distance education via the Internet. Additionally, students have access to drive space to publish personal web pages and are supplied with a email account. On-campus students have access to network drive space to store documents.

The IT Department also utilizes the latest technology to support curriculum and departmental needs. Audiovisual equipment is provided and maintained within the University Library and classrooms. The IT Department also has the capacity to stream video and audio over the Internet and to connect to remote teaching sites via video conferencing systems.


Community Outreach Services

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center provides therapy, consultation, preventative education and assessment services to Regent students, faculty and staff, as well as people from the Hampton Roads community. Therapy services include individual, couples, family, and group models. Psy.D. Students, who are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists, conduct all services. All information is kept in strict confidence in compliance with the ethical standards set by the American Psychological Association. The Psychological Services Center provides the highest professional quality of therapy and diagnostics utilizing a Christian worldview. A full array of assessment services are available to assist people with academic, career, interpersonal and spiritual concerns.


Collaborative Initiatives

Virginia Tidewater Consortium Exchange Program

Regent University is a member of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) Exchange Program. This membership enables Regent students to enrich their programs by taking courses at another VTC institution. The purpose of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium is to provide maximum educational opportunity for the citizens of Hampton Roads. The Consortium encourages the colleges and universities in the Hampton Roads area to work cooperatively to serve the educational needs of the region.

Cross-registration is one service which allows students to take a course at another institution, pay tuition at their home institution, and retain the course listing and grade on their home institution transcript. Cross-registration is available among the member institutions listed below:

  • Christopher Newport University
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Hampton University
  • Joint Forces Staff College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Paul D. Camp Community College
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • University of Virginia - Hampton Roads Center
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan College


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