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Welcome Week at Regent University, Virginia Beach, is for first-time freshman and transfers 23 years and younger.

Welcome Week

Welcome to our newest Regent Royals! Before you begin your first semester, we have prepared Welcome Week to build your confidence, help you learn some important ins and outs of college life, and have some fun together! You will connect with student leaders, learn how to navigate classes, and get a good feel for your new campus life. Welcome Week is a mandatory event for all first-time freshmen and transfer students ages 23 and younger.


As a commuting student, you will need to check-in for Welcome Week at the Student Center on Tuesday, August 18. We will send you more information as the event gets closer about where and when this check-in will occur.

After check-in, the rest of the week will consist of opportunities to connect with other commuters and sessions to help you adjust to the new school year.


For students living on campus, Welcome Week begins with move-in! Look at your email leading up to move-in for more information about when it will take place. A few days after move-in, we will start orientation on Wednesday, August 19.


Students starting in fall of 2021 should plan to attend the following on-campus orientation:

Welcome Week – August 16-20

Beginning with move-in for residential students, and check-in for commuting students, Welcome Week is mandatory for first-time freshmen and transfers ages 23 and younger. It is a time-tested program for building your confidence as you begin classes. Get ready for a fun, meaningful time to connect with friends and student leaders, learn how to navigate classes, and settle in.

Contact Orientation 757.352.4511 or with questions.


9:00 a.m.Welcome with the Dean
Department Meetings
Community Standards
11:30 a.m.Lunch
Large Group Activities
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Safety & Well Being
TBDEvening Social


9:00 a.m.Team Times
Library/Campus Ministries
11:30 a.m.Lunch
Blackboard & Syllabi
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Success Coaching/Career & Talent Management
TBDEvening Social


9:00 a.m.Res Life/Commuter Campus
Stress Management/Healthy Relationships
11:30 a.m.Lunch
Regent/Commuter Living 101
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Cybersecurity/Financial Stewardship/Study Strategies
TBDEvening Social


10:00 a.m.First Chapel

The schedule is subject to change. All breakfasts and dinner will be on your own. Locations will be specified on the schedule given at check-in.

Residential students should arrive at your assigned residence halls according to your move-in time, which will be designated. Check-in for housing and orientation will be a single process.

Commuting students should arrive at the Student Center on Tuesday to check-in. More details on times to come.

Yes! We don’t want you to miss this important component to your college launch. If you are 23 or younger, living locally, and attending Regent University for the first time, you will find Welcome Week essential to your successful transition as a Regent Royal.

Fun Fact: Participation in orientation increases your likelihood of succeeding.

Confirming your attendance helps us tremendously in preparing a great experience for you and your guests. Please register here.

Parents and other guests are welcome to participate in the move-in process with their student. However, there is no other programming scheduled for guests. We encourage parents to allow students to fully immerse themselves into the Welcome Week experience.

Parents and guests cannot stay in student housing, but we have provided a list of nearby accommodations for parents and guests below.

The Founders Inn

Information about the establishments below is provided for your convenience. Guests considering a stay at the Founders Inn should make reservations at least one month in advance.

  • Located on Regent University’s campus.
  • Shuttle Service from the airport is available.

5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA. 23464


Comfort Suites
15% discount to Regent students and families
4 miles from Regent University
1550 Crossways Boulevard
Chesapeake, Va. 23320

Hampton Inn
4 miles from Regent University
701 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Fairfield Inn & Suites
15% discount to Regent students and families
4 miles from Regent University
1560 Crossways Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23320