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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 Monday, August 16th. 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! Move-in will begin on Monday, August 16. Please check your Regent email for more information on moving in. Orientation will begin the day after move-in.


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.


8:00 a.m.Residential Move-in
1:00 p.m.Commuter Orientation Check-in
4:30 p.m.Worship & Welcome
5:30 p.m.Evening Social


11:00 p.m.Large Group Activity
12:00 p.m.Lunch
Large Group Activities
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Welcome from College of Arts and Sciences Department Meetings
TBDEvening Social


9:00 a.m.Large Group Activity
10:00 a.m.Community Standards Title IX Safety, Security, & Well-being
12:00 p.m.Lunch
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Stress Management Financial Stewardship
TBDEvening Social


9:00 a.m.Team Times
10:00 a.m.Library Writing Lab Career & Talent Management
11:30 a.m.Lunch
Team Times
2:00 p.m.Blackboard & Syllabi Study Strategies/Transfer Panel
TBDEvening Social


9:00 a.m.Team Times
10:00 a.m.Res Life/Commuter Campus
Campus Ministries Success Coaching
11:30 a.m.Lunch
Regent/Commuter Living 101
2:00 p.m.Healthy Relationships
5:00 p.m.First Friday Frenzy


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 Monday, August 16 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