Center for Student Happiness

Contact Details:

SC 135

757.352.4444 | 855.352.4780 (U.S. only)

M-F: 8 am – 5 pm

The Center for Student Happiness (CSH) exists to increase the quality of the student’s experience at Regent University. The heart of CSH is to cultivate an environment that creates student happiness through a biblical model. We provide free success coaching; technical, resource, and prayer support; workshops and seminars on success topics, and orientation programs. The center also offers a Regent Readiness Inventory that assesses student strengths and areas of growth opportunity in academics, life skills, personal perspectives and self-leadership.


We are so excited for you to start your journey at Regent University! Our goal is to help you connect with the people, information and resources that will help you excel academically, develop spiritually, thrive socially, advance professionally and ultimately change the world for Christ.

Students who participate in orientation generally acclimate better, have a greater sense of connection to their professors and peers, better attend to their responsibilities as a student, and more readily embrace the transformative experience of ahead of them.

Explore the links below to learn more about the orientation designed specifically for you. Not sure which orientation is the best fit? Take our online quiz.

Access everything else you need to know — from videos and flyers to schedules, forms and handbooks — through this Orientation Packet.

Choose the orientation experience best for you.

First-year traditional-aged freshmen (23 and younger) will not want to miss these fantastic opportunities to begin friendships, connect with faculty, and experience firsthand why Regent is unlike any other institution.

SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration)

Freshmen and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend this June event.

  • Enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with other students who will also be starting in the fall semester
  • Preview a night in the Regent Commons residence halls
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Get your student ID and register for classes

There will also be special sessions for parents about financial aid, business office policies, residence hall living, campus security and safety, and much more. Register today.


Welcome Week

New traditional-aged freshmen (23 and younger) are expected to participate in this August event. For one week following the excitement of Move-in Day you will:

  • Get to know classmates and student leaders
  • Meet professors and learn about key resources
  • Connect with student organizations
  • Enjoy a service opportunity with new friends
Parents are welcome to attend the dinner, the official welcome and family worship, and ice cream social on the evening of Move-in day. Register today.

Already have some college experience? This concise orientation is focused on what you need to know to succeed at Regent. Meet other new transfer students, learn more about how Regent’s faculty and staff will support your success, and answer any lingering questions before classes begin.

Fall Start

New traditional transfer students are expected to participate in this August event.

Register now.



Spring Start

New transfer students starting in January are expected to attend this event.

Register now.


Keys to Successful Learning will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Blackboard, address your questions and concerns, and acclimate you to the university. Keys to Successful Learning is a self-paced, no-cost, non-credit online orientation experience.

Students can access this orientation in Blackboard through the MyRegent Portal within two business days after completing their enrollment agreement. For questions, please contact the Center for Student Happiness at 855.352.4780 or

New adult undergraduate and graduate students starting in August or January at the Virginia Beach Campus will be invited via their Regent email to attend the New Student Orientation program. This brief program familiarizes students with Regent’s support services, resources, and community activities. You will also meet with key faculty and representatives from respective schools to learn about their unique vision, discuss strategies for success, and ask any lingering questions before classes begin.

Register for the next orientation event.

The comprehensive International Student Orientation Program includes:

  • Special assistance with getting settled, such as trips to local stores, banks, and cell phone providers; a campus tour; and a library tour;
  • Information Sessions on “F-1 Immigration Rules, Responsibilities, & Benefits,” “Campus Security & U.S. Laws,” “Academic Expectations,” “The Writing Center,” “Cultural Adjustment,” and more;
  • The opportunity to get acquainted with other students and with people and places on campus;
  • Information and materials on programs and services available on campus and in the community.
  • Please contact the Director of International Student Services at 1.757.352.4130 or email

Access your Arrival Form and learn about orientation fees now.

If you are in your junior or senior year of your high school or homeschool education and currently enrolled or seeking enrollment, this online orientation module is designed for you and your parents/guardian. Learn more and access now.

Regent C.A.R.E.S.

Contact Details:

757.352.4444 | 855.352.4780 (U.S. only)

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EST)
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EST)

Regent C.A.R.E.S. (Connection, Access, & Resources for Every Student) is a student-focused support and information center that works in conjunction with the Center for Student Happiness.

Three levels of Regent C.A.R.E.S. support includes:

Technical Support Our knowledgeable representatives help students troubleshoot minor issues with Blackboard and Genisys, and reset your password for Regent’s systems.
Information & Resource Support Ask us anything Regent-related. If we do not know or we cannot find out, we will connect you with the right people who can.
Encouragement & Prayer Support Our compassionate listeners are here for our students. By partnering in prayer, providing some words of encouragement, or connecting to licensed counseling services, we help students handle the broad strokes of school and life stress or worrisome moments.

Success Coaching

Discover and pull out the best of what God has already placed within you through Regent’s specially trained Success Coaches. All students are assigned a success coach. Common topics include:

  • Self-Leadership – Identifying and managing priorities, handling change, finding motivation, overcoming procrastination, and managing time;
  • Life Skills – Setting goals, decision making, problem solving, getting organized, managing stress, and acquiring support
  • Life Perspectives – Seeking happiness, hearing your calling, overcoming adversity, understanding and using your strengths

You will leave with an action plan as well as greater sense of focus, support, encouragement, and accountability. Appointments are available in-person, by phone, or via video chat.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are scheduled through the Online Appointment Scheduler. For help with scheduling your appointment, please view our instructions. Open PDF