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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 a welcoming environment that supports student success. The CSH facilitates new student orientations, success coaching, writing tutoring, math tutoring, webinars, and numerous 24/7 resources that empower students to take charge of their learning and growth in academics, life, and 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.
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:
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.
New traditional transfer students are expected to participate in this August event.
New transfer students starting in January are expected to attend this event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The comprehensive International Student Orientation Program includes:
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:
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.
Welcome to the Regent University Writing Lab! Located in Library Suite 218, the Writing Lab is comprised of writing coaches—specially trained undergraduate and graduate students from different disciplines (English, Biophysical Sciences, Religious Studies, Psychology & Counseling, etc.) who collaborate with students, staff, or faculty to help improve writing skills. Writing is a central form of communication used in most disciplines. Therefore, our coaches work to help build your confidence, think critically about your project, and teach you skills to improve your writing style and technique. Writers can receive assistance by scheduling individual appointments with a coach (in-person, over the phone, or online) or registering to attend one of our writing workshops (on-campus or online).
What We Do
Writing coaches provide free tutoring to all Regent students, staff, and faculty through 45-minute appointments or 60-90 minute workshops. During appointments, coaches can assist you with any Regent-related writing task, including research papers, book reports, case studies, article reviews, discussion board posts, etc.* All appointments are available in-person in LIB 218, over the phone, or online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please visit our “Workshops” tab for more information regarding the workshops we host each semester.
The Writing Lab’s mission is to assist you in learning to become your own editor. Instead of simply reading over your papers for you, our coaches read through papers with you, thus helping you to spot your own errors and style inconsistencies. Writing Labs everywhere find this philosophy of teaching creates stronger, more flexible writers than simply providing editorial or proofreading services.
Writing Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm (EST)
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm (EST)
To schedule an appointment, you must access the online appointment scheduler.
We understand that your papers are longer and more involved than papers for an undergraduate or graduate-level class. Our coaches are equipped to help doctoral students revise their writing so that it is clear yet elegant. However, you may need more than one appointment to go over a paper. We allow two appointments in a week, depending upon availability. Please schedule your appointments in advance to ensure a slot.
“What Can I Expect During an Appointment?”
Oftentimes, students who schedule appointments for the first time arrive not knowing what to expect. We ask that you email a draft of your work to email@example.com along with the assignment instructions so that the coach can prepare for the appointment. Once you meet with the coach, he or she will greet you warmly and typically ask about the professor’s expectations of the assignment: Is there a word/page count? When is the assignment due? Are there any special instructions I should know?
The coach will ask about what you want to focus on during the appointment. Common topics include brainstorming a research question, revising a thesis statement, organizing your ideas, avoiding plagiarism, revising grammar and punctuation, or learning a formatting style (APA, MLA, or Turabian). The coach will also provide topics he or she wants to cover based on the notes from your draft. Together, you will prioritize the areas of the writing project you would like to cover during the appointment.
If you have a draft, the coach will ask you to read portions of it aloud (If reading aloud makes you uncomfortable, please let the coach know, and he or she will read instead). Reading aloud helps both you and the tutor hear the ideas and your writing style within the draft.
After that, you and the coach will focus your conversation on the topics you prioritized together. The tutors may explain writing conventions, provide handouts to supplement your discussion, or assist you in revising sentences/passages. However, the coach will respect and trust your decisions on what to revise. You are the author of the work, which means you are in control of what you want to say. Thus, the coach will help you think critically about what you are trying to communicate and teach you ways to convey these ideas as clearly as possible.
If you are unable to arrive on time for your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. If we have not heard from you within 20 minutes after the start of your appointment, we will mark you down as a “no-show.” Please note if you fail to show up for three appointments within a given semester, you will be prohibited from scheduling more appointments within that semester to allow other students to meet with a coach.
“What Do You Recommend If I have a Longer Paper or Series of Projects?”
Often, 45 minutes is not enough time to go through an entire draft. If you have an assignment that is longer than five pages, your coach will ask you to focus on specific areas that you would like to go over together. Coaches will help you to identify certain patterns in your writing, so you will be able to leave the appointment equipped to revise the rest of the paper on your own.
If you are working on longer assignments, we encourage you to schedule more than one appointment to go over a longer paper. We allow students to have two appointments in a week, depending upon availability. Please schedule your appointments in advance to ensure a slot.
“What If I Don’t Need 45 Minutes?”
Students do not need to schedule an appointment to use the Writing Lab. Walk-in or Call-in sessions are available for students to speak with a coach for 10-15 minutes. We encourage students to prepare one or two specific questions ahead of time because 15 minutes is not enough time to go through a longer assignment compared to a scheduled appointment. In addition, walk-in/call-in appointments are taken around scheduled appointments; therefore, we cannot guarantee their availability at any given time.
The Writing Lab offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. The workshops are offered on an 8-week rotation with each workshop appearing twice throughout each semester. Workshops include: Writing Clearly, 20 Most Common Writing Errors, Avoiding Plagiarism, Writing Quality Research Papers, and Style Manual Workshops (APA, MLA, and Turabian).
Clicking on any workshop title below will redirect you to our registration page, where you can learn more about the workshop and register. Please pay special attention to the location of each workshop to distinguish between on-campus versus online workshops.
American Psychological Association
Modern Language Association
Political Science Student Writer’s Manual (APSA)
Turabian 8th Edition
The Writing Lab receives numerous questions about our service each year. Below are some of our most common:
Please note that all students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.
Actually, no. The Writing Lab is not an editing service. Our mission is to assist you in learning to become your own editor. Instead of simply reading over your papers for you, our coaches read through your papers with you, thus helping you to spot your own errors and style inconsistencies. Writing Labs everywhere find this philosophy of teaching creates stronger, more flexible writers than simply providing editorial services.
Since we serve the entire Regent community, our coaching appointments are limited in availability. Throughout the term, students are usually limited to one appointment per day, though they can have up to two appointments in the same week. Another reason for limiting daily appointments pertains to the revision process itself. After meeting with a coach, students typically have much work to do, and revision takes time to do right. In order to facilitate this process effectively, students are therefore limited to one appointment per day unless approved by our staff. Extenuating circumstances do occur, after all.
Our staff and coaches strive to provide as much consistency of experience as possible for students using Writing Lab services. However, due to the nature of writing and reader experience, perspectives will differ, though not markedly. For instance, some of our coaches are trained in specific disciplines and will naturally notice areas of your writing that some other coaches trained in other disciplines will not, or at least not as quickly. Coaches are encouraged to be honest and fair regarding the manner in which they relate to your writings, and not all experiences will be the same. Variations in feedback can, in fact, be quite beneficial to the student since no single coach can spot everything in one session. That said, our coaches are trained according to the same basic standards of grammar and punctuation, style, formatting, and composition pedagogy. Thus, while not every coach will interpret your work the same, the variations in the kinds of advice coaches can offer are actually somewhat limited. The job of the student at this point is to assess what the coaches experienced as readers and decide if their concerns are warranted. Remember, you are the expert in your topic as the primary researcher or creative author.
In order to assist the needs of successive students, coaches are required to limit appointments to 45-minutes. This allows them to prepare for the next appointment by taking a quick breather and having time to review the materials submitted by the next student. Coaches glean over these materials for potential areas of revision, make notes, and then meet with the student prepared to work. Back-to-back appointments without interruption wear down coaches’ mental acuity, and sessions with students are much more effective when coaches are mentally prepared before each appointment.
Yes and no. When you schedule your appointment through the online scheduler, you can select which coach you would like to make the appointment with. However, we cannot guarantee you will have the appointment with the coach you select. Sometimes, coaches need off for various reasons, and we have to switch the appointment to another coach. In addition, we encourage students who use the Writing Lab regularly to utilize the services of multiple coaches in order to receive the most benefit from the Writing Lab’s services. Since the Writing Lab desires to help students become better self-editors, appointments may be switched to different coaches in order to ensure students do not become too reliant on the assistance of a single coach.
The answer is early and often. Students at universities everywhere typically view Writing Labs as emergency rooms for their bleeding papers, papers marked red by their apparently very angry professors. When students use this method of service, the damage is already done and the grade already received. This “after-the-fact” approach proves disastrous for students who could have benefited from services much earlier. Also, the ends of semesters are very busy at the Writing Lab, and students waiting to the last minute to request coaching may find themselves on waiting lists, lists sometimes two-weeks long. By the time an appointment is available, the paper is already due. Thus, thinking of the Writing Lab as a kind of preventative medicine approach makes life easier on everyone. The Lab is open and available for appointments year-round.
Students do not need an appointment to use the Writing Lab. Walk-in sessions are available, though these are much briefer in length and are intended to encourage students to sign up for regular appointments. In addition, walk-in appointments are taken around scheduled appointments. Therefore, we cannot guarantee their availability at any given time.
Students with registered disabilities are able to receive accommodations from the Writing Lab on a case-by-case basis. The Writing Lab will contact Disability Services to learn what accommodations we can provide for you. Based on the details, we will work with you to ensure that you receive support to help you succeed in your academic endeavors. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Disability Services to learn what a reasonable accommodation is for your specific needs.
Welcome to the Regent University Math Lab! Located in Library Suite 218, the Math Lab assists undergraduate students enrolled in MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 164, MATH 201, MATH 211, and MATH 212. We also offer tutoring for the math portion of the PRAXIS I. Our tutors come from math focused majors and receive special training in each class that we offer. Math tutors come alongside students to reinforce math concepts that students learn in class and from their textbook. Our tutoring goal is for each student who uses our services to develop a greater fundamental understanding of the material being taught in their math class. Students can receive support by scheduling individual appointments with one of our tutors (in-person or online) or registering to attend one of our math workshops (on-campus or online).
What We Do
Math tutors provide free tutoring to undergraduate, Regent students enrolled in one of the above math classes through 45 minute one-on-one appointments or 60-minute workshops. During appointments, tutors can assist you with any concepts that you have studied from your math class. Tutors can help you with concepts directly from your textbook, through example problems, or homework problems that you have been unable to complete correctly. Tutors cannot help you with quizzes or tests (for academic integrity purposes) but may provide you with example problems that utilize the same concepts.
The Math Lab endeavors to help its students gain a better understanding of relevant math concepts so that students can confidently complete most of their coursework on their own. To fulfill this goal, students must come to tutoring having attempted to understand the concepts that they wish to go over, either by reading the textbook or by attempting the relevant homework problems beforehand. This allows our math tutors to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses and assist them in filling in any gaps.
Math Lab Hours
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 6 pm (EST)
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
To schedule an appointment, you need to access the online appointment scheduler.
“What Can I Expect During an Appointment?”
Students looking to use our services for the first time are frequently unsure of what to expect. The first step in the tutoring process is for you to prepare for the appointment by actively attempting homework problems or coming with questions from class lectures or assigned reading. If you find that you have trouble understanding something, you can use the online appointment scheduler to book an appointment with one of our math tutors. If you find that you unable to adequately prepare prior to an appointment, please use the online scheduler to cancel your appointment and reschedule for a time when you will be able to devote the time necessary to prepare.
Appointments can be conducted in-person, in LIB 218, or online video sessions via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Upon the start of each appointment, your tutor will make sure you are familiar with the Math Lab’s policies and ask you what you would like to cover in your appointment. The more specific you can be in answering this question, the more efficient the appointment will be. Once the tutor knows what you want to cover, they will use a variety of techniques to help you become proficient in using the identified math concept. Tutors may walk you through example problems or discuss the concept in a more abstract way depending on what best fits your learning style. Tutors will also help you understand how to complete homework problems that you struggled with in preparation for the appointment. Once this is accomplished, the tutor may make suggestions for what you should study for your next appointment.
If you are unable to arrive on time to your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you within 20 minutes of the start of your appointment, we will mark the appointment as a “no-show.” Please note that if you fail to show up for five appointments within a given semester without notifying us, you will be prohibited from scheduling more appointments within that semester.
“What If I Need Regular Appointments?”
For many students, a single 45-minute appointment is not sufficient to cover all the possible questions you may have from your math class. Math tends to build upon itself, but it also expands into new subjects at a similar rate. For this reason, students may schedule up to three appointments per week for each week of their math class. You can schedule appointments up to a month in advance.
“What If I Schedule an Appointment And Can’t Prepare?”
If you schedule an appointment with the Math Lab and are unable to prepare for the appointment, please cancel the appointment as soon as possible and reschedule for a time that is better for you. If a student comes unprepared to an appointment, after learning about the Code of Conduct, the appointment will be marked as a “no-show.” If a student receives five no-show statuses in a single semester, they will be prohibited from scheduling appointments for the remainder of that semester.
“What If I Don’t Need 45 Minutes?”
If you have a single question that will not require 45 minutes to answer, you may utilize a walk-in appointment. A walk-in lasts 15 minutes and is best utilized for a single homework question that has proven unusually difficult to you. Walk-in appointments are available during designated walk-in hours and taken around scheduled appointments.
The Math Lab offers class- and topic-specific workshops throughout each semester. Workshops are offered on a rotating schedule in order to serve the largest number of undergraduate students possible. Workshops are offered on-campus and online, via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Workshop titles denote the class and subject covered in the session.
Clicking on any workshop title below redirects you to our registration page, where you can learn more about the workshop and register. Be sure to select the correct class and workshop location when you register.
Chapter 2: Limits and Continuity
Chapter 3: Differentiation
Chapter 4: Applications of Derivatives
Chapter 5: Integration
Chapter 5: Integration
Chapter 6: Applications of Definite Integrals
Chapter 7: Transcendental Functions
Chapter 8: Techniques of Integration
Chapter 10: Infinite Sequences and Series
Chapter 11: Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
Chapter 12: Vectors and the Geometry of Space
The Math Lab receives numerous questions about our service each year. Below are some of our most common:
Please note that all students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.
The Math Lab believes that one hour of guided practice a day is sufficient for students to learn the necessary skills needed to understand certain principles and math problems. Another reason for limiting daily appointments pertains to the practice process itself. After meeting with a tutor, students typically have much work to do, and practice takes time to do right. In order to facilitate this process effectively, students are therefore limited to one appointment per day unless approved by our staff, though they can have up to three appointments in the same week. Extenuating circumstances do occur, after all.
To assist the needs of successive students, tutors are required to limit appointments to 45 minutes. This allows them to prepare for the next appointment. Tutors glean over the subject materials, make notes, and then meet with the student prepared to work. Back-to-back appointments without interruption wear down tutors’ mental acuity; sessions are much more effective when tutors are mentally prepared before each appointment.
Yes and no. When you schedule your appointment through the online scheduler, you can select which coach you would like to make the appointment with. However, we cannot guarantee you will have the appointment with the coach you select.We encourage students who use the Math Lab regularly to work with multiple coaches in order to receive the most benefit from the Math Lab’s services. Appointments may be switched to different coaches in order to ensure students do not become too reliant on the assistance of a single coach.
Students do not need an appointment to use the Math Lab. Walk-in or Call-In sessions are available, though these are much briefer in length and are intended to encourage students to sign up for regular appointments. In addition, walk-in appointments are taken around scheduled appointments. Therefore, we cannot guarantee their availability at any given time.
If assistance is needed at times not listed in the schedule, we recommend the following:
Video Session appointments are the Math Lab’s appointment option for distance students. Video Sessions are held through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To attend a Video Session, you need a working microphone, strong internet connection, and Google Chrome (an easily downloaded web browser). Your appointment tutor will send a link to the appointment to your student email 10 minutes before the appointment. When the appointment starts on the hour, the coach will join you in the session and the appointment will be conducted just as if it was in-person. Throughout the session, the tutor will use the virtual whiteboard to demonstrate math concepts or go through example problems. The tutor may ask you to share your screen if your questions refer to a specific homework problem. The appoint ends at the end of the 45 minutes, as usual, but students can request to be sent a recording of the appointment to help them review the concepts covered in the appointment.
It can be very difficult to communicate collegiate math concepts or formulas through a purely auditory medium. Video Sessions offer the advantages of screen sharing and a virtual whiteboard to maximize the efficiency and quality of long distance appointments. If you do not have an available microphone for their computer, you can use their phone to call-into the virtual classroom in order to speak with the tutor.
The Math Lab is equipped to help students in the classes listed under our services. If you have questions from outside of those services, we recommend that you contact your professor. Your professor may be able to answer your questions or point you in the direction of someone who can. We also recommend that you check out Smarthinking, an online tutoring service that you can access through any of your Blackboard courses. Smarthinking offers a wide variety of tutoring opportunities and can be found under the “Tools” tab in any Blackboard course module.
Students who have registered disabilities with Regent University may receive accommodations from the Math Lab on a case-by-case basis. The Math Lab will contact Disability Services to learn what accommodations we can provide for you. In accordance with university policy, we will work with you to help you succeed in your math class. If you have questions about accommodations, please contact Disability Services.
To schedule an appointment with the Math Lab, access the online appointment scheduler. Please remember that all students who wish to utilize the Math Lab’s services must adhere to the Code of Conduct.
To schedule an appointment, you must access the Academic Support Center’s online appointment scheduler and follow these steps:
If you are scheduling with the Writing Center, you must send a copy of your writing assignment to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a great way to earn college credits and help your wallet relax. For more information, please go to the CLEP website: www.collegeboard.com. The Regent University College of Arts & Sciences will accept up to 30 CLEP credits. See our CLEP transfer guide »
Regent offers CLEP exams most Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. To schedule an exam appointment, please complete the following:
If any scheduling conflicts arise, students are allowed to reschedule their CLEP testing date once free of charge. After their first reschedule, students must register again in order to schedule for a CLEP test. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.
To search for other local CLEP testing facilities, please visit www.collegeboard.com/clep.
When students register to take a CLEP exam at the Regent University test site, they are required to pay a nonrefundable $20 fee. If students do not show up on time to their scheduled test date, they automatically forfeit their test date and registration fee. However, Regent University recognizes that emergencies occur that may keep students from keeping their test date. In those cases, students can submit an appeal form to refund their $20 or apply it towards a make-up test date. Submitting the form does not automatically guarantee that students’ appeals will be accepted. Regent University reserves the right to approve or deny any request based on their investigation of the report. Please allow 2-5 business days for the processing of any appeals.