Student life at Regent University blends community-building activities, worship nights and more.

Student Life

Your college experience is meant to be life changing — to open doors and shape you for a significant career and life. That’s why Regent University, Virginia Beach, equips students with knowledge and faith, together. Whether you study online or on campus, you’ll enjoy classes that challenge your mind and advance your skills. You can also enjoy the area’s rich history and many attractions, events and shopping. Student life at Regent helps you develop friendships that make you stronger and Christ-centered character that helps you embrace your purpose and serve with vision.

Below, you’ll learn more about Regent’s online bookstore, gift shop, flexible on campus housing options, and comfortable college dining facilities.

Bookstore

Regent University has contracted with BNC Services (formerly MBS Direct) to provide an online bookstore. BNC Services allows you the opportunity to see all of your required and recommended books according to your course registration. You can also search for textbook information for all classes as you make registration decisions. The online bookstore offers competitive pricing, upfront guaranteed buyback offers, rental options, financial aid credit, 24/7 customer support, and free ground shipping at the start of each term. *If you chose to use a refund credit, you are authorizing Title IV funds to pay for your books.
Looking for a gift shop? Visit www.regent.edu/giftshop.

How Do I Order My Books?

Log into the MyRegent portal and select the student tab; under Popular Links you will find the link to “Bookstore Online (MBS)”. For guests and prospective students who do not have access to MyRegent portal, you can access the BNC Services online bookstore.

Be sure to order your course books early! It can take 1-2 weeks for shipments to arrive.

How Do I Use Financial Aid?

If you have an anticipated financial aid refund, you will receive an email from Regent letting you know how much of your anticipated refund you can use as a credit/voucher in the online store. You will also receive an email from the online bookstore containing a voucher code that you must have in order to access the funds for your online purchase. Please note that financial aid credits will not be available more than 28 days in advance of a semester or session. The schedule of earliest dates of availability is on the financial aid website. Actual dates of availability depend on the particular session and the timing of a student’s financial aid application being finalized.

Can I Still Use Military Aid (Vocational Rehabilitation, Virginia Army National Guard, Undergraduate Military Book Credit) To Purchase My Books?

Yes! For complete details on how to use your military-related benefits, please visit the VA Education Benefits website.

How Do I Get Customer Support Assistance?

BNC Services online bookstore offers 24/7 customer support! You can contact them at 1.800.325.3252 or vb@mbsbooks.com.

My Employer Pays For My Textbooks. (Or, A Disability Agency Pays For My Textbooks.) How Can I Make Arrangements For A Third Party To Be Billed For My Order?

Contact BNC Services (formerly MBS Direct) third party billing at 1.800.325.3252 and ask for a price quote. Give this to your employer and they can place a credit card order through www.regent.edu/regentbookstore, or submit the order with a check by mail to BNC Services, 2805 Falling Leaf Lane, Columbia, MO 65201.

Gift Shop

Contact Information: 757.352.4904 | giftshop@regent.edu

Location:
Regent Gift Shop,
First Floor, Student Center (Next to Café Mocha)
1000 Regent University Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

The Regent Gift Shop is available for all your Regent swag, whether you study online or on campus. The gift shop is located on the first floor of the Student Center. You can purchase Regent clothing, gifts, school supplies, and snacks there. The gift shop also sells clothes and gift items online at www.regent.edu/giftshop.

Visit the Regent University Gift Shop located on campus in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

College Dining

Regent Ordinary, located in the Student Center, is a quaint college dining establishment providing great food, cafeteria style, at great prices.

Contact Information: 757.352.4931

Location:
Regent Ordinary,
First Floor, Student Center,
1000 Regent University Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Regular Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (EST)
Sat.-Sun.: Closed, but the Ordinary does cater weekend events.

Holiday Hours
Nov. 20: Closed for OSAL’s Friendsgiving
Nov. 26-30: Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec. 1-17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (EST)
Dec. 18: Closed
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Closed for Christmas & New Year’s
Jan. 4-8: Closed
Jan. 11-22: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (EST)
Jan. 25: Normal hours resume

College Diner

Order To Go

General Menu

Catering Menu

Purchase Reloadable Gift Cards Online

Regent Ordinary Room Reservations (for non-Regent groups)

Loft                                         $50 w/ catering                    $75 w/o catering

Fountain View                       $100 w/ catering                  $150 w/o catering

Whole Dining Room              $250 w/ catering                  $400 w/o catering

Additional housekeeping fees also apply.

Catering Process & Procedure Catering Agreement

Catering Request

Student Lounge & Coffee Shop

The Student Center is the nerve center of campus life at Regent. It houses the whimsical, spacious student lounge, which is packed with plenty of sofas, chairs and games that invite students to relax and socialize. A coffee shop was added in February 2016, and serves as a favorite gathering place for friends.

Visit the Regent Ordinary for a sumptuous meal.

On-Campus Housing

Contact Information: 757.352.4890 | 800.373.5504 | studenthousing@regent.edu

Living on campus is a positive, safe and engaging experience at Regent. Students enjoy community-building activities with their hall mates, facilitated by Resident Assistants (RAs), participate in weekly Life Group meetings, and learn how to live as part of a greater community. Regent offers two on campus housing options to fit your needs: Regent Commons and Regent Village.

 

Important Fall 2020 Dates for Residents
August 3 (Monday) Graduate & Non-Traditional Student Move-In (more details TBA)
Week of August 17 Traditional undergrad new student move-in days (more details TBA)
Welcome Week for new CAS traditional undergrads (more details TBA)
Week of August 17 Upperclassmen move-in days (more details TBA)
August 24 (Monday) Fall 2020 classes begin
September 7 (Monday) Labor Day – University closed
September 21 (Monday) Spring/Summer 2021 tiered registration begins
September 28 (Monday) Fall 2020 Health & Safety Inspections begin
October 30 (Friday) Notice to Vacate forms due for December move-out (Village – grads)
November 2 (Monday) 2021-2022 RA applications available
November 25 (Wednesday) Commons & Village (traditional undergrad Residence Halls) close at noon
November 26-29 (Thursday-Sunday) Thanksgiving Break (Residence Halls closed)
November 30-December 5 (Monday-Saturday) Online finals week
December 18 (Friday) 2021-2022 RA applications due before 5 p.m.
Important Spring 2021 Dates for Residents
January 9 (Saturday) Undergrad Residence Halls re-open at 8 a.m.
January 11 (Monday) Spring 2021 classes begin
January 18 (Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day – University closed
February 5 (Friday) 2021-2022 RA contracts offered
February 26 (Friday) Vacate notices due for May/July move-outs (Village – grads)
March 1 (Monday) Spring 2021 Health & Safety Inspections begin
Fall 2021 tiered registration begins
March 8-14 (Monday-Sunday) Spring Break (Residence Halls remain open)
March 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 2021-2022 Room Selection Process (RSP) Sign-Ups (in Genisys)
March 29 (Monday) 2021-2022 RSP Appointments begin (in Genisys)
April 2 (Friday) Good Friday – University closed
May 1 (Saturday) Commons & Village (traditional undergrad Residence Halls) close at noon

Regent Commons

Regent Commons, primarily for single undergraduate students (17-24), offers fully furnished apartment-style living with versatile floor plans, which range in size from a studio to four-bedroom suites. Enjoy wireless internet and cable TV service, all utilities included and amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, courtesy washers and dryers, 24-hour security from Regent University Police Department (RUPD), and plenty of campus life activities. You’ll find easy access to nearby malls, restaurants and the spectacular oceanfront of Virginia Beach.

All traditional age (17-24) first-year freshmen taking classes on campus who live outside of a 25-mile radius of Regent campus are required to live on campus in Regent Commons. Campus housing is available mid-August to early May. However, due to limited space, students beginning classes in the middle of a semester (Sessions B & D) cannot be guaranteed immediate housing and may work with the Office of Residence Life for alternative solutions.

Included in the semester fee:

  • All utilities (electricity and water).
  • Cable TV and Wireless Internet.
  • Fully furnished apartments (Twin XL beds).
  • Full-sized kitchens and appliances.
  • Central air conditioning and heating system.
  • Window blinds.
  • 24-hour fitness center on the premises.
  • Student meeting rooms.
  • Outdoor grilling area/Volleyball court.
  • Cost inclusive laundry facilities.
  • Student Housing Office on the premises.
  • Activities available planned by Residence Life staff.

Regent Commons offers three different floor plans to residents.

1) How soon can I apply for housing?

Once you have been accepted as a student to the university, you are eligible to apply for housing. Complete the application online and submit the $350 non-refundable application fee/housing deposit ($150 enrollment deposit + $200 housing deposit). The application and deposit are together in the same online form and can only be submitted/accepted online through the Student Housing website.

2) What are the qualifications for living in Student Housing?

An individual residing in Student Housing must be classified as a full-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours) taking at least 9 credit hours on campus (as opposed to online). Students with special circumstances or degree requirements should contact the Student Housing Office if they are not able to register for 9 credit hours on campus.

3) Are utilities included?

Yes. Cable television, wireless Internet, electricity, water, trash and sewage are included in the semester fee.

4) Are families with children eligible for Student Housing?

No. Regent Commons is for single undergraduate students between the ages of 18-24. Married students/students with families looking for housing in the Virginia Beach area are welcome to use our Off-Campus Housing Resources located at the bottom of this page.

5) How far are the Student Housing complexes from the campus?

Regent Commons is located on campus.

6) Are there groceries and shopping nearby?

Several shopping centers near campus are easily accessible by automobile, public transportation and/or walking.

7) Does the university have storage areas available?

No. Currently the university does not have storage units available. However, several independent storage facilities are located in the immediate area (American Classic: 757.420.7676, www.americanclassicstorage.com).

8) Can I store my boat in the parking lot?

The parking lot is for motor vehicles only, which includes automobiles, motorcycles and pick-up trucks. You may not park boats, trailers of any kind, mobile homes, campers, buses or trucks larger than three-quarter ton without prior consent of the Student Housing Management Office.

Inoperable vehicles or vehicles with expired registrations are not allowed to be parked on the property. Conducting major vehicle repairs in the parking lot is prohibited. Do not leave cars on jacks unattended.

As a courtesy to our residents in wheelchairs, we ask that you do not park your vehicle in a manner that would result in it protruding over the sidewalk.

9) What appliances are included in the apartment?

Each apartment has a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal.

10) How long is the housing agreement? Is there a minimum or maximum time that I may occupy a space?

The Student Housing Agreement is for an entire academic year (fall and spring semesters – mid/late August to early May) with the exception of seniors graduating in December and new incoming students beginning classes in January. Students who choose to prematurely terminate their Housing Agreement will forfeit their $200 housing deposit and may be responsible for semester housing fees included on their original agreement.

11) Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in student housing assignments or anywhere on the residential area premises. This includes guests staying in your housing assignment. Visitors would need to make other arrangements for their pets before visiting Student Housing. Fresh water aquariums are permitted, but limited to 5 gallons in size. Service dogs are permitted for those individuals with registered disabilities.

12) How many vehicles am I allowed to park in the complex?

Students are allowed to park one vehicle in the complex.

13) Do the apartments utilize a security service?

Regent Commons is locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and accessible by electronic key card. Campus Police and Residence Life Staff perform regular rounds of the buildings to ensure the safety of all students.

14) If I am visiting the area, can I tour a model?

The Commons Housing Office is an example of an apartment. In addition, we have floor plans you may view in the above tab labeled “Floor Plans”. Due to the demand for student housing, we do not have a model apartment available, but tours may be scheduled through the Welcome Center by contacting 757.352.4837.

15) Do the apartments offer Internet access?

Yes. Wireless Internet access is included in the semester fee.

16) What about cable TV?

Yes. The expanded package is included in the semester fee. Additional services may be purchased from Cox Communications external link by the student.

17) Are new students guaranteed housing?

On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a limited amount of apartment units. We suggest submitting your housing application as soon as you are able to. While Housing Office Staff do their best to accommodate all incoming students, housing is not guaranteed.

18) How will the Student Housing Office staff communicate with me?

We prefer to communicate with prospective students by e-mail, but please inform us if another method of communication would be more appropriate for you.

19) When will I find out if I am assigned an apartment?

Fall housing assignments are finalized in mid-July, and spring semester assignments are finalized before the University closes for Christmas break. Once your housing assignment has been made, you may view it in Genisys by going to Main Menu > Student > Housing Menu > Housing Information.

20) Are special accommodations available for individuals with disabilities?

Yes. Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services at 757.352.4797 or email them at disabilities@regent.edu regarding general disability accommodations as well as medical room requests. Please inform the Student Housing Office if you require any special accommodations as well.

21) Can I bring my own furniture?

No. Regent Commons is fully furnished. Additional furniture is not permitted.

22) Is there a swimming pool?

No. We do not have a swimming pool in Student Housing.

23) Do I have to move out during the summer semester?

Summer semester housing is available to students who are enrolled in summer classes, working on campus, or participating in an academic internship in the Virginia Beach area. Students who do not meet any of these criteria will be required to vacate their housing assignment in early May.

24) Can we have overnight guests?

Yes. Residents may have guests of the same sex stay with them for no more than three nights in a thirty-day period. Guests staying overnight must register with the Student Housing Office or with an RA on duty in the lobby of the residence hall

25) Can my student loans pay for my student housing charges?

Yes, but this depends upon your financial aid. You should discuss this further with your financial aid counselor.

26) Where can I pay my semester fee?

You may pay your semester fee on campus at the Business Office (Administration Building, Room 134), or you may pay online with a credit card through Genisys (login to the MyRegent portal and click the Genisys logo).

27) Is there a place for my bike?

Yes. We have bicycle racks at various locations within the Commons.

28) Does the Regent Ordinary offer meal plans?

Since each of the apartments in the Regent Commons and Village have full kitchens, including ovens and microwaves, the Regent Ordinary does not offer meal plans for students. However, they offer reloadable gift cards that can be purchased or reloaded with any amount at www.regent.edu/giftcard.

Regent Village

Regent Village, also for singles, is generally reserved for traditional-age upperclassmen undergraduate students (17-24), older undergraduate students (ages 25+), and graduate students. The Regent Village offers the convenience of living near campus and the atmosphere of a more traditional neighborhood, plus spacious floor plans and multiple outdoor recreational areas. Meticulously maintained, these spacious apartments are fully furnished for traditional-age undergraduate students. A variety of both furnished and unfurnished options are available for older-undergraduate (25+) and graduate students. A free shuttle operates between Regent Village and main campus. Other amenities include balconies/porches, a student lounge and cost-inclusive laundry facility, basketball and volleyball courts, 24-hour security from Regent University Police Department (RUPD), refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, dishwasher and sink, as well as cable TV and internet – all included in housing fees.

Included in the semester fee:

  • Spacious apartments (furnished and unfurnished options).
  • Central air conditioning and heating system.
  • Balconies/porches.
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Window blinds.
  • 3/4 mile to campus with free shuttle service to the University
  • Student lounge and cost-inclusive laundry facilities.
  • Basketball and Volleyball courts.
  • 24-hour security service provided by Regent University Police Department (RUPD).
  • Kitchens include refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher and garbage disposal.
  • All utilities included (except electricity for Phase II single occupancy residents).

1) How soon can I apply for housing?

Traditional age undergraduate students (ages 17-24) must fill out the combined Enrollment Agreement that also includes the housing deposit. For non-traditional undergraduate (25+) and graduate students, you will need to complete the housing application once you enroll in the University and submit it online that will require $30 non-refundable application fee. Applications are not processed until the fee is received.

2) What are the qualifications for living in Student Housing?

An individual residing in Student Housing must be classified as a full-time student taking classes on campus (as opposed to online). During the academic calendar year, graduate students and non-traditional undergraduate students must be enrolled in two semesters out of three.

3) Are utilities included?

All utilities are included in the semester fee for traditional undergraduate students (17-24). Water, trash, sewage and electricity are included in the semester fee charges for double-occupancy apartments (furnished with roommates) for non-traditional and graduate students. Electricity, the only other utility, is not included in the semester fee for single occupancy student assigned units. Students with single occupancy units are responsible for contacting Dominion Energy at 1.888.667.3000 after receiving a confirmation letter from Student Housing about their placement in housing to set up the electricity account in their name.

4) Are married students/families with children eligible for Student Housing?

No. The Regent University Village is only available to offer housing to students that are single undergraduate or graduate students.

5) How far are the Student Housing complexes from the campus?

The Village is approximately ¾ miles from the campus.

6) Are there grocery stores and shopping centers nearby?

Several shopping centers near campus are easily accessible by automobile, public transportation and/or walking. Regent University also offers a shuttle service for students to retrieve groceries and other necessities on certain days of the week to stores such as Aldi, Walmart, Target, etc.

7) Does the university have storage areas available?

No. Currently the university does not have storage units available. However, several storage facilities are located in the immediate area (ex. American Classic: 757.420.7676, www.americanclassicstorage.com).

8) Can I store my boat in the parking lot?

The parking lot is for motor vehicles only, which includes automobiles, motorcycles and pick-up trucks. You may not park boats, trailers of any kind, mobile homes, campers, buses or trucks larger than three-quarter ton without prior consent from the Office of Residence Life.

Inoperable vehicles or vehicles with expired registrations/inspections are not allowed to be parked on the property. Conducting major vehicle repairs in the parking lot is prohibited. Do not leave cars on jacks unattended.

As a courtesy to our residents in wheelchairs, we ask that you do not park your vehicle in a manner that would result in it protruding over the sidewalk.

Please note that Regent University Campus Police (RUPD) routinely checks vehicles parked vehicles in the Regent Village to ensure that they are inspected/register/have parking decals. Cars without these may be subject to being towed.

9) What appliances are included in the apartment?

Each apartment has a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher and garbage disposal.

10) How long is the student housing agreement?

For traditional undergraduate students, the student housing agreement exists on an academic year-long basis. For non-traditional/graduate students, the student housing agreement exists on a semester-to-semester basis. The student housing agreement automatically extends to the next semester for non-traditional undergraduate/graduate residents if they do not submit a notice to vacate by the appropriate date before the semester ending period.

The student housing agreement for traditional undergraduate students begins in August and ends in early May. For non-traditional undergraduate/graduate students, the ending periods are May 31, July 31 and December 31. Residents are required to either submit a request to terminate housing agreement form (traditional undergraduate students) or notice to vacate form (non-traditional undergraduate/graduate) before vacating student housing.

11) Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in housing assignments or anywhere on the residential area premises. This includes guests staying in your apartment. Please advise visitors to make other arrangements for their pets before visiting Student Housing. Fresh water aquariums with fish are permitted, but limited to 5 gallons in size.

13) Does the Regent Village utilize a security service?

Security is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Regent University Campus Police (RUPD).

14) If I am visiting the area, can I tour a model?

We welcome prospective students to stop by the Regent Village Housing Office for tours! Please give our Housing Office a call at 757.352.4895 to discuss what style of housing you are interested in looking at as well as dates available for tours.

15) Is transportation available between the Regent Village and main campus?

Yes. There is a shuttle service that provides transportation to students from Regent Village to campus and back.

16) Does the Regent Village offer Internet access?

Yes. The University has a contract with Cox communications to provide internet and cable television services in Regent Village. These services are inclusive within your student housing fees.

17) Are new students guaranteed housing?

On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. With only 224 apartment units available in the Village, we generally run at 100 percent occupancy.

18) How will the Student Housing Office staff communicate with me?

We prefer to communicate with prospective students by e-mail, but current and prospective students may also call our office everyday (excluding holidays/etc.) Monday through Friday at 757.352.4895. The Regent Village Housing Office is closed from 12 – 1 PM daily for lunch.

19) When will I find out if I am assigned an apartment?

Housing assignments are finalized for the fall semester by July 15, the spring semester by December 15, and the summer semester by May 1. Please feel free to contact us if you have not received an assignment by the dates indicated. We do receive cancellations periodically.

20) Are special accommodations available for individuals with disabilities?

Yes. Students needing accommodations should contact the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at 757.352.4797 or email them at disabilities@regent.edu regarding general disability accommodations as well as medical room requests. Please inform the Student Housing Office if you require any special accommodations as well.

21) Can I bring my own furniture?

No. Apartments in the Regent Village come fully furnished. Additional furniture is not permitted. Mini-fridges may be brought with approval from the Regent Village Housing Staff. For nontraditional undergraduate/graduate students with single occupancy apartments, those are the only apartments that come unfurnished, so it is highly recommended that such students bring their own furniture.

22) Is there a swimming pool?

No. We do not have a swimming pool in either Regent University Student Housing facilities.

23) Do I have to move out during the summer semester?

Undergraduate students are required to move out over the summer semester unless they are working on campus, taking at least two on-campus courses, or doing internships in the area throughout the summer semester. Non-traditional/graduate students are not required to move out over the summer semester, but students are required to fill out appropriate forms/notify Regent Village Housing Staff to be accounted for over the summer.

24) Can I have overnight guests?

Yes. However, any guest staying for more than three nights must register with the Student Housing Office. Also, if a guest is parking a vehicle in the Student Housing parking lot for more than one night, he or she must obtain a Temporary Student Housing Parking Permit from the Student Housing Office.

25) Can my student loans pay for my student housing charges?

Yes, but this depends upon your financial aid. Students are highly encouraged to discuss this further with Financial Aid prior to move in day either via email at finaid@regent.edu or telephone at 757.352.4125.

26) Where can I pay my application fee and security deposit?

Please complete the application and submit it online to the Student Housing Office with a $30 non-refundable application fee. For students needing to pay for tuition, housing and/or fees please coordinate with the Regent University Business Office at studentaccounts@regent.edu or by calling 757.352.4059.

27) Where can I pay my student housing fees?

You may pay your student housing fees campus at the Business Office (Administration Building, Room 134), or you may pay online with a credit card/electronic check through Genisys (login to your MyRegent portal, click the Genisys logo, and then click the Bill and Payment Center tab).

28) What furniture is included in the Regent Village graduate double-occupancy apartments?

For graduate students in Phase II apartments, the following is provided for furnished apartments: (2) queen beds, (2) desks, (2) desk chairs, (2) dresser drawers, (1) TV stand, drop leaf table and chairs, sofa, blinds, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. All provided furniture and appliances cannot be removed from your housing assignment.

29) Does the Regent Ordinary offer meal plans?

Due to each of the apartments in the Regent Village having full kitchens which include an oven/stove, the Regent Ordinary does not offer meal plans for students. However, they do offer have reloadable gift cards that can be purchased or reloaded with any amount at www.regent.edu/giftcard.

On-Campus Housing Resources

All first-time freshmen who live outside of a 25-mile radius of campus and are intending to study on campus full-time are required to live on campus. In order to receive guaranteed priority housing in the Commons residence halls, students must have the following steps completed by May 1.

We will still accept first-year freshmen applications after this deadline, however, we cannot guarantee housing in the Commons after May 1.

Our goal is to ensure that all first-year freshmen receive guaranteed housing in the Commons, fully furnished apartments just steps from the heart of campus.

If you have any questions about your admissions application, call your Enrollment Counselor at 888.718.1222, email regentundergrad@regent.edu, or visit our Admissions page.

Please direct housing questions to the Housing Office at studenthousing@regent.edu, 800.373.5504 or 757.352.4890.

Students may formally appeal to live off campus, and exceptions will normally be granted for the following:

  • Student lives with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 25 miles of Regent University. These students will be considered commuter students.
  • Student is active duty military. Copy of military ID, activation papers or letter from recruiter will be required.
  • Student is attending Regent on a part-time basis, defined as less than 12 credit hours a semester, or attending online only.
  • Student is married, engaged, or pregnant. A copy of marriage certificate, wedding announcement, or medical documentation will be required.
  • Student has financial limitations. If the student is independent and receives no support from parents; or in the event of loss of employment by a supporting parent, a letter from the parent stating such will be required. Other financial considerations must include a signed release permitting Regent Student Services office to review the student’s financial aid status and a written budget comparing costs, including utilities, cable, internet, telephone and rent.
  • Student has an existing medical condition that would be aggravated if the student lived in university housing. A letter from a physician verifying condition will be required.
  • Student has other compelling reason to reside off campus. A detailed written explanation will be required.

All appeals must be in writing using the University Housing Appeal Form along with all supporting documents. This form must be submitted to the Academic Advising Office no later than May 1. Students will be notified within 10 business days whether the appeal has been approved or denied, or if more information is needed. Submission of an appeal does NOT release the student from his or her obligations to the University, nor are all appeals automatically approved. Please plan accordingly.

Transfer students (age 24 and under) who are intending to study on campus full time and desire to live on campus are invited to submit a combined enrollment agreement and housing application to reserve a spot in the Commons residence halls. Priority is given to first-time freshmen, but transfer students are assigned apartments on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your combined enrollment agreement and housing application soon after your acceptance to reserve your room in the Commons. Housing notifications will be sent by July 1. If you do not receive a spot in the Commons, visit our off-campus housing listings, provided below, for nearby rooms and/or apartments to rent. Please note, transfer students are not required to live on campus, and there is no guaranteed housing deadline for transfer students. In order to apply for housing, please follow the steps below:

If you have any questions about your admissions application, call your Enrollment Counselor at 888.718.1222, email regentundergrad@regent.edu, or visit our Transfer Students Admissions page.

Please direct housing questions to the Housing Office at studenthousing@regent.edu, 800.373.5504 or 757.352.4890.

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Events Showcase

Explore, below, some of Regent’s signature events held throughout the year. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions and regulations, we are modifying plans for the 2020 fall season. The Regent community will receive ongoing information via email.
Student life at Regent University includes exciting events like the Color Run.

Color Run

A great way to kick off the school year! Hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB), the Color Run is a 5K that starts near the Communication & Performing Arts Center and takes participants across Regent’s beautiful campus. Along the way, students get covered in colorful powder. Supporters are welcome to cheer from the sidelines and the finish line. This event is open to all Regent students, faculty, staff, and their families.

Student life at regent University includes giving back to the community, such as through Operation Christmas Child.

Christmas Ball

One of Regent’s oldest and most favorite traditions. The dance, hosted by the SAB Traditions committee, typically is held in Robertson Hall on the Saturday following the end of the fall semester. A live swing band kicks off a fun and festive vibe for swing and ballroom dancing during the first half of the evening. Then a DJ takes over, playing current hits, as students dance the night away. This event is open to all Regent students (undergrad, graduate, and law) and a “plus-one” who does not have to attend Regent. However, the plus-one must also have his or her own ticket.

Student life at Regent involves a mix of academic classes and fun university events.

Choral Concerts

Celebrating the seasons. Each Christmas and spring, Regent’s music program proudly presents music performed by the Regent University Choir, Chamber Choir, The Regent University Singers, and First Edition. These ticketed events, typically held in December and early May, are open to the public. Regent students receive a discount with student I.D.

Make the most of your student life at Regent by participating in fun university events like the Harvest Fest.

Harvest Fest

Pumpkinpalooza! Typically held in mid-October, the SAB Traditions committee hosts Harvest Fest outside, next to Student Center. Harvest Fest is a carnival-style event with all kinds of fall-inspired activities, such as pumpkin decorating, a cakewalk, a live DJ, and free chili! This event is open to all Regent students (undergrad, graduate, and law).

Regent University events include the Legal Learning Festival and Law Alumni Weekend.

Legal Learning Festival & Law Alumni Weekend

A premier opportunity for Regent Law alumni, local attorneys and distinguished guests to engage in high-quality continuing legal education. Hosted by the School of Law each fall, this event, held in various venues on Regent’s beautiful campus, includes a moot court competition, CLE classes led by prominent attorneys and judges, and social events for the whole family.

Student life and spiritual life are interwoven at Regent University.

Night of Worship (NOW)

Uniting community and campus for worship led by respected artists. Held throughout the year, NOW is held in Regent’s Shaw Chapel, with the goal of seeing authentic, passionate praise rise from the Hampton Roads Community. Regent has hosted some of the leading worship artists of today, such as Housefires, UPPERROOM, John Mark McMillan, Cory Asbury, and Kim Walker-Smith. Our worship nights are free and open to the public. Registration recommended at regent.edu/now. We encourage our community to join us as we worship together in unity.

Student life at regent University includes giving back to the community, such as through Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child

Giving back during the most wonderful time of the year.
Each Christmas season the Regent community unites to help make Christmas special for underprivileged children around the world. Regent students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join the Student Alumni Ambassadors to donate gifts through the non-profit organization Operation Christmas Child. Donation boxes are filled on campus and sorted for the annual Packing Party held in the Library Atrium with Christmas music, cookies and cider!

Student life at Regent involves events that showcase talent.

Regent’s Got Talent

A full-on production featuring Regent’s most talented students. Hosted on the Main Stage of the Dede Robertson Theatre, our campus gathers to watch fabulous hosts showcase performers of all kinds. Dancers, singers, actors, and even yo-yo trick artists have dazzled the stage! It’s an upbeat and lively event where students are treated as if they’re in a Broadway show. The event is open to all Regent students. (Performers may invite non-Regent audience members with pre-approval by SAB.)

Regent Con, a fun university event held on campus in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Regent Con

A sci-fi/anime/fantasy convention drawing hundreds of fans of all kinds. It’s unlike any other opportunity on campus! This event includes interactive workshops, costume contests (judged by renowned cosplayers), live combat demonstrations, food trucks, a live DJ, and an all-star guest speaker. Hosted by the Regent Con committee, sponsored by SAB and OSAL, Regent Con is open to the public for cosplayers, fans, families, and vendors. Regent student discount available.