Regent University is exercising measures to protect its students, faculty and staff in light of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the declaration of a national emergency.

Regent University Transitions Online

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 14, 2020) – In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of a national emergency, Regent University will exercise the following measures to protect its faculty, staff, and students.


CAMPUS CLASSES WILL CONTINUE ONLINE

  • Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all courses will be offered online. Regent University is ranked as the #1 online bachelor’s in Virginia (US News & World Report, 2020). We’re leading the way in online education, so you can expect exceptional instruction online.
  • There are no known cases of COVID-19 at Regent, but we are exercising the utmost precautions for our faculty, staff, and students. The safety and well-being of our Regent community is our top priority.
  • We walk by faith. We are claiming Psalm 91 for our campus, our nation, and our world during this unprecedented public health scenario.


INFORMATION FOR ON CAMPUS STUDENTS

  • Regent University housing will close at 5:00 PM ET on Friday, March 20, 2020. Students living in the Commons and the Regent Village must remove all their personal belongings as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 PM ET on Friday, March 20, 2020.
    • We understand that moving all of your personal belongings is a significant task, so our faculty will offer grace and flexibility for assignments due the week of March 16, 2020.
    • If you have extenuating circumstances that would require you to remain in housing longer than Friday, March 20, 2020 you must contact Student Services at studenthousing@regent.edu or call (757) 352-4890.
  • Work closely with Advising throughout the spring semester if you need any assistance or have any change of plans for class attendance.
    • Advising is open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Friday, and 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday.
    • Email advising@regent.edu or call (757) 352-4385.
  • Campus facilities will be closed to the public beginning at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020. Only faculty and staff using ID badge access will be permitted into buildings on campus after this time.


INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

  • Spring D session classes will begin online on Monday, March 16, 2020. Instruction will continue as planned without interruption. Our faculty and staff are standing by to faithfully support you.
  • Work closely with Advising throughout the spring semester if you need any assistance or have any change of plans for class attendance.
    • Advising is open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Friday, and 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday.
    • Email advising@regent.edu or call (757) 352-4385.


INFORMATION FOR FACULTY & STAFF

  • In order to support online operations, the Virginia Beach campus will be operating under normal business hours.
    • Faculty and staff should report to work as usual.
    • We will continue to carefully sanitize and clean facilities to prevent the spread of illness.
    • Faculty should offer grace and flexibility for assignments due the week of March 16, 2020, as on campus students will be moving their personal belongings and transitioning to online education during this time.
    • Employees who have recently traveled to infected areas should coordinate remote work or medical leave options with their supervisors and Human Resources. For concerns regarding increased risk for infection due to underlying health conditions, employees should contact Human Resources.
    • See Regent University’s Remote Work and Self-Quarantine Policy for additional information: https://www.regent.edu/news-events/regent-university-emergency-remote-work-and-self-quarantine-policy/

We want to emphasize the empathy we feel for everyone’s varying personal situations during this time. We’re committed to providing proactive, responsive, and prayerful support during this unprecedented situation.

For additional coronavirus updates, resources, and information, please visit: https://www.regent.edu/news-events/regent-university-statement-on-coronavirus/


Psalm 91 (NKJV) 

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.