VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 20, 2020) – This week, Regent University hosted hundreds of new students for Welcome Week on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission of Welcome Week is to help students acclimate to new learning and living environments by creating strong connections with the people, information, and resources that support their success.
“We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Regent University,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “To our new students, you have chosen to rise above challenges and boldly embark upon a bright new future. At Regent, we are deeply committed to providing you with a world-class, Christ-centered education in a safe and healthy learning environment.”
Welcome Week provides new students with a comprehensive and holistic student onboarding experience, including orientation events and information sessions. Highlights of Welcome Week include hearing from university leadership, connecting with classmates and student leaders through numerous small-group settings, and settling in to residence halls.
“Welcome Week ensures that new students can focus on starting their first courses successfully, take ownership of their educational experience, and engage with Regent’s campus culture,” said Kyle Graham, director of Regent’s Center for Student Happiness.
Regent has developed a robust Regent Ready: COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, including extensive policies and procedures to help ensure a safe and healthy campus for the Regent community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan incorporates best practices identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health, and has been certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
“Our students are world changers,” said Moreno-Riaño. “Regent Royals, you’ve chosen to earn your degree at the world’s most influential, transformational, Christian university. Together, let’s change the world.”
Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.