VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 30, 2020) – Regent University will open the Virginia Beach campus for face-to-face classes beginning on August 24, 2020.
“We are excited to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester,” said Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor & CEO of Regent University. “We will overcome these challenging days together as the Regent family. Every necessary precaution will be put in place to ensure the safest educational experience is available to the students we serve.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Regent’s on-campus students transitioned to online courses to complete the spring 2020 semester.
“Regent is ready to continue offering a world-class education to all of our students – on campus and online – amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans will ensure that students, faculty, and staff have access to the resources they need to stay fully engaged, safely and with confidence,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “We are taking the utmost precautions to prepare our campus for safe instruction this fall.”
In order to protect students, faculty, and staff, Regent will implement state-of-the-art health and safety protocols including increased sanitation, appropriate student density in classrooms and housing, flexible study options, and COVID-19 testing and healthcare support provided through partnership with the medical community.
“Throughout the course of the upcoming summer and academic year, Regent officials will exercise diligence and responsiveness in determining what steps they need to take to protect all students, faculty, and staff, especially high-risk populations,” said Dr. Moreno-Riaño. “They will have the ability to put unique precautions in place.”
In April, Regent announced that it will freeze tuition for all classes offered in Fall 2020 through Summer 2021, both online and on-campus.
Regent officials continue to closely monitor state and federal directives and will update the Regent community as additional information becomes available. At present, the Commonwealth of Virginia has issued a stay-at-home order until June 10, 2020.
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ABOUT REGENT UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1978, Regent University has nearly 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, 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 and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing and healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 22 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum. In its 2020 “Best Online Programs” rankings, Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) again scored #1 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” among Virginia schools, the eighth year in a row that Regent has earned the top position. The university also earned its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the highest level that a university can be awarded from that organization.