In colonial days, an ordinary was an establishment that served good food at reasonable prices. Likewise, Regent Ordinary is a quaint dining establishment providing good food at great prices in a delightful setting. Come, dine with us!
Location: Student Center (View campus map)
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) | Sat-Sun: Closed, but the Ordinary does cater weekend events
Reloadable gift cards — “Ordinero” — are now available and can be used for any purchase made through the Ordinary Food Court. Gift cards can be loaded with any amount, however, there is a non-refundable $1.50 service fee for the purchase of new cards.
Cards can be purchased using the online form or at the Regent Ordinary cashier station during business hours (M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Please note: gift card payments are non-refundable.
In light of University-wide precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Ordinary has updated catering policy for on-campus events for the 2020-2021 school year. As the default, all catering orders will be pre-packaged in individual servings, including drinks and utensils. No self-serve drink/coffee stations are permitted; pre-packaged individual servings are required. Leftover boxed meals may be saved by the group at the conclusion of your event. If ordering hot food, please be precise in your requested delivery time (recommended delivery time 5 minutes before food service/event begins).
For groups desiring buffet-style meals, there are possible accommodations. At least two servers must be hired through the Ordinary; only hired servers may touch the buffet. No leftover food from buffet-style meals may be saved. If a full service drink/coffee station is desired, at least one member of the sponsoring group must man the drink/coffee station with hair up, mask, and gloves on. Alternatively, a server through the Ordinary may be hired.
When the Ordinary is unable to accept a request for catering and outside catering is needed: The same approval process for outside catering is still in place (see below, #5). All outside catering must be individually packaged, or if not individually packaged, there must be at least two designated servers from the sponsoring group wearing their hair up, mask, and gloves. Event guests may not serve themselves food. Costco catering trays and delivery pizza are still acceptable catering options; there must be at least two designated servers wearing their hair up, mask, and gloves. Guests may not serve themselves.
Regarding social distancing during food service: Guests do not need to stand 6 feet away from food tables that are boxed up in individual servings. For buffet tables or drinks with servers, guests must stand 6 feet away except when approaching to be served.
The following procedures provide step-by-step instructions to event planners requesting catering services for their special event.
The following procedures provide step-by-step instructions to event planners requesting the Regent Ordinary’s catering services for their Regent-Hosted Outside Group event.
Regent University offers the Regent Ordinary as its on-campus dining facility – a food court-style restaurant located in the Student Center. The menu includes an assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The Ordinary can meet office, reception or banquet-sized catering needs. For special event catering, food items may be ordered either from the regular menu or the catering menu.
The Regent Ordinary has five meeting spaces within the Student Center capable of serving private functions:
While the primary focus is serving the Regent community through direct service in the Ordinary, catering for approximately 150 people is available elsewhere on the Regent campus, depending on the menu selected. Buffet-style functions and stand-up receptions may allow for a greater number of attendees as they are more manageable than plated meals. If there are questions regarding the Ordinary, please call 757.352.4924.
The Founders Inn is located on Regent’s campus. It is an upscale hotel and resort suitable for any of your conference, banquet or reception planning needs. You may also contract with Founders Inn to cater your event held on the Regent University campus.
All catered functions held by outside groups on the Regent campus are required to use one of Regent’s two exclusive caterers: The Regent Ordinary or the Founders Inn.
After receiving confirmation of your facility use application and contracted room, submit a Catering Request Form to order catering from the Ordinary for your special event. The Regent Ordinary requires a Catering Request Form to be submitted at least three weeks prior to the event date (submission of the form further in advance is appreciated). The estimated number of guests is required at the time the Catering Request Form is submitted for planning and budgeting purposes. A final count of guests is due within seven days of the event.
If you are planning to use the Founders Inn, contact them at 757.366.5814.
The Regent Ordinary requires a minimum of 72 hours’ notice in the event of a cancellation. If cancellation notice is less than 72 hours the customer will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
All outside groups are charged tax (Virginia: 6%, Virginia Beach: 5.5%). Payment is required by cash, check or credit card on or before the day of the event – no exceptions.
We strive to give you the best possible value for your catering dollar. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please complete the Room Reservation Form for Regent event rooms, conference rooms and classroom space requests.
|Room||Room Fee w/Catering||Room Fee w/o Catering|
|Whole Dining Room||$250||$400|
Room rental is contingent upon the Ordinary’s receipt of renter’s declaration page showing Comprehensive Liability and Property Coverage Insurance in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Catering Agreement.