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Orientation

We are so excited for you to start your journey at Regent University! Our goal is to help you connect with the people, information and resources that will help you excel academically, develop spiritually, thrive socially, advance professionally, and ultimately change the world for Christ.

Choose the Regent orientation experience best for you:

Student orientation leaders at Regent University Virginia Beach.


Students who participate in an orientation generally find they acclimate better, have a greater sense of connection to their professors and peers, better attend to their responsibilities as a student, and more readily embrace the transformative experience ahead of them.

Explore the links below to discover orientation event options designed with you in mind. Access everything else you need to know—from videos and flyers to schedules, forms and handbooks—through this Orientation Packet.

First-year traditional-aged freshmen (23 and younger) will not want to miss these fantastic opportunities to begin friendships, connect with faculty, and experience firsthand why Regent is unlike any other institution.

SOAR

Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration. Freshmen and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend this June event.

  • Enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with other students who will also be starting in the fall semester
  • Preview a night in the Regent Commons residence halls
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Get your student ID and register for classes

There will also be special sessions for parents about financial aid, business office policies, residence hall living, campus security and safety, and much more.


WELCOME WEEK

New traditional-aged freshmen (23 and younger) are expected to participate in this August event. For one week following the excitement of Move-in Day, you will:

  • Get to know classmates and student leaders
  • Meet professors and learn about key resources
  • Connect with student organizations

Parents are welcome to attend the official Welcome & Family Worship and Ice Cream Social on the evening of Move-in Day.

Do you already have some college experience? This concise orientation is focused on what you need to know to succeed at Regent. Meet other new transfer students, learn more about how Regent’s faculty and staff will support your success, and answer any lingering questions before classes begin.

FALL START

New traditional students starting in August are expected to participate in Welcome Week.

SPRING START

Keys to Success will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Blackboard, address your questions and concerns, and acclimate you to the university. Keys to Success is a self-paced, no-cost, non-credit online orientation experience.

Students can access this orientation in Blackboard through the MyRegent Portal within two business days after completing their enrollment agreement. For questions, please contact the Center for Student Happiness at 855.352.4511.

Keys to Success will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Blackboard, address your questions and concerns, and acclimate you to the university. Keys to Success is a self-paced, no-cost, non-credit online orientation experience.

Students can access this orientation in Blackboard through the MyRegent Portal within two business days after completing their enrollment agreement. For questions, please contact the Center for Student Happiness at 855.352.4511.

As a new international student at Regent – whether online or on campus – all new and transfer F‐1 international students are required to attend or participate in their designated orientation, unless stated by your school or program.

  • Students studying online will see an online orientation in Blackboard’s “My Courses” section.
  • Students studying on campus and entering in the fall or spring semesters will receive information about a mandatory orientation before the start of the semester.

Prior to the orientation, new international students studying on campus will receive a handbook specifically for the international experience. In addition, the comprehensive International Student Orientation Program includes:

  • Legal Information – Learn about maintaining your F-1 visa status while a student in the U.S.
  • General Information – Materials on programs and services available on campus and in the community
  • Getting Acquainted – Meet other students and people and places on campus
  • Settling In – Go on a campus tour and library tour

Please contact us with questions by calling 800.846.4198 or via email at intladmissions@regent.edu.

Keys to Success will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Blackboard, address your questions and concerns, and acclimate you to the university. Keys to Success is a self-paced, no-cost, non-credit online orientation experience.

Students can access this orientation in Blackboard through the MyRegent Portal within two business days after completing their enrollment agreement. For questions, please contact the Center for Student Happiness at 855.352.4511.

Special note: If you are in the School of Law pursuing a J.D. or LL.M., please check with your program director for your orientation requirements.