School of Business & Leadership Commissioning Service 2017


Location: Main Theater of School of Communication & The Arts

Date & Time: Friday, May 5, 2017, 2-5 pm

Reception: Library Atrium, 6-7 pm

Guest Seating: Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Congratulations! You have made it to graduation! We are excited that you have decided to join us for our Commissioning Service and look forward to meeting your families and friends.

To commission someone is “to entrust, or to give authority” or “to appoint or assign to a task or function.” Within the context of our graduation, Commissioning is a sacred and holy time of worship, consecration, reflection, prayer and anointing.

Information for Graduates

Am I eligible to graduate?
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility to graduate, please contact your academic advisor at or call 757-352-4385. You may submit the required graduation paper work by completing the online graduation application.

Do I have to register for Commencement?
Yes. Please go to the Commencement website to get all the information you need and make sure you submit all your paperwork.

Do I have to RSVP for the Commissioning & Reception?
Yes. All students eligible to participate will be notified when RSVP opens, provided we have received your graduation application. Please follow the steps in the RSVP section below. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact Ethel White at

RSVP for SBL Commissioning by April 15.

RSVP for participation in Commencement and Commissioning

All students who have submitted a graduation application must RSVP for Commencement. The Registrar’s Office will accept RSVPs for Commencement and Commissioning 2017 via Genisys until Saturday, April 15.

To RSVP for Commencement and Commissioning:

  • Login to Genisys, and select the “Student Services & Financial Aid” tab at the top of the page.
  • Select the “Commencement & Commissioning RSVPs” link.
  • If you have submitted a graduation application for Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017, you will be directed to the May 2017 Commencement RSVP page. If you have not applied, you will not be permitted to RSVP through Genisys.
  • Select “Yes” if you plan to participate in the Commencement (only) on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Select “No” if you will not participate in the Saturday Commencement.
  • If attending Commencement, please also indicate if Special Accommodations are required (for graduates only.)
  • Click Submit to proceed to your Commissioning RSVP, and follow the directions.
  • If attending Commissioning and Special Needs are required for graduates or guests with a disability, please contact Ethel White at

Directions, Hotel & Parking

From Interstate 64 (East or West)

Take Indian River Road East, exit 286B, turn right at Centerville Turnpike, then right onto CBN Center Drive. The Communication & Performing Arts Center parking lot is on your left.

Ample free parking is available on the south and north sides of the building.

Other Travel Options

Regent is easily accessible from both the Norfolk International Airport and the Greyhound Bus Terminal, both just 15 minutes away.

If traveling to Virginia Beach by air, take advantage of Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which offers convenient connections to most major U.S. airports.

Regent University is located in the Hampton Roads area in the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Street Address: 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464.

Founders Inn and Spa

Located on Regent University’s Campus (
5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Founders Inn and Spa’s blend of Old World beauty and Colonial era charm is reflected in the newly renovated comfortable yet dignified ambiance of every guest room. The timeless Founders Inn and Spa pampers guests with the comforts of home, concierge attention and hi-tech conveniences. Select guest rooms with fireplaces and views of the serene lake and lovely Colonial garden are especially unforgettable.

Guest Services Include

  • Concierge
  • Laundry/dry cleaning service
  • Valet parking
  • Fully Equipped state-of-the-art Fitness Center
  • Full-service Flowering Almond Spa
  • Full-service Business Center
  • Wireless and hardwired Internet access
  • Movie night every Friday (subject to cancellation without notice)
  • Shuttle service (call 757.424.5511 for further details)
  • Children 8 & under eat free in Swan Terrace restaurant with a paying adult

The Founders Inn and Spa is pleased to offer

  • Federal per diem rates year round to all DoD and Federal Government travelers
  • Military and government meeting packages are also available, contact the Sales Department at 757.366.5716 for more information.

Parking is in the Main Visitor Parking (L), located behind the Communication and the Arts building.

Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.