School of Psychology & Counseling Commissioning Service 2017


Location: University Chapel

Date & Time: Friday, May 5, 2017, 1 pm.

Arrival Time for Graduates: 12 pm, Welcome Center (Divinity Building – #7 on the map)

Reception: 3 pm, Library Atrium

Guest Seating: Chapel doors will open for guests at 12:15 pm

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.

The service was live streamed.

Commissioning Ceremony FAQs

Your friends and family are welcome and encouraged to join you for this special occasion.

To participate in Commissioning all graduates must RSVP. Please RSVP in Genisys (whether you are or are not planning to attend). If you are attending, please indicate number of guests you will have with you.

Deadline for RSVP

Graduates must RSVP in Genisys for this event by April 15.

Children are welcome to join us. Please consider that it is a formal ceremony which can last up to two hours and judge accordingly. There will be a section in the balcony that is reserved for families with young children that you may opt to use if you wish.

Review the “Regalia” section of Commencement 2017 FAQs for information about ordering and picking up your regalia.

Pick up your regalia on campus before the Commissioning Ceremony. For regalia pickup dates and times refer to the “When and how should I order my regalia?” section of Commencement 2017 FAQs.

Wear your gown, bring your hood, but not the cap. No head wear is permitted. Professional attire is appropriate. Women should wear neutral or dark colored hosiery, not white. Do not bring purses or cameras, please leave them with your guests.

No, it will be live streamed. A link will be sent out by email a few days before the ceremony.

Graduates should remain in the chapel until their degree program group has been photographed. Guests may take photos during the ceremony, but no picture taking will be permitted in the aisles.

Arrive at the Welcome Center building by 12 p.m. Remember to allow enough time to find a parking space. You will be directed to the designated location to line up.

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.

Limited visitor parking is available throughout the campus.

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.

Graduate Lineup: 8:15 am

Place: Library Plaza

All graduates must RSVP for Commencement to participate.