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Students cheer during a pep rally at Regent, a university where student life blends academics and fun.

Student Life

Your college experience is meant to be life-changing — to open doors and shape you for a significant career and life. That’s why Regent University, Virginia Beach, equips students with knowledge and faith, together. Whether you study online or on campus, you’ll enjoy classes that challenge your mind and advance your skills. You can also enjoy the area’s rich history and many attractions, events and shopping. Student life at Regent helps you develop friendships that make you stronger and Christ-centered character that helps you embrace your purpose and serve with vision.

Below, you’ll learn more about Regent’s online bookstore, gift shop, flexible on campus housing options, and comfortable college dining facilities.


At Regent, students, professors and staff come alongside each other to form a spiritual family. A diverse community of people from many denominations, cultures, backgrounds and callings comprise this family, all with an intentional focus on our shared Christ-centered values. Regent provides a number of opportunities for spiritual growth as well as well-being.


Students, faculty and staff meet in the Shaw Chapel for a time of fellowship, worship and God’s Word at noon every Wednesday. Chapel features multi-denominational worship for students and faculty; allowing for many Christian faith traditions to be represented through creed, music and guest speakers. University Chapels can be watched live!


The student body meets for UnChapel in the Shaw Chapel, creating a vibrant community of faith, hope and love for all Regent students — both undergraduate and graduate. UnChapel is a unifying worship experience with modern worship music, relevant teaching and an opportunity for prayer ministry at the end of each service. It is a Christian college experience that you will not want to miss! Regent students, faculty and staff are invited to watch some of our past chapels.

Connect Groups

Life is better together!

If accountability, discipleship and Christian leadership are important to you, Connect Groups will encourage your spiritual vitality. Our leaders undergo extensive training and receive ongoing support through Campus Ministries. Connect Groups are available to residential and commuter students. Contact for more information.

Service Outreach

Campus Ministries offers service opportunities to equip and encourage our students to reach out and become involved in the community. For more information, please email

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is an opportunity for students to “discover out loud” what God has already placed within them. Regent’s certified coaches help them to explore the change God has initiated, identify and overcome challenges, and put a plan into action. We want our students to be everything God created them to be.


Regent Counseling Services provides free professional counseling to Regent students at the Virginia Beach campus. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, pre-marital/marriage counseling, assessments, and psychoeducational workshops.

Color Run

Regent University Color Run

A great way to kick off the school year! Hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB), the Color Run is a 5K that starts near the Communication & Performing Arts Center and takes participants across Regent’s beautiful campus. Along the way, students get covered in colorful powder. Supporters are welcome to cheer from the sidelines and the finish line. This event is open to all Regent students, faculty, staff, and their families.

Christmas ball

Operation Christmas Child

One of Regent’s oldest and most favorite traditions. The dance, hosted by the SAB Traditions committee, typically is held in Robertson Hall on the Saturday following the end of the fall semester. A live swing band kicks off a fun and festive vibe for swing and ballroom dancing during the first half of the evening. Then a DJ takes over, playing current hits, as students dance the night away. This event is open to all Regent students (undergrad, graduate, and law) and a “plus-one” who does not have to attend Regent. However, the plus-one must also have his or her own ticket.

choral concerts

Regent University Spring Concert

Celebrating the seasons. Each Christmas and spring, Regent’s music program proudly presents music performed by the Regent University Choir, Chamber Choir, The Regent University Singers, and First Edition. These ticketed events, typically held in December and early May, are open to the public. Regent students receive a discount with student I.D.

Harvest Fest

Regent University Harvest Festival

Pumpkinpalooza! Typically held in mid-October, the SAB Traditions committee hosts Harvest Fest outside, next to Student Center. Harvest Fest is a carnival-style event with all kinds of fall-inspired activities, such as pumpkin decorating, a cakewalk, a live DJ, and free chili! This event is open to all Regent students (undergrad, graduate, and law).

Regent University Law Weekend

A premier opportunity for Regent Law alumni, local attorneys and distinguished guests to engage in high-quality continuing legal education. Hosted by the School of Law each fall, this event, held in various venues on Regent’s beautiful campus, includes a moot court competition, CLE classes led by prominent attorneys and judges, and social events for the whole family.

Night of Worship (NOW)

Regent Night of Worship

Uniting community and campus for worship led by respected artists. Held throughout the year, NOW is held in Regent’s Shaw Chapel, with the goal of seeing authentic, passionate praise rise from the Hampton Roads Community. Regent has hosted some of the leading worship artists of today, such as Housefires, UPPERROOM, John Mark McMillan, Cory Asbury, Phil Wickham and Kim Walker-Smith. Our worship nights are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended at We encourage our community to join us as we worship together in unity.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Giving back during the most wonderful time of the year.
Each Christmas season the Regent community unites to help make Christmas special for underprivileged children around the world. Regent students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join the Student Alumni Ambassadors to donate gifts through the non-profit organization Operation Christmas Child. Donation boxes are filled on campus and sorted for the annual Packing Party held in the Library Atrium with Christmas music, cookies and cider!

Regent’s Got Talent

Regent Showcase Dancers

A full-on production featuring Regent’s most talented students. Hosted on the Main Stage of the Dede Robertson Theatre, our campus gathers to watch fabulous hosts showcase performers of all kinds. Dancers, singers, actors, and even yo-yo trick artists have dazzled the stage! It’s an upbeat and lively event where students are treated as if they’re in a Broadway show. The event is open to all Regent students. (Performers may invite non-Regent audience members with pre-approval by SAB.)

Regent Con

Regent Con Spring Fest

A sci-fi/anime/fantasy convention drawing hundreds of fans of all kinds. It’s unlike any other opportunity on campus! This event includes interactive workshops, costume contests (judged by renowned cosplayers), live combat demonstrations, food trucks, a live DJ, and an all-star guest speaker. Hosted by the Regent Con committee, sponsored by SAB and OSAL, Regent Con is open to the public for cosplayers, fans, families, and vendors. Regent student discount available.

Spuds With Buds

A female student and a male student stand behind a table passing out containers of french fries to students for Spuds With Buds — A Valentine's Day celebration!

A celebration of love for others, marked by crisp french fries. A new take on an old tradition. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends! Come join SAB as they offer free french fries to on-campus students. Hang out in the Commons lobbies with your buddies and create Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens. Spuds With Buds is a great way to spend time with your community and help the community in the Hampton Roads area.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Getting outside is a regular part of everyday life at Regent. Besides the official Regent Royals intercollegiate sports team, there are several ways to be active outside. One is the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament hosted by the Intramural Sports Board (ISB). The tournament requires no previous experience. Meet new people and have a fun afternoon at Robertson Field.

Regent University offers exciting orientation programs for freshmen as well as graduate, online, international, and transfer students. Explore orientation events designed with you in mind.

Regent University has contracted with BNC Services (formerly MBS Direct) to provide an online bookstore. BNC Services allows you the opportunity to see all of your required and recommended books according to your course registration. You can also search for textbook information for all classes as you make registration decisions. The online bookstore offers competitive pricing, upfront guaranteed buyback offers, rental options, financial aid credit, 24/7 customer support, and free ground shipping at the start of each term. *If you chose to use a refund credit, you are authorizing Title IV funds to pay for your books.
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How Do I Order My Books?

Log into the MyRegent portal and select the student tab; under My Courses you will find the link to “Order Books Online”. For guests and prospective students who do not have access to MyRegent portal, you can access the BNC Services online bookstore.

Be sure to order your course books early! It can take 1-2 weeks for shipments to arrive.

How Do I Use Financial Aid?

If you have an anticipated financial aid refund, you will receive an email from Regent letting you know how much of your anticipated refund you can use as a credit/voucher in the online store. You will also receive an email from the online bookstore containing a voucher code that you must have in order to access the funds for your online purchase. Please note that financial aid credits will not be available more than 28 days in advance of a semester or session. The schedule of earliest dates of availability is on the financial aid website. Actual dates of availability depend on the particular session and the timing of a student’s financial aid application being finalized.

Can I Still Use Military Aid (Vocational Rehabilitation, Virginia Army National Guard, Undergraduate Military Book Credit) To Purchase My Books?

Yes! For complete details on how to use your military-related benefits, please visit the VA Education Benefits website.

How Do I Get Customer Support Assistance?

BNC Services online bookstore offers 24/7 customer support! You can contact them at 1.800.325.3252 or

My Employer Pays For My Textbooks. (Or, A Disability Agency Pays For My Textbooks.) How Can I Make Arrangements For A Third Party To Be Billed For My Order?

Contact BNC Services (formerly MBS Direct) third party billing at 1.800.325.3252 and ask for a price quote. Give this to your employer and they can place a credit card order through, or submit the order with a check by mail to BNC Services, 2805 Falling Leaf Lane, Columbia, MO 65201.

Regent Ordinary, located in the Student Center, is a quaint college dining establishment providing great food, cafeteria style, at great prices.

Contact Information: 757.352.4931

Regent Ordinary,
First Floor, Student Center,
1000 Regent University Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Regular Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (EST)
Sat.-Sun.: Closed, but the Ordinary does cater weekend events.

College Diner

General Menu

Catering Menu

Purchase Reloadable Gift Cards Online

Room Reservation Fees for Non-Regent Groups

Student Lounge & Coffee Shop

The Student Center is the nerve center of campus life at Regent. It houses the whimsical, spacious student lounge, which is packed with plenty of sofas, chairs and games that invite students to relax and socialize. A coffee shop was added in February 2016, and serves as a favorite gathering place for friends.

Regent Ordinary Dining
Visit the Regent Ordinary for a sumptuous meal.

Contact Information: 757.352.4904 |

Regent Gift Shop,
First Floor, Student Center (Next to Café Mocha)
1000 Regent University Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

The Regent Gift Shop is available for all your Regent swag, whether you study online or on campus. The gift shop is located on the first floor of the Student Center. You can purchase Regent clothing, gifts, school supplies, and snacks there. The gift shop also sells clothes and gift items online at

Regent Gift Shop Apparel
Visit the Regent University Gift Shop located on campus in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Regent University provides complimentary shuttle service to all university faculty, staff and students, as well as CBN, The Founders Inn and Spa, and ACLJ employees.

For questions regarding parking permits and our policies and procedures, visit our parking services page.

Are you a multi-talented student who’s looking to make the most of your college education and student life experience? Great news! As a Regent Royal, you have access to a plethora of online and on-campus digital resources so you can excel in your studies and extracurricular activities. Whether your aim is to advance in your academics, explore resources for a capstone project, join a creative team, or get more involved as a student leader, these resources may be of great interest to you!

Depending on your goals and areas of study, you may have the opportunity to use software such as Toon Boom, Adobe Spark, Movie Magic, and more. All students can subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud at a discounted rate using your Regent credentials. You can also sign up to use Grammarly, Zoom, and other platforms that can help make your college experience a success.

If you are an on-campus learner or commuter, you also have access to our state-of-the-art computer labs and creative studio suites in the Communications Building. Check out our IT Help Desk page for a full list of support software that includes specific instructions of use and availability.