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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:

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. The orientation programs for freshmen, transfers and international students are hosted by Student Engagement, and the programs for online and graduate students are hosted by the Center for Student Happiness.

New traditional-aged freshmen (23 and younger) are required to participate in this mandatory August event. This 3-day event takes place directly after Move-In.

  • Get to know your resident assistants, connect group leaders, and classmates
  • Meet professors and learn about university resources
  • Discuss Regent policies and procedures
  • Participate in a global service project

Parents are welcome to attend our Welcome Celebration from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the evening of Move-In Day.

Military Affiliated & Non-Traditional Freshmen:

Military affiliated (24 or older), please contact the Military Resource Center for more information at military@regent.edu.

Non-traditional (24 or older), will complete online KEYS to Success.  Students can access KEYS via Canvas in the MyRegent portal within two days after completing their enrollment agreement.

Create your own personalized Regent Experience this summer! Meet with our faculty, staff, and departments around campus before starting courses this fall!  

  • Available Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Appointments available May 13, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Learn about student resources
  • Gain an understanding of the campus and Regent University offices

Be intentional with the story you write the summer before you come to Regent! The Journey Here guided journal engages you with change, identity, community, dreams, and more through short daily prompts, devotionals, and stories for Regent students.

*Pre-orders for the Journey Here March 2024

The Summer Crews

Why journey alone when you can join a summer crew? Summer Journey Crews are an opportunity to share your last summer before college with the classmates you’ll spend the next four years with!

Summer Journey Crews will run for six weeks starting July 1st.  Throughout this program, students will:

  • Interact with future classmates
  • Experience mentorship from the Student Development Team
  • Share your excitement about becoming a Regent Royal.

By joining a crew, you can get a head start on building your Regent community. Whether it’s with weekly crew-specific activities and challenges, daily prompts from the Journey Here guided journal, or organically on the crew discussion board, you can stay engaged with Regent and its community, remain present with your family and friends, and cherish your transition from high school to college!

Example Group Descriptions

Creative Summer Journey Crew:Brainiac Summer Journey Crew:Adventure Summer Journey Crew:Fitness Summer Journey Crew:Social Summer Journey Crew:
Calling all artists, photographers, writers, and movie enthusiastsCalling all mathematicians, philosophers, historyCalling all hikers, bucket listers, road trippers, and travel enthusiasts!Calling all athletes, weight lifters, runners, and health enthusiasts!Calling all the friendship enthusiasts here for the memories, jokes, and fun!

*Registration for Summer Crews launch in March 2024

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 age students (23 and younger) will attend mandatory First Year Orientation, also known as Welcome Week.

New students (24 and older) will complete online KEYS to Success.  Students can access KEYS via Canvas in the MyRegent portal within two days after completing their enrollment agreement. Student Engagement will reach out regarding first-day of classes coffee Meet & Greet.

If you are Military affiliated (24 or older), please contact the Military Resource Center for more information at military@regent.edu.

SPRING START

Keys to Success will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Canvas, 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 Canvas through the MyRegent portal within two business days after completing their enrollment agreement. For questions, please contact Nicole Jackson at 757.352.4422.

Student Engagement will reach out regarding first-day of classes coffee Meet & Greet.

Keys to Success will help you adapt to Regent’s online learning environment in Canvas, 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 Canvas 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 Canvas’s “My Courses” section.
  • Students studying on campus and entering in the fall or spring semester 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 Canvas, 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 Canvas 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.