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The Commons, Regent University's student housing facility.

Student Housing

Frequently Asked Questions

Once your student has been accepted to the university, they are eligible to apply for housing. Please complete the application
online and submit the $350 nonrefundable application fee/housing deposit ($150 enrollment deposit + $200 housing deposit).

The application and deposit are together in the same online form and can only be submitted/accepted online.

To be eligible for on-campus housing, a student must be enrolled full-time (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours) taking at least 9 credit hours on campus (as opposed to online). Students with special circumstances or degree requirements should contact the Student Housing Office if they are not able to register for 9 credit hours on campus.

(757.352.4890 | 800.373.5504 |

Yes. Cable television, wireless Internet, electricity, water, trash and sewage are included in the semester fee.

Each apartment has a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal.

Regent Commons is locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and accessible by electronic key card. Campus Police and Residence
Life Staff perform regular rounds of the buildings to ensure the safety of all students.

Regent Commons is located on campus.

Several shopping centers near campus are easily accessible by automobile, public transportation and/or walking. In addition,
Regent provides a complimentary shuttle service on campus, which includes store runs. Learn more about the shuttle’s schedule
and access its application form.

The Student Housing Agreement is for an entire academic year (fall and spring semesters – mid/late August to early May) with the exception of seniors graduating in December and new incoming students beginning classes in January. Students who choose to prematurely terminate their Housing Agreement will forfeit their $200 housing deposit and may be responsible for semester housing fees included on their original agreement.

The university does not have storage units available. However, several independent storage facilities are located in the immediate area (American Classic: 757.420.7676).

No. Regent Commons is for single undergraduate students between the ages of 17 and 24.

Yes. We have bicycle racks at various locations within the Commons.

(Yes, we’ve been asked that question.) The parking lot is for motor vehicles only, which includes automobiles, motorcycles and pickup trucks. You may not park boats, trailers of any kind, mobile homes, campers, buses or trucks larger than three-quarter ton without prior consent of the Student Housing Management Office.

Inoperable vehicles or vehicles with expired registrations are not allowed to be parked on the property. Conducting major vehicle repairs in the parking lot is prohibited. Do not leave cars on jacks unattended.

As a courtesy to our residents in wheelchairs, we ask that you do not park your vehicle in a manner that would result in it protruding over the sidewalk.

Pets are not allowed in student housing assignments or anywhere on the residential area premises. This includes guests staying in a housing assignment. Visitors would need to make other arrangements for their pets before visiting Student Housing. Fresh water aquariums are permitted but limited to 5 gallons in size. Service dogs are permitted for those individuals with registered disabilities.

The Commons Housing Office is an example of an apartment. In addition, we have floor plans you may view in the above tabs. Due to the demand for student housing, we do not have a model apartment available, but tours may be
scheduled through the Welcome Center by calling 757.352.4837.

Yes. Wireless internet access is included in the semester fee.

Yes. The expanded package is included in the semester fee. Additional services may be purchased from Cox Communications
external link by the student.

Since each of the apartments in the Regent Commons and Village have full kitchens, including ovens and microwaves, the Regent Ordinary does not offer meal plans for students. However, reloadable gift cards may be purchased or reloaded with any amount at

On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Apartment units are limited. We suggest submitting your housing application as soon as you are able to. While Housing Office staff do their best to accommodate all incoming students, housing is not guaranteed.

We prefer to communicate with prospective students by email, but please inform us if another method of communication would be more appropriate for them.

Fall housing assignments are finalized in mid-July, and spring semester assignments are finalized before the university closes for
Christmas break. Once your student’s housing assignment has been made, he or she may view it in Genisys (on the MyRegent
) by going to Main Menu > Student > Housing Menu > Housing Information.

Yes. Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services at 757.352.4797 or email them at regarding general disability accommodations as well as medical room requests. Please inform the
Student Housing Office if you require any special accommodations as well.

Regent Commons is fully furnished, and additional furniture is not permitted.

We do not have a swimming pool in Student Housing.

Summer semester housing is available to students who are enrolled in summer classes, working on campus, or participating in an
academic internship in the Virginia Beach area. Students who do not meet any of these criteria will be required to vacate their housing assignment in early May.

Yes. Residents may have guests of the same sex stay with them for no more than three nights in a 30-day period. Guests staying
overnight must register with the Student Housing Office or with an RA on duty in the lobby of the residence hall

Yes, but this depends upon your student’s financial aid. He or she should discuss this further with their advisor.

You may pay the semester fee on campus at the Business Office (Administration Building, Room 134), or you may pay online with a credit card through Genisys (login to the MyRegent portal and click on Genisys link).