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College Preview Weekend

October 6-8, 2022 | On Campus in Virginia Beach

Your college years are a big deal and a time to embark on one of your most life-changing chapters. But first, you must make the exciting and important decision about where you’ll go to college—that’s why we’re preparing for this unforgettable weekend!

What is College Preview Weekend?

A sensational three-day campus event, College Preview Weekend offers you more than your typical college campus visit. Preferably, we think it’s the best way to experience all Regent University has for you.

Through informative sessions and engaging activities, you will gain a unique glimpse of what your academic and student life would be like here. You’ll also find we are a caring Christian community supportive of your God-given calling and a place where you can connect with friends who share your dreams and faith.

Situated on 70 stunning acres in coastal Virginia Beach, College Preview Weekend is the perfect place to discover and see by the sea why so many students choose Regent—America’s premier Christian University.

Regent University College Preview Weekend Café Moka.

Who should attend?

  • All Junior & Senior Highschool Students 
  • Transfer Students (Generous transfer policy—up to 90 credit hours!)
  • Students’ Parents & Guardians are welcome to join us

While you are here, you will: 

  • Attend Classes, Meet Professors & Make Connections
  • Experience Student-led UnChapel
  • Customize Your Friday Journey: Admissions, Tours, Financial Aid, Honors & More
  • Dine at The Ordinary & Refuel at the Student Center’s Cafe Moka
  • Plus, Enjoy a Local Excursion or Campus Activity!

This is a preliminary schedule and has not been finalized yet; however, it provides a forecasted format.  

Thursday, October 6, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Check-in & CPW 101 Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Academic & Student Services Fair
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.UnChapel

Friday, October 7, 2022
5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.ROTC Enhanced Physical Training
8:00 am - 8:30 a.m.Late Arrival Check-in
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Welcome & Admissions Session
10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.Student Resources Panel
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Family Information Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Family Information Sessions
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.- Parent Sessions
- Student Sessions
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Dinner
7:00 p.m.We Are Messengers Concert (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Adventure Tracks:
- Chrysler Museum of Art
- Oceanfront Exploration
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Honors Competition

Choose Your Saturday Track (October 8, 2022)

HONORS

Regent University College Preview Weekend Honors College.
  • For Invited Honors College Applicants Only
  • Please note that business-formal attire is required on Saturday

It’s your time to shine! Choose this track if you’ve been pre-invited to compete for Honors scholarships.

8:00 a.m. - Check In
Time TBD - Faculty Interviews | Timed Essay

Interested in the Honors College but still need to apply? Learn more

Adventure

Regent University College Preview Weekend Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Explore one of these favorite regional pastimes:

  • Visit the Virginia Beach Boardwalk—a 28-feet wide marvel that stretches three miles and features a separate bike path—and enjoy the many things the oceanfront offers. Read more here.
  • Enjoy a trip to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach with its 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beach frontage and 20 miles of trails. Read more here.
  • Join a Guided Tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Free admission to the museum. Read more here.

Transportation is provided for students only. Departures start at 8:30 a.m. from campus, returning to campus by 2 p.m.

College Preview Weekend Registration:$50 (Waived for students who have submitted an enrollment deposit)
General Admission Concert Tickets (with CPW registration):$10
General Admission Concert Tickets:$20
Preferred Seating Concert Tickets:$30
VIP Meet-And-Greet Concert Tickets:$50

MEALS

Lunch and dinner will be provided for registered students on Friday, October 7. For students staying in campus housing, additional meals will be provided. All other meals are the responsibility of the registered student and guest(s).

Dining

Regent offers several dining and beverage options:

  • The Ordinary Café is a quaint dining establishment located in the Student Center, offering fresh food made from scratch. The cafe uses a counter service model. Orders can also be placed online. The dining area offers two-level indoor seating and outdoor seating with patio umbrellas. 
  • Café Moka, also located in the Student Center, is a locally owned coffee shop offering a broad selection of handcrafted beverages, including coffee, espresso, teas, smoothies, and cocoas. They also offer sodas, bottled waters, juices, a limited pastry selection, and other nibbles. The cafe uses a counter service model. Orders can also be placed online. Seating is available in the adjoining Student Lounge.
  • Swan Terrace, located in The Founders Inn on the same grounds as Regent and CBN, is an American grill house featuring choice steaks, fresh seafood, and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Cozy atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are not required but recommended, particularly during peak hours and in conjunction with Regent events and conferences.
    Book a table/view menu.

Additionally, local food truck vendors will be on campus for walk-up food and beverage service. Plus, Virginia Beach’s surrounding coastal community and neighboring downtown cities offer a thriving culinary scene with celebrated local chefs.

The beautiful Founders Inn and Spa, conveniently located adjacent to the Regent University campus, offers first-class guest accommodations. The resort features captivating Grand Georgian architecture. Renowned art and antiques adorn the property, including noteworthy period furnishings. You will experience the intimate hospitality of a country inn and these outstanding amenities:

Founders Inn Regent University Virginia Beach: Stay on campus during College Preview Weekend.

Fitness Center – New, updated equipment and spacious facilities.

Indoor Pool – ADA-compliant heated saltwater indoor pool and hot tub.

Bark Park – Fenced-in dog area with plenty of space to run.

The Flowering Almond Spa – With rejuvenating full-spa services, including massage, skincare, and nail care.

To book your reservation, call 757.424.5511 and request a special College Preview Weekend discount rate.

You are also welcome to book your stay at other preferred locations near campus. Look for discount details coming soon!

A family at Regent University: Experience College Preview Weekend.

Thank you for supporting your future world changers! We know you are invested in your student’s success and so we’ve planned this weekend with you in mind too.

You’ll be part of family-focused seminars on topics from financial aid and registration to helping your son or daughter transition well. And we would love for you to be part of a special time of prayer for you and your entire family as you walk through this exciting next step together.

DIRECTIONS

FROM INTERSTATE 64 (EAST OR WEST)

Street Address: 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

To assist you in your travels, please follow Google Maps for general directions to campus. As you exit the interstate at Indian River Road, the instructions below will guide you to our campus:

Take exit 286B from Interstate 64 at Indian River Road. The right-hand lane immediately merges into Regent University Drive, just before the entrance to The Founders Inn and Spa (which also offers access to the Regent campus). 

Event Parking

College Preview Weekend check-in will be on Thursday, April 7th from 3:00 – 9:00 pm in the Library Lobby. The instructions below will guide you to Regent University's free event parking:

  1. Take exit 286B from Interstate 64 at Indian River Road. The far right-hand lane immediately merges into Regent University Drive. Do NOT take this road.
  2. Continue on Indian River Road for approximately 0.3 miles. At the first stop light, on the right, is the entrance to The Founders Inn and Spa. You will stay on Indian River Road, continuing past this entrance.
  3. Continue on Indian River Road .3 miles to the second light. Turn right onto Centerville Turnpike.
  4. Continue on Centerville Turnpike approximately .3 miles to the first light. Turn right onto CBN Center Drive, where you will immediately see a guard station.
  5. Continue on CBN Center Drive a very short distance, passing the guard station on your left. At the stop sign immediately beyond the guard station, turn left into Visitor Parking (Lot “L” on the campus map).
  6. Additional event signage will guide you to your final destination.

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, you may take advantage of Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which offers convenient connections to most major U.S. airports. You may also choose to fly into Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, located just 35 miles from campus.

MEALS

Lunch and dinner will be provided for registered students only on Friday, April 8.

All other meals are the responsibility of the registered student and guest(s).

Attire

The general attire for Preview Weekend is casual.* Wear your comfortable walking shoes!

*However, if you are participating in the Honors Track on Saturday, April 9, please dress business professional. 

Transportation & Accommodations

Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the registered student and guest(s).

Transportation to and from the campus will be the responsibility of the registered students & their guest(s) - With the exception of the Adventure Track on Saturday, April 9 (transportation provided), we do not offer shuttle service to and from campus.

For lodging, the Founders Inn and Spa is the preferred and recommended hotel as it is adjacent to Regent University and within walking distance to the entire campus. Use promotion code: REGSTU. 

For a list of other area hotels located within 10-15 minutes of campus, please check out the links below. 

https://www.regent.edu/student-life/student-housing/area-hotels/

https://www.visitchesapeake.com/hotels/greenbrier-hotels/

Ticket pickup information:

General Public and Current Regent Students- ticket pickup will be available at the Welcome Center on October 3rd-8th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

College Preview Weekend Registrants- ticket pickup will be available during event check-in.

Questions:

For event-specific questions, please email eventinfo@regent.edu.

For more information, please call 888.718.1222 or email us at eventinfo@regent.edu.

 

We Are Messengers: Regent University's College Preview Weekend will feature a concert.

College Preview Weekend Featured Concert

Compassion International Presents:
"We Are Messengers" The Wholehearted Tour
With Special Guests Jordan St. Cyr & Ryan Ellis

We Are Messengers are originally from Monaghan, Ireland, but have been based in the US since 2015. Their first studio album, We Are Messengers, was released in 2016 through Word Records and Curb Records. The album hit the top 10 on Billboard album charts and top 15 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts.

When: Friday, October 7, 2022
Where: Shaw Chapel, Regent University Campus
Time: 7 p.m. (Doors Open at 6 p.m.)

TICKET PICKUP INFORMATION:

General Public and Current Regent Students- ticket pickup will be available at the Welcome Center on October 3rd-8th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

College Preview Weekend Registrants- ticket pickup will be available during event check-in.

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