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College Preview Weekend

October 24-26, 2024 | 1000 ߲о Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Complete Your College Visits with an Unforgettable Experience!

College Preview Weekend is an unforgettable three-day experience for you and your family. While many colleges and universities host events on Admitted Students Day, Regent's College Preview Weekend is an exceptional opportunity for parents and students to complete their college visit checklist. Discover Regent’s stunning 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach and see for yourself what life is like as a college student at Regent.

During College Preview Weekend, you will have the chance to connect with faculty and staff about various topics, including financial aid, study abroad, and more. Students will have personalized sessions to connect with peers and experience campus life, while parents will attend sessions tailored to support them during their student's transition to college life at Regent. With Q&A sessions, forums, activities, and live performances, both parents and students will gain insight into America's Premier Christian University. 

Check out the Sample Guide below for a preview of what to expect. Please note that the schedule may change, but CPW participants can anticipate similar sessions.

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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 UnChapel: A relaxed and engaging worship service for all students
  • Customize Your Friday Journey: Admissions, Tours, Financial Aid, Honors & More
  • Dine at the Ordinary Cafe and refuel at 77 Coffeehouse

See Tauren Wells live in concert at ߲о on Friday, March 22. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Concert begins at 6:00 p.m.

Click HERE to view our live College Preview Weekend Guide and detailed schedule.

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

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  • 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 about Honors College & Scholarships.

Adventure

Students at Virginia Beach Oceanfront: Experience the area during ߲о's College Preview Weekend

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. .
  • 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. .
  • Join a Guided Tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Free admission to the museum. .

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

All meals will be provided for registered students. Any additional meals or snacks are the responsibility of the registered student and guest(s). Please see our FAQs for more information.

Dining

Regent offers several dining and beverage options:

  • The Ordinary Cafe is a quaint dining establishment located in the Student Center, offering fresh food made from scratch. The cafe uses a counter service model. . The dining area offers two-level indoor seating and outdoor seating. 
  • 77 Coffeehouse, also located in the Student Center, is a 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 treats. The cafe uses a counter service model. . Seating is available in the adjoining Student Lounge.
  • , 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.
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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 , conveniently located adjacent to the ߲о 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 ߲о 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 the College Preview Weekend discount rate using promo code "REGSTU."

A family at ߲о: 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 ߲о Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

To assist you in your travels, please follow Google Maps for . 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 ߲о 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 afternoon in the Communications Building Lobby. The instructions below will guide you to ߲о's free event parking:

  1. Take exit 286B from Interstate 64 at Indian River Road. The far right-hand lane immediately merges into ߲о 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  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 , located just 35 miles from campus.

MEALS

All meals will be provided for registered students. Meals include:
Thursday: Dinner
Friday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch

Any additional meals or snacks are the responsibility of the registered student and guest(s).

Food trucks will be available as well as The Ordinary Cafe during lunch and dinner for all guests to purchase meals.

Attire

  • The general attire for College Preview Weekend is casual.
  • Wear your comfortable walking shoes.

Transportation & Accommodations

  • Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the registered student and their guest(s). We recommend using the Founder's Inn shuttle service for travel to and from the airport ($12 each way).
  • For lodging, the  is the preferred and recommended hotel as it is adjacent to ߲о 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. 

HOUSING

On-campus housing is selected at the point of registration and offered at a first-come first serve basis. If housing is not selected, please arrange for alternate housing accommodations.

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.