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A collage of Regent University student life images: Explore College Preview Weekend.

College Preview Weekend

Nov. 2-4, 2023 | 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464


College Preview Weekend is an unforgettable three-day experience for you and your family. 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 your visit, you’ll attend classes, meet faculty and staff, tour campus, learn about admissions and scholarships, and stay on campus in Regent’s award-winning college dorms if you choose. Register for College Preview Weekend and come see for yourself why Regent is America’s premier Christian university.

Students at Regent University's Café Moka: Experience College Preview Weekend.

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

Night of Worship with Cory Asbury

  • Worship with Cory Asbury at College Preview Weekend
  • Friday, March 24 in the Dede Robertson Theatre at Regent University
  • Spaces are filling up fast, so register for College Preview Weekend to reserve your spot at this event
Cory Asbury, who performed at Regent University's College Preview Weekend.

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)


Regent University Honors College: Learn about it during College Preview Weekend.
  • 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.


Students at Virginia Beach Oceanfront: Experience the area during Regent University'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. 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.

We're excited to have you join us on our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach for our next College Preview Weekend! You can expect fun opportunities to experience classes and activities with real professors and students, Q&A sessions with financial aid, and more!

Click below to check out the College Preview Weekend Guide and sample schedule.

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


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.


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. Orders can also be placed online. The dining area offers two-level indoor seating and outdoor seating. 
  • Cafe 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 treats. 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.



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 November 2nd from 3:00 – 9:00 pm in the Communications Building 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.


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.


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

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. All guests are welcome to purchase meals at the dining locations listed above.

*Available for registered guests staying in student housing.


  • The general attire for College Preview Weekend is casual.
  • Wear your comfortable walking shoes.
  • If you are participating in the Honors Track on Saturday, November 4, please dress business professional. 

Transportation & Accommodations

  • Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the registered student and their guest(s). We do not offer shuttle service to and from campus.
  • For lodging, the Founders Inn & 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.


For event-specific questions, please email

For more information, please call 888.718.1222 or email us at