We’re glad you’re here – welcome home!
Settling into a new place can be a daunting task. Luckily, you’ve chosen to call Regent University home. And a home it is. The first few weeks of school can be a whirlwind of getting to class on time, starting projects, and making new friends. College life, no matter where you’ve come from, is a balancing act of epic proportions. It can be easy to get lost in the shuffle of a new routine, so here are a few tips to get the most out of your time at Regent.
Say hi. Take a walk into the student center where you’ll find Café Moka, the Student Lounge, and the Ordinary. You’re guaranteed to find a familiar, smiling face because at Regent, we are truly a family that is excited to meet our newest member! Say hi to anyone, and I guarantee it won’t be long before you feel right at home.
Join in. RA’s and Life Group Leaders are available for personal and spiritual guidance when you need it. Whether you live in the Commons, the Village, or you commute to class, they will include you in events for your hall or building. Commuters have a Life Group as well that meets in the Chapel; there is also an organization called Commuter Hall that hosts fun events! You can find out more about them here. There are several clubs and sports teams that cater to different areas of interest. Most importantly, it’s a great way to build relationships. College friends can become lifelong friends, and we don’t want you to miss out on the joy that comes with that.
Events. Take a quick glance at the events calendar in your MyRegent homepage, and you will find a plethora of opportunities to take part in Chapel services, worship gatherings, and school sponsored entertainment like plays, choir concerts, and workshops.
Guest Speakers. Have you ever wanted to listen to Max Lucado in person? Or meet the legendary, Charlie Daniels? Or maybe listen to a lecture by former Attorney General John Ashcroft or a Virginia State representative? These are only a few of the amazing opportunities the school provides to students. We’ve even had the honor of hosting the current President of the United States. So, be on the look-out for flyers and emails because you never know who might be here next!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re anything like me and encounter a day that overwhelms, the Center for Student Happiness (SC 135) is a great resource. Someone is always willing and ready to lend an ear and give guidance. On the second floor of the Student Center (SC 201) is the office of Student Services; they can answer any questions you may have about campus!
Last, but not least… I’m glad you’re here. We all are. Welcome home.
Tasha Kobito is a Staff Writer for The Daily Runner.