Doctoral Residency

The School of Business & Leadership is committed to the historical foundations of the doctoral degree in which a community of scholars is created among faculty mentors and student scholars. Regent University mirrors this historical tradition by using student cohorts, intensive on-campus residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.

The Ph.D. and DSL programs in the School of Business & Leadership include two required residencies, each covering four days and held on the campus of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as in-class instruction for the first two courses of the core curriculum. The second residency focuses on class instruction for the courses to be taken in the semester as well as doctoral program requirements such as comprehensive exams, doctoral dissertation, DSL Integrative Paper and Final Project.

Dates for the Doctoral Residencies

  • Spring 2017 Residency Dates: January 9-12, 2017
  • Summer 2017 Residency Dates: May 8-11, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Residency Dates: August 21-24, 2017

All students must register for their courses through GENISYS by using the Regent login and password they received from the Regent IT Helpdesk once their enrollment form and deposit were processed following acceptance into the doctoral program. The below listed course maps will assist you in the registration process:

The residency fee attached to one of the courses is $275 and includes breakfast and lunch (Monday through Thursday) and dinner (Monday through Wednesday) in the Swan Terrace at The Founders Inn & Spa. Dinner is on your own on Thursday, the final day of residency. Morning and afternoon break refreshments will be provided on campus.

All students are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements and incidental expenses associated with the residencies.

The Founders Inn & Spa is adjacent to Regent University and features Grand Georgian architecture, the personal hospitality of a country inn, beautiful gardens, swimming pool, fitness center and spa services for hotel guests. The School of Business & Leadership works closely with The Founders Inn and has secured a special residency rate of $100.18 (single occupancy) and $122.98 (double occupancy) per night for the Spring 2017 Residency. Note: these prices are fixed and include all taxes and fees. You may reserve your room at The Founders Inn online here or you may call The Founders Inn reservation desk at 757-366-5700 and ask for the special SBL Residency rate. This special rate is currently available through Friday, December 9, 2016, and the number of discounted rooms is limited, so early reservations are highly encouraged.

Should you have any questions regarding residency, please contact the appropriate staff member: