About the Area

The Hampton Roads area (comprised of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach) is home to more than 1.6 million people and is 31st in the nation's population ranking. This appealing vacation destination draws about 2.7 million visitors each year.

Not only is Regent University near numerous historical landmarks, including Jamestown and Williamsburg, but its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay ensure that you will find the perfect excuse for a study break or family day any time of the year. For a list of area activities, click here.

What Students Say About the Area

Fall"Attending Regent is one of the best decisions that I could have made for a great quality of life during law school. The campus itself is absolutely beautiful and is just minutes away from the 'laid back' feel of the oceanfront one way and the 'big city' feel of Norfolk the other! I have such easy access to any activity that I could possibly want to do."
– Marie Krause '13

Summer"My wife and I met in Washington, D.C., and have lived in Southern Ca., Richmond, Va., western Pa., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Regent Law brought us to Virginia Beach, and now that I have graduated, we have decided to settle here because we love the beauty of the ocean, the vibrant Christian community, and the ambitious yet relaxed lifestyle."
– Hunter Hanger '11

Fall"Regent’s location is within perfect distance to several beaches, shopping, and great restaurants. We're a 15-minute drive from a night of professional performances at Norfolk's Chrysler Hall or The NorVa, and just 45 minutes from Williamsburg, which makes a great day trip. Coming from Southern Calif., I was worried about having enough to do, but Hampton Roads has it all!"
– Alana Martinez '12

winter"Virginia Beach offers something for everyone, from inexpensive thrift stores to
upscale malls, the touristy beach of the oceanfront to the quiet shores of Sandbridge. Between the events offered by Regent and the constant events of the Virginia Beach community, there is always something to do here."
– Daniel Vaughan '13