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About the Area

Virginia BeachThe Hampton Roads area (comprised of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach) is home 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 and in the most beautiful of settings. 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 DC and have lived in Southern Ca., Richmond, Va., western
Pa., and Colorado Springs. 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 Norva, and just 45 minutes from a day trip to Williamsburg. Coming from Southern Ca. 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 in Virginia Beach." – Daniel Vaughan '13