Each year, students express appreciation for the way Orientation helps them settle into life and studies at Regent.
Attendance at Orientation is expected of all new students—it plays an important role in creating common ground for students converging from around the world. We will introduce you to the history, mission, and values of the College. You will receive information on academic policies and procedures, and tips on how best to navigate your program. You will also meet faculty and staff, and get to know the other students who will share this part of your journey. For those from outside Canada, we’ll discuss culture and life in this foreign country. And for Canadians, hearing what really makes them different can be a useful revelation!
If you’re married, please bring your spouse, as he/she is in transition too! We also provide childcare.
All New International Students (non-North American): August 29
All New Students: August 30-September 1
All New Students: January 3-5
Other welcoming activities
Recognizing that orientation at Regent takes more than a few days, a variety of activities during the first term to welcome and integrate our new students. This includes our first Chapel, student-panel forums, the Regent Fall Retreat (Fall term only), new student lunches, and social events. Find more information on our Worship and Community page in the Current Students section.
Connect with a current student
Are you looking to connect with a current student about life in Vancouver and at Regent? Contact the Assistant Dean of Students and we’ll try to match you with someone in a similar life situation (i.e., single, international, family, etc.).