Regent College is an international and transdenominational community, made up of students from over 40 countries and 30 denominations. Many students come to Regent specifically because they are attracted by this diversity.
Find out more about who studies at Regent.
The Dean of Students Office supports the experience of students at Regent by offering a number of services and organizing key events throughout the year that enhance relationships, assist students in their various needs, and facilitate spiritual growth.
You can find more complete information on community life at Regent in the Current Students section and on our Events page, but the information below will give you a taste of what community at Regent looks like.
Tuesday Chapel and community groups
Every Tuesday from 11 am–12 pm, Regent students, faculty, staff, and guests gather in the chapel for a weekly service. This is an opportunity for the entire College community to come together. Visitors are always amazed at the high attendance of weekly Chapel.
A lunch of homemade soup and bread is served following the service, and everyone breaks up into community groups (fondly known as Soup Groups) for one hour of fellowship and discussion. Soup Groups are facilitated by a staff person, faculty member, or student, and provide opportunities for fellowship in a more intimate setting. Many groups plan a weekend retreat together and/or other activities such as meals, service opportunities, and social activities.
Learn more about the history and theology behind Regent's favourite lunch-time tradition:
New student Orientation
Orientation is a must at Regent! It has been our experience that Orientation is crucial to a smooth and successful transition into the Regent community. Make it a priority. Plan on arriving early so you can attend, and bring your spouse! Learn more
Each September, students and their families, together with Regent faculty and staff, gather for a weekend retreat. It is here—in an atmosphere of relaxed fellowship, worship, prayer (and more than a little creative distraction!)—that we first establish those community bonds.
A number of our activities promote understanding of cultural perspectives on theology and Christian living, including the Orientation and study groups attached to courses.
But our biggest event is Taste of the World, held in mid-February each year, which includes food and entertainment from every part of the world represented at Regent. It is an incredibly fun evening, not to be missed!