Activities & Events
Summer is a time of wonderful possibilities for learning, growing, and
interacting with others. Our Summer Programs include a variety of activities that enhance
your classroom learning and provide an opportunity to meet other
“pilgrims along the way.”
Free Evening Public Lectures
Evening Public Lectures are a hallmark of Regent’s Summer schedule. These free lectures provide an opportunity to hear from a number of Summer Programs faculty outside of the classroom. See our Public Lectures page for the full schedule. All lectures begin at 7:30 pm.
We have three exciting conferences lined up during Spring and Summer sessions. The 2013 Pastors' Conference (May 7–10) will focus on the Eucharist. Our World Christianity Conference (July 19–20) will look at the changing face of World Christianity and its implications for the church, academy, and marketplace in the West. And our Film Conference (July 26–28) will feature portrayals of Jesus in film. See our Conferences page for full details.
Atrium Information Desk
Our Info Desk is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Here, you can browse a wealth of information about Regent College, courses, activities, and the greater Vancouver area.
Chapel is foundational to our life at Regent College and you are warmly invited to participate. In the Spring Session, Chapel is held at 11:15 am Mondays and Thursdays. During Summer Session, Chapel is held at 11:15 am daily. Many students and faculty have found that the mingling of testimony and praise, exposition and intercession creates an atmosphere of rich spiritual vitality.
Our catering team prepares nutritious and delectable dishes every Monday and Thursday in Spring Session, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Summer Session at a cost of $5.00 for a complete meal. You can’t get a better deal in Vancouver! And the communal lunchtime is a wonderful opportunity to share a meal with classmates and professors.
The Well Coffee Bar
Located at the entrance to the Bookstore, this Regent alumnus-owned coffee bar offers a fine selection of espresso drinks and teas, as well as various snack and lunch menu items. The daily soup is a tasty alternative when lunch is not served.
In the month of July, Regent invites guest musicians to play concerts during the lunch hour. The variety of musical styles will delight any music lover.
Connecting with Faculty
Each week throughout Spring and Summer, we take a break from the classrooms to spend a little time getting to know the faculty through "Chai and Chocolate" events, roundtable discussions, and other informal talks.
We organize a one-day Saturday retreat in the Spring Session and a second retreat in the Summer Session to give you an opportunity to nurture your relationship with God away from the hustle and bustle of classes and activities.
Postmodern Urban Spaces: A City Tour (July 20)
This popular bus tour with Dr. David Ley, Professor of Urban Geography at UBC, takes you through Vancouver’s downtown and inner city districts and emphasizes the changing social values of postmodern culture. It's an occasion to gain a deeper understanding of how to read cities by their urban landscape, using Vancouver as a model.
The John Richard Allison Library
One of the great gifts of Regent College is the beautiful John Richard Allison Library located on the lower level. Leather chairs and well-equipped study carrels are woven in and through the stacks and original works of art, all well lit by generous skylights. Once you have registered and paid course fees,you are eligible for a free Allison Library card, valid for one year from the day of membership request.
The Lookout Gallery
Regent's art gallery is a quiet respite from the bustle of the atrium while Summer Programs are in session. The gallery showcases the work of an ever-expanding roster of local and international artists who are not afraid to address questions of faith in their art.
The Regent Bookstore
The Regent Bookstore is considered by most Regent students to be the area of greatest temptation at Regent College; it carries one of the most extensive selection of books of any theological bookstore in North America. The Regent Bookstore also offers CDs and DVDs of faculty lectures and an audio selection of various Regent courses. Be sure to leave space in your suitcase to bring home the treasures you find here!