Return to: Academic Residencies and Requirements
Walden takes student safety seriously. We continuously monitor situations surrounding Walden events and, if there is a situation where it is determined that a residency cannot be held due to an event outside of our control (such as a weather-related event), we will notify registered participants as early as possible in order for them to make appropriate decisions and arrangements.
However, as students are traveling to Walden residencies from all parts of the U.S. and from outside the U.S., we cannot control if weather prevents a student from safely traveling. While we would never want a student to endanger themselves in order to attend an academic residency, students are responsible to attend any scheduled residency for which they are registered.
Any student who does not attend for any reason may drop the residency prior to attending or he/she will receive a failing grade and will be responsible for the tuition charged for the residency. If a student wishes to not attend, he/she can drop the residency via the myWalden portal or contact Academic Advising to request to be dropped. Please review the Residency Cancellation Policy.
Also note, if the residency is still held, students may be financially responsible for some or all of the residency fees. If it is determined that a student was unable to attend due to situations beyond his/her control, he/she may petition for a fee refund and a grade change, but a refund and/or a grade change is not guaranteed. View Canceling Due to an Emergency for the residency petition process.