2021–2022 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2021) 
    
    May 28, 2022  
2021–2022 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Residencies, Labs, and Intensives Requirements


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As part of Office of Academic Affairs, Academic Residencies plans, coordinates, and delivers academic events and experiences for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students, which inlcude academic residencies, labs, and intensives.

Academic residencies, labs, and intensives are face-to-face or synchronous virtual learning experiences held throughout the year for students to meet with college faculty, administrators, and representatives from the Office of Academic Support (Writing Center, Career Planning and Development), Walden Library, Office of Research and Doctoral Services, and student success advisors and other student support staff. They provide a foundation on which students can progress through the process of completing the degree by developing scholarly research and professional skills that reflect the university’s mission of positive social change.

The following core goals guide the student experience during required residencies and labs:

  • Socialization into degree program expectations and the professional community
  • Development of graduate research skills
  • Promotion of scholarship and professional skills
  • Discussion of the role that scholarly research and professional skills can play in the university’s mission of positive social change

See Residency/Lab Requirements  and the Walden Residencies website and required timing.

Technology Requirements

In most programs, students participating in academic residencies, labs, and intensives are required to use a personal computer (laptop) or tablet for their work. The personal computer or tablet must meet Walden University’s minimum technical requirements.

For students attending a virtual event, in addition to the standard Walden technical requirements, their computers must meet these technical requirements:

  • Have speakers or headset
  • Have a microphone
  • Have a webcam (minimum resolution at 640 x 480 standard definition)
  • Have high-speed internet
  • Zoom web-conferencing software

Registration and links to residency, labs, and intensives information are available through the myWalden university portal and the Walden Residencies website.

Residency, Lab, and Instensive Descriptions, Learning Outcomes, and Session Abstracts

Doctoral Level
Master’s Level
Bachelor’s Level

Current information about academic residencies, labs, and intensives, including program requirements, event schedules, locations, and registration information, can be accessed on the Walden Academic Residencies website.

Residency, Lab, and Intensive Policies