Qualified students should contact Walden University's Office of Disability Services at email@example.com at least 30 days prior to the residency to discuss assistance for the residency. Requests received with less than 30 days’ notice will be honored; however, will be addressed as time allows. Therefore, necessary accommodations, services, or equipment may not be available by the residency start date.
Accommodations for face-to-face residencies may include:
Students who do not have documented disabilities but have difficulty walking, asthma, or any other condition that impacts mobility are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services.
Walden University embodies a culturally and spiritually diverse community, and recognizes that, on occasion, certain members will observe practices that preclude them from attending to their regular duties.
Students who are unable to participate fully in an academic residency on a particular day during the calendared residency dates for reasons of religious observance (e.g., Sabbath, Friday Prayers) must complete the Religious Observance Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 weeks of the start of the residency.
Walden University makes every effort to provide options for Religious Observation for its students. To avoid possible scheduling conflicts, students are encouraged to review the Residency Calendar carefully. Please note that some residencies are scheduled during weekdays to reduce religious conflicts.
The residency classroom for your face-to-face residency will be available in Blackboard three weeks prior to the start of the residency. Before you arrive at the residency, you need to access this classroom to complete residency pre-work, review the residency learning outcomes and assignments, and print or save necessary documents.
Log in to your myWalden university portal to access the residency classroom.
Access to the virtual residency classroom will be available in your myWalden university portal three weeks prior to the start of the residency. Before the start of the residency, you need to access this classroom to complete residency pre-work, review the residency learning outcomes and assignments, and print or save necessary documents.
For the purpose of your face-to-face academic residency, Walden will be utilizing hotel meeting room, convention center and/or hotel suite meeting space as the primary location for your residency sessions. Due to the layout of the meeting room space, transitioning short distances and/or the use of elevators, stairways or escalators to/from residency session locations may be required.
In addition, other groups or organizations (private or public, for-profit or non-profit) may be offering an event in meeting spaces adjacent to spaces dedicated for the Walden residency. Due to privacy regulations, Walden is not provided other event or group names until arrival at the venue. Walden does not endorse any event, group or organization hosting events in meeting spaces shared with Walden University. Additionally, as you are acting as a representative of Walden University while attending your residency, you are expected to comply with standards of professional conduct as specified in the Walden University Student Handbook.
The academic residency daily schedule is available through a Residency App accessible via smart phones, tablets as well as online via a website link. Daily sessions typically begin around 8 a.m. and last through early evening. The daily residency schedule will be available in the Residency App two weeks prior to the start of the residency. See your residency registration confirmation email for information about accessing the Residency App.
Complimentary internet access will be available in the meeting space at the residency venue.
Internet in sleeping rooms is complimentary for students staying in the Walden room block at the host venue.
In order to prepare your personal computer or laptop for residency attendance, please make certain you are familiar with the steps to connect to a wireless internet and that you are able to connect wirelessly to another network. Also, be sure your computer is completely charged before attending your first sessions each day of the residency. Recharge stations will also be available for you to charge your computer throughout the day. If you need assistance with your computer while you are attending your residency, please contact the Student Support Team (SST) at email@example.com.
In order for the Military Services team to verify your attendance with the VA it is necessary to complete a Residency Statement Form. As a guide to help you complete the form, you can access the residency information from within your course room two weeks prior to the Residency start date. Please note, there is no deadline to complete this form, however, submitting it early will assist with a timely payment from the VA.
The VA requires residency attendance to be reported in “completed” clock hours. Please be aware, if you are attending an in-person residency, you must attend a minimum of 18 hours to be considered full time per the VA. If you are attending a virtual residency, please be sure that you complete a minimum of 18 hours per week for weeks 2 and 3 to be considered full time. Residency attendance qualifies some students to receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The BAH payment rate is determined by the zip code of the school (55401 for Walden) at the rate of E-5 with dependents. In order to find the payment rate for Walden University please visit the Basic Allowance for Housing page at the Defense Travel Management Office. BAH payments will be prorated base on the required number of days you attend residency. Please note that if you’re active duty, you will not receive the BAH.
If you have questions about your residency, please contact the Academic Residencies at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your residency attendance has been certified, you will receive a courtesy message from the VA. As a reminder, the VA determines payment and eligibility. If you should have any questions regarding your GI Bill or VA payments, please contact the VA at #1-888-442-4551 (option 1 then 0) or the Office of Military Services Office: email@example.com
At Walden, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional academic residency experience. To help you plan ahead and be fully prepared for your academic residency, follow these helpful tips: