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Before Your Residency: Prepare to Network

Academic residencies provide you with opportunities to build your professional networks with Walden faculty, staff and students in attendance. We recommend you take advantage of the numerous opportunities to engage and be sure to exchange contact information for future support and connectivity.

 

Peer Colleagues

You can connect with other residency students before your residency in Walden’s online community, Our Community.  Sign up as a community member, then search “residency” in the search bar.

Students attending a residency will be listed in the Residency App two weeks prior to the residency start date. Click “Students” within the Residency App. Information to download the Residency App is found in your residency registration confirmation email.

 

Faculty and Support Staff

As part of your residency experience, you’ll have the opportunity to engage and network with Walden faculty and staff members who can support you along your academic journey as you develop as a scholar-practitioner and grow in your discipline of study. 

Faculty and staff members attending a residency will be listed in the Residency App two weeks prior to the residency start date. Click “Faculty & Staff” or “Faculty by Program” within the Residency App. Information to download the Residency App is found in your residency registration confirmation email.

Support Staff

Support Staff Available For

Walden Support Staff are available at select residencies as follows:

Academic Advising All residencies
Career Services PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT
Center for Research Quality PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD
Library PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD, DSW, CES
Writing Center PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD

Policies & Procedures

All students attending the residency must comply with the policies and procedures in the Walden University Student Handbook.
 

Required Title IX Training

Walden University aims to create a healthy and safe residency environment for all students, faculty and staff. In order to attend your academic residency, you are required to complete an online course titled “Thinking About It” at Campus Clarity. In this pre-residency course, you will examine the interconnected issues of hooking up, substance abuse, sexual violence, and healthy relationships through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection. The course takes about 90 minutes to complete. You can work at your own pace from any computer (Flash player required). You can leave and return to complete the course at any time prior to the residency, and when you return it will open to the page where you left off.

Please note: All faculty, staff and students are required to complete this online course prior to attending their upcoming residency and on an annual basis thereafter.

Approximately 2 weeks before the residency start date, please watch your Walden email for a message with the subject line “Important Message Regarding Mandatory Title IX Online Training (Thinking About It)”. This message contains your link to complete the required training course named “Thinking About It”.
 
 

Student Safety/Title IX

View Walden University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Student, Faculty, and Staff Reporting of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Other Related Reports.

Residency Advising Appointments

You can reserve your advising appointment time(s) beginning 9 days prior to the first day of your face-to-face residency (Exception: PhD Psychology students attending BAYR residencies).

Follow the instructions in your residency registration confirmation email to schedule your face-to-face advising appointment(s) for the days/times you will be at the residency. Appointment times are listed in the local time zone of the residency location. Advising meeting locations for face-to-face residencies will be posted in the Residency App.

Plan to get the most out of your advising appointments by bringing your plan of study, your resume/vita, your research and/or library questions, etc.

See how to schedule advising appointment with faculty or staff for your upcoming residency.

Networking Tips

Follow these helpful tips to get the most out of the networking opportunities available during your academic residency:

  • Reserve a room at the Walden host hotel to save get the most out of your residency experience from convenient networking opportunities with the faculty, staff and other students in attendance.
  • Before the residency, connect with other Walden residency attendees in Our Community. Sign up as a community member, then search “residency” in the search bar.
  • Download the Residency App which is linked in your residency registration confirmation email approximately two weeks before the residency. The Residency App lists the faculty, staff and students who will be attending.
  • Make an effort to meet and interact with as many people as possible.
  • Schedule your advising appointments and plan to get the most out of your advising sessions. Be sure to schedule them in advance and bring your plan of study, your resume/vita, your research and/or library questions, etc.
  • Attend all residency sessions, ask questions, and engage in scholarly dialog.
  • Build your professional networks with students and faculty in attendance and exchange contact information for future support and connectivity.