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PhD Intensive: What to Bring

What to Bring

See your dissertation intensive registration confirmation email for detailed information about What to Bring and How to Prepare.

Suggestions include:

  1. Laptop (fully charged).
  2. All recent copies of your prospectus or proposal.
  3. Feedback from your committee members on your most recent draft.
  4. A minimum of 25 research articles (hard copy or electronic files) for the literature related to your problem.
  5. At least one recent (within the last 2-3 years) dissertation or doctoral study that relates to your topic. These are located in the Walden Library in ProQuest and under Walden dissertations.
  6. Hard copy of the dissertation rubric.
  7. APA Manual.
  8. A list of questions you would like to have answered.
  9. Complete the Emergency Contact Information form prior to arrival. Watch your Walden email for a link to complete this form approximately one week prior to the intensive start date.
  10. Dress as you would for professional conferences and other professional meetings; business casual is strongly encouraged. Please be aware that room temperatures in meeting rooms at event venues may vary; therefore, we suggest dressing in layers to allow maximum flexibility in adjusting to the room temperatures.
  11. Although breakfast and lunch is provided each full meeting day, you may pack non-perishable food items or visit a local grocery or convenience store upon arrival to reduce evening meal dining expenses. You may also check with the host hotel to see if they can provide a refrigerator and/or a microwave oven in your sleeping room (if available, additional fees and taxes may be billed to your sleeping room). If you choose to dine in the residency venue establishments and/or select nearby, non-fast-food options, you should budget approximately $15-$25 (plus tax and tip) for evening meal dining expenses.