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Houston MS/CES Pre-Practicum & CES Residency: March 2020: Schedule

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DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS until more information is available about face-to-face events scheduled for June through August 2020 and you are directed to do so by instructions provided on this event site.

 

  • If your residency, lab or intensive retreat occurs in a future term, you will see it listed under Future Courses when you are officially registered.
  • If your residency, lab or intensive retreat occurs in the current term, you will see it listed under Current Courses when you are officially registered.

Important Travel Information (3/10/20)

Dear Student,

As you know, Walden University has been closely monitoring the coronavirus and its potential impact on our students, faculty and staff. We continue to follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control to stay current in what is a very fluid and rapidly evolving situation.

Based on updates we have received from both the CDC and local health organizations in Houston, we are transitioning the Houston in-person residency to a virtual-format beginning Thursday, March 12th at 10 am CST. I apologize for this last-minute change, and I want you to know that we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our students and faculty.

Walden has provided virtual residency options to students in a number of programs and we are confident you will have an outstanding student experience. All of our virtual residency events are offered during the same time frame, with the same rigorous content as our on-site experiences. There will be an Orientation for how to access the virtual residency and how to attend sessions.

Please cancel your travel and lodging reservations immediately. Contact the Student Success Team if you are not able to secure refunds for hotel and/or airfare for your planned residency trip.

Students Staying at the Hyatt Regency Houston: If you are already on site and want to remain, Walden has staff on the ground who will meet with you Wednesday, March 11th at either 12 noon or 5pm in the Cottonwood Room.

Walden staff will ensure you participate in a virtual residency experience in a safe environment.

Students Not Staying at the Hyatt Regency Houston and or Have Not Yet Traveled to Houston: If you have not yet traveled to Houston, you will be able to attend the event sessions virtually. All students will have access to Blackboard and full instructions for using the site by no later than Wednesday, March 11th at 5pm.

Students who do not wish to participate virtually should contact the Student Success Team to cancel and sign up for a face-to-face residency option.

We understand you may have questions, so please contact the Student Success Team by phone: 1-800-WALDENU [925-3368] or email: studentsuccess@mail.waldenu.edu.

Again, my apologies for this late change in your residency schedule.

Sincerely,

Ward Ulmer, PhD
President

CES Residency Schedule

Your residency dates are Thursday, March 12 – Friday, March 13, 2020.

  • Event check-in is from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. A photo ID is required. Late arrival could result in the loss of academic units.

  • The first session starts at 8 a.m. after check-in.

    • Late check-in is not available.

    • Be sure to schedule your travel to the event to allow sufficient time for residency check-in and the start of your first session.

    • Also, factor in transportation time between the airport and the event location (see Transportation) when making travel arrangements.

  • Daily sessions typically begin around 8 a.m. and last through early evening. You are expected to attend all academic sessions and activities in order to successfully complete your residency / lab. For the complete final schedule, please download the Event App two weeks prior to the start of the event.

  • Event concludes at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Early departure could result in the loss of academic units.

CES Pre-Practicum Schedule

If you DO NOT wish to enroll in the online pre-practicum course and related face-to-face experience, please contact Student Success Advising IMMEDIATELY to request to drop the course.

 

Participate in your online pre-practicum lab beginning February 24, 2020.

The face-to-face portion of your pre-practicum lab course takes place Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15, 2020.

  • Event check-in is from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. A photo ID is required. Late arrival could result in the loss of academic units.

  • The first session starts at 9 a.m. after check-in.

    • Late check-in is not available.

    • Be sure to schedule your travel to the event to allow sufficient time for residency check-in and the start of your first session.

    • Also, factor in transportation time between the airport and the event location (see Transportation) when making travel arrangements.

  • Daily sessions typically begin around 8 a.m. and last through early evening. You are expected to attend all academic sessions and activities in order to successfully complete your residency / lab. For the complete final schedule, please download the Event App two weeks prior to the start of the event.

  • Event concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Early departure could result in the loss of academic units.

 

MS Counseling Pre-Practicum Schedule

If you DO NOT wish to enroll in the online pre-practicum course and related face-to-face experience, please contact Student Success Advising IMMEDIATELY to request to drop the course.

 

Participate in your online pre-practicum lab beginning February 24, 2020.

The face-to-face portion of your pre-practicum lab course takes place Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15, 2020.

  • Event check-in is from 7:30 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. A photo ID is required. Late arrival could result in the loss of academic units.

  • The first event session starts at 9 a.m. after check-in.

    • Late check-in is not available.

    • Be sure to schedule your travel to the event to allow sufficient time for residency check-in and the start of your first session.

    • Also, factor in transportation time between the airport and the event location (see Transportation) when making travel arrangements.

  • Daily sessions typically begin around 8 a.m. and last through early evening. You are expected to attend all academic sessions and activities in order to successfully complete your residency / lab. For the complete final schedule, please download the Event App two weeks prior to the start of the event.

  • Event concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Early departure could result in the loss of academic units.