Walden University is committed to providing education for good and to being excellent global citizens. Walden has made it a priority to align with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and federal, state, and local authorities to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. We believe that this is the responsible and right thing to do not only for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff but for our nation. Based on their guidance, we have made decisions to transition several events from on-ground to virtual formats.
View also student testimonials from events that transitioned from face-to-face to virtual.
In addition to the current technical requirements for Walden’s online courses, virtual events require you to have the following:
Access to the internet using high speed access (Cable, DSL, Network) is required for all virtual sessions.
The suggested speed is 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended).
To learn about your internet speed, use Speedtest.net as a broadband speed analysis tool that allows anyone to test their Internet connection. The speed test will test all available bandwidth on your network, but it does not take into account other users on the network that may be using bandwidth at the same time.
Zoom web conferencing software
You must have the ability to run Zoom software. Go to this website to check your system requirements.
Walden was the first higher education institution to offer a virtual residency experience for non-licensure PhD students. Walden's virtual residencies, labs and intensives offer you the same learning opportunities as our face-to-face events but without the travel requirements.
As a student attending a virtual event, you can take advantage of innovative social networking technology that allows you to participate in learning activities through virtual conferences and dynamic online classrooms. You will also be placed in a small cohort of students, which will foster even more opportunities for you to connect with your classmates and faculty.
Just as the face-to-face academic experience requires you to attend scheduled seminars, you will need to attend online events that are scheduled throughout the virtual event. Click here to view upcoming virtual event dates.
You may want to choose a virtual residency, lab or intensive if:
Attendance is required in ALL sessions in order to successfully complete your residency, lab or intensive.
Refer to your registration confirmation email for the specific schedule of sessions for your program and level. The final schedule will also be available in the Blackboard classroom one week prior to the start of the event.
Virtual academic residencies and academic events are scheduled for varying start and end days and times depending on your program and level. We are aware of the sacrifices and accommodations that students and Walden faculty and staff make to incorporate these events into their work and personal calendars. While the event schedule may be slightly inconvenient for the short term, you'll soon experience the long-term benefits throughout your academic and professional growth and development.
View the Calendar for event options by program if you need to select a different event.
To register for a virtual event, log in to myWalden and follow the process for residency registration. For more information, call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).