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 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.
During virtual events, you are required to attend live sessions. Click here to view upcoming virtual event dates and watch the Virtual Overview video below.
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.
Attendance is required in ALL sessions in order to successfully complete your residency, lab or intensive.
Virtual academic residencies and academic events have varying start and end days and times, as well as session schedules, based 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).