Your Chance to Network, Collaborate and Learn
A residency is a multi-day academic event (usually Thursday-Saturday) where you meet together with fellow students and your course instructors. The residency enables your course instructors to establish a framework and common understanding about the topics being studied and the ways you can individually, and jointly, pursue those topics.
Most residencies are held virtually. Only one graduate program, the EdD in Educational Leadership and Change, requires in-person residencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
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A residency is a two or three day academic event where you meet together with fellow students and your course instructors. The actual dates and times of your residency sessions will vary by program. Specific information and schedules are posted in the residency-based course, as well as the Quicklinks box of the Graduate Student Center on MyESC.
The residency enables your instructor to establish a framework and common understanding about the topics being studied and the ways in which you can individually, and jointly, pursue them.
Residency activities may include, but are not limited to:
- hearing guest speakers and panel discussions
- viewing and discussing films
- meeting face-to-face with instructors and advisors
- networking opportunities
- analyzing case studies, films, common readings
- working in small groups
- attending workshops on specific skills.
The academic program determines how many and which residencies you are required to attend.
Registration is automatic when you register for a course which has a residency component. If the residency is held virtually, there is no fee. Currently only one program, the EdD in Educational Leadership and Change, requires an in-person residency. The fee for the residency is attached to the residency-based course.
Currently only one program, the EdD in Educational Leadership and Change, requires an in-person residency. These residencies are attached to summer term courses and are held in Saratoga Springs, NY.
For an in-person residency, attire is business casual.
Residency sessions will take place in meeting rooms, so you may want to dress in layers since the temperature settings in these rooms can be difficult to control.
Consult with your instructor(s).
You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations.