Enrich your Educational Experience

Residency is the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills by collaborating with GCU faculty and other doctoral learners or Master of Divinity students. We strategically plan special conferences, elective sessions, as well as professional exchange forums within the Residency program to offer you vital resources for your educational journey.

In 2015, we are pleased to offer the below Residency opportunities. Please contact your Student Services Advisor for more details and to register.

Residency Opportunities



College of Doctoral Studies Residency Information


Who Should Attend

DBA, EdD and PhD learners are required to attend Residency as part of their degree program. EdS learners who are interested in developing theirs skills in writing, research, analysis and quality MAY attend but are not required. 


Residency Dates

April 13 - 17, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
May 11 - 15, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
June 1 - 5, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
June 15 - 19, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 6 - 10, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 20 - 24, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 3 - 7, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 9 - 13, 2015 in Atlanta, GA


Locations


Residencies start at 3 p.m. Monday and end at noon on Friday. The 2015 Residencies will be offered at the following locations:


PHOENIX, AZ
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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ATLANTA, GA

Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport 
4700 Southport Road, Atlanta, GA 30337
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Fee

The 2015 Residency fee* is $950 for all sessions.

Your Residency tuition and fee includes:

  • One-on-one coaching from faculty
  • Hotel room for four nights (arrival Monday - departure Friday) Note: GCU will not secure your hotel room unless travel plans are submitted 45 days prior to your Residency date
  • Wireless Internet access
  • The following meals:
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 2 dinners
    • Daily snacks

Your Residency tuition and fee does not include:

  • Costs associated with traveling to and from the Residency location
  • Meals not listed above

*Residency is a three-credit course and subject to applicable tuition rates in addition to the Residency fee.

Attendance Policy

  • Those who do not attend Residency during the first 24 credit hours of their program will not be allowed to register for further coursework until the first Residency requirement is fulfilled.
  • Learners who have not fulfilled their second Residency requirement by the completion of 42 credit hours will not be allowed to register for further coursework until the second Residency requirement is fulfilled.
  • Learners must be in attendance at all sessions from 3 p.m. Monday to noon on Friday to receive Residency credit.
  • Learners are permitted one spot at Residency for the year. Cancelling your registration will result in relinquishing your spot. You will not be guaranteed another spot in a different week.
  • All Residency requirements must be fulfilled as a graduation requirement.

Checklist

To help ensure you have a successful Residency, we suggest you confirm the following as soon as you are registered to attend:

  • Airline reservation: plan travel to accommodate Residency from 3 p.m. Monday to noon on Friday
  • Special Note: Submit travel plans on your personal travel webform (given to you upon registration) 45 days before your Residency date to complete your registration process
  • Tuition (paid in full)
  • Food budget (consider expenses while en-route, plus budget for dinners on your own)
  • Time off (confirm with workplace/employer)
  • Family schedule (confirm support systems are in place during time away from home)
  • Residency pre-work completed and deposited in your classroom assignment folder
  • Attire: Business casual (no jeans or shorts)
  • Layers of clothing: outside/inside temperatures vary
  • Remember to pack a laptop, chargers, power cords and electronic version of textbooks
  • Communicate any special needs at least a month prior to arrival to disabilityoffice@gcu.edu.
  • Please feel free to email your Residency questions to residency@gcu.edu or contact your Student Services Advisor

The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat was designed to assist all doctoral learners in continuing the development or revision of their Prospectus, Proposal (Chapters 1 to 3), or final Dissertation. This Retreat is optional for all learners.


Who Should Attend

Dissertation learners who want to develop a first draft or a major revision of their Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation with a focus on writing, research, analysis and quality.


Objectives

  • Move your Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation significantly forward
  • Obtain individualized coaching on writing and research
  • Focus on your Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation in an intensive retreat format
  • Access various resources, feedback and assistance in a "Just in Time" environment
  • Attend content sessions related to developing key components of the Prospectus, Proposal and Dissertation


Retreat Dates


April 14-16, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
June 2 - 4, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
June 16 - 18, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 7 - 9, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 21 - 23, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 4 - 6, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ


Locations


Writing Retreats start at 8 a.m. Tuesday and end at 5 p.m. on Thursday. These Retreats will be offered in Phoenix, AZ at:

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Fee


The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat fee is $975.

Your Retreat fee includes:

  • One-on-one coaching from faculty
  • Hotel room for three nights (arrival Monday - departure Thursday)
  • Wireless Internet access
  • The following meals:
    • Three breakfasts
    • Three lunches

Your Retreat fee does not include:

  • Costs associated with traveling to and from the retreat location
  • Meals not listed above

The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat is not required for academic progression and is not eligible for credit towards program completion. It is considered an optional/non-credit course.


Checklist


To help ensure you have a successful Retreat, we suggest you confirm the following as soon as you are registered to attend:

  • Airline reservation: plan travel to accommodate retreat from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Thursday
  • Food budget
  • Time off (confirm with workplace/employer)
  • Family schedule (confirm support systems are in place during time away from home)
  • Retreat pre-work completed
  • Attire: Business casual (no jeans or shorts)
  • Layers of clothing: outside/inside temperatures vary
  • Remember to pack a laptop, chargers, power cords and electronic version of textbooks
  • Communicate any special needs at least a month prior to arrival to disabilityoffice@gcu.edu.
  • Please feel free to email your Retreat questions to residency@gcu.edu or contact your Student Services Advisor


Master of Divinity Residency Information

Who Should Attend

Master of Divinity students are required to attend Residencies as part of their program of study for their degree program.

Residency Dates

May 31- June 5, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 2-7, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ

 

Locations

Residencies start at 4 p.m. Sunday and end at 3:45 p.m. on Friday. The 2015 Residencies will be offered at the following location:

PHOENIX, AZ
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Map

Fee

The 2015 Residency fee is $950 for all sessions.

Your Residency tuition and fee includes:

  • One-on-one coaching from faculty
  • Hotel room for five nights (arrival Sunday-departure Friday)
  • Wireless Internet access
  • The following meals:
    • 5 breakfasts
    • 5 lunches
    • 3 dinners

Your Residency tuition and fee does not include:

  • Costs associated with traveling to and from the Residency location
  • Meals not listed above

*Residency is a four-credit course and subject to applicable tuition rates in addition to the Residency fee.

Attendance Policy

  • Those who do not attend Residency during the first 42 credit hours of their program will not be allowed to register for further coursework until the first Residency requirement is completed
  • Similarly, those who have not fulfilled their second Residency requirement by the completion of 66 credit hours will not be allowed to register for further coursework until the second Residency requirement is fulfilled
  • A third Residency must be completed prior to graduation
  • All Residency requirements must be fulfilled as a graduation requirement
  • Learners must be in attendance at all sessions from 4 p.m. Sunday until the end of the final session on Friday to receive Residency credit


Checklist


To help ensure you have a successful Residency, we suggest you confirm the following as soon as you are registered:

    • Airline reservation: plan travel to accommodate Residency from 4 p.m. Sunday to 3:45 pm Friday
    • Special Note: Submit travel plans on your personal travel webform (given to you upon registration) 45 days before your Residency date to complete your registration process
    • Tuition (paid in full)
    • Food budget (consider expenses while en-route, plus budget for 3 dinners on your own)
    • Time off (confirm with workplace/employer)
    • Family schedule (confirm support systems are in place during time away from home)
    • Residency pre-work completed and deposited in your classroom assignment folder on Sunday.
    • Attire: Business casual (no jeans or shorts)
    • Layers of clothing: outside/inside temperatures vary
    • Remember to pack a laptop, chargers, power cords and electronic version of textbooks
    • Communicate any special needs at least a month prior to arrival: disabilityoffice@gcu.edu.
    • Please feel free to email your Residency questions to residency@gcu.edu or contact your Student Services Advisor