Attendance at Residency is required for academic progression
Residency Attendance Policy
Doctoral Learners are required to attend residencies as part of their program of study for their degree programs. Those who do not attend residency during the first 24 credit hours of their program will be not be allowed to register for further coursework until the first residency requirement is fulfilled.
Additionally, any learner who has not fulfilled their second residency requirement by completion of 42 credit hours will not be allowed to register for further coursework until the second residency requirement is fulfilled.
All residency requirements must be fulfilled as a graduation requirement.
The only exceptions to this attendance policy will be for medical or other unforeseen extenuating circumstances and then only at the recommendation of the appeals process. Any student who is granted an appeal to postpone residency will be expected to attend the next available residency to fulfill this attendance requirement.
I have read and accept the Residency Attendance Policy
2013 Residency weeks run Monday – Friday and are scheduled for:
- June 10-14, 2013 (Phoenix, AZ)
- June 17-21, 2013 (Phoenix, AZ)
- July 8-12, 2013 (Phoenix, AZ)
- July 15-19, 2013 (Phoenix, AZ)
Please note: Residency has limited capacity and is on a first come, first serve basis.
When the maximum capacity is reached, registration will close.
We encourage early registration!
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020
Once you have completed your residency registration and submitted your plans to you Personalized Travel Access Web Form, you will automatically have a sleeping room reserved in your name for the four nights of residency (Monday check in. Friday check out).
You must submit your travel plans 45 days prior to the residency date by means of your Personalized Travel Access Web Form. Your Personalized Travel Access Web Form will be mailed to the email account you submitted on your RSVP. If you would like the Personalized Travel Access Web Form to be resent to you , please place your request at http://www.gcu.edu/doctoral-rsvp/travel/
If you are arriving early or staying beyond the program dates and would like to stay at the hotel, please include this request in your travel submission. Do not call the hotel directly to make a reservation unless instructed to do so – otherwise you will be personally responsible for any charges.
- Residency starts at 5pm Monday and ends at noon Friday
- GCU's residency registration desk opens at 3pm Monday
- Hotel check-in time is 4pm (arrivals before 4pm will be accommodated as rooms become available)
- Hotel check-out time is 12pm
- The program ends at noon Friday
- Residency will take place in the hotel conference center
Students are responsible for securing their own transportation to/from the host hotel. Any costs involved
are not part of your residency fee.
Please note residency starts at 5pm Monday and ends at noon on Friday.
Classes are in session until noon on Friday and your attendance is required for the entire session
as it constitutes part of your grade. Schedule your flight times accordingly.
The 2013 Residency fee is as follows:
- $900 for April and November sessions
- $800 for June and July and August sessions
The residency fee includes:
- Hotel room for four nights (arrival Monday - departure Friday)
- The following meals:
Evening Welcome reception
Breakfast, lunch, and Phoenix Residency campus visit dinner (If you opt out of the campus
tour or attend the Atlanta Residency, dinner is not provided on Tuesday)
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast, lunch (enjoy dinner on your own, in the company of your peers)
Residency is a three-credit course and subject to applicable tuition rates in addition to the residency fee.
What is not included: Costs associated with travelling to/from the residency location.
Registration for Residency does not imply financial clearance. Financial clearance refers to having a valid method of payment on file for charges associated with attending Residency. It is the learner's responsibility to contact his/her finance counselor to verify financial clearance prior to attendance. If a valid method of payment for the Residency is not on file, GCU may remove Residency from a student's schedule until appropriate payment arrangements have been made. If a learner attends Residency, and all Residency charges are not paid in full, in accordance with GCU policy, the learner may not be permitted to move into subsequent classes until the remaining balance is paid.
For specific dietary needs, mobility assistance or special accommodation requests, I understand I need to call 1-800-800-9776 Ext: 6396342 at least one month prior to arrival.
Questions relating to Residency should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
I understand residency begins at 5pm Monday and culminates at noon Friday. I am clear on my obligation to be present at all sessions as this is a component of my grade and degree requirement.