Online Campus Residencies

Two Thursday night through Sunday at noon residency experiences are required for Online Campus students. These face-to-face sessions will allow faculty to engage in competency and readiness evaluations as well as to plan and evaluate  practicum and internship (counseling) arrangements. Students will also complete the experiential group requirements at this time. You will get to know your instructors and the students you have previously only met online. Classes will be held on campus.

The following dates are available now:

For Students EnteringResidency OneResidency Two
Spring 2023August 10-13, 2023August 15-18, 2024
Summer 2023December 14-17, 2023December 12-15, 2024
Fall 2023May 2-5, 2024May 1-4, 2025
Spring 2024August 15-18, 2024August 21-24, 2025
Summer 2024December 12-15, 2024December 2025 TBA
Fall 2024May 1-4, 2025April/May 2025 TBA

Lodging, Travel, and Expectations:  Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. The closest major airports to WFU are in Greensboro (GSO ~35 minutes away), Charlotte (CLT ~1 hour 20 minutes away), and Raleigh (RDU ~1 hour 30 minutes away). A list of hotels that grant special rates for persons associated with WFU can be found at this link: Please plan to arrive on campus by 4:30 pm on Thursday afternoon and to stay until noon on Sunday. Dress for the weekend is business casual. Please bring a laptop, as it may be used in some sessions.

Itinerary: Specific scheduling details and information will be sent by the Department approximately 8 weeks before one’s Residency experience.

Graylyn International Conference Center is an amazing facility within a mile of campus that is often considered a memorable and traditional overnight experience for visiting online students. In addition to being so near to campus, amenities include a full buffet breakfast for each person plus 24 hour coffee/tea and ice cream access. If you are interested in booking with Graylyn, we encourage you to call them and inquire about special rates, which are sometimes (but not always) available for students.

To book a room, please call reservations at (336) 758-2425 Monday-Friday 7:00am-6pm. You may also book online through Graylyn’s website.

First(MAC & MHS)Between end of foundation and start of core courses.Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.Early program matriculation gate keeping function.Complete competency projects for capstone course for foundation courses.Evaluate field experience feasibility.
Second(MAC & MHS)Between end of core courses and start of beginning practice.Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.Finalize field experience approvals and meet with field experience faculty supervisors.Complete competency projects for capstone course for core courses.Complete required group counseling experiences with program faculty.
Third(MAC Only)Anytime during beginning practice and advance practice semesters.On an as-needed basis per student outcome assessment.Complete remediation intensive practice with program faculty per program faculty, facilitators and clinical preceptor evaluations.

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